Stephen Blackburn

Leeds City Council

Data and Innovation Manager

Leeds City Council
Smart Leeds

Stephen has worked for the council for over 14 years and leads on the Leeds City Council’s smart cities programme, Smart Leeds.

He has headed up the open data portal, Leeds Data Mill from its inception and oversaw the re-brand to Data Mill North. Stephen has led the way in promoting open data across the council and with external partners across the city and the North of England. He also leads on the council’s Innovation Labs where developers and other stakeholders come together to re-use open data to create new and innovative services.

Stephen’s role has recently broadened to include other smart cities work where he is promoting the council’s priority areas of Health, Housing and Transport.

Twitter: @StevieBYorks / @DataMillNorth / @SmartLeeds

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