ADRIAN SLATCHER is a Digital Development Officer at Manchester City Council. Since 2003 he has been working on collaborative projects as part of the city’s Digital Development Agency, with a particular focus on using new technologies to engage citizens and develop digital businesses. He project manages a portfolio of “smart cities” projects with European partners, focusing on new applications and services. These include CitySDK (“City Service Development Kit”) which has worked across 8 European cities developing 3 APIs to enable cities to open up their data and for developers to build new applications that work across Europe.