SXSW Keynote: Mayor Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan was elected Mayor of London, England in 2016 and is both the first Muslim and first person of an ethnic minority to hold the position. He was re-elected for a second term in 2021. One of the key themes of his Keynote session was how to ensure that advances in technology are utilized for the benefit of everyone in society and not just the privileged few.

Sadiq Khan

Mayor, Greater London Authority.
Sadiq Khan was elected Mayor of London in May 2016 winning the largest personal mandate in the history of British politics. Before this, Sadiq had a distinguished Parliamentary career as the Member of Parliament for Tooting, a constituency in south London. He served as a Minister in both the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport under Prime Minister Gordon Brown, becoming the first Muslim to attend Cabinet. He later served as the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and the Shadow Minister for London.

Lydia Polgreen

Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost.
Lydia Polgreen is Editor in Chief of HuffPost. She was named to that post in December 2016 after spending nearly 15 years at the New York Times, where she led an initiative to expand its audience outside the United States, with an initial focus on Latin America.

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