London, often referred to as the tech capital of Europe, and one of the world's largest data centre markets, is also a thriving centre for software development, and already diving into the acceleration of the IoT. Renowned London business accelerator Startupbootcamp announced in March 2016, a new 'Internet of Things' programme (for the development of objects that connect to the internet).
The city's booming start-up scene is considered a magnet for tech entrepreneurs looking to do business in the European Union and a global launch pad for firms aiming to compete with American and Asian web giants, according to the Economic Times, with half of the founders of London's top tech start-ups actually coming from outside Britain.
London is considered a global force in the digital economy*:
*Tech City U.K.