We talked with Roger Evans, Deputy Mayor of London, about the business development challenges facing cities today as they compete globally for skills and investment. Roger told us about his passion for the city and its vibrant development, describing recent initiatives such as the “Smart London” plan adopted in 2014. He said that London’s economy is expected to double over the next 20 years. We hope to be there to see if he is right, but the chances are high that he will be.