Tech and Net Zero Conference: First Speakers Announced

techUK announces the first tranche of speakers for the October 5 Tech and Net Zero conference.

techUK are pleased to be formally announcing the second annual Tech and Net Zero Conference, taking place on the 5th of October. This year’s conference will be focused on operationalising Net Zero for tech firms, as well as looking forward to COP28, specifically the sectors’ role in decarbonising the wider economy. Last year’s event, consisting of expert panels, informed speeches from tech sector experts, and an excellent location for industry networking was a standard which we are hoping to surpass this year.

The techUK team are happy to announce the first tranche of speakers.

  • Mattie Yeta (CGI)
  • Susanne Baker (ERM)
  • Abby Chicken (Openreach)
  • Chris Prichett (Shoosmiths)
  • Sarah Mackintosh (CleantechUK)
  • Peter Campbell (Kainos)
  • George Baldwin (Marsh)
  • Natalie Forrestill (Atkins)

We will be updating the speaker list regularly in the lead up to the conference so keep an eye out fo further announcements. We do have speaking slots available upon request. So if you believe your company could offer some insight into the topics being discussed on the day, please get in touch with [email protected].

The agenda for the day is as follows:


Registration and Networking


COP 28 keynote: UK priorities and how they are approaching the talks


What does COP 28 and the global stocktake mean for tech?


Tea/coffee break


The tech sector’s own net zero journey (Panel)




Policy and regulatory roundtables


Making the UK a clean tech leader in the face of increasing scepticism, the US IRA and EU Green Deal (Panel)


Tea/coffee break


Tech sector decarbonisation roundtables (Breakout sessions)


Building a resilient tech ecosystem


Climate Clinic (Quickfire Q&A with our experts)


Networking Drinks Reception

For more information, please get in touch with [email protected] or [email protected].

Digital tech needs to meet net zero and this conference will look at what the tech sector is doing to measure, reduce and report emissions and how digital innovation can help us reach net zero. techUK’s second Tech and Net Zero conference will hear from sector leaders, founders and innovators on how they are approaching net zero and how tech can enable net zero in the wider economy.

Event details:

Timings: 09:00-17:00 (Timings are subject to change as the agenda is finalised)

Ticket prices:

techUK member ticket - free

Public sector - free 

Non-member ticket - £150.00 + VAT

If you need any support when booking your tickets, please contact [email protected]

For more information, please contact:

Craig Melson

Craig Melson

Associate Director for Climate, Environment and Sustainability, techUK

Dora Pass

Dora Pass

Junior Events Manager, techUK

 techUK – Committed to Climate Action

techUK has a strong and diverse network to help members reach net zero. We have excellent relationships with the Committee on Climate Change, IEMA, sustainability consultancies, law firms and other climate experts who can support members with their net zero implementation. For more information on how techUK can support you, please visit our Climate Action Hub and click ‘contact us’.

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