The techUK podcast: In conversation with James Eddison, Chief Technology Officer at Octopus Energy
In this episode techUK’s Director of Tech and Innovation Sue Daley sits down with James Eddison, CTO of Octopus Energy. The conversation explores James’s current role at Octopus Energy, where his career in tech began, and the technologies that are key to the business today. We discuss what's needed to support the UK in becoming a science and tech superpower and, looking into the future, the technologies that will be key to what comes next.
Do you want to hear more from Octopus Energy? Join us on 26 January when Julian David, CEO at techUK will sit down with Greg Jackson, CEO of Octopus Energy as part of our new 'techUK Talks with...' series.
Join techUK in 2023 for an exciting series of 'techUK Talks' with tech leaders from across the country exploring how we can use technology to build a better future for the UK’s economy, people, society, and the planet. Our first guest is Greg Jackson, CEO and founder of Octopus Energy who will kick the series off on Thursday 26 January. Reserve your in-person or virtual ticket now and be part of this fascinating and interactive session.
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Sue leads techUK's Technology and Innovation work.
This includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI, digital ethics, Digital Identity and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy. She has been recognised as one of the most influential people in UK tech by Computer Weekly's UKtech50 Longlist and in 2021 was inducted into the Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK Tech Hall of Fame. A key influencer in driving forward the data agenda in the UK Sue is co-chair of the UK government's National Data Strategy Forum. As well as being recognised in the UK's Big Data 100 and the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries for 2020 Sue has also been shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue was recently a judge for the UK Tech 50 and is a regular judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.
Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec, Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.