24 Nov 2021

Walk in the cloud: Accenture, Microsoft and SSE: A greener future

Guest Blog: Accenture, as part of techUK's cloud week #CloudFuture

What happens when the world’s largest software company, a multinational energy company and Accenture get together to tackle decarbonisation? They try to save the world. Microsoft’s Matt Highman and SSE’s John Downes explain why their organisations see partnerships as essential to achieving the most audacious goals of their businesses. 

Accenture UK’s Walk in the Cloud podcast is back with a second season exploring the value of cloud-powered partnerships. 

The podcast’s first season took a deep dive with Accenture experts into different C-level roles and their relationships with cloud technologies. Accenture host Ellen Bencard kicks off the new season in conversation with Microsoft’s Matt Higham and SSE’s John Downes, who explain why their organisations see partnerships as essential to achieving the most audacious goals of their businesses. Matt and John talk decarbonisation and what they’re doing to move towards net-zero by 2050. 

Listen to Walk in the Cloud’s first episode now and look out early next month for episode two, which explores the rise of the cloud economist with AWS. 

 

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Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Programme Manager, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Laura is techUK’s Programme Manager for Technology and Innovation.

She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally in London, Singapore and across the United States as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.

Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.

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Programme Coordinator, Policy, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Zoe is a Programme Assistant, supporting techUK's work across Policy, Technology and Innovation.

The team makes the tech case to government and policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and across the UK on the most pressing issues affecting this sector and supports the Technology and Innovation team in the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Zoe worked as a Business Development and Membership Coordinator at London First and prior to that Zoe worked in Partnerships at a number of Forex and CFD brokerage firms including Think Markets, ETX Capital and Central Markets.

Zoe has a degree (BA Hons) from the University of Westminster and in her spare time, Zoe enjoys travelling, painting, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

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