Datacloud is back! After a long time apart, Datacloud UK & Ireland on 30 September will provide you with the chance to meet digital infrastructure leaders from across the region. By attending this one-day event you will have the opportunity to touch base with some of the most influential players in the UK & Ireland datacloud community and get business done.
Datacloud UK & Ireland is the brand new event for the region, and after 18 months behind a screen, this is an exciting opportunity to finally meet with your network face-to-face! The one-day event presents the chance to enjoy networking and collaboration opportunities, as well as high-level thought-leadership in a convenient Central London location.
The agenda will see much-admired industry speakers delivering keynotes, panel discussions and interactive forums on some of the hottest topics within the UK & Irish data centre and cloud markets. Built with networking at its heart, and with more than 4 hours of networking time on the agenda, Datacloud UK & Ireland is the perfect event to collaborate on challenges and opportunities, and reconnect with colleagues, both old and new.
Emma Fryer is Associate Director at techUK, the trade association for the UK technology industry.
Emma has worked in and around the technology industry for the last 15 years in a range of non-technical roles that include research and report writing, policy work (from political liaison to detailed negotiations) and project management.
Her first degree was in English at the University of Durham, followed some years later by a second degree in Environmental Science at the University of London. She is now completing an MSc in Environmental Decision Making with the Open University.
She spent five years representing the technology sector in policy matters relating to climate change. Her focus was split between encouraging government to make their policy tools fit for purpose and explaining how the intelligent use of ICT can reduce net carbon emissions.
More recently she has focused on Data Centres. She manages the UK Council of Data Centre Operators and techUK’s Data Centres Technical Committee and, with their support, has achieved some major outcomes for the sector, the most significant of which was negotiating and implementing the Climate Change Agreement for Data Centres. This, after a four-year marathon of evidence gathering and policy dialogue, was confirmed in December 2013 and came into force on 1st July 2014. It is worth around £200M to the sector. In recognition of her work she won the DataCenterDynamics Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry” in 2013. TechUK also won the “Effective Voice” category of the Association Network Awards in 2014 in recognition of way the CCA campaign had been managed.
She has also produced a significant body of work including formal and informal policy responses, white papers, overviews, briefings, high level thought leadership papers and illustrated infographics explaining complex technologies in laymans' terms - plus everything in between.
Emma is a judge for both the leading industry awards providers: BroadGroup and DataCenterDynamics. She is a regular speaker at industry events.