CW500 - Ethics and Sustainability in Tech

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
| 18:00 to 21:00

We are pleased to announce the relaunch of Computer Weekly's CW500 events, in partnership with Mortimer Spinks. The CW500 networking club for Tech leaders offers the opportunity to:

  • Gain insights and best practices on the hottest topics and trends in the industry
  • Participate in Q&A sessions and panel discussions
  • Hear from Tech leaders who have made a difference in their organisations
  • Network with your fellow peers in Tech

We will be hosting a series of events where we explore different themes and open up new and exciting discussions focusing on the Tech industry. Join us on Wednesday 10th April for our first event of 2019.

Theme: The role of IT leadership in ensuring ethics and sustainability in technology

We all know that technology is changing the way we live and work; that technology underpins the everyday functioning of society, business and government. As a result, IT leaders bear a great responsibility, and with that responsibility come heightened expectations that they will use their expertise and privileged position for the greater good. This has led to a major focus on the ethics and sustainability of technology as we enter an era where artificial intelligence promises even greater social change. Let’s not forget that ethical and green IT is good for business, too. 
In this CW500 event, from Computer Weekly and Mortimer Spinks, we will discuss what ethics and sustainability mean to IT chiefs and hear from experts offering practical steps to ensure technologists can take a position of continuing leadership amid the social changes being brought about by the digital revolution.


Mattie Yeta

Mattie Yeta - Sustainable ICT Lead for Defra

Mattie Yeta is the Sustainable ICT lead for Defra, acting as Defra’s representative across government. She chairs the Sustainability ICT Steering Group (SSG) in Defra which includes private sector organisations (13 multinational organisations) and their supply chains.

She led the creation of the UK Government's sustainable technology report 2017, sustainable ICT Group and supported a number of the United Nations initiatives. Her work is driven by a passion to build a better world through business, partnerships and innovation. Committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for people, Mattie received Defra’s Corporate Services Award for "Leading through change" in 2017, recognising her contribution to driving transformational change.

Prior to Defra, Mattie worked in income and revenue management for Link/Edinburgh Council’s Private Sector Leasing and as a consultant head for Sustainable Development and strategy with the non-governmental organisation ITEM, between Africa and the UK. 

Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor - Chair of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Roger Taylor is Chair of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. He has worked as an entrepreneur, a regulator and a writer. He has argued for a rebalancing of control over data and information towards citizens and civil society. He is chair of Ofqual, the qualifications regulator and a member of the advisory panel to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation.

Roger has written two books: God Bless the NHS (Faber & Faber (2014) and Transparency and the Open Society (Policy Press 2016). He co-founded Dr Foster which pioneered the use of public data to provide independent ratings of healthcare. Roger has worked as a correspondent for the Financial Times in the UK and the US and, before that, as a researcher for the Consumers' Association.

*Further speaker details to be announced*

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Please note: This event is for Tech leaders only and we reserve the right to decline bookings for attendees who do not meet this criteria. Thank you.

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