Thursday 17 March

Computing presents Tech Impact!

Sustainability is a word you will have come across with increased frequency in articles, adverts, manifestos, and meetings. As it becomes the focus of governments and organisations of all sizes around the globe, you can expect to see and hear it more and more often. While the word is becoming more prevalent, what it means to the tech and IT community remains as vague and elusive as ever, leaving many asking questions.

How do you define sustainability in IT and Tech? How can I make my organisation more sustainable? What does a sustainable supply chain look like? How will efforts to become more sustainable impact my organisation's performance?

The inaugural Tech Impact conference will answer these questions and many more by unpacking and exploring the diverse approaches organisations can take to meet sustainability targets.

Join your peers for this eclectic range of sessions held by industry leaders and experts with a wealth of experience and knowledge. If you are still unsure as to what your organisation’s first or next step should be and what it will take to comply with or even exceed international carbon neutral and net-zero targets, then join us at Computing’s Tech Impact for a clear view of the path forward.



Event Programme

Opening Remarks

Welcome to Tech Impact! 

Tom Allen, Site Editor, Computing & Delta


Hear about the latest trends and analytics in sustainability in tech.

John Leonard, Group Research Director, Delta

Keynote: Net Zero Ambitions: New Normal

  • Now the world has adapted to the pandemic, what impact has the changes to society had on sustainability efforts?
  • How sustainable is remote working compared to traditional in-office working?
  • What strategies can organisations implement to mitigate their staff’s footprint even outside the office?

Trewin Restorick, Founder & CEO, Hubbub UK

Tech Impact Leader - Feeding Blockchain
  • What is blockchain and where did it come from?
  • What resources are required to fuel blockchain?
  • What impact is crypto-harvesting and blockchain having on net zero targets?
Panel Discussion: Green Data Centres
  • Where do we build future data centres?
  • Keeping data local or keeping data green?
  • How do we offset our reliance on the grid?
  • Will we need data centres in the future?

Chair: Tom Allen, Site Editor, Computing & Delta

Huseyin Seker, Associate Dean (Research & Enterprise), Birmingham City University
Laurence Watson, Head of Technology, Subak
John Booth, Managing Director, Carbon3IT

Transparency: A Clear Standard
Tech Impact Innovator Session

  • How and why transparency is becoming a major factor in consumer decision making?
  • How to build wider IT strategies with environmental impact goals from day one?
  • What can established organisations do to become more transparent?
Stream-lined Supply Chain

Tech Impact Innovator Session

  • What are the current issues with supply chain efficiency and emissions?
  • How can you build a clean supply chain and what should you be looking for?
  • How can you use your product/service and influence to positively affect the industry?
Lunch Break
Keynote: E-waste Overload
  • How do we dispose of unwanted electronics and electrical devices?
  • Throwing away devices or throwing away resources?
  • How can you turn old expenses into future revenue?
Deep-dive - Coded Carbon
  • What programming languages are more energy efficient and environmentally friendly?
  • What to do with your old programs? Risk a manual rewrite or use code conversion/program migration?
  • How can you effectively manage tech debt over development cycles?
Machine Learning: Energy Gluttons

Tech Impact Innovator Session

  • How energy efficient is your machine learning AI?
  • What are the costs to the environment as well as your bottom line training your own machine learning AI?
  • Why collaboration is the future of machine learning AI?
Case Study: From Office to Classroom

Hear how the Financial Ombudsman Service teamed up with charity Business2Schools to donate its unused and unwanted office and IT equipment to schools across the country.

Lindsey Parslow, CEO, Business2Schools

James Hamon, CISO, Financial Ombudsman Service

Panel Discussion: Small Changes, Big Differences
  • What practical changes can you make on and off premises to mitigate carbon footprint?
  • How do you encourage peers and competitors to align with the requirements for the future?
  • What can the tech community learn from each other?

Chair: Tom Allen, Site Editor, Computing & Delta

Beverly Gower-Jones, CEO, Carbon Limiting Technologies
Alex Hilton, Head of Sustainability, HM Revenue & Customs
Ben Constable-Maxwell, Head of Impact Investing, M&G Investments
Andy Gomarsall, Executive Chairman, N2S

Closing Remarks

Thank you for attending Tech Impact!

Tom Allen, Site Editor, Computing & Delta

Resource Hub

Contact Us

Sponsorship Queries:
Steve Hands
Commercial Director
+44 (0)20 7484 9819
Speaking Queries:
Louis Merralls
Conference Producer
+44 (0)20 7484 9856
Registration Queries:
Rubie Romanay
Head of Marketing
+44 (0)20 7484 9706