Joint Government Panel and IT & Climate Change Working Group Dinner

28th April 2022 from 6:30pm — 10:00pm • WCIT Hall

Please note that bookings are now closed.

Data Centres: Fact, Fiction and a Way Ahead
The Government Panel and the IT & Climate Change Working Group invite you to a joint dinner in the WCIT Hall on Thursday 28 April from 6.30pm. Come and hear from our speaker, Emma Fryer, who will provide us with a balanced view of the environmental challenges of data centres and how government might make intelligent policy around this topic.


Emma Fryer, Associate Director Data Centres, techUK
Emma is an experienced policy professional who has provided a collective voice for UK data centre operators for the last decade.  She works closely with government to inform the policy process and manages the UK Council of Data Centre Operators.  Her key priorities are sustainability and resilience.
In addition to providing advocacy for the sector, she has produced a significant body of written work.  In 2021 she was appointed to the Board of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact and the Infrastructure Masons Advisory Committee.  Emma is a recipient of three prestigious awards, is a regular speaker at industry events and sits on several international judging panels.
As IT professionals we have championed the use of technology to benefit individuals and businesses.  But what about technology’s impact upon the planet?  Data centres are one aspect that is regularly criticised. The evening will be a good opportunity to network with like-minded members and enjoy a good meal as well as inform yourself about an important climate change issue for all of us.


Cost: £96 inc VAT. In addition, we will be inviting voluntary donations to the WCIT Charity – with Gift Aid if appropriate – on the night (bring your cash or card)
Dress code: Business Attire