Graham Anderson - Team Leader – UK R & D, Beko
Graham Anderson is Team Leader – UK R & D at Beko R&D, with research interests focused around novel sensors, improving energy efficiency, and sustainable materials. Previously he worked as a Senior Scientist at Cambridge Display Technology working on the development of ink jet printed OLED displays and organic thermoelectric generators. Graham has a PhD from Leeds University in spintronics.
Keith Dickerson is a Director of Climate Associates Ltd (CAL) which provides advice to organisations (including UK Government) on Climate Change and Sustainability. Keith has played an active role in the ICT industry for over 30 years, including for 5 years as Director of International Standards for BT.
Keith was a member of the Board of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for 15 years and led many of their initiatives. Following his retirement from the Board in 2015, Keith was appointed as the UK Head of Delegation to ETSI and he leads on UK views at the General Assembly.
From 2008-2016, Keith was Chair of the ITU-T Working Party 3/5 "ICT and Climate Change" and Vice Chair of ITU-T Study Group 5 “Environment & Climate Change”. In this role, Keith developed a 21-module training programme on ICT & Climate Change for the ITU Academy which was accredited to MSc degree level and includes modules on Energy Efficiency, Smart Cities, and Smart Energy as well as the role of regulation in addressing climate change.
Esther is dedicated to accelerating technology, and is expert in the global IP system. Her career has encompassed energy sourcing and conversion, consumer products, semiconductors devices and telecommunications. She is committed to bringing such diverse sectors together, to build a sustainable future for all.
Her career began early with an engineering apprenticeship, before university studies and advanced research within a global technology company. Leveraging her lab-based R&D background, she has since gained 20 years experience of protecting cutting edge inventions internationally through the patent system.
Esther was awarded a PhD in Microelectronics from the University of Cambridge, following her engineering studies at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany) and the University of Kent. She has been awarded an Engineering Prize from the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was invited to present the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Faraday Lecture "The Digital World".
Xavier Hubert - Head of Circular Economy, Flex
Xavier Hubert is Head of Circular Economy for Flex, a global company that delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to diverse industries. Xavier has 25 years’ experience in the electronics industry’s supply chain, from logistics and distribution to aftermarket services. For the past 9 years, Xavier has driven several Circular Economy initiatives supporting large tech companies’ efforts to become more sustainable. Xavier holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin, and has held various senior roles spanning business development, product and services development, clients’ solutions, sales operations, Marketing and ESG leadership, as well as Supply Chain and Sustainability consulting.
Tim Moore - Chief Product Officer, Pulsiv
Dr Tim Moore is CTO & EVP Engineering of SharkNinja, one of the largest and fastest growing small domestic appliance companies in the world. SharkNinja also happens to have one of the largest populations of domestic robots in daily use around the globe. He is responsible for product development across all categories from innovation and early stage development through to production and life cycle management with a particular focus on bringing smart technology and connectivity into products. Prior to Shark, Tim was VP Innovation and CTO of ghd. During his time at ghd, he lead and built ghd’s world-class laboratory facilities in Cambridge where innovative high performance products are developed based upon a fundamental understanding of the physics of hair. Before joining ghd, Dr Moore was CEO of Sagentia SGAI Ltd, a technology consultancy based in Hong Kong and Cambridge focusing on the development of breakthrough consumer products. Dr Moore obtained his PhD in Microelectronics at Cambridge University.
Abhi Naha - Digital Accelerator Director, PwC UK
Abhi Naha is the Digital Accelerator Director at PwC. He is creating and leading a new tech division for PwC. The Digital Accelerator solves innovation challenges using the power of scale ups and ecosystems for greater insights, impact and value creation.
Abhi was the CCO of CW Cambridge Wireless and CEO of the Product as a Service Consortium. At CW, Abhi initiated and lead on the 5G private network testbed in Cambridge, corporate digital innovation accelerators and high value collaborations.
Abhi was the CEO and Founder of Zone V a Cambridge start up backed by Qualcomm and ARM focused on empowering people with aging eyes and visually impairment through inclusively designed smartphone software. He held senior roles at Powermat, San Jose based Synaptics and advisory roles for Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake in the area of mobile user interface technologies. Abhi is a senior advisor to an autonomous vehicle mobility scale up Conigital, Industry Partner (Digital Infrastructure) for Arjun Infrastructure Partners with 5 Billion Euros of assets under management and an Ambassador for the United Nations Global Sustainability Index Institute. Abhi studied Electronics and Electrical Engineering, has an MBA in International Marketing and authored a book on Mobile Handset Design when approached by Cambridge University Press. More recently Abhi has created an initiative to help train widows in developing countries learn python programming, gain financial empowerment and become future leaders.
Craig Pemberton - Senior Innovation Manager, Vodafone
Craig develops customer-facing innovation projects for Vodafone UK Business, designing PoCs, test-beds and technology demonstrators. With over 20 years in the industry he has held a number of technical design, consultancy and senior management positions and is currently leading co-creation with clients to explore the full potential of the latest developments in next generation networks, including 5G SA, slicing, Edge Computing and IoT. With multiple successful projects across diverse verticals from public sector, transport, retail, media and entertainment, Craig has first hand experience of applied communications technology in solving business challenges.
Craig holds a BSc in Geological Geophysics, MSc in Information Technology and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
James Shorey - Partnerships Manager, Planet Mark
James Shorey is Partnership Manager at Planet Mark, a sustainability certification that supports organisations and real estate to measure and continually reduce carbon emissions and increase their social value. During his career, James has utilised his master’s degree in geosciences from Durham University to manage sustainability projects across three NHS Hospital Trusts and established the UK arm of a global tech business as Operations & Partnerships Director. At Planet Mark, James combines both his sustainability and partnership experience to manage commercial partnerships with trade associations, charities, consultancies, and legislative bodies. He currently delivers Planet Mark’s Race to Zero programme, through a partnership with the UN Climate Champions team.