The role of data and cyber-physical systems in achieving net zero

2:00 pm
 – 3:30 pm

What’s this webinar about?

This webinar explores the vital role that accurate, trustworthy and shared data plays in informing sustainability-related decisions, and how connecting digital technologies with physical infrastructure (sometimes called cyber-physical systems, or cyber-physical infrastructure) can translate this into reduced CO2 emissions.

Who should attend the webinar?

Relevant to all sectors, but particularly organizations with a high CO2 footprint, complex supply chains and with some physical infrastructure/assets. For example:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure networks including energy, water, waste, transport, digital

What will participants gain?

  • The latest thinking on how data informs decisions, demonstrates rigour and counters claims of greenwashing, in the achievement of net-zero
  • New insights into how connecting digital and physical systems can enable carbon reductions
  • An update on the standards in this space and how they and best practice fit in
  • The opportunity to put your questions to our panel of experts
  • A post-event copy of all presentations and a recording of the webinar

For inspiration and information on data’s role in the journey to net-zero you should book a place at this webinar.  


  • David Cuckow, Chair, Head of Digital Sector, British Standards Institution (BSI)
    David Cuckow is responsible for the UK’s National Standards Body (NSB) global strategy on all things digital, supporting cross-sector industries and government stakeholders to innovate by accelerating the adoption of digital technologies, identifying and codifying best practice in order to transform and improve business, process and culture for both social and economic benefit. Previous roles include Director and leadership positions at SAS, CA, Nortel, Alcatel and Racal.
  • Sarah Hayes, CReDo Strategic Engagement Lead – Climate Resilience Demonstrator project Connected Places Catapult
    Sarah is an economist with over 20 years’ experience of working in data, infrastructure and regulation both in the UK and internationally, and is a strong proponent of the National Digital Twin. Sarah led and authored the National Infrastructure Commission’s seminal report ‘Data for the public good’, which advocates greater sharing of data across infrastructure sectors to achieve greater value from our data. Sarah has worked as a consultant, for a telecoms operator, as a regulator and as a senior civil servant. Sarah is an independent consultant and participates with a cross sector perspective in the energy, water and telecoms data taskforces in the UK. She led the first phase of the Climate Resilience Demonstrator project (CReDo) for the National Digital Twin programme run out of the Centre for Digital Built Britain and is now leading on CReDo engagement for Connected Places Catapult as the project enters its second phase.
  • June Brawner, Policy Advisor, The Royal Society
    Dr. June Brawner is a policy advisor at The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences. She leads the Society’s work on a data-driven, digitally enabled net zero transition and Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) within the Data and AI policy team, which is developing policy and promoting debate that helps the UK safely and rapidly realise the growing benefits of data science and digital technologies.
  • June’s career in academic and policy research spans the US, UK, and Central / Eastern Europe, with a focus on environmental data for policymaking. Prior to her current role she worked as a research consultant and biodiversity policy researcher, having previously completed fellowships with the Fulbright Commission and Columbia University’s Council for European Studies.