FIDO CEO elected to techUK Climate Council

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FIDO CEO Victoria Edwards has been elected to the Climate Strategy and Resilience Council of techUK, continuing a lifelong commitment to using tech for good.

Victoria will use her role to champion her belief in the need for robust, non-proprietary solutions to the world’s greatest challenge and to help shape rapid real-world action.

Held earlier this month, the election returned 29 council members. They cover a huge range of skills and expertise in all aspects of tech.

Said Victoria: “It is a great honour to sit on techUK’s Climate Council at such a critical moment for the planet and so soon after COP26. The UK’s tech sector is world-leading and can be a powerful force for transformational change.

“The list of council members reads like a roll call of some of the best and brightest in impact technology. They include big names like Microsoft and Accenture to firms, like ours, offering new solutions to age old problems.

Transformational leadership

“I am very much looking forward to helping set the group’s strategic policy in the coming weeks. There is enough great tech out there already to solve most of the crisis but there is a gap in expertise when it comes to adoption. The council has a unique opportunity to demonstrate the leadership and skills needed to bridge this gap.”

techUK is the UK’s technology trade association. It represents people, companies and organisations working in digital technology.

The Climate Strategy and Resilience Council is elected every two years. Its board works with members, government, regulators and stakeholders on climate issues.

As well as the huge opportunities tech creates for decarbonising other sectors, council members will also focus on the tech sector’s own preparedness. Several significant policy developments are expected.

“The UK’s tech sector is world-leading and can be a powerful force for transformational change.”

Victoria Edwards, CEO and Co-founder of FIDO Tech