Welcome to the Future Focus; UK at Expo podcast series - your spot for the latest on the UK’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Running from October 2021 to March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai is the world’s greatest show, bringing together more than 190 nations across the planet to celebrate and reimagine tomorrow. Throughout the series you’ll be able to join us as we celebrate and explore the very best creativity, innovation, and culture the UK has to offer, speaking to special guests offering their insight into how we can innovate for a shared future.
Enabling the transition to Net Zero – why is it important and what do we need to do?
Zoë Knight set up and leads the Centre of Sustainable Finance at HSBC, a global think tank finding real economy and finance solutions for sustainability challenges, particularly climate change.
Martyn Link is the Chief Strategy Officer for Wood Plc. A scientist by training, he works to shape energy transition to create a low carbon and sustainable future.
Crucial to helping the world achieve net zero targets is the creation of a finance system which is correctly aligned to and supportive of efforts to build the net zero economy. In this podcast episode, host Mark Jamieson, Institution of Civil Engineers, Middle East and Africa Council Member, and PMKConsult Vice President, talks to Zoe and Martyn about how, looking to the future, we will live but, more specifically, the transition to net zero. The wide-ranging conversation looks at why this is important, what we need to do to accomplish this goal and the role of sustainable finance in partnering with and supporting these initiatives by mobilising capital for net zero solutions.
E - Commerce podcast: Trusting the algorithm
Chris Sheldrick is the co-founder and CEO of What3Words, the addressing app that gives every metre square on the planet a unique combination of three words, making it very easy to find.
Street addresses and postcodes weren’t designed for 2022. They aren’t accurate enough to specify precise locations, such as building entrances, and don’t exist for parks and many rural areas. This makes it hard to find places and prevents people from describing exactly where help is needed in an emergency. What3Words has divided the world into 3 metre squares and gave each square a unique combination of three words. It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations.
In this podcast episode, host Chloe Thomas speaks with Chris Sheldrick about What3Words app genesis and what three words are being used by companies, organisations, and individuals around the world.
Net Zero Investment: What role do investors play?
Beverley Gower-Jones is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Clean Growth Fund. She is a world expert on the investment in and commercialisation of environmental technologies who spent 20 years with Shell International in a variety of roles, including Vice President of Shell Technology Ventures. In this wide-ranging conversation, Beverley talks about how a better, cleaner world can be achieved through imaginative and responsible investment, and examines the feasibility of achieving net zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2050.
E- Commerce: Opening Up To Everyone
Mike Adams is CEO of Purple, an organisation changing the disability conversation with businesses and disabled people. Purple see disability as a value opportunity and Mike is leading the development of products and services which are beginning to transform the landscape across all business sectors.
To find out more about Mike Adams and the work that Purple does, visit https://wearepurple.org.uk/
E-Commerce: Future Trends for Retail Consumers
John Rainford is the co-founder of the innovation lab, systemeticinnovators.com. An industry veteran, John has been helping companies to identify and innovate based on trends and technology for more than 30 years. A mentor to presidents and vice presidents of corporations and their business teams, John promotes the importance of balancing innovation with future aspirations, both from a commercial and holistic point of view.
In this episode Chloe meets John Rainford discussing innovation projects and the creativity behind identifying technology trends.
E-Commerce Podcast: It's not PI in the Sky - you can do it
Carrie Anne Philbin MBE is an award-winning computing teacher, author, YouTuber and podcast host with a passion for computing and computer science. Carrie Anne strives to support educators across the globe so that young people have access to a world class computing and digital making learning experience.
In this episode Chloe meets Carrie Anne Philbin MBE discussing Raspberry Pie, what it is and how this capable little device enables people of all ages to explore computing.