How IT can drive sustainability | Wednesday, 27th July 2022 | Virtual
  • How IT can drive sustainability

  • Wednesday, 27th July 2022
  • 12.55pm to 2pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Closed

Stepping into the CIO role at Britishvolt a year ago, David Threlfall is responsible for designing and building the entire IT architecture and organisation of the battery cell technology unicorn. Britishvolt’s focus on innovation and sustainability also applies to the business management systems.

In this CIO WaterCooler Community Session, David Threlfall will present his insights on what IT leaders can do to drive sustainability and ESG goals. He will share notes with the session’s Chair Gordon Mitchell, who has worked on ESG issues in standards bodies, workplace and facilities management.

Join us for an open conversation on

  • the carbon overhead of cloud and SaaS technologies
  • data traceability as a core component to the circular economy
  • how digital simulation and twinning can streamline manufacturing

Our Keynote Sessions

David Threlfall, Chief Information Officer, Britishvolt

David Threlfall is a Senior IT Professional with International business and IT transformation experience who is nothing short of enthusiastic about digital transformation, supporting the delivery of corporate objectives and adding value to business products and services. He is currently Chief Information Officer at Britishvolt, who are developing the UK's first battery gigaplant at a specially selected site in Northumberland. Previously he has led IT functions in a number of complex manufacturing and financial services Industries. 

Event Chair: Gordon Mitchell, CIO at Key Facilities Management

Gordon is an FM digital solution architect and full life cycle transformation lead for Key Facilities Management International and Keystone Worldwide WX & FM Software. Gordon has been heavily involved in the international movement towards sustainable and digitally intelligent whole life asset, buildings and cities pioneering environmental and socially responsible places and spaces. Gordon is the convenor with the ISO technical committee 267 for working group 6 – Digital, Data and Technology in FM and also supporting the buildingSMART Internationals FM program. Gordon also has roles with the European Standards CEN TC348 as co-convenor for WG6 space measurement/BIM in FM.