Standards Matter


Join us on Thursday 22 June 2017 for an exciting and interactive day exploring some of the big questions coming up in standardization. We have a number of sessions planned across four broad themes: Standards supporting global growth, innovation in a digital world, future of standards development, and our future society.


Standards supporting global growth

  • Standards and international trade – keynote address and panel debate – Howard Porter, CEO BEAMA; Tony Greig, CEO Legrand Electric; John Walter, CEO of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and ISO President-Elect
  • Smarter regulation – facilitated workshop – Graham Russell, Director, Regulatory Delivery, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Richard Collin, National & European Policy Manager, BSI (other panellists tbc


Innovation in a digital world

  • Emerging trends in the digital sector: opportunities and barriers – keynote address (speaker tbc)
  • Autonomy and the future of transport – panel discussion – Andrew Richards, CEO, Codeplay (other panellists tbc)
  • Governance of emerging technologies in a fully connected world – panel discussion – Professor Derek McAuley, The University of Nottingham; Prof Joyce Tait, Innogen Institute, University of Edinburgh (other panellists tbc)

Future of standards development

  • The future of collaboration – keynote address – Oscar Berg, author of “Collaborating in a Social Era”
  • New ways of working, developing and sharing content in digital world – panel discussion – Alan Sellers, Dyson; Lauren Pope, Brilliant Noise; Chris McDermott, Registers of Scotland


Our future society

  • The circular economy – keynote addresses (speaker tbc)
  • Circular Economy;  BS 8001 (Framework for implementing circular economy principles in organisations) –  facilitated panel debate – Ben Kellard, Forum for the Future (session host and panel view contributor); Greg Chant-Hall, Skanska; Phil Cumming, ‎Sustainable Business Professional; Louise McGregor, Zero Waste Scotland; Laura Degallaix, ECOS
  • Circular cities approaches – exhibition and short presentations – Trevor Gibson, Opportunity Peterborough (other cities tbc)
  • Progress towards UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – facilitated panel and audience discussion – Ben Kellard, Forum for the Future (session host and panel view contributor); Martin Baxter, IEMA; Michael Harvey, SustainAbility; Ian Fenn, Consumer International; Bernardo  Calzadilla-Sarmiento, UNIDO
  • Building trust in a digital world – facilitated discussion – Rodney Turtle, Schneider; Chiara Giovanni, ANEC; Liz Coll, Consumers International; Stefan Weisgerber, DIN; Simon Hicks, DCMS


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