Emma Fryer is Associate Director, Climate Change Programmes, at techUK, the trade association for the UK technology sector.
Emma has worked in and around the technology industry for the last 15 years in a range of non-technical roles that include research and report writing, policy work, from political liaison to detailed negotiations, and project management.
More recently she has focused on data centres. She manages the UK Council of Data Centre Operators and has achieved some significant outcomes for the sector, the most recent of which was negotiating a Climate Change Agreement for Data Centres. This, after a four-year marathon of evidence gathering and policy dialogue, was confirmed in December 2013 and came into force on 1st July 2014. It is worth around £170M to the sector. In recognition of her work she won the DataCenterDynamics Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry” in 2013.
She has also produced a significant body of work including formal and informal policy responses, white papers, overviews and briefings, high level thought leadership papers and illustrated infographics explaining complex technologies in laymans’ terms - plus everything in between. She is a regular speaker at industry events.