Standardization in Emerging Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities (hosted by The UK Government and the British Standards Institution)

A high-level HMG-BSI event to explore the opportunities and challenges of standardization in innovation and emerging technologies.



When: Friday, 24 September, 15:00-16:45 BST

Where: Virtual (MS Teams Live Event) – event link to be sent out via email

How: Register here on Eventbrite


15:00 – 15:30 – Setting the scene

Chris Carr, Director, Better Regulation, BEIS – UK Government’s view on standards as a tool to support innovation as part of the ecosystem alongside agile regulation

Scott Steedman, Director of Standards, BSI – BSI’s role as the UK’s National Standards Body in supporting innovation through standards

Followed by Q&A

15:30 – 16:15 – High-level panel discussion on ‘the role of standards in emerging technology’

The panel will bring together expertise from different countries and sectors with a particular focus on digital/AI and sustainability/green tech to explore through real-life examples the challenges and opportunities of standardisation in emerging technologies.

Moderator: Scott Steedman, Director of Standards, BSI

Caroline Thomas, Innovator, entrepreneur, and ISO Convenor / BSI technical committee expert with interests in AI, DLT/blockchain, digital smart services, and sustainable finance, supply chains and energy

Anneke Auer-Olvera, Director, Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement, Standards Council for Canada with 20 years of experience in standardization priorities

Eddy Njoroge, ISO President. Entrepreneur in corporate and financial sector and Chairman of Telkom Kenya. Former CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company

Milan Patel, Microsoft’s UK National Standards Officer, and convener of the BSI’s Artificial Intelligence Committee, previously at Huawei

The event is finished.


Sep 24 2021


10:00 am - 11:45 am