Axiom to Speak at Technology Behind Sustainable Change Event

The Technology Behind Sustainable Change Event - Thursday 19th May 2022

We are delighted to be joining some of the country’s leading business leaders and sustainability experts for The Technology Behind Sustainable Change.

The free, two-hour event will be held in Hull on Thursday 19th May, from 11am to 1pm, and is dedicated to exploring the innovation and digital technology that will drive the future of sustainable business.

In addition to highlighting the Humber region’s green credentials, this event will showcase the initiatives, platforms and software that successful businesses are using to improve their ESG credentials, reduce carbon emissions, achieve Net Zero and fulfil their long-term sustainability goals.

The format includes a variety of short talks, presentations and a panel discussion, hosted at the CD4I in Hull – a digital hub and incubator that helps tech companies grow and traditional businesses innovate. The event will also be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.

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Expanding Knowledge and Developing Best Practices

The Technology Behind Sustainable Change presents a fantastic opportunity for organisations and forward thinking business leaders in our region to discover the latest best practices and learn how to implement the right technology into their operations for a more sustainable future.

Axiom co-founder, Daniel Usifoh, will be joining senior speakers from multinational, national and leading regional businesses including Co-op, G.F. Smith and more. He’ll be discussing the challenges facing businesses when it comes to collecting, collating and analysing sustainability data, as well as the importance of monitoring and reporting – and how the right technology can make this much easier.  

Given that Axiom was founded to help UK businesses embrace sustainability, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share our expertise and guide organisations from all industries towards making greener, more environmentally-friendly decisions.

The Humber region is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s greenest locations, and we’re incredibly proud to be part of an event that celebrates this.

Technology Behind Sustainable Change – About the Speakers

The free, two-hour event will include a series of 15-minute lightning talks with questions, a “fireside chat” with Daniel Usifoh, and a panel Q&A with the presenters.

Speakers include:

Andy Howard CEO CSX Carbon

Andy’s early career encompassed insurance underwriting, and then 15 years in the packaging industry, where he ultimately became the Sales Director for the main supplier of own brand tapes into the UK retail sector. Andy’s packaging industry career included responsibility for accounts such as Coca-Cola, Hovis and Nestle, and restructuring and managing the UK operations of a Dutch multi-national company.

Since 2011 he has been the co-Founder & Director of Pennine Biomass Ltd, Pennine Enterprises Ltd & Pennine Forestry Ltd. This group of companies has led the way in transforming the implementation of commercial afforestation projects in England.

The insights and lessons learnt from the Pennine businesses were the foundations that saw the launch of CSX, with the intention to develop new technologies that could be integrated and utilised to deliver integrity to the scaling of private sector investment into Nature Based Solutions.

Hals Baggaley – Head of Category and Strategic Supplier Management – Co-op

Senior procurement professional Hals has spent more than a decade working with Co-op – covering project management, strategic sourcing, category management and stakeholder management.

Today, Hals leads the Strategy, Planning and Supplier engagement team – with a wealth of real world experience covering the importance of ESG and sustainable procurement to major retailers in the UK.

Charlotte Diaz – Director of HR G.F. Smith

HR Director and certified B-Corp leader Charlotte has a successful track record in delivering game changing strategy and board liaison campaigns for high profile businesses across the UK.

With a wealth of people management experience, she specialises in helping organisations to become great places to work, while making a positive contribution to people and the wider community.

Nigel Jones – Department for International Trade Northern Powerhouse Investment Hub

Tech and creative sector specialist Nigel has spent more than two decades working with some of the world’ largest multinationals.

Today, he works as a consultant for the Department for International Trade, helping tech and creative companies across the North of England to maximise the opportunities available to them – attracting foreign investment from around the world.

Amy Morgan – Ecosystem Manager – Barclays Eagle Labs

Through the work of Barclays Eagle Labs Amy helps entrepreneurs and ambitious businesses to innovate and scale. Helping cultivate a community of likeminded entrepreneurs who can benefit from access to a collaborative environment.

Amy will update us on some of the latest developments across the Barclays Eagle Lab network.

Bob Barnes – Founder – Peak Earth Limited

Bob is a financial modeler for low carbon energy infrastructure and is also a domestic retrofit coordinator. He’s currently creating some AgTech to design high-yield biodiverse food forests. And he plans to start a nature-based construction business.

Bob will talk about some of the tech developments happening in the heating and construction worlds.

Daniel Usifoh Co-founder AXIOM Sustainability Software

Daniel is an experienced, senior level sustainable procurement professional with a passion for helping organisations in the Humber region and across the UK to achieve their sustainability objectives.

He’s the Co-Founder of Gateway Procurement and Axiom Sustainability Software – an innovative cloud-based platform that helps businesses to monitor, analyse and improve sustainability performance in their organisations and throughout the supply chain.

The Technology Behind Sustainable Change is taking place on Thursday 19th May from 11am-1pm at C4DI in Hull. For more information about this event, please visit .

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