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Karl Hoods - Group Chief Digital and Information Officer , Department for Energy Security & Net Zero and Department for Science, Innovation & Technology

Karl is an experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) and has worked in the private, public and third sectors. He is currently the Group Chief Digital and Information Officer at the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero and the Department for Science, Innovation & Technology where he is responsible for the delivery of core services, digital transformation, innovation, knowledge management and shared services.  

Prior to joining BEIS Karl was CIO for Save the Children where he was responsible for the delivery of technology and digital services to support humanitarian, policy, advocacy and fundraising activities. He has also held business technology leadership roles with web and sports media startups and led major change programmes for publishing leading publishers.  His career in startups fostered his interest in how emerging technology can be applied to business problems.   

Outside of work Karl is interested in education and sits on the boards of the Harris Federation, Bournemouth University, the Safe & Trusted AI Centre for Doctoral Training and King’s College London’s Department for Informatics Industry Advisory Board. In addition, he is on the global steering council for an international metaverse association.  Karl is also a keen runner and has completed a number of marathons. 

Karl Hoods - Group Chief Digital and Information Officer , Department for Energy Security & Net Zero and Department for Science, Innovation & Technology

Speaking Schedule

Navigating the Digital Frontier: Transforming the Public Sector

Tuesday 17th October - 10.45am to 11.30am

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