27 - 28 September 2022 | London, UK


Lucy Yu

Centre for Net Zero
Lucy Yu headshot
Lucy Yu is CEO at Octopus Energy’s Centre for Net Zero, a world-leading open research lab developing data-driven modelling and simulation to provide decision makers with the timely, trusted and relevant insights needed to realise faster, fairer and more affordable paths to net zero globally. 
Lucy has nearly twenty years’ experience in technology, policy and regulation. She has led teams in the UK government’s Cabinet Office, Department for Transport, and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), and at the UN’s International Telecommunication Union. Her work has focused on future mobility and cities; sustainability and renewable energy; and AI, data, and digital technologies. She has written extensively on these topics for the tech press and peer-reviewed journals, and has spoken widely including for Wired and SLUSH. Outside government she has run operations, public policy, research and strategy functions for some of Europe’s brightest startups including SwiftKey (artificial intelligence); Voi Technology (micromobility); Cucumber (software development); and Five (autonomous vehicles). She has been named a Financial Times Top 100 Most Influential BAME Leader in tech (2019) and a Diversity UK Top 100 Asian Star in UK Tech and Top 5 Star in GreenTech (2021).Lucy is a Non-Executive Director at the Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s national accelerator for cities, transport and places; and an Associate Fellow of Technology and Public Policy at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. She is a trained scientist and holds a degree in chemistry from Imperial College specialising in computational and physical chemistry.
22 Sep
 - 10:00 BST
Keynotes & Plenary Session

As the market focus and customer needs shift and urgency increases, policy also needs to evolve to keep up with the pace of change. What policy and regulatory changes are needed to tackle network and infrastructure challenges in European markets, and what kind of policy does a digitised power sector really need?