DAY 4 – Tuesday 25th October 2022

Technology at the heart of the net zero revolution:

The tech sector has the extraordinary potential to unlock renewable energy systems at scale. According to some estimates, digital technologies could help reduce global carbon emissions by up to 15% – one-third of the 50% required by 2030. While the exponential growth of new technologies is accelerating net zero progress, the energy-intensive increase in computational and manufacturing efficiency can, in turn, lead to counter-productive effects. Join us on day 4 for a close-up on the climate impacts of the tech sector, shedding light on the risks and opportunities in the tech market, and its role in the net zero revolution.


DAY 3 – Wednesday 12th October 2022

Speeding up the energy transition:

The energy transition is more than just developing a low-carbon economy: it involves the transformation of the entire global energy system to meet net-zero targets. Against a backdrop of regulatory uncertainties and elevated energy prices, how can the private sector lead the energy transition and drive rapid change, while ensuring fair access to affordable and reliable energy for all? Day 3 will explore how companies can create robust, sustainable business models and seize the opportunities derived from a global transition to a cleaner, smarter and more resilient economy.


DAY 2 – Wednesday 21st September 2022

Financing the transition to net zero:

Register here to view the content on demand from the webinar that took place on 21st September.

Investors and companies have a pivotal role to play in the transition to net zero, laying the groundwork for a more stable and sustainable economy. Funding this future will require, by some estimates, up to an extra $3.5 trillion a year, creating a major shift in capital allocation. Given a plethora of net zero pledges have now been made across the financial sector, have we seen a discernible difference in investments and financial activities over the last year? Day 2 will discuss progress made and still to happen in the financial sector. It will also provide investors, insurers and banks with practical insights and useful pointers to help them successfully integrate climate considerations into their investment process.


Register here to view day 1 on-demand: What progress have we made since COP26? 


Major commitments were made at COP26, from ending deforestation by 2030 to helping nations adapt to climate change. Have we seen any notable progress to net zero as a result? The upcoming COP27 will be the first COP to be held in Africa, shifting the spotlight towards the needs of the most climate-vulnerable countries. Will climate leaders in the developing world seize the momentum and take the lead on tackling urgent issues around climate mitigation and adaptation, and securing fairer energy access? How can developed countries support clean transitions in emerging and developing economies?

Join us for the first day in our series as we assess progress made since last year and explore the potential of COP27 to ensure a climate-resilient future for all. 

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There are so many definitions of ESG floating around, it is easy for many people to be sceptical if the popular acronym has any relevance at all. Maybe the simplest way to describe it is as a corporate performance evaluation criteria that assess a company’s governance mechanisms and ability to manage its environmental and social impacts. Such descriptions, however, fail to capture the enormity of that data collection and the means by which to evaluate criteria effectively.


Institutional investors, stock exchanges and boards increasingly use sustainability and social responsibility disclosure information to establish a link between a company’s ESG risk management and business performance. Let’s take a step back and revisit the definition of ESG, an investment risk framework that measures the effect of the outside world on an asset. Given the context, any conclusions drawn must be met with some scepticism, as ESG in essence is not designed to indicate performance.


However, as regulators continue to inject the markets with reporting standards and taxonomies, the scope of the challenge is narrowing. And, although far from perfect, it does mean that institutions can work towards terminology that they know will be being applied across the board; providing some foundation can allow those truly committed to measuring sustainable impact a foothold into establishing its existence.


This webinar examines the challenges the asset management industry faces in applying “ESG” into their workflows and the means by which to get under the hood and establish more meaningful ways of measuring impact through data and regulatory change. If we don’t address this confusion, the momentum behind investing in companies that are actively helping the planet and society is threatened.


The UK government’s Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill aims to revolutionise regeneration across the country. As currently planned, the Bill will offer new funding for housing and infrastructure, and give authorities more control over their budgets and transport systems. The accompanying Levelling-Up Fund is one of five ongoing funding initiatives designed to help authorities boost their local economies.

But this new flexibility comes after a period of unprecedented spending – the pandemic cost local authorities £11.9 in additional costs and lost income, according to one estimate – and amid a cost of living crisis.

This means that while local authorities must be poised to capture opportunities to innovate, they must do with so with extreme cost discipline.

This webinar, produced in partnership with VMware, will investigate how the levelling agenda impacts IT service provision among local authorities and how an effective approach to cloud computing can help them balance flexibility and cost.


  • Pete Swabey, Editor-in-Chief, Tech Monitor (Chair)
  • Joseph Langford, Head of Strategy, UK&I, VMware
  • Martyn Wallace, Chief Digital Officer, Scottish Local Government Digital Office

The Spear’s Awards has been celebrating the very best private client advisers, wealth managers, lawyers and providers of service to HNW individuals for over 10 years.

Having been one of the premier networking events for private client advisers from Mayfair, the City of London and beyond for many years, the awards are taking place at Marriott Grosvenor House on 2 November 2022.

Our flagship event acknowledges and honours entrepreneurs, philanthropists and others for their innovation, success and outstanding contribution to the wealth management world and beyond.

Gold Table Package Includes

  • Table of 10 situated towards the front of the room
  • Drinks reception
  • 3 course dinner followed by petit fours, tea & coffee
  • ½ bottle of wine per person

Silver Table Package Includes

  • Table of 10
  • Drinks reception
  • 3 course dinner followed by petit fours, tea & coffee
  • ½ bottle of wine per person


The ability to derive insight from data is essential to the success of technology initiatives. Leaders across the public sector are well aware that data analytics capabilities are no longer a ‘nice to have’, but an essential driving force for transformation. Yet data analytics projects continue to be hamstrung by persistent issues that are difficult to overcome.

Tech Monitor convened central and local government data experts to dissect how digital leaders in the public sector are super-charging their analytics capabilities.

Our expert panel discussed how public sector leaders can take their data – however messy, incomplete or imperfect – and turn it into transformational insights that ultimately create real change for UK citizens.

Register to watch now and gain practical insights into how these hard-won lessons can be applied to your own organisation.

Discussion questions

  • What are the most pressing issues faced by public sector data leaders? How did the pandemic change the conversation around data analytics? Where are the current stumbling blocks?
  • How can organisations overcome the enormous challenge of cleaning the data? Does this have to be the first step for any digital transformation initiative? If not, how should poor, incomplete or biased data be handled, to avoid drawing incorrect conclusions?
  • What value is there in “democratising data” – making analytics available and accessible to departments outside of IT and technology? What are the challenges with this approach?
  • How should leaders govern, control and monitor data science projects, especially if they are outside traditional technology departments? What is the right balance between empowering employees to solve their own problems, and maintaining rigorous processes that produce reliable, high-quality results?
  • What does the future of data science look like for the UK public sector? Will data science become part of the skillset for most strategic roles?

Future of Media Technology series

The Future of Media Technology webinar series is comprised of four online events which was held across 2022. The webinars provided essential information for media leaders about the future of our industry. These hour-long sessions provided insight into the big themes shaping the future of quality media. The speakers included a mixture of leading technologists, commercial directors, proprietors, and editorial leaders from the world’s leading digital publishers. The sessions included a data-led overview of each topic featuring exclusive new analysis from Press Gazette in addition to a panel discussion with interaction from attendees.