Amanda Brock


State of Open – from geopolitics to GDP

Government, Law & Policy
Tuesday February 7, 2023 1:00pm – 1:40pm GMT
Westminster, 4th Floor

Curation of Open Source Panel

Government, Law & Policy
Tuesday February 7th, 1:45pm-2:25pm GMT
Westminster, 4th Floor

The Road to Sustainability With Open Technology - EV Charging

Government, Law & Policy
Wednesday, February 8 • 10:35am – 11:15am
Westminster, 4th Floor

Amanda Brock photo

State of Open - from Geopolitics to GDP

Curation of Open Source Panel

Description coming soon…

The Road to Sustainability with Open Technology - EV Charging

Launching OpenUK’s second Blueprint for Sustainability and Open Technology, following its Data Centre Blueprint Patchwork Kilt, this session will look at the content of the EV Charging Blueprint and challenges faced in creating a blueprint and using Open Technology in the EV Charging Arena. The Blueprint process has involved engagement with enterprise, individual experts and across the UK and Devolved Governments.
There will be a particular focus on Standards and the Open Charge Alliance’s Open Standard “OCPP” (Open Charge Point Protocol) standard across the discussion.


Amanda Brock is CEO of OpenUK, the UK organisation for the business of Open Technology in the UK – open source software, open hardware and open data – with a purpose of UK Leadership and International Collaboration in Open Technology.

She’s a Board Member of the Open Source Initiative; appointed member of the Cabinet Office’s Open Standards Board; Member of the British Computer Society Inaugural Influence Board;

Amanda was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards UK 2022, and included in Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in Tech Long list in 2021 and 2022 and in their UK Tech50 Influencers longlist for 2022.

Editor of Open Source, Law, Policy and Practice second edition published by Oxford University Press in October 2022, with open access thanks to the Vietsch Foundation.


2023 Prediction

“We will see UK leadership in open technologies, open source software, open hardware and open data come to the fore as we shift digitalisation gears and belts are pulled in. #SOOCon23 in London, at £199 a two day ticket will be the ideal conference to develop Open Technology skills, to network with the right people and to have new experiences.”