Gavin Starks

Icebreaker One

A vision for a web of net-zero data

Open Data
Tuesday February 7th, 4:00pm-4:25pm GMT
St James, 4th Floor

A vision for a web of net-zero data

Imagine a world where accurate, trustworthy data flows easily around the world, helping decision-makers take bigger, bolder and more accurate steps towards net zero.Come along to this season to hear about the role of national data strategies and trust frameworks in creating a web of net-zero data.You’ll leave with an understanding of how net-zero data can help derisk financial instruments, accelerate new technologies to market, and enable monitoring against science-based targets.


Gavin helps solve complex, multidisciplinary, collective-action challenges. He has co-created over a dozen organisations:building multidisciplinary teams fit for a digital age to explore the impact of data on business, society and culture. He founded and runs, making data work harder to deliver a Net Zero Future.His work spans data infrastructure, policy, science, media, communications and innovation,including as co-Chair of the Open Banking Standard; founding-CEO of the Open Data Institute; advisor to the Financial Conduct Authority (Open Finance); advisor to the Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence; Guardian Council member at Yoti (digital identity); Trustee at Blue Ventures (marine conservation); Chairman at Demand Logic; Board member at Spherics; Chairman at (blockchain); Non-exec at CupClub (circular-economy); Chair at Rinse Media Group.

He provides strategic advice to governments, regulators and intergovernmental organisations around the world.