Karl Hoods

UK Government
Dept of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

United Kingdom

About Karl
Karl is the Chief Digital & Information Officer at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of the Government of the United Kingdom. Karl has been a CIO or CTO since 2004, primarily in Government (CTO Department of Education, CIO Partnerships for Schools) and Charity / Social Impact (CIO Save the Children).

Karl is particularly interested in emerging technology and its application within organizations to support true transformation.

About BEIS
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a department of His Majesty’s Government. Its aim is to lead economy-wide transformation by backing enterprise and long-term growth, generating cheaper, cleaner, homegrown energy and unleashing the UK as a science superpower through innovation.

Supported by 44 agencies and public bodies, the main responsibilities consist of:

  • Business
  • Industrial Strategy
  • Science, Research and Innovation
  • Deregulation
  • Energy and Clean Growth
  • Climate Change