Episode #19: Karl Hoods, CDIO at BEIS

Podcast Details

Series 3 of the One Zero One podcast is back with a bang and a new host has joined us for a deep dive into what tech leaders around the UK have been doing to manage and drive digital change and positive progress throughout a global pandemic.

Sooraj Shah, a technology-focused journalist (the BBC, The Independent, The Guardian, Business Insider & more) speaks to Karl Hoods, Chief Digital & Information Officer at BEIS in this podcast to find out how it has been for Karl to steer digital change at a key government department during a global pandemic.

About BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)

BEIS is a key ministerial department of the UK Government responsible for building a stronger, greener future by fighting coronavirus, tackling climate change, unleashing innovation, and making the UK a great place to work and do business.

BEIS are responsible for:

  • business
  • industrial strategy
  • science, research and innovation
  • energy and clean growth
  • climate change

From 2019 to 2020, the department’s priorities are to:

  • deliver an ambitious Industrial Strategy
  • maximise investment opportunities and bolster UK interests as they exit the EU
  • promote competitive markets and responsible business practices
  • ensure the UK has a reliable, low cost and clean energy system
  • build a flexible, innovative, collaborative, and business-facing department

Download or stream this episode on all major podcast platforms to hear how Karl Hoods is steering digital change in a key government department during a global pandemic.


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