Lucy Yu has nearly 20 years’ experience building tech ventures and developing tech policy and regulation for the UK government, European Commission, and the UN. She has led operations, commercial, policy and research functions for several high-growth, globally-renowned tech start-ups including two unicorns. She is currently CEO at the Centre for Net Zero backed by Octopus Energy, and a Senior Adviser to Voi Technology, covering global policy and research.
Her work has focused on artificial intelligence, future mobility, open data and open source, regulating high risk technologies, and the social impact of disruptive technology. Her previous roles include the UK government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV); Five (autonomous vehicles); the Department for Transport; the board of HackTrain (rail industry innovation); and as a board affiliate at the Connected Places Catapult.