Q&A with Tech Impact Awards Judges

Colin Curtis
Colin Curtis
Managing Director
TBL

Colin is the former Group Head of Sustainability at communications giant Dimension Data, now NTT, where he developed world-leading carbon reduction and social impact strategies across nearly 70 countries. He now runs TBL, an advisory business helping businesses understand how to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and achieve net-zero carbon. He also founded Support the Goals, an initiative to reward businesses for supporting the goals using a simple rating system and supplier education programme. Colin is a straight-talking Northerner who likes to keep things simple. Sometimes this gets him into trouble.

Why have you agreed to be a Tech Impact judge?
The tech industry has the potential to make a real positive contribution to the world, both by reducing its negative impact and by using tech for good. The Tech Impact awards are a great way to motivate the best businesses in the industry to make a real difference by contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Name an easy win for resellers and MSPs looking to become more sustainable
Talk to your team about the Sustainable Development Goals and work with them to understand how the business can contribute these. You’ll be surprised how many great ideas you’ll get when people are given a positive set of goals to work towards!

What advice would you give vendors and tech solutions providers weighing up whether to enter these awards?

Go for it! Chances are your business is already doing good things, and the awards are a great way to measure yourself against others and celebrate your achievements.