Neil is an innovator and technologist with deep, senior-level experience in the energy sector with companies such as BG, PwC, IBM, and RWE across networks, retail, energy services, smart metering, innovation, and IoT. He created and led the £250m Smart Programme for RWE in the UK, was a NED of Smart Energy GB, and was a founder member of the RWE (now Innogy) Innovation Hub where in 2015 he was instrumental in several blockchain PoCs. For the past 5 years he has worked in early-stage growth companies developing solutions across decentralised technology, blockchain, and digital identity, including micropayments, messaging, and decentralised energy, including with the Energy Web Foundation, Rivetz, Idoneus, and energy-sector companies and the Commonwealth. Neil has a BSc (Hons) in Physics, a PhD in electrical engineering, and an MBA from the London Business School. He has a strong reputation for disruption, creating and leading new energy business models.