Reinventing the Retail Energy Market in the UK - Paul Ellis, Electron and Toby Proctor, Innovate UK

Paul Ellis, spent 13 years in Investment Banking, following that he founded a development business and fintech incubator. He subsequently created and ran a very successful electronic trading platform for credit derivatives for a number of years.

Recently he started Electron, a new platform focusing on reinventing the retail energy market in the UK using the Ethereum blockchain. Electron is still under development, but has already attracted a number of industry heavyweights as investors and was recently announced as the recipient of a highly sought after Innovate UK grant.

Paul will talk about development of the Electron Platform, including some of the technologies they are using. He will also cover some of the block chain visualisation work they are currently doing including an R module and .NET library for Ethereum which they are planning to open source.

Toby has most recently worked in a number of positions at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in horizon scanning, technology transfer. He was a programme lead in Cyber security before moving to Innovate UK, the UKs Innovation agency, where he helps companies in the UK turn emerging technologies into new products and services.

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