We are delighted to announce that our seventh Future of Energy lecture will be given by Greg Jackson, Founder & Chief Executive, Octopus Energy on October 19th at PwC Embankment.Registration open
Following significant investment from Tokyo Gas and Origin Energy in December 2020, Octopus became a tech ‘double unicorn’ valued at well over $2 billion. With operations in the US, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, Octopus expects to expand into many more markets over the next few years.
Greg is an experienced digital entrepreneur, passionate about using technology to make positive change. He’s founded a number of successful businesses, including e-commerce company C360, and is an angel investor in a wide range of tech start-ups. He also served as Director of several innovative businesses, including Zopa, the world’s first peer-to-peer lender, which has now lent almost £2bn fairly and responsibly.
About the Lecture Series
As its strapline says, BIEE has for over 30 years provided a focal point for informed discussion and debate of key energy issues in the UK (and more broadly in Europe and globally). In 2014 to mark its 30th anniversary, BIEE launched an annual lecture series – “The Future of Energy”. The lecture is given by a leading figure in the energy world from industry government or academia on a topic of their choice.
2019 Sinead Lynch, UK Country Chair, Shell ‘The UK’s Energy Future: a call for greater urgency’
2018 Steve Holliday Former CEO, National Grid – ‘We Need a Plan… or do we ?’
2017 The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy ‘ UK Energy Policy’
2016 Iain Conn, CEO, Centrica ‘ The Customer and the Changing Energy Landscape’
2015 Prof Dieter Helm, University of Oxford – ‘Energy Policy after the Election’
2014 Ian Marchant, Former CEO, SSE ‘Keeping the Lights on’