Dr Neil Pennington

Dr Neil Pennington, Leader in Innovation through Decentralised Technology

Neil is an innovator; passionate and excited by the potential for technology to transform the experiences and connections between people and organisations for good.

Following a career in the Energy Industry including BG, PwC, IBM, United Utilities, npower, RWE (Innogy), latterly as Smart Programme Director and UK Innovation Director, Neil has for the last 3 ½ years been involved with early stage businesses in Blockchain and Digital Identity, including micropayments, messaging and decentralised energy with Foot Anstey, Rivetz, DISC, Grid Singularity and the Energy Web Foundation. He has also been an adviser to the Fintech and Innovation-Driven Financial Services Regulatory Committee of Mauritius and a member of the Virtual Currency Working Group for the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Neil has also been an advocate for the ID2020 Summit, whose mission is to help solve issues caused through the lack of legal identity within the most vulnerable of people across the globe, and is a frequent speaker and writer on innovation, blockchain, identity and the impact of technology on the way we live our lives.

Neil has a BSC (Hons) in Physics, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Liverpool and an MBA from the London Business School.