David is Head of Digital Innovation in EDF Energy’s Research and Development team, leading the company’s research into cutting-edge digital technologies. His aim is to explore how digital can improve the operational safety and efficiency of EDF Energy’s fleet of power stations and transform the way we serve our customers. A constant focus is the use of technology to enable the sustainable use of energy. Current priorities include artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality and blockchain. He is a Non-Executive Director of Exeter Science Park, a member of the advisory board for the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI, a Fellow of the RSA and is a contributor to Exeter University’s MBA. David was previously EDF Energy’s Head of Sustainability and worked for two years in Paris as part of EDF Group’s sustainable development division. He has a BSc from the University of Sheffield and an MSc from Imperial College London. He lives in Devon and loves to climb or surf after work.