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Ashley Pocock

Member of the Information Technology Policy Panel

Ashley Pocock

Ash Pocock is Head of Industry Change, Regulation and External Affairs at EDF Energy for their Smart Programme.
He leads EDF Energy’s involvement in industry development of Smart Metering solutions and infrastructure, including; requirements definition, technology review and architectural design, business casing, impact assessment, regulation (Supply Licence and Smart Energy Code(SEC)), and industry change. In addition Ash is accountable for compliance, spanning technical, security and business. Responsibilities encompass engagement with Government, Regulator and Industry to shape agreement on the delivery of Smart metering to all UK Customers for both Gas and Electricity Services. Ash sits on a number of Technical Expert Groups helping shape and refine Smart Energy evolution along with IoT and Cyber Security forums.

Member of the Smart Energy Code Panel and Board Director of SEC Co Ltd, as the ultimate Governance Body for the GB Smart metering arrangements.
Trustee of the Building Research Establishment (BRE).
Member of the Smart Grid Forum (SGF)

Origins in the design of weapon systems and subsequently industrial control, Ash launched early Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technology in USA in the 1980’s using telecom’s technology and followed by introducing wireless AMR in UK in 1990’s. Co-Founded UKAMRA. Founded IMServ Metering Services business for Invensys in 1998, including the delivery of leading edge data management services. Developed Metering Strategy for EDF Energy in 2004, leading to the launch of new enhanced field services, and subsequently Home Technology, Energy Services and then Smart Metering.
As Chairman of ‘The Application Home Initiative’ (TAHI), launched of the TAHI Interoperability Framework Initiative (TIFI) in February 2008 leading to the establishment of the ‘Open Architecture’ standard.

Ash is committed to expanding awareness of IoT and in particular the related Cyber Security implications of living in a progressively ‘connected’ world, to members and to the wider stakeholder community.