Dr Neil Williams
Dr Neil Williams
Enterprise Architect
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

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Level: LEVEL 03

12 month points: 567 ptsView details

Total points: 567 pts

Energy 40
Gas 26
Electricity 20
Batteries 20
Solar 20
Digital Transformation 3
Machine Learning 3
Connected Cars 3
IT Management
Utility Industry
Software Engineering
Project Management
Business Analysis
Project Portfolio Management
Billing Systems
Demand Management
Renewable Energy
Social Media
Cloud Computing
Business Intelligence
Big Data
Electrical Engineering
Electric Vehicles
Smart Metering
Smart Homes
Smart Cities
Smart Grid
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Autonomous Vehicles
sharing economy
Circular Economy
Lead Generation
Event Management
Digital Marketing


I work in the smart and digital transformation of energy: leading the invention, deployment and optimisation of innovation within demand, supply, distribution & transmission.

• Expert in electricity and gas markets, from governance down to operations.
• Has delivered transformation in start-up, turn-around and sustaining success situations.
• Solid stakeholder engagement, team building, project and change management skills.
• In depth experience of IT, operations, R&D and analytics.
• Conversant in marketing, energy trading, finance and accounting.
• Regular speaker and workshop facilitator at conferences and seminars.
• Remains a competent hands-on engineer.




October 2012 - Present

Tilix delivers professional and technical services to help make energy clean, cheap and cheerful. I am delivering and developing a set of playbooks that span the energy value chain:

• NEW ENTRANTS:- Helping new players in the energy market meet stringent technology and regulatory requirements with tailored solutions that span planning, deployment, operations and business optimisation.

• FRACTIONAL CIO:- for organisations where IT is a strategic weapon but directing IT is not a full-time role

CLIENTS INCLUDE: National Grid, Smart DCC, Our Power, Good Energy, Ovo Energy

Senior Technical Architect


June 2010 - September 2012

Worked exclusively on the digital transformation of Royal Mail & The Post Office. Senior member of a 150-person team split between UK and India. Provided technical leadership and management across development projects, platform engineering and live service; Helped introduce disciplined agile & cloud computing techniques to Capgemini & Royal Mail.

• Architect of projects that successfully delivered better customer engagement while significantly driving down costs and reducing innovation cycle times of online properties.
• Technical Lead in the 24/7 Operations Team (30 engineers)
• Key player in recovering large parts of the programme which had drifted perilously close to failing.


Openside Sports

January 2008 - June 2010

Turned around the enterprise (10 people) through process and technology innovations. Managed suppliers of software, systems & services. Hands-on leadership of online properties for The R&A, Scottish FA, West Indies Cricket, Man City FC, Scottish Rugby.


Searchlight Consulting

January 2018 - Present


NovAzure Consulting

January 2018 - Present


Sustainable Direction Ltd

September 2017 - Present