Mr. Duncan Botting


Duncan currently holds the post of Managing Director Global Smart Transformation Limited. In this role he works closely with customers, academia, industry, utilities, government and regulators to deliver innovative technical, commercial, environmentally balanced and culturally acceptable solutions to market challenges. He also provides mentoring and business acceleration services to numerous SMEs to help them achieve their strategic aims. He has over 40 years’ experience covering the complete spectrum of technical and commercial roles from apprentice to boardroom. He is engaged across the energy domain from market design to end user delivery and is invited on many influential panels, advisory boards and committees at a National, European and International level. He gained his degree from the Open University in Mathematics and Physics. He is a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and previously was a visiting professor at Imperial College London.

He is an active member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly the IEE). He is chair of the IET Energy Sector Executive, a member of the IET Energy Policy Panel and IET / Energy Systems Catapult Future Systems Architecture Project (FPSA) management group, founding member of the DECC/Ofgem Smart Grid Forum and a work stream chair and currently member of the BEIS/Ofgem Smart System Forum. He was voted one of the top 40 influencers in Europe on Smart Grids by his peers in 2014 (Metering and Smart Energy International). He is an international research assessor/advisor for competitive research programmes in various countries including Innovate UK.

In the area of energy, telecommunications, smart infrastructure and climate security Duncan has been a thought leader for over 20 years and has been contributing to national critical infrastructure working groups (DoE, UK, Asia), global corporate R&D and scenario building to inform and challenge board level decisions. He is helping to shape future thinking and deployment across the energy, telecommunications, technology and future cities sectors by challenging traditional approaches and using his experience to, hopefully, benefit societal outcomes.