Dr. Richard Dobson leads the Data Systems Practice at Energy Systems Catapult, providing the energy sector with support and guidance to digitalise the energy system and realise greater value from data. Richard was the technical lead for the Energy Data Taskforce alongside Laura Sandys CBE as Chair and co-authored ‘A Strategy for a Modern Digital Energy System’ which advocates a ‘Presumed Open’ approach for energy system data. Richard is now technical lead on the Energy Digitalisation Taskforce once again supporting Laura Sandys CBE as Chair. Prior to joining energy, Richard ran data-centric innovation projects in telecommunications, international development and technology. Richard has a PhD in Computer Science from King’s College London.