David Ferguson speaking at Tech Exeter Conference

David Ferguson

EDF Energy

AI in Energy

The potential for Artificial Intelligence in the energy industry, EDF Energy's early experiments and our vision of the future.


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 customers use energy. 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 member of the advisory board for the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI and is a contributor to Exeter University’s One Planet 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.

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