Philip Steele is the Future Technologies Evangelist at Octopus Energy where he researches, experiments & launches innovative new Energy Tech solutions such as half-hourly time-of-use import and export tariffs, integration to world leading platforms such as IFTTT and Amazon Alexa, and various electric vehicle chargers, solar & battery systems, home heating and other smart home & IoT products. Phil is also responsible for grant funded research projects such as community energy schemes, alternative grid charging solutions and whole-home electrification. Previously Phil ran his own Smart Home company, helped launch a mobile advertising startup in Canada, and delivered numerous innovations at O2 such as messaging, pre-pay & mobile internet. Phil is married with three children whom he frequently tests technology on.