27 Feb '17, 9am

Technology and energy.

First Utility’s Bill Wilkins on how it is using technology to challenge energy’s Big Six When Bill Wilkins took on the joint roles of CIO and CTO at First Utility back in 2010, he was faced with two challenges: making the IT fit for purpose and also capable of scaling up as the business grew. The pilot platform First Utility originally deployed wasn’t performing as required, Wilkins explains, and he was asked to advise on the correct route to take. “The platform wasn't scaling and the company was looking at re-engineering it, so I presented the founders with a plan and was asked to implement it. And it's been a very exciting few years watching a concept with a small number of customers growing to the very large business is today with close to a million customers and £1billion in revenue,” Wilkins adds. First Utility was started by a group of smart investors back in 2008, l...

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