Events / OVO Energy: DataScience@work seminar

OVO Energy: DataScience@work seminar

23rd June 2023
14:00 - 16:00

Fry Building, Fry Building, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG


Dave Eagon, Lead Data Scientist

Dr Angharad Stell, OVO Energy


  • 2 – 3.30pm Seminar + Q&A in Room G.13, Fry Building
  • 3.30 – 4pm networking with students and colleagues in Common Room, Fry Building. 
Abstract: OVO is a major UK Energy supplier, headquartered in Bristol, providing gas and power to domestic consumers. The Portfolio Management team is responsible for forecasting, valuing and hedging billions of pounds of commodity each year. In this talk we will discuss the challenges faced by our team in recent years (COVID, Cost of Living, Ukraine), the challenges that are still to come and how we use machine learning, statistics and computer science to manage our risks. We will explore what a typical day in our data science team might look like, the decisions we are responsible for and how we make them.
Dave Eagon has a degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Oxford University and was an investment banker before qualifying as an actuary specialising in finance and investments. He joined OVO in 2021 and now leads the OVO trading data science team. Dr Angharad Stell has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry from Bristol University. She spent two years as a Research Associate in the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at Bristol University before joining the trading data science team in 2022.

About OVO Energy

OVO Energy was founded in 2009 and redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. OVO is on a mission through its sustainability strategy Plan Zero to tackle the most important issue of our time; the climate crisis, by bringing our customers with us on the journey towards zero carbon living. OVO Energy has committed to being a net zero carbon business and achieve bold science-based carbon reduction targets by 2030, while helping members reduce their household emissions at the same time.

For further information about OVO Energy, see their website and their LinkedIn page.