Masterclass: Blockchain, Smart Grid, Energy 4.0 …

Neil Williams

01 Jun 2018

On 19 July 2018, NovAzure and Tilix are hosting an engaging energy industry event from 10:30 to 15:00 at IdeaLondon. Buy early bird tickets for £100 + fees & VAT. This 50% discount on the ticket price is available until 23:59 on Friday 22nd June. Standard price tickets are £200 + fees & VAT.

Outline Agenda

This event will deep dive into blockchain’s role in the electrification of everything and showcase a number of interesting startups. As well as technology, we also consider the human elements of inventing, deploying and optimising innovation.

Christopher Gruen will be the master of ceremonies. He will harness the energy in the room and provide a golden thread that stitches the event together.

Key Topics

  • Energy 4.0, Smart Grid, Blockchain
  • Success factors for innovation in energy
  • Key drivers for leveraging social value & business transformation
  • Best practices for enhancing business performance and employee engagement
  • Visions for future work & process organisation

Addressed Audience

  • Energy Industry Leaders & Entrepreneurs
  • Blockchain Subject Matter Experts
  • Investors in Early Stage Ventures
  • HR & Organisational Development
  • Partnership Management

Innovation Management

Dr Neil Williams will lead a discussion on the investor’s view of innovation. The ever changing smart and digital energy is creating a myriad of opportunities around storage, demand side response, AI and blockchain. Entrepreneurs and investors will share ideas on how to methodically and effectively surf these waves.


Hope or hype? The reality is not black or white. There will be an executive briefing from Jean-Jacques Jouanna where he will take a thorough look at the facts, opportunities and myths. This will followed by lively discussion and debate.

Human Factors

Andrew Hancock will discuss why he thinks that technology is unlikely to lead to mass redundancy. This is because people are the vital spark who drive innovation and then provide flexibility to make it work in practice. He will also shares his views on why the skills needed in customer service and back office operations are increasing at a rapid pace.


  Subject to change
10:30 - Coffee & Registration
11:00 - Leading from the Emerging Future
11:45 - Executive Briefing on Blockchain
12:15 - Lunch
13:30 - Blockchain Discussion & Debate
14:15 - The Vital Sparks
14:45 - Summary & Conclusion
15:00 - Refreshments & Networking

Past event success

  • “The speakers were articulate and clear and for what could have been a very dry event, it was timed to perfection and my objectives for the day were met.”
  • “The first thing I did this morning was to sing the praises of yesterday’s seminar.”
  • “It was a very informative event and I have taken a lot out of it.”
  • “I have been to three GDPR events and yours was definitely the most informative and practical.

The Event Hosts

NovAzure and Tilix masterclasses focus on managing innovation within the smart and digital transformation of energy.

Renewables combined with smart, digital control of energy are leading us towards an energy future that is clean and secure. The wealth creation opportunities in this market are proven and continue to grow.

Industry 4.0 is coming down the pike at a speed our the energy sector can barely comprehend. We need to adapt our ways of thinking and working to reap the benefits of electrification of everything, blockchain, machine learning, bots, 3D printing and more.

NovAzure’s origins are in oil & gas, whereas for Tilix they are in electrical engineering. However, we share the same vision and passion smart and digital energy.


Tilix and NovAzure events attract industry professionals who are leading the smart and digital transformation of energy.

We are delighted to offer our sponsors access to senior decision-makers in an intimate environment. Unlike large conferences or summits, the audience of circa 50 people at our events are far more accessible.

The events are focussed and intense with carefully curated topics and speakers. Through collaboration, innovation and real industry insight we are able to design unique marketing experiences that positions our partners as visionaries.

Without competition there would be no need for strategy. Therefore, we invest a lot of time and energy in benchmarking our offer against those from Marketforce, Faversham House, Cornwall Insight etc. We believe there are many unique features in what we do. Also, as you would expect, we can tailor thought-leadership sessions, hospitality packages, display space and on-site event branding to fit our sponsor’s needs.