About Richard Barton


Partner – Energy & Utilities, Atos UK&I

Richard is a senior leader in the Atos UK Energy & Utilities team, with focus on Transformation projects for utilities and processes for introducing innovation into major client accounts. He is an experienced consultant with over 25 years’ experience of IT enabled transformation projects. He has delivered projects for all the major UK energy supply companies and many of the leading water companies including Thames Water, United Utilities, Anglian Water and Pennon as well as having extensive international experience. He has experience of large scale multi-million and multi-year transformation programmes in both the Customer and Asset arenas.

Recently, Richard developed an IT Strategy for a major European Energy company that considered how new technologies could support their future business needs. He developed a mobile and data strategy approach for a UK electricity distribution company and is now working with a major UK Water Company to enable their business transformation based upon the use of Digital technologies.




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Articles posted by Richard Barton

The Rise of a Decentralized Energy and Utilities World

In launching our Digital Vision for Energy and Utilities opinion paper we wanted the UK’s leading voices in the sector and Atos industry experts to come together and compare views on the key considerations relating to the rise of a decentralized energy and utilities world as well as to gain their feedback on the paper. Atos…

Utilities market overview: consolidation and specialisation

Recent years have seen unprecedented activity in the utilities market, with more electricity and gas retailers than ever before and an opening up of the water market. Yet just as the emergence of the so-called ‘big six’ was driven by the need for companies to make economies of scale, so too will the next wave of consolidation. What’s different this time…

Delivering utilities for Scotland on the Internet of Things

By fusing the physical and virtual environments, the Internet of Things (IoT) creates many more touchpoints for gathering real-time data and turning it into an advantage. Here’s an overview of how Scottish utilities companies can use IoT technologies to transform the way they manage, control and maintain their infrastructures. Connected assets Given the multiple assets that…