Rebecca Dibb-Simkin


Product & Marketing Director

Providing your energy supplier with readings is a necessary task, but that doesn’t mean it has to be laborious or a painful experience - we’re focussing our efforts on providing more friction-free methods of doing that.

Rebecca heads up the product and marketing teams at Octopus Energy, one of the newest and fastest growing market entrants in the energy sector. Since their birth in 2016, they’re picking up 30,000 customers a month on average and so far, supply nearly 700,000 UK homes. They’ve now grown to be a £700m+ revenue business and are the supplier behind M&S Energy, they own Octopus Electric Vehicles as well as Affect Energy.

A product and marketing pro for many years, before Octopus, Rebecca was a Head of Product at Hive by British Gas (you may remember Tom Guy’s 2015 Canvas talk), before that Head of Marketing for British Gas’ electrical and dyno services division. During her time at Hive, she led the re-design and launch of the Hive 2 thermostat (the beautiful looking one designed by Yves Behar).

At Canvas, Rebecca will be sharing the insider story behind how Octopus became the first energy supplier to team up with Amazon to provide real-time insight into dynamic energy tariffs. Combined with that, she’ll share some insight into their automation partnerships through IFTTT, allowing physical hardware to choose the most optimum time to operate to help customers save money by automatically choosing to run during off-peak times. She’ll also be discussing the more ‘surprise and delight’ features of the product such as their popular ‘wheel of fortune’ - a rewards initiative for submitting readings. Expect her talk to cross the boundaries of product into marketing.

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Introducing our rockstars

Introducing our rockstars


Lisa Vigar

Senior Product Manager


Ella Fitzsimmons

Head of Narrative Strategy


Stephanie Donald

UX Designer


Lucy Blackwell

Chief Experience Officer


Martyn Reding

Head of Digital Experience


Rebecca Dibb-Simkin

Product & Marketing Director


Rob Muir

Chief Digital Officer



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