Ian Scott is a quantitative economist with 10+ years of international experience in consulting and research covering economic analysis, data science and statistics, government policy, and market modelling throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. Ian recently completed a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) as part of the MIT Portugal Program. Ian is passionate about the application of the economic and statistical sciences to real world problems. His research interests include decision making and modelling market behaviour in the energy sector, the application of blockchain technology, and the development of smart cities. He is currently developing blockchain based solutions for several smart city applications including waste management and peer-2-peer electricity trading as part of the NOVA Cidade Urban Analytics Lab.