Marc Hobell

Director, GIS and Location Intelligence, Pitney Bowes

Dr. Marc Hobell is Director, GIS and Location Intelligence, Pitney Bowes Software. Prior to this he was with Grontmij and Ordnance Survey for 12 years, Marc's career was for over 16 years routed in electronic engineering and satellite communications within HM forces and wider international business. He has a MSC in Electrical Engineering with a complementary HND in Electrical and Electronic communications Engineering from Southampton University and the Royal Navy, He has a Msc and PHD in International business and marketing strategy from the University of Glamorgan and has several memberships with the Institute of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Association of Geographic information.

Articles by Marc Hobell

Why technology can restore the public’s trust in utilities firms

by Marc Hobell | July 22, 2015 | No Comments


  A detailed investigation into utility firms has found millions of energy customers in the UK to be ‘paying too much’ for their energy bills. The investigation, lasting a year, was carried out by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and found that over the five years from 2009 to 2011, the UK’s six major […]


Is Data Sharing the Answer to the Smart Metering Challenge?

by Marc Hobell | September 15, 2014 | No Comments


The government’s recent announcement of its £10.6 billion roll-out of smart gas and electricity meter installation has given consumers a hearty dose of sticker shock. For some, the long-term benefits and energy bill savings seem too far away – and too minimal – to justify the immediate installation expense of about £215 per home over […]