Research Director, Energy Insights
John Villali is a Research Director for IDC Energy Insights, primarily responsible for thought leadership in the area of utility digital transformation. Villali joins the IDC Energy Insights group with an impressive background in the power and natural gas markets. Villali's expansive experience within the energy industry, providing superior market insight and having first-hand experience with the needs and desires of energy industry customers, makes him a natural fit for IDC and a great addition to the Energy Insights team. Villali works out of the IDC offices in Framingham, Massachusetts. You can connect with him by joining the IDC Community energy blog, which he contributes to regularly.
Villali's skillset stems from a deep history in the North American power and natural gas markets. That experience has given him the ability to expertly evaluate and communicate the intricate challenges that face the energy industry today. Villali most recently worked as a Principal Consultant, with a concentration on wholesale and retail power markets at DNV-GL. Before his time at DNV-GL, he was Head of Americas Power at Thomson Reuters, supporting their Commodities and Energy divisions. Villali has additionally held senior roles at other prominent businesses such as: Cambridge Energy Research Associates, RWE Trading Americas, Genscape, and the Science Applications International Corporation.
Some of Villali's industry accomplishments include a vast practice in integrated electric resource planning, statistical analysis of electric utilities generation output, and the impact of demand-side management (DSM) programs on electric power markets. Most recently, in 2015, Villali and his team at Thomson Reuters were awarded Energy Risk’s Innovation of the Year for creating and launching a Brazilian wholesale power market trading tool. Villali's educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a minor in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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Showcasing GE's Strategy and Success at GE Minds and Machines
Kimberly Knickle, John Villali, Kevin Prouty
Dec 2016 - Doc # US42066316 IDC Perspective
This IDC Perspective highlights GE's portfolio, overall strategy, and recent acquisitions and the recent GE Minds and Machines conference in November 2016."GE is building out its capabilities to support the digital thread and the digital tw...purchase document
Perspective: The Movement to Blockchain in Energy Trading — Slowly But Surely
John Villali, Bill Fearnley
Dec 2016 - Doc # US41987516 Perspective
This IDC Energy Insights Perspective discusses the expected movement to blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) within energy trading. This Perspective highlights a couple of recent examples of the use of blockchain in energy tra...purchase document