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John Villali

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.

Blockchain Applications for Energy Companies

Apr 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43702518

by: Chris Niven,  John Villali

This IDC Perspective examines what oil and gas and utilities (energy) companies are doing with blockchain to digitally transform their business. Several blockchain pilot projects that are ongoing in the energy sector can impact processes th...
This IDC Perspective highlights some of the core areas where digital transformation (DX) initiatives are happening in the power and utility spaces."Although slower than many industries, the power and utility sectors are making digital advan...
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