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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.

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Utilities 2018 Predictions

Nov 2017 - Event Proceeding - Doc # US43217117

by: Gaia GallottiJohn Villali

This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion by the IDC Worldwide Utilities team on the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide industry over the next one to three years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-bu...
This IDC study contains the outlook of IDC Energy Insights' analyst team for the worldwide utility industry for 2018, as well as the planning horizon for the next 24 months and beyond. The outlook is presented through the lens of the 10 pre...
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