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21 Mar 2016

Former Head of Americas Power at Thomson Reuters Joins IDC Energy Insights as Research Director

John Villali to spearhead research around utility digital transformation

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 21, 2016 – With more than twenty years of experience in the energy industry and extensive knowledge of North and South American power and natural gas markets, John Villali joins IDC Energy Insights as Research Director. In this role, Villali will be responsible for developing thought leadership in the area of utility digital transformation. With specific industry experience focused on wholesale power supply and demand fundamentals, pricing, commodity trading risk assessment, peak load reduction, and congestion analysis, Villali is uniquely positioned to evaluate and communicate the intricate challenges that face the energy industry today.

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Most recently, Villali 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 division. Villali also held senior roles at prominent businesses including Cambridge Energy Research Associates, RWE Trading Americas, Genscape, and the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). With a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Villali also brings specific experience around energy policy, demand side management, distributed energy management, and the analysis of commodity trading, including the interpretation of fundamental drivers of energy markets and identifying trading opportunities through economic analysis.

"John brings an abundance of relevant industry experience to this role, and will greatly enhance our coverage of the utility industry," said Kevin Prouty, Research Vice President of IDC Energy Insights. "We look forward to working with John to help clients as they navigate through digital transformation and look to IDC Energy Insights for relevant, timely, and fact-based research to drive strategic technology decisions."

To arrange a one-on-one briefing with John Villali, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarah@attunecommunications.com. Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact insights@idc.com ; reporters should email sarah@attunecommunications.com.

About IDC Energy Insights

IDC Energy Insights assists energy businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the utility and oil and gas industries. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc.com/energy, email info@idc-ei.com, or call 508-935-4400. Visit the IDC Energy Insights Community at http://idc-community.com/energy.

Coverage
Regions Covered

United States

Topics Covered

Supply chain management applications

Vertical Markets

Energy, Smart utilities