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Michael Valocchi

Michael Valocchi

Vice-President/Partner Global Energy and Utilities Leader

IBM Global Business Services

Michael is currently the Global Energy and Utilities Industry Leader for IBM Global Business Services. In that role, he is responsible for the development and execution of the industry strategy to delivery consulting services as well as the development and direction of the Industry thought leadership and solutions strategy. Prior to this position, Michael was a Business Strategy Partner with IBM Global Services. Michael has 24 years experience serving energy and utility clients, has proven leadership skills and expertise in financial, strategic, operational and regulatory issues, and has directed, managed and delivered solutions to complex business problems and issues. Michael is an accomplished business strategist with deep experience in leading complex client projects in the areas of financial, operational and regulatory strategy with specific expertise in smart grid strategy, policy and regulatory strategy and large scale technology implementation. He successfully delivered projects in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, trading and risk management, cost control, financial re-engineering, asset strategy, regulatory strategies and market entry studies. Michael has in-depth financial and accounting experience in areas of mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, control structures, cost allocation and rate structures. He is recognized for deep industry knowledge, being responsible for the development of industry point of views and various thought leadership pieces. He was the lead author on two recent publications on the role of the consumer in the transformed energy and utility industry and has authored the following paper in the last 3 years: Switching Perspectives: Lighting the Way: Understanding the Smart Energy Consumer, Plugging in the Consumer and a CEO Survey Perspective. Earth2Tech ranked Michael on The Networked Grid 100 list, a compiling of the top 100 “Movers and Shakers” of the Smart Grid. Michael is a frequent speaker at industry events around the world and is regularly quoted in major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Fortune, USA Today, Public Utilities Fortnightly, Electric Light & Power, LP, Platts and The Financial Times. He has also appeared in numerous television programs including CNBC and satellite media channels discussing Smarter Energy and Smarter Cities topics. Michael serves on The Energy and Utilities Project Executive Board for Kyoto Publishing. Michael holds a BS in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.
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