Roberta  Bigliani
Roberta Bigliani
Group Vice President, Head of IDC Insights and IDC Future of Work Executive Lead - Europe, IDC

Roberta Bigliani is a group vice president at IDC. She leads the European industry research teams, which includes coverage of energy, financial services, healthcare and life science, government, manufacturing, and retail. She is also the executive sponsor for Europe of IDC's Future of Work Practice and the IDC IT/OT Integration Strategies Practice.

In her role she offers strategic direction and advice to both vendors and end-user clients. Her main areas of expertise include industry transformation, with a special focus on energy companies, the application of new technologies to enhance business processes, digital transformation, future of work, customer experience, and IT and OT integration.

She is a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences and is widely quoted in the media. She is based in the IDC Italy office in Milan.

BACKGROUND

Roberta Bigliani has about 30 years' experience in consulting, advisory, and research. Before joining IDC in 2007, she worked for 15 years at Accenture, where she led innovative consulting projects for major utilities and oil and gas companies.

EDUCATION/INDUSTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• 1991 — graduated summa cum laude in business administration and economics at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy

• 2008 — joined the European Commission DG Information and Society consultation group on smart grids

• 2009 — led a project on ICT in the European utilities industry, on behalf of the European Commission, DG Enterprise & Industry

Follow her on Twitter @rbigliani.