Stuart Ravens is a principal research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Utility Transformations program. Ravens focuses on utility digitization, analyzing topics such as IT, analytics, transactive energy, blockchain, and changing utility business models. His work covers utility and vendor strategies for managing the transformation to a distributed future, as well as how new technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, can offer utilities a future competitive advantage. Additionally, he covers the significant barriers to digital transformation and how utilities can manage them to their advantage.
Ravens has been an analyst for more than 20 years. For the past 10 years, his work has focused on the use of technology by utilities. He has played a lead role in the delivery of custom research and advisory work for many utilities, IT vendors, service providers, and renewables specialists. As an expert on the use of IT in the energy industry, he has been invited to speak at conferences around the world. Ravens has also worked as an analyst in financial and professional services organizations based in London. He holds an MSc in information science from City University, London.