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

Roberta Bigliani is vice president of IDC Energy Insights, IDC Financial Insights, IDC Government Insights, IDC Health Insights, IDC Manufacturing Insights, and IDC Retail Insights in Europe. In her role she offers strategic direction and advice to both vendors and end-user clients. She joined IDC in 2007 to create the European Energy business unit, and is now responsible for research-based advisory and consulting services across all industries. In 2017 she created the IDC Future of Work practice, for which she remains the executive sponsor for Europe. Her main areas of expertise include business and IT issues relevant to utilities and oil and gas companies, as well as digital transformation, the future of work, customer experience, and IT and operational technology integration. She is based in the IDC Italy office in Milan.


Roberta Bigliani has over 25 years' experience in the utilities and oil and gas industries. Before joining IDC, she worked for 15 years at Accenture, where she led innovative consulting projects for major utilities and oil and gas companies.


  • 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
  • She is a frequent speaker, presenter, and moderator at industry conferences, and is widely quoted in the media