Principal Research Analyst
Stuart Ravens is a principal research analyst, working in Navigant Research’s Utility Transformations team. Stuart 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. He focuses on how new technologies—such as blockchain and AI—can give utilities future competitive advantage, but also covers the significant barriers to digital transformation and how utilities can manage them to their advantage. Stuart has been an analyst for more than 20 years. For the past ten years, his work has focused on the use of technology by utilities. Stuart 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. He has also worked as an analyst in financial and professional services organizations based in London. Stuart holds an MSc in information science from City University, London.