Digital Leaders Council
Director, IT Applications
John Pressley is Director of IT Applications at Duke Energy. John’s portfolio includes both products and platforms focused on internal and customer facing initiatives.
Many of the products that his team has developed center around accelerating the roll-out of distributed energy resource (DER) technologies, in support of Duke Energy’s 2050 “zero carbon” goal. His Enterprise IoT platform, solar, EV, and energy storage products are pushing the company in new, innovative directions. John and his team also own and operate the Information Management Architecture (IMA), a critical data hub utilized by thousands of Duke Energy workers. Under his leadership, Duke successfully deployed their Enterprise Hadoop platform, which today has supports use cases and projects that have netted tens of millions of dollars of value. It is John’s goal to continue to transform the modern utility model by leveraging the insights that they collect from Duke Energy’s data.
Prior to joining Duke Energy in 2008, John spent 5 years with Accenture in the high tech and telecom area. He then moved on to work at Wachovia for another 5 years in their IT Corporate and Investment Banking area. He earned his MBA from Wake Forest University.