IDC Successfully Concluded the First Edition of IDC Insights Digital Summit 2015: A Collaborative Platform of IT and Business Leaders
18 Aug 2015
International Data Corporation (IDC), a premier global provider of market intelligence and advisory services hosted the first edition of IDC Insights Digital Summit on 7th and 8th of August in New Delhi. The IDC Insights Digital Summit has been architected as the first platform for business leaders to come together to travel the journey towards digital nirvana.
IDC research reveals that companies which are winning across various industries are those who are able to travel the digital transformation journey the fastest. These organizations are creating economic value on five pillars of digital transformation: the digital vision, the people strategy, information architectures, new operating models and transformation of the Omni-channel experience. Together, these pillars drive the Digital Transformation. Digital transformation is as much about organization, change management and new business models as it is about people, process and technology.
Jaideep Mehta, Managing Director, IDC South Asia, shares, “Digital has evolved from a set of technologies to become a foundational constituent of business strategy, industry transformation and widespread disruption. It’s impact is visible across services and industrial sectors already. IDC Insights Digital Summit 2015 aims at bringing together insights and interactions on Digital transformation, the disruption it is causing and the new business opportunities it is presenting in what has become the next wave of business.”
Shalil Gupta, Associate Vice President – Insights and Consulting says, “Journey of organizations from being digital resisters to digital disruptors is a quintessential aspect that is bringing about the revolution in today’s businesses. IT is being leveraged in unprecedented ways to strengthen brands, engage new customers and deepen relationships with existing ones. Digital technology is making it relatively easy for companies to collaborate with design, R&D and product development partners across the globe through seamless, single platforms. “
Digital Transformation Index in India has rapidly evolved. Almost 67% of the respondents are in between digital player and digital explorer stages as survivors whereas, only 5.5% of respondents have achieved a significant maturity at as thrivors. What organizations require is fuel the resources in terms of leadership, funding and skills to accelerate on digital transformation maturity.
The summit was adorned with distinguished speakers from IDC:
Avneesh Saxena, Group Vice President, Domain Research Group, IDC Asia/Pacific
Dr. Christopher Holmes, Managing Director - IDC Insights Asia Pacific
Jaideep Mehta, Managing Director, IDC South Asia
Shalil Gupta, Associate Vice President – Insights and Consulting
Emilie Ditton, Head, Asia Pacific Energy Insights and Vertical Markets
Partnering with IDC in this Summit is Spencer Stuart, the world's premier leadership advisory firm. Using their vast experience with helping global companies with their digital strategies, Spencer Stuart will share insights on impact of Digital across organizations, including how traditional organizations are thinking about Digital, the disruption it is causing.
The summit was attended by a select group of CIOs and IT Leaders along with business collaboration leaders primarily from Marketing, Finance, Sales and Operations domain from the leading enterprises in India. It encompassed workshops keynote speeches, peer-to-peer discussions and roundtables creating a perfect platform to share experiences and engage the audience making it an interactive session.
The highlight of the agenda was launch of Digital Index which showcased the state of play in the digital transformation journey, the maturity levels and the steps that organizations need to take to go to the next level. CIOs and IT leaders could directly access the IDCs local and global analysts at the same time.
The Summit evening was action packed with live performances from the pioneers of the fusion rock genre, Indian Ocean, who kept the audience captivated. The day two of the summit was also well received starting with the power breakfast session, IT security roundtable and digital leader session.
As Digital becomes all pervasive in the corporate world, the IDC Insights Digital Summit 2015 sure is established as one of India’s premier digital transformation.
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