IDC FutureScape Web Conferences Will Present 2016 Predictions with a Focus on Digital Transformation
26 Oct 2015
Initial Web conference to explore the major developments reshaping the IT industry; on-demand presentations will explore the decision imperatives leading to digital transformation
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., October 26, 2015 – International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced a new format for its annual predictions presentations. Starting with a live Webcast to be held November 4th at 12:00 p.m. EST, IDC Chief Analyst Frank Gens will present ten major developments that IDC believes will redefine the IT industry over the next 18-36 months and impact every industry that uses IT to compete. Following the live event on November 4th, IDC will offer more than 30 on-demand Web conferences covering topics including Digital Transformation (DX), CIO Agenda, the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing, and more. To register for any of these events, please go to http://www.idc.com/idcfuturescapes2016.
According to IDC, the "next chapter" of the 3rd Platform will unfold as the market moves from the foundation stage to mainstream adoption, at massive scale. With most organizations now utilizing 3rd Platform technologies to drive the digital transformation of their organization, the industry finds itself at an inflection point – those organizations that can rapidly scale their digital transformation efforts by leveraging 3rd Platform technologies will be the ones that thrive in the digital economy. To be successful, organizations need strong leadership to pull away from the pack and emerge as industry front runners.
"In IDC's FutureScape Web conferences, we'll offer predictions and guidance that, together, provide the definitive blueprint for competing and leading in the rapidly-emerging 'DX Economy'," said Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC. "We'll also focus on the adoption of critical new tools like IoT and cognitive technologies, building all-important data pipelines in and out of every enterprise, techniques for reaching 'DX scale' in supply and distribution networks and in customer engagement, and other strategic priorities for executives in 2016."
"With two thirds of CEOs expected to move digital transformation to the center of their corporate strategy in the next several years, the stakes just got higher. Those organizations that can break out of the silos and scale their digital transformation efforts across entire organizations will be best set up to succeed," added Meredith Whalen, Senior Vice President, IT Executive and Industry Research.
To learn more about the IDC FutureScape series, a hallmark of IDC's offerings, please visit: http://www.idc.com/idcfuturescapes2016.
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About IDC FutureScape
IDC FutureScape reports are used to shape enterprise IT strategy and planning by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC's FutureScapes are comprised of a set of decision imperatives designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within the typical three year business planning cycle. Each decision imperative is assessed on the basis of its complexity, organizational impact, and time frame to expected mainstream adoption.
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.
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