IDC Predictions 2020

Austria, January 28, 2020


In a largely unwritten future and with the new decade, anything is possible. As digital transformation matures and next-generation technologies continue to accelerate the pace of innovation, the ICT industry is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Hyper-everything has become the New Normal, setting the stage for the new decade where leading businesses are built with hyperscale capacity, in hyperconnected ecosystems, moving at hyperspeed. Enter the Future Enterprise, where advantage rests on those who employ laser-focus on applying digital technologies to address the future of work, customer engagement, intelligence, operations, and leadership.

IDC unveils its top ICT predictions in its annual IDC Predictions event, offering guidance to shape the DX strategies and business objectives of both technology users and their vendor partners navigating through this era of change. The future belongs to those with 20/20 vision. Glimpse the new decade and what it takes to stay ahead at IDC Predictions 2020.

Key Topics


Accelerated Disruption – Navigating Business Challenges as Volatility Intensifies


Competing at Hyperscale


Sense, Compute, Act – Maximizing


Driving the Future Enterprise


Maximazing Data Value


Future of Work – Agile, Augumented, Borderless and Reconfigurable


AI, Human and Organizational „Learning” Fuels Asymetrical Advantage


Intelligence everywhere: AI’s Opportunities and Implications

General Information


Hotel Imperial Vienna


28 January 2020


4.00 p.m. - 9. p.m.


Time Event & Speakers

Registrierung & Begrüßungskaffee


Welcome Note

Gerald Giefing
Interim. Country Manager, IDC Austria
Jacqueline Knollmayr

The Future Enterprise in the Digital Economy

Steven Frantzen
Senior VP, EMEA Region & MD, CEMA Region, IDC

The world has entered a period of unprecedented change and transformation given the extraordinary impact that technology is having on business and society and the emergence of the digital economy. This session will examine some of the key DX-driven developments and trends in the ICT industry, while summarizing some of IDC’s expectations for those technologies that will forever transform the enterprise. It will also address enterprises must be done in terms of technology, leadership and value to survive in the digital economy.


EU Green Deal – Digitalization needs Design

Friedrich Schmoll
Director Digital Transformation, Umweltbundesamt

Recovery Readiness

Christian Schirmeier
Partner Business Evangelist, Commvault Systems Austria

Snackpause & 1-2-1 Meetings


Artificial Intelligence - Hype or Opportunity?

Thorsten Gressling
Business Leader – Artificial Intelligence, TIMETOACT Group

CIO Reborn

Ali Farahani
CIO, Roxcel Holding

In the age of innovation and accelerated disruption, where customer expectations are rising like never before, only organizations that are both willing and capable of transformation can compete in the new digital economy. There is no escaping the relevance and need for AI and the crisis of digital trust will confront enterprises with new challenges. Modern businesses want to leverage technology to gain the competitive edge that will not only secure their market share, but also generate more revenue, while reducing costs and risks.
As a consequence, the role of CIO has shifted from being merely a technologist and a service provider to being a digital business instigator, an ambassador of transformation, and a leader. Unfortunately, despite all their knowledge and efforts, not all CIOs are capable of breaking through the personal, cultural, and political barriers to bring about the necessary changes, hence failing in their new mission.


Hyperscale, Hyperspeed and Hyperconnected: Opportunities and Risks for the Austrian Economy

Bernhard Bauer
Senior Vice President Digital Industries, Siemens CEE
Gerald Giefing
Interim. Country Manager, IDC Austria
Thomas Hafner
General Manager, Xerox Austria

Networking Dinner & 1-2-1 Meetings


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Hotel Imperial
Kärntner Ring 16
1010 Wien


Hotel Imperial Wien

Unlock 20/20 Vision

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Over the next 5 years, the digitizing economy will dramatically scale up and speed up. The pace of digital-powered innovation and operation will speed up by 10-fold or greater. This increased scale and speed of innovation and operation will be powered by hyperconnected operating models: sourcing value from - and distributing value through - massive, API-based digital platforms and communities.

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