IDC Directions - Benelux

Digital Infrastructure, Resilience and Sustainability

DIGITAL FORUM | January 19, 2022


How will the Benelux IT industry transform to innovate and deliver on the growing demands for digital infrastructure, resilient IT, sustainability, and digital leadership? Demands fueled by a turbocharged digital transformation through the past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2022 IDC predicts more than half the global economy is based on or influenced by digital:

  • By 2023 IDC predicts that 1 in 2 companies will generate more than 40% of their revenues from digital products and services compared to 1 in 3 in 2020.
  • By 2023 IDC predicts that 80% of enterprises use AI-assisted, cloud-linked governance services to manage, optimize, and secure dispersed resources/data, but 70% don’t achieve full value due to IT skills mismatches.
  • By 2023 IDC predicts that 45% of organizations worldwide will consider sustainability considerations to be “very important for their technology buying decisions.

In the four digital mature Benelux markets, businesses, the public sector, and the IT industry create a unique, innovative drive. An innovative drive that enables digital transformation to progress but requires more transformation in the IT industry.

IDC Directions 2022 will deliver insights and guide business leaders and technology vendors on how they can help organizations prioritize product development, introduce new services, and establish new partnerships to boost customers’ digital resiliency, ensuring their success in the next normal. The sessions will help understand the opportunities and obstacles impacting the accelerating shift toward digital resiliency.

This year’s IDC Directions agenda will feature predictions, insights, and usable guidance from IDC and will be presented by Rick Villars, Group Vice President, Worldwide Research at IDC. He will be joined by IDC’s Research and Consulting Team presenting 2022 insights on Technology, Transformation, and Strategy.



Presentations Slides & Recordings



Time Event & Speakers

Welcome by IDC

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Nordic & Benelux

IDC Directions 2022

Richard Villars

Group Vice President, Worldwide Research, IDC Worldwide

Strategy Insights 2022: From IT industry to digital market

Jan Horsager

Research Director, IDC


Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Nordic & Benelux

Jan Horsager

Research Director, IDC

Richard Villars

Group Vice President, Worldwide Research, IDC Worldwide

Final Remarks

Charlotte Thygesen Poulsen

Vice President, Events and GMS, IDC Nordic & Benelux

Contact Us

Gian Carlo De La Paz

Marketing Specialist, IDC Nordic

Peer Jensen

Senior Sales Director, IDC Northern Europe Region, IDC Nordic

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