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IDC CxO Directions Forum

Navigating the Winds of Change in a Digital-First Europe

The Storm of Disruptions

In the face of rapid technological change and global economic and political volatility, organizations are looking for new ways to increase operational efficiency and resilience and future-proof their business models. IDC CxO Directions 2023 will take you through the current "storm of disruptions" and market uncertainties and deliver insights and identify what’s around the corner for the technology market in 2023. 
We are moving from one crisis to the next and organizations must be able to adapt to any disruptions to their business. Resiliency and agility are crucial to business success in periods of uncertainty with disrupted supply chains, rising inflation, geopolitical instability, energy price spikes, increasing cybersecurity threats, skills shortages and the ongoing global pandemic.

Companies looking to compete in this environment must be clear about which storms are going to have the biggest impact on their industry and on their organization and devise a strategy to mitigate the risks as much as possible. IT leaders are often tasked with leveraging technology to reduce the cost of running the entire business, putting a lot of pressure on IT to optimize processes. This has proven to be a challenge because of the skills gap where organizations cannot attract and retain talent.
Why Attend?
Future insights not only provide fresh perspectives but can help us adapt to the new opportunities, risks, and challenges that could arise as the post-pandemic world unfolds.

IDC CxO Directions 2023 will provide forward-looking insights around CxO strategies and priorities for optimizing digital infrastructure architectures, intelligent automation, governance, staffing, skills, vendor relationships, and infrastructure sourcing.
We will also share a perspective on how to maximize business resiliency, optimize application and business performance.



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Tuesday January 24, 2023

Attendee login & Networking


IDC Welcome Address & Instructions


IDC Keynote: Accelerating the Digital Business


Splunk Keynote: Predictions 2023: Strategies for Turbulent Times


GN Group Case: How Denmark's best CIO navigates the turbulent times


Dell Technologies Keynote: Build your breakthrough with multicloud on your terms


Tricentis Keynote: Closing the data gap: Where your money is lost in testing


Coffee Break


ING Belgium Case: How to deliver a digital-first strategy while facing disruptions


KONE Case: Bringing digital transformation to life in times of uncertainty


Scania Group Case: Accelerating Digitalization in Manufacturing … and elsewhere


Panel Discussion with IDC, Dell Technologies & Tricentis


Closing Remarks followed by Networking

Key Topics

These are the main areas we will discuss at IDC CXO Directions

A Digital-First Strategy to Deliver a New Business Model

The evolving technology architecture enabling digital transformation

A Clear ESG Execution Plan

Navigating the storms of disruption

People to People: Redefining employee experience

New digital experiences will require reconfiguration of physical environments

Tech architectures for success

Intelligence & Automation Everywhere

Digital Sovereignty, Web3, Metaverse, AI, Quantum Computing etc.

New engagement models with Tech Vendors


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Knowledge Hub

10 Top Technology Predictions - IDC European FutureScape 2022

Watch our predictions from last year
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5 Technology Priorities for the European C-Suite in the Next 12 Months

Disruption is increasing in intensity for industries around the globe and raising levels of uncertainty for many organizations in Europe. This includes growing inflation and a potential recession, with collective action at the EU level complicated by differing national priorities
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Organizations Risk Falling into a Digital Abyss on the Path to Digital Transformation

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Dinner events

IDC Forums are hybrid and will, on request, be followed by small-scale, personal dinner events, where you can network with Senior Business Decision-makers, IDC Analysts and our sponsor partners. The personal dinner events take place in the following cities: Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Brussels, and Amsterdam.

Joining a dinner event offers an excellent opportunity to meet and connect with other senior business decision-makers and have some great conversations about a specific topic of your professional interest. The event will be facilitated by one of our IDC Research Directors, who will present new IDC data and insights and facilitate the discussion during the evening, typically at a five star restaurant from 17.00-21.30 on a weekday.

If you are interested in being invited to our dinner events, please email IDC Conference Director Camilla Hove Toft at chovetoft@idc.com or Peer Jensen at pjensen@idc.com if you would like to sponsor one of them.

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Camilla Hove Toft

Conference Director, IDC

Peer Jensen

Senior Sales Director, IDC Northern Europe Region, IDC Nordic

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