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The Digital Business Impact of AI Everywhere

IDC Directions

San Jose, CA

IDC Directions 2024 - San Jose, CA

IDC believes that the next phase of the market transition towards AI Everywhere will focus on delivering quantifiable business impact from ongoing AI investments. This will play out across three broad categories:

  1. Productivity gains, as AI breathes new life into automation initiatives across ITOps, software development and business processes.
  2. Compelling experiences to enable employees, customers, partners and suppliers to interact with AI-infused applications in completely new ways.
  3. Generate new revenue streams, as AI-enabled business models accelerate potential for growth.

It will also mean new questions will be asked at every layer of the tech stack: What’s the optimal infrastructure environment (Cloud, On-Prem/Edge) for the various types of AI models? How will infusing AI in applications lead to monetization? And how will new value accrue due to the AI Transformation of services?

Join us at IDC Directions 2024 as we explore these themes, answer the emerging questions and showcase the Digital Business Impact of AI Everywhere!


Wednesday, April 3, 2024 -- 7:15 am - 4:50 pm
San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Registration Rates
Standard Rate: $895

Attention IDC Clients: contact your IDC account executive for a complimentary registration code for your tickets to Directions 2024.

Why Attend?

Who Attends

Directions is attended by executives from ICT companies, technology professionals, and members of the investment community, including those in: Executive management, IT, marketing/business development, product management, strategy and planning, financial services, and more.

Event Benefits

Get the intelligence and guidance to identify growth opportunities

Connect directly with IDC analysts during 20-minute private meetings

Customize your day with eight mainstage presentations, 15+ breakouts, and multiple networking opportunities

Network, learn, and share with colleagues and potential business partners

Enjoy post-event, online access to Directions presentations


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Wednesday April 3, 2024
7:15 AM

IDC Product Showcase - Open Throughout the Day

7:15 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM

IT and The AI Moment

9:10 AM

Addressing the Burning AI Questions

9:15 AM

The IT Industry's AI Pivot: Thinking Global, Delivering Local

9:35 AM

Thriving Strategy for an AI Era: Reinvent Business Model to Unlock Defensible Moats

9:55 AM

Q&A with Meredith Whalen, Rick Villars and Ritu Jyoti

10:20 AM

Networking Break & IDC Product Showcase

10:25 AM

Analyst 1:1 Meetings - Session #1

10:50 AM

Analyst 1:1 Meetings - Session #2

11:20 AM

From Breakthrough to Impact: Monetizing AI in the Enterprise

11:45 AM

Optimizing Infrastructure for the GenAI Era

12:05 PM

The New Era of Experience Orchestrated Applications

12:25 PM

Q&A with Ritu Jyoti, Mickey North Rizza and Matt Eastwood

12:50 PM

Lunch and Lunchtime Sessions

1:00 PM

Lunch & Learn Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

1:05 PM

Analyst 1:1 Meetings - Session #3

1:35 PM

Analyst 1:1 Meetings - Session #4

2:00 PM

Afternoon Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:35 PM

General Session

3:45 PM

Closing Keynote: Clarity in uncertain times: what to expect from today's economic and political uncertainty

4:20 PM

Closing Reception


Crawford Del Prete

President, IDC

Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer, IDC

Rick Villars

Group Vice President, Worldwide Research, IDC

Ritu Jyoti

Group Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Research, Global AI Research Lead, IDC

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Worldwide C-Suite and Digital Business Research, IDC

Philip Carter

Group Vice President, Worldwide Thought Leadership Research, IDC

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cloud, Developers and Alliances, IDC

Mickey North Rizza

Group Vice President, Enterprise Software, IDC

Bjoern Stengel

Global Sustainability Research and Practice Lead, Sustainable Strategies and Technologies

Gina Smith, PhD

Research Director – IT Skills for Digital Business, IDC

Holly Muscolino

Group VP, Content Strategies and the Future of Work, IDC

Kevin Permenter

Research Director, Financial Applications, IDC

Leslie Hand

Group Vice President, IDC Retail & Financial Insights, IDC

Mary Johnston Turner

Research Vice President, Future of Digital Infrastructure, IDC

Stewart Bond

Vice President, Data Integration and Data Intelligence Software, IDC

Frank Dickson

Group Vice President, Security & Trust, IDC

Amy Loomis

Research Vice President, Future of Work, IDC

Jennifer Hamel

Research Director, Enterprise Intelligence Services, IDC

Vijay Bhagavath

Research Vice President, Cloud and Datacenter Networks, IDC

Arnal Dayaratna

Research Vice President, Software Development, IDC

Ryan O'Leary

Research Director, Privacy and Legal Technology, IDC

Marci Maddox

Research Vice President, Digital Experience Strategies, IDC

Leslie Rosenberg

Research Vice President, Network Life-Cycle Services and Infrastructure Services, IDC

Tom Mainelli

Group Vice President, Devices & Consumer Research, IDC

Kathy Lange

Research Director, AI Software, IDC

Michelle Abraham

Research Director, Security and Trust, IDC

Elaina Stergiades

Research Director, Software and Hardware Support Services, IDC

Gard Little

Vice President, Global Services Markets and Trends, IDC

Christopher Campbell

Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions

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Directions 2024 will take place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, located in the center of Downtown San Jose.

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San Jose Marriott

301 South Market Street, San Jose, California 95113 – (408) 280-1300

For your convenience, we have reserved a limited number of rooms at the San Jose Marriott. Special conference rates will be offered through March 11, 2024, based on availability. Note: the block may fill prior to that date, based on demand.
Make a reservation by clicking the link below or by calling (408) 280-1300 and referencing: IDC Directions 2024. Conference Room Rate: USD $249

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