Thriving in Today's
Digital-First World
IDC Directions

Event Proceedings

Join IDC for our 57th annual Directions conference focused on how to thrive in a digital-first world.

IDC Directions 2022 will be held on Tuesday, March 8 in Boston, Massachusetts and on Tuesday, March 22 in Santa Clara, California. The full-day event includes seven mainstage speakers, 27 breakout sessions, and a closing keynote by renowned technology visionary, Benedict Evans.

Additionally, join IDC analysts, product specialists, and peers to discuss business practices and to experience demos that will help you realize future growth potential.

Join us as IDC's thought leaders present their expert insights, intelligence and guidance for finding success in a digital-first world.

Event Proceedings

IDC Mainstage Speakers

Meet this year's IDC mainstage speakers who will set the stage by sharing insight on how organizations can best position for success in an evolving, digital-first world.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Crawford Del Prete

President, IDC

Thriving in the Digital-First World: How Scale, Trust and Impact Come Together

Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer, IDC

The New Fundamentals of Cloud…and What is Possible When Operating at Scale

Rick Villars

Group Vice President, Worldwide Research, IDC

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DX => Digital-First = Sustainable Digital Business: The CEO Imperative in the Digital-First World

Phil Carter
(presenting only during the Boston event)

Group Vice President, European Chief Analyst and WW C-Suite Tech Research Lead, IDC

How CEOs Are Closing the New Digital Value Gap in a Digital-First World

Sandra Ng
(presenting only during the Santa Clara event)

Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific, IDC

The Future of Enterprise Software Markets

Bob Parker

Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Data Intelligence, Services, and Industry Research, IDC

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Data-in-Motion: Considerations in a Digital-First World

Carrie MacGillivray

Group Vice President & General Manager WW Telecom, Mobility & IoT Research, IDC

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Key Technologies Enabling the Transformation to Purposeful and Mission-led Sustainable Enterprises

Curtis Price

Program Vice President, Infrastructure Services, IDC

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