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Innovating in the DX Economy: From Experimentation to Automation

Join IDC for the 53rd annual Directions conference focusing on the next chapter of 3rd Platform digital innovation and IT industry growth.

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Highlights of Directions 2018



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Featured Keynote

David Autor

Ford Professor of Economics, Associate Head of the MIT Department of Economics, and Research Fellow, NBER, JPAL, and IZA

Automation and Employment: What Should (and Shouldn’t) We Worry About? David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics, Associate Head of the MIT Department of Economics, and Research Fellow, NBER, JPAL, and IZA

Despite a century of remarkable labor-saving automation, the fraction of U.S. adults who work at a job has risen almost continuously for the past 125 years. Why hasn't automation already made our labor redundant and our skills obsolete? And is it about to do so this time? In this talk, MIT economist David Autor will address the paradox of why advancing automation has tended to raise rather than lower employment, highlighting that even as machines displace rote human activity, they complement human expertise, judgment, and creativity.

AGENDA


4 IDC keynotes, 20+ Track breakout sessions, 8 Breakfast and lunch sessions, 22+ Analyst-hosted lunch tables, 70+ Analysts available for 1:1s


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Directions Highlights


  • Full day annual event
  • IDC Keynotes
  • Dynamic featured keynote
  • Track breakout sessions
  • Breakfast and lunch sessions
  • Analyst-hosted lunch tables
  • Analysts available for 1:1s

Meet with Analysts 1:1


  • Sit down with IDC analysts
  • Three timeslots on the agenda for these private one-to-one meetings
  • Discuss your specific situation, challenges and opportunities
  • Sign-up is onsite at the Analyst Connection Kiosk

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