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Future of Digital Innovation - Agenda

The Future of Digital Innovation - Agenda program provides guidance to C-suite executives at IT buyer companies and to technology suppliers on digitally innovative products and services. The program is focused on advice and studies for IT buyer companies on how to execute on digital innovation including software development that creates value-add and differentiation in their products and corporate systems and understanding what their competitors and peers are doing, along with the benefits and potential returns from embracing innovation. The focus for technology supplier companies is on how to embrace and support/encourage digital innovation by their clients by bringing more enabling technology to them with software solutions, development tools and DevOps tooling, and SaaS and PaaS platforms as well as ways to leverage other apps, development practices, and sourcing and distribution opportunities.


Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Insight into types and sizes of companies developing digital innovation and what they are creating
  • Digital innovation case studies covering multiple industries, highlighting both revenue generation and productivity benefits
  • IDC PeerScape on best practices for implementing digital innovation at IT buyer organizations
  • The vectors of innovation beyond traditional IT development
  • The benefits of building a community around software products built by enterprises
  • How smart organizations are distributing their software innovation
  • Case studies offering insight into successful implementations of digital innovation
  • Best practices used by successful digital innovation factories

Core Research

  • IDC Perspective: The Use of M&As to Procure Strategic Innovation Capabilities or Technologies
  • IDC PeerScape: Lessons from Successful Digital Innovation Factories
  • IDC Survey: What Digital Innovators Are Doing Well and Where They Continue to Build Competencies
  • Future of Digital Innovation Market Glance
  • IDC Perspective: Distribution of Digital Assets
  • IDC Perspective: Culture and Digital Innovation
  • IDC Survey Spotlight: Excerpt from PaaSView and the Developer 2021
  • Market Analysis Perspective: Future of Digital Innovation
  • IDC Perspective: Global Trends in Digital Innovation — Comparing Innovation by Region

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.


Key Questions Answered

  1. Why is digital innovation so important for organizations?
  2. What are the different forms digital innovation may take?
  3. How do businesses build digital innovation capacity?
  4. Who are the leaders, the movers and shakers, setting the lead for digital innovation? What benefits have they achieved?
  5. How does an IT buyer company successfully distribute solutions?
  6. What can technology vendors teach their clients and prospects about becoming a digitally innovative company?
  7. What are the benefits of developing an external collaboration community?
  8. What companies have built a healthy, successful community, and what can be learned from them?
  9. What lessons have been learned by digital innovation pioneers?
  10. What external and internal factors make digital innovation the new necessity within a company?
  11. What are best practices for the digital innovation supply chain?

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Meet the Experts
Al Gillen

Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source

Mickey North Rizza

Program Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce

Nancy Gohring

Research Director, Future of Digital Innovation