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Emilie Ditton

AVP, IDC Energy Insights

Emilie Ditton is AVP for IDC Energy Insights and is the Head of IDC’s Asia/Pacific Energy and Worldwide Mining practices. She has been leading IDC’s mining sector research for the last five years and her core research coverage focuses on the evolution of technology strategies of mining and energy companies as they respond to changing marketplaces, the requirement to create operational excellence, and changing customer expectations. Her research has a particular focus on the interplay among technology, people, and processes within the operations of mining and energy companies. She supports clients by looking at maturity, best practices, and technology ecosystem trends. 


Ms. Ditton is a chemical engineer who started her career in the utilities sector with the Australian Gas Light (AGL) Company in Sydney during the introduction of price deregulation and was a core team member who contributed to modeling the capital value of assets and their utilization across the network as the basis of pricing. Following her work at AGL, she then moved to London, where she worked in senior roles for British Telecom (BT), first in BT Wholesale and then BT Government, assessing opportunities for BT at a time of considerable transformation in ICT use by the U.K. government. She then moved back to Australia and became a senior member of the Ovum Telecoms consulting team in Melbourne before her current role for IDC.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering (with honors) and a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (Finance and Marketing) from the University of Sydney
  • Frequent speaker, presenter, and moderator at IDC, industry, and vendor events, forums, and roundtables
This IDC PeerScape explores four key practices that oil and gas organizations in the Asia/Pacific region should consider when preparing to undertake supply chain transformation."Oil and gas supply chains are complex systems of people, proce...
This IDC MarketScape assesses the capabilities and strategies of technology vendors that work with their mining customers globally to optimize operational processes across extraction, mining, supply chain, and retail, by bringing together t...
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