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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 Survey presents key findings from IDC's 2017 Worldwide Mining Technology Decision Maker Survey. The report looks at where mining companies in South Africa are honing in across 3rd Platform — cloud, mobility, analytics, and social —...
IFS World Conference 2018: Change Is on the Horizon

May 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # AP43809618

by: Emilie Ditton

This IDC Perspective provides an analysis of the discussions held at the IFS World Conference in Atlanta on May 1 to 3, 2018. "IFS delivers products that its customers love and makes them a pleasure to use. The company wants to achieve grow...
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