IT Forum 2017 | Events | IDC CEMA

Digital transformation, a process that is already well underway across geographies and industries, is demonstrating its value by driving innovation. Modern businesses face tough economic and political conditions and are burdened with the need to constantly innovate, seek new opportunities, and defend themselves against disruptive competition. The IT department, viewed as the engine room of innovation, is thus increasingly expected to deliver not only improvements, cost savings, and efficiencies in existing processes, but also real business transformation as well.

The 3rd Platform – and its key pillars of cloud, mobile, social, and big data analytics – is coming into its own as a facilitator of this new generation of technology-led business innovation. Moreover, a new innovation ecosystem is arising on top of the 3rd Platform, made up of emerging technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), machine learning, and next-generation security, as well as advances in user experience (UX). Businesses that develop and embrace a culture of innovation will be best placed to enhance their competitive performance, generate new sources of revenue, and defeat disruptive competition as it arises.

IDC’s 2017 IT Forum will examine the reasons behind the accelerated drive toward innovation and identify the immense contributions that IT managers will be expected to make over the coming years.

 

 

 

 

Roadshow Events

Location
Dakar, Senegal
Date
May 17, 2017
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Amman, Jordan
Date
September 13, 2017
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Date
September 18, 2017
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date
September 25, 2017
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Nairobi, Kenya
Date
November 9, 2017
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Date
November 21, 2017
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Muscat, Oman
Date
November 28, 2017
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Cairo, Egypt
Date
September 11, 2017
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Algiers, Algeria
Date
September 14, 2017
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Tunis, Tunisia
Date
September 21, 2017
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Lagos, Nigeria
Date
October 19, 2017
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Manama, Bahrain
Date
November 14, 2017
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date
November 23, 2017