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IDC Directions 2021 Defines Digital Resiliency to Support Organizations in a Changed World

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International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced details of IDC Directions 2021 – Delivering Digital Resiliency in a Changed World. The two-day virtual event, to be held Tuesday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 16th, will feature more than 30 unique sessions spanning nine topic tracks: Future of Work, Future of Customer & Consumer, Future of Trust, Future of Industry Ecosystems, Future of Intelligence, Future of Connectedness, Future of Digital Infrastructure, Future of Operations, and Future of Digital Innovation.

Over the course of the two-day event, IDC thought leaders will present their expert insights, intelligence, and guidance for finding success in the next normal. Featuring keynote speakers Dr. Tricia Wang, global tech ethnographer, and Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, accomplished author and advisor, the event will bring together top IT and business decision makers from around the globe to discuss how to navigate the challenges of a changing world and build digitally resilient enterprises, poised for long-term success.

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As organizations continue to navigate the challenges of a changing world, digital resiliency will be critical to a successful transition to the next normal. Those achieving digital resiliency and focused on accelerated transformation will more easily adapt and thrive amid changing market conditions.

Session highlights include:

  • Adapting to the New Competitive Forces in a Post Pandemic World; presented by Meredith Whalen, Chief Research Officer, IDC
  • Creating an Autonomous Enterprise: The Keys to Delivering Self-Regulating Business & IT Systems; presented by Rick Villars, Global Vice President, Worldwide Research, IDC
  • Employee Experience Fuels Organizational Resilience; presented by Laura Becker, Research Manager, Employee Experience: Benefits, Wellness and Employee Engagement, IDC
  • Enterprise Applications: Relevance Requires New Innovation; presented by Mickey North Rizza, Program Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce, IDC
  • Intelligent Automation in the Era of AI; presented by Maureen Fleming, Program Vice President, Worldwide Intelligent Process Automation Market Research & Advisory Service, IDC
  • The Strategic Assessment of Risk: Building the Foundation of Cyber Resiliency and Trust in Your Organization; presented by Christina Richmond, Program Vice President, Worldwide Security Services, IDC
  • Ten Tips for Powering Resilient, Autonomous IT Operations with Policy, Programmability and Observability; presented by Mary Johnston Turner, Research Vice President, Cloud Management, IDC

For more information on IDC Directions 2021, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or via email at To register for the virtual event, being offered complimentary to all registrants, please visit HERE.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading tech media, data, and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn.