International Data Corporation (IDC), a global leader in providing market intelligence and advisory services for the ICT community, has unveiled an extraordinary convergence of tech visionaries, disruptors, and leaders for its prestigious ecosystem-focused event series, IDC Alliance. With events taking place in the UAE on November 22-23, and in South Africa on October 27-28, IDC Alliance has been designed to revolutionize the way technology businesses collaborate, innovate, and transform their strategies.
“With the expansion of this year’s IDC Alliance, we’re excited to introduce two exceptional platforms where the brightest minds in technology will converge to drive innovation, collaboration, and progress,” says IDC’s group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africaa, Jyoti Lalchandani. “These events stand as a testament to IDC’s commitment to nurturing technology ecosystems across the Middle East and Africa.”
With a focus on cultivating partnerships and navigating the dynamic tech landscape, IDC Alliance will gather the industry’s most influential figures under one roof. These destination conferences will bridge the gap between technology leaders, start-ups, cloud specialists, distributors, vendors, and select enterprise CIOs, creating a unique platform for innovative ideas, transformative insights, and unparalleled networking opportunities.
“Today’s technology landscape demands rapid adaptation and innovation,” says, IDC’s senior vice president and managing director in the EMEA region Steven Frantzen. “In my keynote presentation at IDC Alliance, we’ll delve into the dynamic evolution of ecosystem strategies, where vendors are meeting the call of customer demands for swift digital transformation. Together, we’ll explore the intricate dance of customer-led ecosystem orchestration that’s redefining alliances and forging innovative engagement models. Join me as we uncover the strategies that will shape the future of successful partnerships in this fast-paced digital era.”
Ecosystem strategies are taking a new turn as customer needs and desires steer their evolution. IDC’s projection that 70% of vendors will adopt a customer-led ecosystem orchestration strategy by 2025 underscores the industry’s shift toward collaborative innovation. These dynamic ecosystems will foster symbiotic relationships between multiple entities, such as ISVs, hyperscalers, telcos, service providers, and partners. This interconnectedness is set to deliver specialized solutions tailored to individual customer needs.
Embark on a transformative expedition at the second annual edition of IDC Alliance, the preeminent conference series for the ICT partner ecosystem. Delve into the drivers and success factors propelling future tech ecosystems, explore the elements that define vibrant ecosystems, and unravel strategies for your organization to play a pivotal role. As the tech market becomes increasingly collaborative, IDC Alliance will gather start-ups, cloud specialists, partners, distributors, vendors, and more to catalyze innovation and customer transformation across diverse ICT channels.
The agenda will be packed with thought-provoking panel discussions covering a diverse range of industry trends, challenges, and opportunities.