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IDC to hold annual Directions conference on May 6th

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International and local ICT analysts will present on the shifting technology marketplace at IDC's annual Directions conference on May 6th.

"Australia is shifting to a technology marketplace in which 1.0, 2.0 and other '.0' labels no longer make any sense. It's a marketplace defined by continuous, parallel and global streams of innovation: in offerings, development models, distribution models and usage models," said Graeme Muller, managing director, IDC Pacific.

"In this 'X.0' marketplace, an explosion of convergence is driving new, mashed-up offerings and models, fuelling new demands in traditional and emerging customer segments, and redefining industry alliances. The leaders in this new marketplace will be those who shape and master the new business models and offerings," added Muller.

A line-up of IDC's International experts will discuss global trends which will have an impact on Australia's IT sector.

  • Philippe de Marcillac, executive vice president of international business units, from Boston, will discuss enterprise IT in the post-disruption marketplace
  • Eric Owen, vice president, telecommunications Europe, from London, will present on telecom transformation and revolution across the industry
  • Scott Langdoc, vice president of research and business leader, from Boston, Global Retail Insights will present on Industry X.0: Industrial Strength Customer Relationships

IDC's local experts will present directly on trends in the Australian market.

  • Tim Dillon, associate vice president research will present IDC's latest forecast for management survey results
  • Chris Morris, research director, services, Asia Pacific, will discuss the need for IT value driving services management adoption
  • Graeme Muller, managing director will facilitate the event and will be available for networking opportunities throughout the day

Additionally, Linda Kennedy, president IDG and CIO magazine editor will facilitate a CIO panel discussion. 2008’s Directions conference is especially significant for IDC as it is also celebrating its 30th year in Australia in 2008.

The Directions conference will be held on Tuesday 6th May 2008 at the Westin Hotel in Sydney.

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