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Introducing IDC’s Future Enterprise Podcast Episode – Future of Connectedness

See how IDC’s Future of Connectedness practice explores the timely movement of data across people, things, applications, and processes to create seamless digital experiences.
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Introducing IDC’s Future Enterprise Podcast

Future Enterprise brings you thought-provoking and in-depth conversations on the leading edge of technology.  Our podcast is for business and technology executives and offers applied examples from the field, showing technology trends in action. Expert-led discussions involve envisioning what the future of remote working will be like, or how organizations need to reshape their industries with digitally-enhanced products and services, or leveraging data for competitive advantages.

Speakers in this Episode

Joseph Puccarelli

Joe Pucciarelli

Group Vice President & IT Executive Advisor, IDC

Host of Future Enterprise Podcast

“IDC defines the future of connectedness as the ability for data in motion to create seamless user experiences, regardless of a person’s location, situation or continence.”

IDC Future of Connectedness Lead Carrie MacGillivray

Carrie MacGillivray

Group Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Telecom, Mobility and IoT Research, IDC

“Connectivity and connectedness is the foundation on which organizations can run their technology, that they can engage with their customers, but also can connect their employees.”

Angela Yochem, Executive Vice-President, Chief Transformation and Digital Officer at Novant Health

Angela Yochem

Executive Vice-President, Chief Transformation and Digital Officer at Novant Health

“Enhanced connectivity and continued access to new data sources, are going to offer more opportunities than they will hurdles.”

What is the Future of Connectedness Podcast episode about?

Connectivity is the common denominator in how people, things and processes interact. For consumers and organizations, increased reliance on digital engagement requires reliable and robust connectivity. But, as digital interactions continue to increase, connectivity is not yet seamless or pervasive. Almost half of the world’s population is digitally connected. The global challenge now becomes about addressing the inequalities between those who are connected, and the other half of the world who is not.

In ongoing research on the future of connectedness, IDC tracks CEO priorities. In a post-pandemic economy, connectivity programs have escalated to a top three strategic consideration for business leaders. The future of connectivity is now. Covid-19 has only illustrated how critical it is for information to be created, consumed and shared in real-time. Geographic boundaries no longer exist. And a lot of innovation is now taking place to make remote access more secure, flexible, and scalable, to meet the needs of every enterprise.

On this episode of Future Enterprise, host Joe Pucciarelli, Group Vice President and IT Executive Advisor at IDC, dives into a timely and relatable topic; The Future of Connectedness.

With the help of Angela Yochem, the Executive Vice-President, Chief Transformation and Digital Officer at Novant Health, and Carrie MacGillivray, Group Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Telecom, Mobility and IoT research and the Practice lead for IDC’s Future of Connectedness program, they discuss the critical importance of connectivity through the lens of the healthcare sector and healthcare technology. From tele-health and remote access, to the processes that have changed because of connectedness, there is no topic left untouched. This is a must-listen podcast for any business leader trying to navigate our increasingly digital world.

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Carrie is responsible for leading a team of analysts who cover all elements of the telecom services and mobility markets to develop insightful research and market forecasts. Along with her team, she is responsible for assessing the supply and demand elements at play as organizations look for pervasive connectivity in their workforce, connected things and processes. Carrie is regularly featured on ARInsights ARchitect Analyst Power 100. She was named one of the top 100 5G influencers by Onalytica, May 2019, and one of the top 100 most influential people in the IoT by Onalytica, July 2017. Carrie was also named one of the top 25 most influential women in IoT, by the Internet of Things Institute, September 2016.