Hybrid working? IT’s a digital jungle.

In the wake of profound disruption, the future came into focus. Overnight the world transformed. Businesses were forced to adapt, and fast, with remote working becoming the standard.

Fast forward 18 months and the world is in recovery, adjusting to the long-lasting effects of the pandemic, and compelled by the changes in business practices and infrastructures that are reshaping their IT investment decisions and priorities over the next five years.

The one clear conclusion, IDC asserts, is that

“Technology will play an even greater role in getting us all to the next normal.” *

Discover how to navigate this exciting new terrain.

*IDC FutureScape, Dec 2020

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2022 marks a turning point as the business landscape shifts again. Carla Arend from IDC shares the latest 2021 multicloud survey trends of 925 European IT and business decision makers, as well as discussing:

  • The concept of hybrid working becoming a reality.
  • How organisations must embrace hybrid and multicloud models as the foundation for their work environments, and IT and application modernisation.
  • The need for organisations to efficiently manage their cloud estate to be successful.
  • The importance of addressing the security impacts that can threaten the ability to accelerate forward, and future-proof an organisation's IT for years to come.

Welcome and Introduction

Pierre VIVIER-MERLE, EMEA Digital Innovation & Change Management Director, Insight


IDC business enabling technology predictions for 2022 and multicloud research trends
Carla Arend, Senior Program Director: Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe, IDC

Get insights into what 2022 has in store from the experts at IDC as we discuss the future of work and delve into the multicloud trends shaping today’s work environment.

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Carla Arend is a senior program director with the European software and infrastructure research team, and heads up IDC’s European cloud research.

Arend provides industry clients with key insight into market dynamics, vendor activities, and end-user adoption trends in the European cloud market. As part of her research, she covers topics such as how European organizations are adopting cloud, how cloud drivers and inhibitors are evolving, cloud management, cloud security, data management in the cloud, IoT and cloud, AI and cloud, Devops and cloud, as well as GDPR impact on cloud and cloud code of conduct.

In addition to syndicated research, Arend has worked on many custom consulting projects identifying opportunities in the European cloud market and has authored white papers on subjects such as cloud management, cloud security, data management in the cloud.
Arend is regularly asked to speak at industry events, strategy workshops, sales kick-offs and training, partner events, and end-user events. Arend holds a BA in business administration from University of Mannheim and an MSc in business administration and management of technology from Copenhagen Business School, in addition to course work at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok.


Carla Arend, Senior Program Director: Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe, IDC

Carla Arend

Senior Program Director:
Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe, IDC

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