SAN MATEO, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--International Data Corporation (IDC) and GTIA L.L.C. today announced the program for the second SMART TECHnology World conference taking place in San Francisco on March 22-23, 2012. The first ever executive-level conference focused on intelligent systems, SMART TECHnology World provides a forum for executive-level decision makers from various industries, business lines, and financial communities to collaborate on educating and enabling the emerging intelligent systems ecosystem.
“Intelligent Systems: Defined by Connectivity, Cloud and Data”
Following the theme "The Cloud, Big Data, and Connectivity: Driving The Transformation to Intelligent Systems," the SMART TECHnology World program will feature:
Day 1, March 22:
- Opening keynote address by Mario Morales, vice president of Enabling Technologies at IDC and the visionary behind the Intelligent Systems market
- "Deep-dive" analyst sessions with trends and insight into the automotive, connectivity, and emerging markets, specifically Brazil
Day 2, March 23:
- Executive keynote addresses from Microsoft and Intel
- Breakout sessions on automotive, industrial, and enabling technologies from Freescale, General Motors, and others
- Debut of the Intelligent Ecosystem Alliance — an association chartered to enable partnerships in Intelligent Systems, drive standardization, and educate and connect start-up companies and established vendors alike.
In the recent publication Intelligent Systems: The Next Big Opportunity (Doc #230242), IDC reports that the market for intelligent systems already exceeds 1.8 billion units and $1 trillion in revenue today, growing to nearly 4 billion units and more than $2 trillion in revenue by 2015.
"The rapid convergence between consumer technologies and enterprise technologies is creating new challenges and opportunities for technology suppliers and vendors across industries," said Mario Morales, program vice president, Enabling Technologies at IDC. "The transformation that we are witnessing in the embedded market is just the start of markets that will see disruption."
"The convergence of technologies and the transformation across all major sectors of electronics systems will be manifested in the devices in our hands and in the infrastructure of the cloud, including new services and business models enabled by cloud computing," said Reynette Au, executive partner for GTIA L.L.C.
SMART TECHnology World is open to sponsors, attendees, and speakers. For more information about SMART TECHnology World, please visit http://www.smarttechnologyworld.com.
For more information on Intelligent Systems, see IDC's and GTIA's webcast, "Intelligent Systems: Defined by Connectivity, Cloud and Data" at http://seminar2techonline.com/s/gtia_ jan2412.
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. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.
GTIA LLC provides focused, thoughtful, and leading edge research and advisory services for leaders in the intelligent system ecosystem. With a global team of highly experienced analysts and industry executive management team, GTIA leverages over 50 years of industry experience to address the business challenges faced by market leading companies as the embedded system market evolves through fast paced technology shifts and dynamic and innovative business models. Through conferences and advisory services that foster cross industry collaboration, comprehensive research, thought leadership, and insights of the digital supply chain, GTIA enables our customers to influence and capitalize on the intelligent systems market.
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