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Viale Monza 14
20127 Milan, Italy

IDC4EU – European Government Consulting is the specialized group delivering data-based value to European governments and policy makers, leveraging IDC research and intelligence services in the ICT market. IDC4EU interacts closely with global and European IDC offices which count on the expertise of more than 1,100 analysts in over 110 countries worldwide.

The emerging data market and data economy have a central role in IDC’s research agenda. IDC’s foundation research is based on approximately 300,000 interviews per year to ICT business users or suppliers (of which 60,000 in Europe), producing an extensive amount of data covering all the technology domains and representing the company’s key assets.

IDC4EU is engaged in the monitoring and measurement of the European data market and economy on behalf of the European Commission and carries out extensive research on digital transformation (DX) and the main ICT drivers, including for example IoT and Artificial Intelligence. In March 2018, IDC has been named the number one digital transformation (DX) brand in the world, according to a new report from influencer relationship management software company Onalytica. The report also identified IDC EMEA as a Top 25 DX brand and IDC UKI as a Top 100 DX brand.

 IDC4EU studies the development of the data ecosystem, the main framework conditions enabling the development of the data economy in Europe and its ultimate socio-economic impacts. IDC is also engaged in research on the emerging industrial data platforms and personal data platforms, within the context of the data market value chain. In addition, IDC4EU is engaged in research domains like privacy protection in big data and privacy-preserving technologies development.

In more than 25 years of experience in the analysis of the ICT markets and the assessment of their impacts on economies and society, IDC4EU has built strong connections with an extended partners’ network from the community of leading European socioeconomic research centres, universities, consulting companies and policy makers and promotes IDC cooperation with them. Furthermore, IDC4EU is member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and is fully committed to the success of the Big Data Value initiative.

IDC4EU applies a wide range of high-level proven methodologies to its research and consulting activities:

•                     Monitoring and Benchmarking of ICT markets in Europe and the world

•                     Development and measurement of KPIs of research impacts

•                     Socio-economic impacts assessment of ICT and data-driven innovation

·                Digital economy forecasting scenarios

·                ICT foresight analysis and scenarios development

•                     Development of ICT Research and Innovation strategies

•                     Policy impact assessment and advice

•                     Research-to-Market consulting service for researchers to bridge the gap from the lab to the market

•                     Communication and dissemination toolkits development

IDC4EU methodologies have all been implemented in studies and projects for the European Commission and other European institutions (with a specific focus on H2020 projects) and for private clients. To ensure quality in the delivery of research and consulting services, IDC4EU applies project, quality and risk management procedures mandated by IDC EMEA, which is ISO9001 certified.

In order to boost the reach out of its ICT-projects and initiatives, IDC4EU closely collaborates with IDG (IDC’s mother company), the world’s leading technology media, events and research company reaching an audience of more than 280 million technology buyers in 97 countries.

Viale Monza 14

20127 Milan


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