The new wave of Chinese smartphone brands, led by Huawei with Xiaomi and then OPPO and vivo not far behind, seem to be pushing across the whole global mobile phone industry. Where does this leave the regional phone players which had become such a prominent part of the industry?
Last month the head of Huawei’s smartphone operations, Richard Wu, celebrating the company’s expansion in 2018, underlined his company’s prediction that it would become the global leader in smartphones maybe by the end of 2019.
Neel Mandal Research Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights Read full bio
It’s no longer only about process innovation or efficiency improvement within the four walls of the enterprise. Manufacturing organizations of all sizes are seizing the opportunity of digital commerce as the next engine of growth. Many are accelerating their uptake of eCommerce as the crucial first step to break into the ecosystem-led commerce/marketplace platform.
Last month, IDC hosted a dinner to launch a new initiative – the European Research Innovation Councils. We have set up four councils as communities of business leaders, analysts and experts centered on AI, Security, Blockchain and Cloud with the goal to collaborate to lead change. The councils form a community of peers and analysts collaborating and meeting on a quarterly basis within a confidential framework that offers the perfect setting for an open discussion on the hottest topics in their respective fields. At the event, we discussed three key themes as outlined below.