As vice president, Ivano Ortis is responsible for managing IDC Manufacturing Insights and IDC Retail Insights in Europe, providing strategic directions for the groups and advising vendor and end-user clients.
Ivano worked three years as a Managing Director for the Retail Industry at Accenture. In this role, he managed the business and growth plans for large retail enterprises across food and fashion industries in Europe by designing, driving to market and implementing innovative business services and differentiating value propositions leveraging strategy, consulting, technology, digital and business process outsourcing capabilities. Prior to Accenture, he spent 8 years at IDC managing IDC Retail Insights International business unit for EMEA and APAC and leading IDC’s advisory practice globally on omnichannel retail and consumer experience strategies. Ivano has been exposed to digital transformations from strategy to implementation, and continued focusing on emerging technologies like IoT, software and communication-driven industry innovations throughout his career. He has been a trusted advisor for business and IT executives throughout 20 years of experience in management consulting, system integration, enterprise software, and telecommunication, with past experiences at Nokia, Fiat, Vodafone, Andersen Consulting and Harris semiconductor.
Ivano holds a Master Degree in Computer Science & Telecommunication Engineering from Polytechnic University, Milan. He frequently speaks at industry events, participate in industry technology awards juries like the Retail Technology Awards and contribute to industry articles on innovation trends and implementation best practices.