IDC offers end users complimentary invitations to its conferences subject to validation. In the process of validating status, IDC will use the following criteria:End Users
End users are considered to be IT professionals, for example, CIOs, IT Directors, IT Managers and Network Specialists. These people will be responsible for their organisation's own internal systems and will not provide services, advice or products to other organisations. Proof of employment may be required to complete the validation process, for example:
- Business card
- Company security entrance card
- Company letterhead
N.B. Where an IT professional works for an IT vendor company it is at the discretion of IDC to allow free or discounted attendance to that person.IT Vendors
If a person is employed by an IT or telecommunications vendor, reseller or consultant, and does not operate as an internal systems specialist, this person will be viewed as an IT vendor and not eligible for free attendance. For example: marketing manager, partnership development, sales and business development.Third-Party Consultants
As a general rule, third-party consultants will be viewed as IT vendors.