IDC CIO Summit returns to Johannesburg

February 11, 2010 • Top Stories

The IDC CIO Summit will be held in JohannesburgIDC’s popular CIO Summit, which debuted in 2009 on the African continent, will take off again this year at Johannesburg’s Emperors Palace on March 16 and 17.

The event will reunite the industry’s foremost global thought leaders, as they present their pioneering visions of the future to more than 80 of the region’s most influential ICT end users, in a two-day ICT conference themed “From pressure to performance”.

“Africa is rapidly becoming a key player on the global investment landscape. As some of the more mature markets in the West are beginning to slow, the world’s leading vendors are increasing their focus on Africa, and it is proving critical for them to maintain a strong and visible presence in the region by participating in cutting-edge industry events such as the IDC CIO Summit”, said Jyoti Lalchandani, Vice President and Regional Managing Director for IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey.

Middle East and Africa IT market is expected to report a double digit growth next year, as companies are focusing on emerging trends such as virtualization, datacenter efficiency, managed services, cloud computing, data and storage management, security, regulatory compliance and IT consolidation, concepts that will be discussed at IDC’s Africa CIO Summit 2010.

IBM, Symantec, Oracle and Sun Microsystems are among the companies that will give in-depth presentations, showcase IT solutions implementations, highlight benefits and engage delegates in interactive sessions.

The event’s Summit Partners are IBM and Symantec, while the Gold Partners are Oracle and Sun Microsystems. The Silver Partners are represented by Infosys and Commvault. is the event’s official Media Partner and Dubai Internet City is the ICT Partner.

IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, a worldwide technology media, research, and events company and a global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. The ICD Summit series, already started this year with a Dubai event, will continue with a similar conference in Istanbul, on March 11 and 12.

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