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Cloud Summit East Africa to kick off in Kenya

April 3, 2012 • Events

The inaugural Cloud Summit East Africa, proudly supported by the Kenyan ICT Board, will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi from 5 to 6 June 2012.

The inaugural Cloud Summit East Africa will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi from 5 to 6 June 2012 (image: Cloud Summit East Africa)

Hosted by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events, the summit provides a platform for IT professionals, Chief Information Security Officers and cloud computing experts from top global companies to discuss crucial industry issues facing IT security and cloud computing.

A global focus has been put on computing, security and continuously evolving technologies. The summit will allow industry experts to engage, collaborate and develop new strategies and best practices for their business.

The 2-day event will prompt debate on highly relevant and important topics and trends, unlocking potential avenues for cost reduction, improved efficiency and innovation and address the effectiveness of moving to the cloud.

Cloud computing is reforming the IT market place as a cost effective solution for businesses to acquire and use. The summit will focus on how traditional enterprises can adopt cloud computing, with feature industry thought leaders including Kevin Kinyanjui, Information Systems Director and CIO of Kenya Airways, and Samuel Rutto, CIO of Globe Track International Kenya.

Shannon Mackrill, Joint Managing Director of Kinetic Events says, “As cloud computing moves beyond being the latest buzz word to an increasingly powerful IT tool, this summit comes at a critical time to enable IT professionals to share and exchange knowledge on some of the real issues faced on a daily basis. One of the most critical elements is security as the convergence of organisational information and communication technology moves beyond the closed network environment and onto the web. Data, or, more importantly, securing data is the lifeblood of any organisation, making this issue critically important to business.”

The strategic invitation-only summit is aimed at business and technology leaders with the need to understand how cloud computing is fundamentally transforming the way in which we think about, acquire and use computing resources. It will enable senior decision-makers to determine what level of cloud computing engagement is appropriate for them and how cloud technology can be deployed alongside existing static deployments of hardware and software.

Staff writer

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