Real world cloud adoption on the menu at Innovation Dinner

ITNewsAfrica's Innovation Dinner. (Image source:

ITNewsAfrica's Innovation Dinner. (Image source:
ITNewsAfrica’s Innovation Dinner. (Image source:

Africa’s technology news leader ITNewsAfrica, in association with sponsors Dimension Data and Intel, is proud to host the next edition of the Innovation Dinner Series on 05 September 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme of this event is Real World Cloud Adoption.

As businesses continue to optimise their IT operations, the migration to cloud computing has proved to be essential to reducing costs, enhancing productivity and agility, and maintaining a competitive edge. Despite much hype around the cloud, the market is now in a position to discuss real-world examples of the adoption of cloud to improve IT service delivery.

The Innovation Dinner Series is a ‘by invitation only’ event that takes place every two months in South Africa and twice a year in Nigeria. It attracts ICT leaders and business decision makers from across the continent to discuss issues that impact Africa’s burgeoning ICT industry.

Delegates will enjoy a luxurious three-course meal at a top-class venue – in this case The Hyatt Regency in Rosebank – and participate in scintillating conversation around the theme; one that continues to attract widespread attention throughout the ICT sector.


Several keynote speakers have been confirmed for the evening, including

  • Aki Anastasiou, host of Talk Radio 702’s weekly tech show Technobyte;
  • Grant Morgan, General Manager: Cloud Solutions at Dimension Data Middle East & Africa;
  • Ian Duvenhage, Head of Information and Communication Technologies, Frost & Sullivan Africa;
  • Avi Mistry, Head of Commercial & Government- South Africa, Intel Corporation and
  • Dr. Mariana Carroll, Head of Cloud Computing, Centre of Excellence, Deloitte.

The Innovation Dinner has an established following within the continent’s rapidly developing ICT sector (click here to view photos from past dinners).


Comments from attendees of past Dinners attest to the event’s relevance and stature.

“Thank you very much for the invite, I received the value that I wanted,” said Izak Loubser, Assistant Director: Tektique, Department of Science and Technology.

“Excellent speakers that speak from experience,” commented Willem Hart, CIO at Xtend BI.

The Innovation Dinner is by invitation only and space is limited. IT professionals interested in attending are urged to register their interest as soon as possible.

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Chris Tredger – Online Editor