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Intel, Dimension Data host industry execs at Innovation Dinner

September 5, 2013 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top Stories

 

ICT industry leaders, analysts and operators will convene in Johannesburg to discuss real-world examples of cloud application and implementation. (Image source: itnewsafrica/Flickr)

ICT industry leaders, analysts and operators will convene in Johannesburg to discuss real-world examples of cloud application and implementation. (Image source: itnewsafrica/Flickr)

Thought leaders, analysts and business operators from across Africa’s ICT sector will meet on Thursday 05 September at the next event on the Innovation Dinner Series calendar, hosted by ITNewsAfrica and sponsored by Dimension Data and Intel, to discuss practical examples of how Cloud works in business.

As businesses continue to optimise their IT operations, 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 an exclusive event that takes place every two months in South Africa and twice a year in Nigeria.

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 Duvenage, Head of Information and Communication Technologies, Frost & Sullivan Africa;
  • Bora Taser, Senior Cloud Solution Architect, 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).

Companies that will be represented at the dinner:

  • 4G Broadband forum
  • Acctech Systems
  • ADCORP SHARED SERVICES CENTRE
  • African Alliance
  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Alexander Forbes
  • Altech Netstar
  • Aspen Pharmaceutical
  • Axiz Group
  • BBIS
  • Bytes Group
  • CA Southern Africa
  • City of Johannesburg
  • Comviva
  • Deloitte
  • Dept Of Arts & Culture
  • Dept Of Labour
  • DHL
  • Dimension Data
  • DStv
  • EGIT
  • EMC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Frost and Sullivan
  • Hitachi
  • HP
  • Huawei
  • IDC
  • Intel Corporation
  • Interactive Intelligence
  • JCSE
  • KPMG
  • LaFarge
  • Macsteel International
  • MasterData
  • MicroMine
  • Mine Workers Provident Fund - MWPF
  • Mining Qualifications Authority
  • Murray & Roberts
  • Nampak Wiegand Glass
  • Nokia
  • PI Telecoms-ICT
  • PKF
  • PwC
  • Rocketseed
  • Samsung SA
  • Santam Insurance
  • SAP Africa
  • ServerAlliance
  • Siemens (Proprietary) Limited
  • Standard Bank
  • Talk Radio 702
  • Tia Telecom
  • UCS
  • UNISA
  • Vox Telecom
  • Westcon
  • Wits University
  • Yellowfin

Testimonials:

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.

For more information click through to http://www.itnewsafrica.com/innovationdinner/attend.htm

Chris Tredger – Online Editor

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