Innovation Dinner speakers confirmed


IT News Africa, together with key sponsor MTN and HP, is proud to announce the speakers for the 6th Bi-Monthly Innovation Dinner. The next Innovation Dinner will be held at Wall Street in Sandton on the 23rd of February 2011. This by-invitation-only event is rapidly gaining a reputation for excellence amongst business leaders in the ICT-Sector.

Speakers at this month’s Innovation Dinner will focus on Innovation Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets, Developing a mobile strategy, Cloud based mobile device management and The year of the tablet.

Magnus Mchunguzi, Managing Director of Ericsson SA will chair the event and the confirmed speakers for 23 February are Christian de Faria, Senior Vice President for Commercial and Innovation at MTN Group, Raymond Buckle, CEO of Silverstone Solutions and Co-Chairman MMA South Africa at Mobile Marketing Association and David McMurdo, Industry Standard Server Sales Manager at HP.

Magnus Mchunguzi: MD of Ericsson South Africa, Mchunguzi holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Reading University, in the UK. Before joining Ericsson, he served as an account manager for Siemens and, before that, worked for TRI Telecommunications, in Tanzania, as the deputy chief technology officer.  

Christian de Faria: Senior Vice President for Commercial and Innovation at MTN Group, Christian was previously CEO of PT Excelcomindo Pratama, known as XL, the largest mobile operator in Indonesia and before that he was CEO of Telekom Malaysia, responsible for international strategy and involved in the rapid growth of investments in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia.

Raymond Buckle: CEO of Silverstone Solutions, Buckle is a B.Com Informatics graduate from the University of Johannesburg and a founding member of the South African Council of the Mobile Marketing Association.

David McMurdo: Industry Standard Server Sales Manager at HP, David started his career with Anglo American in 1995. He then joined Compaq before serving at Siemens and, more recently, Sales Manager at Faritec.

About the Innovation Dinner series

The bi-monthly Innovation Dinner series is the premier gathering for IT Executives across all industries in Africa. Designed for Africa’s ICT professionals, entrepreneurs and senior business people, the event is a great opportunity for networking, acquiring information and strategic planning.

Once every 2 months, ICT business leaders meet to create new relationships and promote their organizations.
The strategic agenda includes all mediums of discussion in order to promote maximum take-away from the event.
Corporations who associate themselves with the Innovation Dinner series experience multi-faceted benefits that directly impact their bottom line by strengthening their brand position and allowing them to bond closely with key customer groups that conventional marketing channels cannot present.