CIO Africa Summit: 3 days, 70 leading CIOs, 25 solution providers discussing the future of ICT in Africa

May 12, 2014 • Events

Taking place from the 10th – 12th June at the Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa the CIO Africa Summit will bring together senior IT executives for a series of roundtables, workshops, panel discussions and 1 to 1 meetings.

With an attendee list that reads like a who’s who of technology innovators from across Sub-Saharan Africa’s enterprise space, and a powerful roundtable-led program built around three core themes (Infrastructure, Communication and Analytics) the gathering provides the ideal environment for future focused discussions and high-level networking.

70 representatives from some of the largest regional and global brands will be in attendance with confirmed executives including:

– Alex Joannou, Group CIO, Sasol
Sibusiso Ngubeni, Head of Data Management, Barclays Africa Group
– Neil Tomkinson, CIO, MTN
– Louis Blom, Business Unit CIO, Standard Bank
– Mwende Gatabaki, Leader, Presidential Task Force on Digital Transformation of Government of Kenya

Mr Joannou’s opening keynote will examine the key challenges Sasol were facing when he joined the organisation in 2012, and how he and his team have addressed the brutal facts within the context of a greater vision for 2020.

In a separate workshop Nikosana Mbokane, GM IT at Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) will be looking at Driving Customer Centricity with Mobility and the associated benefits.

Thinus Bekker, GM IT, Rand Water will also be presenting at the summit, with his session entitled Governance of the Digital Landscape for Effective Infrastructure Asset Management.

Other key topics that will be driving on-site discussions include leveraging the power of mobile technology in the workforce, data centre infrastructure of the future, mobile security challenges
and embracing a BYOD policy.

For further details about the summit key themes, a full list of workshop titles and more programme information please visit –



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