Conference Programme - Day 1

Theme 1: The Role of the CIO and Building the Business Case

Speaker

Abdul Baba

CIO

Infrastructure South Africa

Stephane Duproz

Data Centre Consultant

Duncan Eric Ogonji

Regional IT Director, Plan International & CIO

Kenya Vision

What will be discussed?

  • Evolving business demands – why CIOs are forward facing
  • Translating the success of Cloud solutions into business opportunities
  • The role of CIOs and the Cloud in future proofing businesses

What will be discussed?

  • Getting Cloud ready – setting strategy
  • Implementation – what does it look like
  • Measuring success and objectives

Speakers

Sandile Dube

Managing Director, South Africa

Equinix

Mogomotsi Mokoka

CIO

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

Andile Ngcaba

President

Digital Council Africa

What will be discussed?

  • What is driving the adoption of cloud in South Africa
  • How does South Africa compare to other nations in terms of cloud adoption
  • Future thoughts and comments on the cloud industry

Theme 2: Cloud Architecture, Innovation and Evolving Requirements

What will be discussed? 

  • Overview of DPA’s architecture optimised to meet the stringent demands of cloud infrastructure.
  • Delivering scalability, flexibility, and agility for the customer
  • Evolution – responding to future requirements

Speakers

Representative –

Digital Parks Africa

Sponsored by:

Speaker

Lisa Wright

Ecosystem Partner Manager

Console Connect

What will be discussed?

  • Adapting your roadmap to meet changing demands
  • Scalability and flexibility – understanding requirements
  • Hybrid versus Edge

What will be discussed?

  • The current status and uptake of AI
  • Building patterns and strategies – how, why and who?
  • Considerations for next generation AI tools and solutions