Conference Programme - Day 1

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


Abdul Baba


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


Sandile Dube

Managing Director, South Africa


Mogomotsi Mokoka


Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

Andile Ngcaba


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


Representative –

Digital Parks Africa

Sponsored by:


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