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AGENDA
5 - 6 April 2022
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM (GMT + 2)

09:00 AM - 09:20 AM

Future of Datacentres: Fostering Data Excellency in Africa

  • Creating a stable and highly functional business environment by focusing on well-structured policy and flexible regulations
  • Adjusting IT roadmap to compete in a shifting business landscape
  • Re-imagining and Re-prioritizing the data management capacity to meet the growing demands in digital Africa

Timothy Were

Deputy Director ICT
Kenya
Ministry of ICT and Innovation

09:20 AM - 09:50 AM

Promoting Data Sovereignty in the Age of Cloud Computing

  • Exploring the role of due diligence and data protection strategy in achieving data sovereignty
  • Developing a compliance monitoring strategy to protect and manage the data to uphold data sovereignty laws
  • Managing Data sovereignty with software-as-a-service – meeting requirements of your organization, industry, and region

Ossama El Samadoni

VP Business Development and Sales
UAE
G42 Cloud

09:50 AM - 10:10 AM

Building the Datacentre and Cloud Infrastructure of Africa, towards Data Sovereignty

  • Addressing the challenges within the Datacentre & Cloud Infrastructure ecosystem in Africa – the role of Pan-African organizations
  • The Smart Africa Datacentre & Cloud for Africa Project – A case study
  • Exploring the role of due diligence and data protection strategy in achieving data sovereignty

Thelma Quaye

Head, Digital Infrastructure and Capacity Building
Rwanda
Smart Africa

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Exploring Cloud-Native Platforms for Accelerated Enterprise Transformation

  • How do cloud-native platforms help organisations accelerate their digital transformation?
  • Discussing various solutions that allow organisations to build, secure, and manage enterprise-grade applications faster from core to cloud to edge
  • How do cloud-native technologies like containers and Kubernetes enable organisations to build differentiating products and services faster than the competition without compromising on security and reliability.

Tshepo Masigo

Cloud & MSP Partner Executive
South Africa
SUSE

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM

Panel Discussion: Fulfilling New Tech Requirements Without Having to Re-Engineer the Entire Organization – Making IT Happen!

  • What re-engineering challenges are faced in business processes and how are they
    addressed to minimize efforts?
  • Applying a multi-dimensional approach to the infrastructure re-engineering process to
    align with the goals of the business
  • Integrating cloud services into the existing IT Infrastructure – How are cloud service
    providers addressing this key issue?

Anteneh Alemayehu

CTO
Ethiopia
Enat Bank S.C.

Itsik Rubin

CTO
South Africa
Government Pensions Administration Agency

Olutoyin Ogunmola

Head, Data and Analytics
Nigeria
Stanbic IBTC Bank (Standard Bank)

Werner Leithgob

Head of Functional and Technical Programme Horizon
South Africa
Coca Cola Beverages Africa

Vipin Chawla

Group Chief Technology Officer
Nigeria
Eat N' Go Ltd.

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Case Study: Cloud Empowering Digital Transformation of a Distribution Utility from the Ground Up

  • Opportunities for change: Visualizing the status on take over from a Government to private sector driven business and opportunities for change.
  • The Building Blocks: Key areas that are integral to achieving the desired transformation objectives.
  • Looking at the challenges encountered along the way and opportunities for future improvements

Aminu Rufai Garba

Chief Information Technology Officer
Nigeria
Kano Electricity Distribution Company

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM

Driving Transformation with Flash Storage for Faster and Efficient Performance

  • What is the role played by high-density flash technologies in simplifying space, power, and cooling costs?
  • Is the future of enterprise storage an automated hybrid-to-all-flash storage solution?
  •  Data back-up, data recovery and better data insights – Is this why IT Heads still prefer all-flash?

Kim Ormiston

Data Architect
South Africa
Pure Storage

12:40 PM - 01:20 PM

Panel Discussion: Benchmarking a Successful Cloud and Digital Transformation Journey

  • Powering IT enterprises to advance with cloud architecture for efficiency and resilience
  • Enabling businesses to chalk out a plan of action to strategically reposition in the digital economy
  • Developing a clear strategical roadmap of IT Infrastructure to mark a successful digital transformation journey

Stanley Mwangi Chege

CIO
Kenya
Jubilee Insurance

Ossama El Samadoni

VP Business Development and Sales
UAE
G42 Cloud

Willem Marais

Group Chief Business Development Officer
South Africa
Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Prasanna Kumar Burri

Group CIO
Nigeria
Dangote Industries Limited

Mohamed Fathy

CIO
Egypt
EFG-Hermes SAE

01:20 PM - 01:40 PM

Unlocking the Potential of New Age Cloud Security Tools to Protect and Secure Cloud Environment

  • Addressing the lack of consistent security controls over multi-cloud environment
  • Ensuring unified security with centralized management across all services and providers to reduce complexity and streamlining workflow
  • Reliable cybersecurity solution: Unlocking the best-in-class security technology to protect business organizations from evolving threats

Favour Femi-Oyewole

Group CISO
Nigeria
Access Bank Plc

01:40 PM - 02:00 PM

Advancing Infrastructure: Powering the Next-Generation Datacentres & Cloud using AI

  • Improving data security with AI enabled security to overcome cyber threats
  • Streamlining the management of complex computing and allowing data processing centers to function autonomously and more efficiently
  • Revolutionizing datacentre performance through AI and ML to facilitate more intelligent and automated data management

Steve Uma

CIO & Head, Information Services and Technology
Nigeria
NSIA Insurance Limited

02:00 PM - 02:10 PM

CLOSING REMARKS & NETWORKING BREAK (END OF DAY 1)

09:00 AM - 09:20 AM

Future of Cloud Computing: Delivering IT Infrastructure for the Digital Age in Africa

  • Powering enterprise-IT with cloud architecture for efficiency and resilience
  • Optimizing cost, ROI and operational functionality based on business needs
  • Future focus on Africa marked by openness and interoperability

John Bosco Arends

Group Head ITO | Chairperson
South Africa
City Of Johannesburg | Chartered CIO Council

09:20 AM - 09:40 AM

Digital Transformation Impact on IT Management in an Organization

  • Addressing the critical need for enterprises to enhance organizational resilience
  • Is 4IR transforming the traditional economy into the digital & intelligent economy
  • Ensuring operational coherence and promoting interoperability for business process automation

Cyril Baloyi

Head of Department
South Africa
Gauteng Department of E-Government

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Data Supremacy: Unleashing the Potential of Data Management on Cloud Computing

  • Addressing the challenges faced in data management in adopting to cloud technology
  • Handling data movement efficiently thereby increasing interoperability
  • Engaging in hybrid data management services to rapidly adapt to the changing landscape to ensure both flexibility and reliable security

Hartnell Ndungi

Chief Data Officer
Kenya
Absa Bank

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Transformation Opportunity in Africa – Time for the Digital Shift

  • Digital transformation via cloud adoption – Creating a future-proof cloud infrastructure
  • Bridging the IT skills gap – Are there enough qualified IT talent who can manage the digital sphere?
  • How to build a sustainable transformation culture in Africa?

George Njuguna

Director IT
Kenya
Safaricom

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion: Women in Tech: Dynamic Power Balance in Creating a Digital Africa

  • How to lead, manage, and develop digital transformation while creating an inclusive
    experience?
  • Next Gen Women in Tech – Pacing up to the ever-evolving nature of technologies
  • How to leverage the emerging trends of the industry 4.0 to develop and implement
    digitally empowered Africa?

Sandra Nwobi

People Data Center Leader West Africa
Nigeria
Global FMCG

Omeshnee Naidoo

Director - Information Systems and Technology
South Africa
City of Cape Town

Prashika Ramnath

Director - Group Digital & IT
South Africa
Volvo Group Southern Africa

Louise van der Bank

CIO
South Africa
AfriSam

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Scaling-up Datacentres: Growing Demand is Widening the Opportunity for Investments in Africa

  • What are the key factors accelerating investments in cloud computing, hyperscale operators and datacentre market?
  • With the fastest data consumption in the world, what are the driving components for Africa to become a crucial global player?
  • Addressing the scope of making Africa attractive to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Mehdi Challigui

Regional Head of Business Development - Africa
Morocco
Sterling And Wilson

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Mitigating Downtime and Loss for Business Enterprises by Securing Datacentres

  • Fueling DCs with the latest technologies and equipment to provide an undisrupted supply
  • What are the risks associated with datacentre power outages when the power supply is drawn from different paths?
  • How to enhance real time visibility into industrial assets to execute pre-emptive maintenance?

Lee Perrin

Datacentre Business Lead MEA
South Africa
CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) EMEA

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

Hybrid Workforce Environment: A Step Towards Building a Reliable, Resilient and Secure Workforce

  • Addressing the key features for a secure and effective workforce environment: Easy scalability, secure network and risk proof ecosystem
  • What is the right fit for a smooth remote work culture? Cloud-based DaaS, on-premises DaaS or VDI
  • Keeping unauthorized access to sensitive data at bay by implementing strong access management protocols (IAM, PAM)

Brian da Silva

Director TechOps & Security
South Africa
AB InBev

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Exploring Various Cloud Strategies to Meet the Complex IT Demands

  • Addressing the key issues faced by IT industry – Security, Complexity and Costs
  • Building hybrid-ready private clouds: Enabling businesses and cloud providers to increase ROI, reduce TCO, lower risk, and enhance business agility
  • Hybrid IT: Empowering IT to act as a strategic enabler to move cloud workloads across heterogeneous environments

Paul Kankwende

Head Information Security
South Africa
Bayport

12:50 PM - 01:00 PM

CLOSING REMARKS & NETWORKING BREAK (END OF DAY 2)

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