JOHANNESBURG – PREPARATIONS for the sixth IT Leaders Africa Summit have received a major boost after Neotel, the communications and network operator, confirmed that they will be sponsoring a panel discussion.
Neotel Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sunil Joshi, will take part in this panel discussion on enterprise technology in Africa during an agenda track focusing on business connectivity alongside Chief Information Officers David Visser from Coca-Cola Southern Africa and Mike Davies from Royal Bafokeng Platinum.
In this session, they will discuss 4G supporting the real time transmission of voice, data and video and whether the technology is sufficient to improve connectivity for unified communications in organisations.
Other featured speakers on this track includes Hollard Group Services Chief Technical Officer, Anthony Hlungwanem who will focus on the new social and mobile collaboration tools that connect people inside and outside the enterprise, in a way that provides real time communications and access to supporting systems.
There will be case studies from Chandima Miyanadeniya, CIO for Aon; Johan Pistorius, CIO for African Rainbow Minerals; Potlaki Maine, Executive Head IT for Sentech ; Nkosana Mbokane, General Manager of ICT for Perishable Products Export Control Board and Rocky Gwewera, Group Head of Infrastructure Architecture for Sasol.
Kinetic Events produces and hosts the IT Leaders Africa Summit. For the first time, this edition has been produced in conjunction with an official advisory panel of industry experts.
This advisory panel includes Rob Sussman, Co-founder and joint CEO of Integr8; Hugo Timmerman, Head of IT Southern Africa for British American Tobacco and Tunde Coker, Managing Director for Rack Centre (A Jagal Group Company)
Dimension Data, established as a world leader in ICT solutions, will also be powering a panel discussion. Grant Morgan, General Manager: Cloud for Dimension data will be joined by Fundile Ntuli, CIO for ubank; Peter Oeschger, Group CIO for Finbond Mutual Bank and Heinrich Kukkuk, Group Information Technology Manager for Aveng Group in a discussion on the role of the CIO in the age of the cloud.
This session will answer questions about where the CIO features in an age when decisions to use the cloud are being made by marketing and other functions both within and outside the organisation
The IT Leaders Africa Summit on the 18-19 March 2015 at the Maslow hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg in South Africa.
– CAJ News