International Data Corporation (IDC) To Host Yearly East Africa CIO Summit in Nairobi



The yearly East Africa CIO Summit has found its way to Nairobi, again. The fourth installment of the summit that will be hosted by International Data Corporation (IDC) will be staged at Radisson Blu Hotel on Wednesday, June 14, and discussion’s cornerstone will based on the theme ‘Enabling Dynamic Change for the Digital Era.’

East Africa’s top ICT leaders will be part of the event that will serve as a platform to showcase enlightening addresses, engaging discussions as well as best practices in the ICT industry. At the same time, the summit aims make way for a collaboration between IDC analysts and respected global ICT vendors, and in extension, end users. By doing so, IDC hopes to offer a framework for participants in the industry to look into modern ICT strides and trends that build East Africa’s ventures. At the time, the summit looks forward to providing a platform for sharing experiences of getting around problems that have curtailed seamless digital transformation.

IDC’s Group Vice President and Regional Manager Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Jyoti Lalchandani stresses the group has been actively pursuing better management of the ICT industry in its regions of operation.

“IDC’s CIO Summit Series has been at the forefront of ICT thought leadership across the Middle East and Africa since its inception in 2008, and the 2017 edition for East Africa will once again leverage IDC’s expertise as the leading global ICT research and advisory services firm,” says Jyoti Lalchandani. “As such, we will be convening the sector’s key stakeholders to discuss the pertinent ICT issues that are shaping the industry today and increasingly becoming the critical business differentiators of tomorrow.”

The VP is set to launch the summit’s order of business with a keynote address titled ‘Developing the New IT Capabilities for Digital Transformation.’ Executives in attendance will discuss the following topics:

  • From CIO to CDO: Innovate, Integrate, & Incorporate
  • Driving Competitiveness with the Internet of Things
  • Real Challenges, Real Stories: Turning Adversity into Opportunity
  • Social Media, Mobile, Analytics, & Cloud – Welcome to the Future of Business
  • Living in the Future Cities of Tomorrow: Innovation Brings the Future Closer
  • Truth or Dare: Reality & Risks in Today’s Digital Security World
  • Understanding the Evolution of Cloud & Datacenter Infrastructure

Some of IDC’s partners who will take part include, IBM, Sage and Internet Solutions, among others.

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