16 Dec 2011

Cloud Africa organisers the Com World Series announce the CIO of Sameer Africa Ltd is to present at Cloud Africa

Cloud Africa organisers - the Com World Series - are pleased to announce that the CIO of Sameer Africa Ltd is to present at Cloud Africa, taking place in Johannesburg on the 23-24 May 2012.

This large Kenyan-based manufacturer has complex ICT systems that are benefiting from cloud services, and the CIO Shishir Saraf will share their business model for cloud with the audience at Cloud Africa 2012.

Shishir talked to the Com World Series about his company's experience of cloud in Africa and commented that ''there is an increasing awareness of cloud computing and with better internet connections, this can be converted to a reality as the demand to be always connected to the office is rising.''

You can see the rest of that interview here.

Cloud Africa is a new launch event from the Com World Series – organisers of AfricaCom, the continent’s leading telecoms, media & ICT conference & exhibition. This conference-led event, with co-located exhibition, is the premier meeting place for those looking to join the Cloud movement in Africa.

The 2 day program is led by the industry, for the industry - and the exhibition will attract global players displaying world-class solutions. No other event can be relied upon to attract the diverse Cloud ecosystem with such quality learning & networking, a one-stop shop for seeing the future of cloud in Africa and forming all important business partnerships. The event will include…

  • Keynotes from the largest players in the industry
  • Case studies from businesses already succeeding with Cloud
  • Roundtables for peer to peer learning
  • Interactive panel discussions between industry thought leaders
  • Market overviews from top analysts
  • Networking opportunities; B2B speed networking, interactive roundtables, evening networking drinks, etc.

…All to ensure that key issues affecting your business, the hottest topics & your partnership needs are addressed in the most comprehensive way.

14 Dec 2011

Verone Mankou, "Africa's Steve Jobs", to discuss the first African tablet at West & Central Africa Com

Vérone Mankou has been one of the most talked-about entrepreneurs in West & Central Africa since he announced the launch of Way-C, the first tablet computer conceived and designed in Africa for emerging markets consumers.
Aged only 25, Vérone is CEO of VMK, a Congolese app developing company, who took on the likes of Apple, Samsung and RIM by developing the first African tablet. He is confident in his product's ability to rival the iPad and the Galaxy Tab, at a much more affordable price. No wonder he's been compared to Steve Jobs in the African press!
Vérone is also ICT Advisor for Congo's Ministry of Post, Telecommunications and ICT, and is part of theICT componant of the CAB (Central Africa Backbone) Project of the World Bank.
Vérone will be speaking at West & Central Africa Com, to take place in Dakar, Senegal on 13th and 14th June 2012. He will give an update on the Way-C project, share his ideas on device strategies for the region, and hopefully give inspiration to the 700+ telecoms and ICT professionals from the region attendong the event.

12 Dec 2011

Safaricom CEO at Cloud Africa event 23 - 24 May

The Cloud Africa event is taking off - taking place in Johannesburg on the 23-24 May - the CEO of Safaricom, Mr Bob Collymore, has confirmed that Safaricom will be supporting the event in a big way.

Safaricom are not only on the advisory board for the event (alongside Microsoft, Ericsson, HP, ITM and Ovum Business) but now the CEO, Bob Collymore, plans to present about the Kenyan giant's cloud strategy at the event in May.

This is the first Cloud Africa event, and follows the same great formula as other Com World Series events - like AfricaCom, the 6,000+ attendee show in Cape Town each year. The conference will include contributions from the continent's leading operators, cloud players and the rest of the digital ecosystem.