27 Jan 2012

EMC joins Cloud Africa panel of sponsors

EMC - a global power in the business data arena - has confirmed its support of the Cloud Africa event, being run by the Com World Series in Johannesburg on the 23-24 May.

EMC provides the systems, software, and services for leveraging business data. Africa is a prime market for organisations looking to optimise their information infrastructure; it's a market where companies face growing demands on their content management, security, archiving, storage, and virtualization.

You can find out more about EMC and their services here.

EMC join the great panel of VIP speakers already confirmed for the 2 day event:

Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom

Douglas Reed, CEO, Vox Telecom

Navi Naidoo, GM of Operations, MTN Business

Gerard Avoaka, Chief Technical Officer, Alink Telecom

Justin Colyn, General Manager, Fixed Mobile Convergence, MTN Business

Felix Martin-Aguilar, Strategy Executive & Head of Business Services, Cell C

Richard Vester, Executive Head, Vodacom Business Services

Deji Ilesanmi, VP, Group Enterprise Business – Africa, Marketing & Distribution, Airtel Africa Johann Van Der Westhuizen, CEO, e-Logics

Shishir Saraf, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Sameer Africa Limited, Kenya

Edward Mugerwa, Group Information Systems, Uganda Telecom

Evans Munyuki, Head of Architecture, Absa & Barclays Africa IT

Tom Juma, Head of ICT and Service Delivery, Old Mutual Kenya

Derek Smith, Head of Products & Services, Group Technology Infrastructure Business Unit, Standard Bank, S.A.

Michael Mbuthia, Information Security (ISO), Co-operative Bank of Kenya

Kageni Wilson, Founder & CEO, ionacloud, Kenya

Prof Pete Janse van Vuuren (PhD), CEO, The Thinking Cap, Director, Africa CIO Forum, CIO Council of South Africa

Don't miss you're chance to take part in the Cloud event for the continent - no where else will you meet such a cross section of the cloud ecosystem from across Africa.

Register now by clicking here!

26 Jan 2012

BCX joins list of Cloud Africa sponsors

The organisers of Cloud Africa are delighted to announce that Business Connexion (BCX) have confirmed their support of the inaugural Cloud Africa conference and exhibition, taking place in Johannesburg on the 23-24 May.

Business Connexion have extensive expertise in the Cloud arena and they will bring this experience to day 1 of the conference.

And who better to represent them at Cloud Africa than Mr Andy Brauer, their Chief Technology Officer. Don't miss your chance to learn about cloud in Africa from the experts!

Andrew John Brauer has extensive local and international ICT experience and is involved in researching and introducing new technologies to create business value. His strengths include networking telecommunications, system management, open source software development and service-orientated architecture, and now developing cloud computing models.

Brauer has worked on most of the technologies in the ICT arena. These include: electronics, telecommunication, software development, system and network management, system integration, strategy, operations, management and business development.

The leadership roles which he has held over the years include technical director, chief information officer and executive director. His current role is CTO – being internally
and externally focused. He is on the Research and Advisory panel of the Mereka Institute at the Council for Industrial and Science and a runner up in the ITWeb Visonary awards for 2011.

BCX will also be sponsoring the VAS Africa event in July, and the Com World Series' flag ship event - AfricaCom in November.

23 Jan 2012

Safaricom sponsor Cloud Africa event

Safaricom, after launching arguably the first and largest African managed cloud service last year, have confirmed their place as a leading sponsor for Cloud Africa - the exciting launch event from the organisers of AfricaCom, taking place in Johannesburg on the 23-24 May 2012.

This innovative operator, the dominant force in the Kenyan market, will support the Cloud Africa event, as it provides a unique learning and networking forum for Africans. Cloud is undoubtedly a key theme for many in 2012, and this event will bring together the telecom and ICT communities, in an effort to truly understand what 'flavour' of cloud will work for Africans.

You can see Safaricom's CEO, Bob Collymore, address the whole conference on May 23 and then the networking drinks will be hosted by Safaricom.

Furthermore, they will be supporting the inaugural Cloud Africa Awards - for your chance to win a prestigious award (judged by representatives from AfriBiz, ITNews Africa, Ovum, ITM, and other industry leading organisations) email Emily.Martyr@informa.com for more details.