03 Mar 2023
IDC Cloud & Datacenter Roadshow to Explore Sustainability in the Digital Era as It Returns to South Africa for 15th Annual Edition
Johannesburg – South Africa's foremost IT decision makers will gather at the Focus Rooms in Johannesburg on March 15 for the 2023 edition of the IDC Cloud & Datacenter Roadshow. Combining research-backed insights, informative presentations, and interactive panel discussions, the event will address the theme 'Leveraging the Economics and Sustainability of Cloud in the Digital Era'.
"Cloud-centric operating models have grown to become integral components of modernizing IT environments across South Africa," says Jonathan Tullett, IDC's associate research director for IT services in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Those organizations that adopt resilient cloud-based models are perfectly placed to transform the application of technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning into on-the-ground competitive advantages that can be leveraged to execute their visions for the future."
Given this new reality, organizations across South Africa are increasingly concluding that the clearest path to cloud lies in having a flexible and resilient IT model in place that enables them to ensure business continuity and deploy transformational IT strategies. Indeed, IDC's latest research shows that 46% of organizations in the country plan to significantly increase their investments in infrastructure transformation capabilities (the digital infrastructure that enables cloud, software-defined solutions, etc.) over the next 12–18 months.
The 15th annual edition of the IDC Cloud & Datacenter Roadshow will examine the current state of the South African cloud market, with a particular focus on the areas of cloud management, security, governance, orchestration, sustainability, and customer engagement. An enviable lineup of expert speakers will be on hand to present proven strategies for implementing digital-first business models, accelerating development and delivery, and driving innovation, with first-hand insights from some of the region's most respected industry thought leaders, including:
• Charles Mavimbela, Head of Risk, Nedbank
• Thato Sopeng, CIO, Energy, Sasol
• Sizwe Gwala, Head of Data Governance, ABSA Bank
• Devi Moodley, CIO, Banking, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
• Neda Smith, Divisional Director, IT, City Lodge Hotel Group
• Pfarelo Masithulela, Senior Manager, Storage & Data Protection Platforms, Multichoice Group
• Vukosi Sambo, Executive Head, Data Solutions & Business Insight, Medscheme
• Warren Hero, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Webber Wentzel
• Victor Thobakgale, Executive Technology Operations Lead, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM)
• Justin Williams, Group CISO, MTN
IDC would like to thank the following partners for their ongoing contribution to the 2023 edition of the IDC Cloud & Datacenter Roadshow in South Africa: Platinum Partners: OpenText, Dell / VMware / Intel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) / Datacentrix; Gold Partners: Fortinet, Lenovo / Intel; Silver Partners: Micro Focus, Commvault; Associate Partner: The Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP).
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MultiChoice Group Limited, Intel Corporation, Sasol Ltd., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Datacentrix Holdings Limited, Webber Wentzel, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Inc., Nedbank Group, MTN Group Limited, VMware, Inc., Fortinet, Inc., Commvault Systems, Inc., Micro Focus International plc, Institute of Chartered IT Professionals, Lenovo Group Limited, OpenText Corporation, African Rainbow Minerals Ltd., Absa Bank Ltd., Medscheme (Mtius) Limited, City Lodge Hotels Ltd., Dell Technologies Inc.
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