26 Aug 2022

IDC Maps the Journey to a Digital-First World at 8th Annual 'Mauritius CIO Summit'

Port Louis – International Data Corporation (IDC) this week hosted the 8th edition of its annual IDC Mauritius CIO Summit at Le Meridien Ile Maurice. More than 170 of the country's most influential ICT decision makers were in attendance at the event on August 24 to hear a series of expert speakers address the overarching theme of 'Accelerating Your Journey to a Digital-First World'.

The annual IDC Mauritius CIO Summit 2022 has long been the place to come for thought-provoking, in-depth discussions about cutting-edge tech solutions, emerging use cases, and proven strategies for driving success. For eight straight years, it has served as the ICT community's premier source of learning about the industry's latest developments.

This year's installment was opened by Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC's group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. Presenting the event's keynote, 'Reimagining Tech Strategies for a Digital-First World', he urged organizations to respond to the unprecedented uncertainty of the last few years by embracing a digital-first approach to building resilience into their operations.

"The journey to the future digital enterprise has accelerated, driven by significant investments in new customer experiences, new digital ecosystem business models, digital supply chains, and Future of Work initiatives," said Lalchandani. "All of this must be supported by resilient cloud-enabled digital infrastructure and applications, rapid app development, digital platforms, data-driven and AI-enabled intelligence, and security and trust. Strong leadership, an appetite for innovation, and a sound strategy for addressing regulations will all be key to driving the future digital agenda." 

Expert speakers were on hand throughout the day to explore all these themes and more, presenting informative best-practice sessions that addressed topics such as:

  • Keeping Up with the Demands of Cloud Security & Compliance
  • Implementing a Digitally Driven Road Map for the Successful Deployment of Hybrid Cloud
  • Embracing a Unified Cybersecurity Platform for Secure Digital Transformation
  • Driving Customer Success in the New Economy
  • Securing the Hybrid Datacenter

The agenda also incorporated fascinating panel discussions on implementing effective vendor selection and management strategies and enabling greater alignment, collaboration, and co-innovation with lines of business. These sessions showcased first-hand insights and experiences from some of the region’s most respected ICT leaders, including:

  • Sudheer Prabhu, Group Chief Technology Officer, Cim Finance
  • Roshan Halkhoree, Director, Centre for Information Technology & Systems, University of Mauritius
  • Kevin Sumputh, Chief Security Officer, Absa Bank (Mauritius)
  • Rajnish Hawabhay, Chief Technical Officer, Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation
  • Vikas Khanna, Chief Information Officer, Emtel
  • Oodith Narain Panday, Head of IT, Princes Tuna
  • Roshan Koonja, Chief Information Officer, Constance Hospitality Management

IDC would like to thank the following partners for their invaluable contribution to the success of the IDC Mauritius CIO Summit 2022 : ICT Partner – The National Computer Board; Platinum Partner – VMware; Technology Focus Group Partners – Fortinet / Maxtec, Trend Micro, Check Point, Salesforce / MuleSoft / Tableau; Exhibit Partners – ManageEngine, KnowBe4, Kaspersky, NeoSoft, MCB (The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited).

To learn more about the IDC Mauritius CIO Summit 2022, please contact Sheila Manek at smanek@idc.com  or on +971 4 446 3154. You can also join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #IDCMAURITIUSCIO.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,300 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology, IT benchmarking and sourcing, and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading tech media, data, and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the IDC Blog for industry news and insights.

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For more information, contact:

Sheila Manek
+971 4 446 3154