10 May 2023

IDC's East Africa CIO Summit to Explore Strategies for Driving Digital Transformation and Innovation

Nairobi – East Africa's digital economy continues to expand at an unprecedented rate, disrupting the business models that organizations have traditionally embraced. As they strive to stay ahead of the curve, IT and telecom leaders, digital government pioneers, digital regulators and authorities, and industry thought leaders will come together at the IDC East Africa CIO Summit 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to share first-hand insights, proven best practices, and pioneering digital strategies.

Taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, the event will explore a wide range of topics, including strategies for partnering with digital natives, implementing effective application security, developing intelligent AIOps, and strengthening the CIO's influence. Attendees will hear from respected industry experts on the critical role of technology in creating suitable regulatory environments, enriching the talent pool, and enabling, measuring, and reporting on sustainability initiatives and diversity and inclusion drives.

The summit's keynote speaker, Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC's group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa, will present a session titled 'Strategies for the CIO and Enterprise Innovation'. During his address, he will present essential guidance on building a culture of trust, examine the ongoing move toward industry ecosystem innovation, assess the impact of decentralization, and explain why line-of-business investment should be viewed as a springboard and not as an end state.

"The IDC East Africa CIO Summit 2023 will provide an unparalleled opportunity for the region's most prominent CTOs and CIOs to come together and explore strategies for driving innovation and growth in the digital economy," says Lalchandani. "We've no doubt attendees will find the event both informative and productive, and we're excited to help pave the way for a brighter digital future for the region."

With governments around the world increasingly looking to develop dedicated strategies for enabling the measurement and further development of the digital economy, the IDC East Africa CIO Summit 2023 will highlight the critical importance of creating suitable regulatory environments and enriching the talent pool with the requisite skills. The agenda will also feature a series of dedicated technology focus groups, partner presentations, and CIO-led panel discussions on the following themes:

• Cyber Protection for the Threats of Today and Tomorrow

• Connecting the Distributed Cloud: From the Edge to the Core

• Enabling the Data-Driven Enterprise

• Shaping CISO Strategies for the Digital-First Organization

• Talent Development and the Demand for New Skills

• Sustainable Strategies and Technologies for Operationalization, Impact Measurability, and Business Value Creation

• Vendor Selection and Management Best Practices and Things to Look Out For

Join us at the IDC East Africa CIO Summit 2023 to gain valuable insights from industry leaders and connect with peers who share your passion for driving digital innovation. To learn more about the event, please click here  or contact Sheila Manek at smanek@idc.com  / +971 4 446 3154. You can also join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #IDCEACIO.

IDC's valued partners for the IDC East Africa CIO Summit 2023 include AWS, Palo Alto Networks, and Google Cloud as Summit Partners; Cloudflare, Nutanix, and VMware as Platinum Partners; Zoho Corporation and Manage Engine as Exhibit Partners; and the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) as Associate Partner.

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.

IDC in the Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa

For the Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa region, IDC retains a coordinated network of offices in Riyadh, Nairobi, Lagos, Johannesburg, Cairo, and Istanbul, with a regional center in Dubai. Our coverage couples local insights with international perspectives to provide a comprehensive understanding of markets in these dynamic regions. Our market intelligence services are unparalleled in depth, consistency, scope, and accuracy. IDC MEA currently fields over 130 analysts, consultants, and conference associates across the region. To learn more about IDC MEA, please visit www.idc.com/mea. You can follow IDC MEA on Twitter at @IDCMEA.


For more information, contact:

Sheila Manek
+971 4 446 3154