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What’s New in 2014?
Annual CIO Survey: Additional insights will be gleaned from IDC’s annual survey to help validate and drive key themes and topics based on varying levels of importance, not only to the CIO, but also to key stakeholders across the enterprise.
Analyst Interaction: Meet with industry experts who provide valuable insights and analysis to top ICT vendors, technology buyers, and the end-user community throughout the year. IDC and Insights analysts will be available for private one-to-one meetings throughout the the Francophone CIO Summit 2014, offering strategic advice on your most pressing business and technology concerns. You can sign up for these private meetings onsite at the Analyst Connection Kiosk.
Make Connections: IDC is committed to helping CIOs connect directly with our analysts so as to address the specific issues and challenges that are unique to your business. The summit also provides unrivalled access to your peers and colleagues through numerous small and private group discussions.
Meet IDC’s chief research officer, chief analyst, and more than 20 international and regional practice heads.
As the business landscape and the technology businesses rely on, have transformed in recent years, CIOs have become faced with new types of challenges that were not part of the job only a few years back. This year’s CIO Summit will explore the new types of challenges that CIOs are faced with as a result of 3rd platform technologies – or what IDC refers to as the 4 pillars of technology: Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Social.
All these technologies are not only changing the technology solutions that CIOs need to implement, they are also fundamentally affecting the role of IT in the organisation, the tasks and responsibilities of the IT department, and the skill sets required by the CIO and the IT staff. The Summit will explore some of the key areas that in particular affect CIOs today.
Join us at the largest gatherings of CIOs in North & French Africa , 2013 brought together over 139 attendees to collaborate, connect, and inspire. Now in its Second year, IDC’s Francophone CIO Summit is the foremost gathering of CIOs, providing a number of platforms for sharing ideas, advisory services to better assist them in their jobs, as well as establishing a peer-to-peer community.
The Series provides thought-provoking and actionable insights to CIOs and Senior IT Executives through a mix of presentations and case studies. Technology heads will have the opportunity to hear about the latest global trends, learn from ICT best practices and get involved in general discussions with colleagues and peers during the dedicated networking breaks.
Country Manager, North Africa
Senior Vice President, EMEA Region, MD CEMA Region
VP & Regional MD, IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey
Systems Engineering Manager, EMC
vSpecialist Manager for Turkey, Emerging Africa, and the Middle East, EMC
CIO, Senelec, Senegal
Dell Lead Global Solutions Architect, DELL
Karim Bibi Triki
General Manager North Africa, Intel
CIO , Marocaine des Tabacs
Research Director, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, Middle East & Africa
Monday, 28 April 2014
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Full Day Conference
Gala Dinner/Live Entertainment
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Half Day Conference
Thursday, 1st May 2014
Note: This is an invitation - only event. Only selected CIOs can participate in this event. However if you are a C-level executive who would like to attend this event, kindly drop us an email with your contact details and we will get back to you!
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EMC is the world’s leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. EMC has more than 100 sales offices worldwide, with six offices located in the Middle East region. For more information please visit www.emc.com
For more than 25 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming computing. Today, the computer industry is at a critical inflection point that will redefine the types of products and services customers demand from their technology providers, including greater mobility, virtualization, cloud computing, and ubiquitous data capacity and access. Dell is at the heart of this industry change, listening to customers and using that insight to create innovative technology solutions that help them succeed.
For decades, Intel has been leading technology development, enabling the computer and internet revolution that has changed the world. The company develops technologies, products and initiatives to advance how people work and live. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel created the world's first microprocessor in 1971.Today it is the world's largest chip maker and a leading manufacturer of reliable, high-performance computer, networking and communications products.
N+ONE is the leading carrier-neutral datacenter company in Morocco. Based in Casablanca, the company empowers major Moroccan enterprises and international clients with mission-critical services ranging from raw colocation to completely managed hosting and cutting-edge cloud computing infrastructures. Its Tier-III Casablanca Datacenter sits on a 5,000m² surface and features high-speed fiber-optic connectivity, highly efficient cooling infrastructure, bleeding-edge uninterruptible power systems, and on-site backup power generation, all operated by expert hands 24/7 to guarantee optimal service.
Rittal is the world's leading systems provider for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure, and software and services. Today, 'Rittal – The System' offers you a perfectly coordinated system platform. It unites innovative productions, pioneering engineering solutions, and global service to accommodate the most diverse requirements. It caters to a whole host of industries, from machinery and plant engineering, to the automotive industry, through to information technology.
Oracle is shifting the complexity from IT, moving it out of the enterprise by engineering hardware and software to work together—in the cloud and in the data center. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers—400,000 of them in more than 145 countries around the world—to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers.
Google builds tools for people. Ever since the introduction of its original search engine, all Google products have been designed to be intuitive and trustworthy, and the company has continually put its technology to work for businesses around the world. Google has layered critical controls and features on top of its consumer products, while maintaining the same simplicity and reliability users expect and love. Its enterprise suite of products for businesses, non-profit organizations, and schools now includes Google Apps, Chrome for Business, Google Maps, and Earth Enterprise.
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, businesses and societies to fulfil their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2013 were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
FireEye is the leader in stopping advanced cyber attacks that use advanced malware, zero-day exploits, and APT tactics. The FireEye solutions supplement traditional and next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways, which cannot stop advanced threats, leaving security holes in networks. FireEye offers the industry's only solution that detects and blocks attacks across both Web and email threat vectors as well as latent malware resident on file shares. It addresses all stages of an attack lifecycle with a signature-less engine utilising stateful attack analysis to detect zero-day threats. Based in Milpitas, California, FireEye is backed by premier financial partners including Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Juniper Networks.
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, and smartphones. It employs 7,400 people and — according to IDC — ranks fourth globally for total PC shipments.
HP began operations in Morocco in 2007 through a joint venture with CDG, one of the most influential companies in Morocco. HP CDG's Rabat Center is certified ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ITIL V3, CMMI, and is currently undergoing the PCI-DSS certification. HP CDG Rabat operates from two interconnected and redundant locations, and ensures business continuity. With a workforce comprising more than 1,000 people, support is provided in French, English, Arabic, Spanish, German, Dutch, and Italian.
Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) is a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyberattacks and data theft. Websense® TRITON™ comprehensive security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership. Tens of thousands of enterprises rely on Websense TRITON security intelligence to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security compliance and best practices. A global network of channel partners distributes scalable, unified appliance- and cloud-based Websense TRITON solutions.
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com
Avaya is a recognized innovator and leading global provider of real-time business collaboration and communications solutions. The company provides video and unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services both directly and through its channel partners to large enterprises, small and midsized businesses, and government organizations around the world. Avaya’s solutions bring people together with the right information at the right time in the right context, helping to enable enterprises to improve efficiency and quickly address critical business challenges. Designed to be highly scalable, reliable, secure and flexible, they help enable cost reduction and simplified management while providing a platform for next-generation collaboration. Furthermore, they can be deployed on a customer’s premises or in virtualized environments including public or private. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com
DATAPROTECT is a company specialized in information system security. Founded by security experts who conducted several consulting projects and implementation of security products in Morocco and abroad, DATAPROTECT provides a complete portfolio of services based on a unified view of information security. A team of highly skilled consultants help DATAPROTECT to provide a unique expertise in the Moroccan market. The company is organized around four main business lines. Consulting and assistance in project management in the implementation of security solutions; Implementation of information security systems and products ; Management of Information System Security as a MSSP through the implementation of a Security Operation Center ; Involvement in cybersecurity through the development of a roadmap for the fight against cybercrime and building trust in digital as well as the establishment of national cybersecurity strategies.
Sharp Middle East Fze, a direct subsidiary of Osaka-based Sharp Corporation - a company known worldwide for its unique one-of-a-kind electronic products and solutions, our challenge is to create a balance between work time and personal time, with products that can benefit people's lives at work, at home, and everywhere in between. Sharp consumer electronics can enhance your enjoyment, add to your comfort and open new perspectives. Sharp business products can boost your productivity and reduce costs. Sharp products are designed to help individuals, families, and corporate teams connect effortlessly, communicate clearly, and unleash creativity like never before. Sharp is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value, and design. For information about Sharp activities please visit www.sharpmea.com
Smart Network is the first Moroccan Company specialized in Datacenter & Cloud Solutions and services. Smartnet Concept: we not only offer simplified and customized modular solutions but are also able to provide the ideal partnership to ensure the delivered solutions and services exceed our clients’ requirements and support their IT Strategy. With a wealth of industry experience combined with the desire to be at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the Datacenter industry, Smartnet team offers high quality in design, build and ongoing management of mission critical environments. Means that we consistently strive to add value to our clients at every stage in the process.
Born from the IT department of an important Swiss group, ilem Group is a competitive IT Company which accompanies its Customers, for more than 12 years, in the conception, the optimization and the management of their information system. Leading player of the IT market in French-speaking Switzerland, ilem Group consists of several subsidiaries in Morocco and France, specialized in Infrastructures Solutions, Managed Services, IT Security, Software Engineering, Governance and Risk Management, with a directed approach based on the compliance to the existing standards. For more information about ilem Group, our fields of activity and references, thank you for visiting our web site: www.ilemgroup.com
For more than 40 years, ARKEOS has provided solutions that enabled the efficient management of documents. It is the exclusive and official representative of the international leaders in digital printing and document solutions, including Konica Minolta, Océ, Mutoh, Canon, Riso, and Vivid. Through its partners, ARKEOS offers customers across Morocco and the wider African region innovative products that cover the office, technical, graphic, and high-speed segments of the market.
Since 2001, is a Moroccan Leader in IT Services & Business Software Solutions. We afford strong expertise and cutting edge technology to build Intelligent & Highly Agile Information Systems. Our Innovative Software Products will allow you to grab the Real Value of your Business Operations: Agile Information Systems Building with WORKS; Supply Chain Processes with CHAIN; Cases and Legal Processes with CASE; People & Skills Processes with MAWARID; Post & Corporate Mailroom Processes with eRSAL
INWI is a telecommunications operator that provides consumers and businesses with fixed telephony, Internet, and mobile services. Launched in February 2010, it has revolutionized Moroccan habits by democratizing the use of telecommunications and making services accessible to all. It employs approximately 1,200 employees and has over than 12 million customers, and was recognized as Morocco's 'Most Innovative Large Company in the Services Sector' in 2013.
"La Nouvelle Tribune" is a Moroccan generalist weekly newspapers written in Frensh edited each Thursday. It is edited by «Impression, Presse, Edition» (I.P.E. SA). The founder is M. Fahd Yatawho also managed both the redaction publication. Moreover his "Finances" quire is a reference in the economical environment.
GAME Group is engaged in three main areas: it produces the online news portal Ecofinance.sn (a website specializing in the treatment of economic and financial news in Senegal); provides expert consulting and media relations services; and performs market research activities. GAME's mission is to gather and disseminate critical economic and financial information, while simultaneously restoring trust between journalists and the business community.
Plumes Economiques is a daily economic digital journal published by NET FEATHERS. Its goal is to analyze data from the current economic landscape and inform its readership in real time of the very latest trends and developments shaping the economy. Plumes Economiques is part of 'Plumes Group', a stable of newspapers and media outlets targeting the general public, economists, business leaders, students, women, and sports fans.
Oxford Business Group is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm publishing economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Oxford Business Group’s yearly economic and business reports are the leading source of country intelligence in the markets we cover and our weekly economic briefings provide complimentary up-to-date analysis on the economic topics of the day.
For more information please visit www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com.
The CIO Club has more than 50 members. It aims to develop synergies between managers and CIOs in Senegal, raise senior-management awareness of the importance of CIOs in the business, enhance the function of the CIO, and promote a framework for assessing future prospects. It facilitates the sharing of experiences around information systems strategies and management of resources, and is also participating in the development of a legal framework for ICT in Senegal.
OPTIC is an organization encompassing the major ICT companies and telecommunications operators active today in Senegal. Its main mission of driving ICT development in Senegal is divided into four objectives: the promotion of ICT and business development; the facilitation of networking; the enablement of dialogue between public and private entities; and the provision of assistance to its members. OPTIC also organizes major events with the aim of driving regional public-private dialogue and promoting investment and partnerships.
ADPME provides technical support for SMEs in Senegal. It advises and assists with projects in the field of entrepreneurship, and supervises companies on the development of management tools tailored to their organizational, technical, financial, and commercial needs. It is also focused on promoting entrepreneurship within the wider population and strengthening the managerial skills of SME managers through the facilitation of information, training, sponsorship, and industrial partnerships.
Established in 2010, Soft Centre specializes in software development, enabling operators in the IT sector to create innovative software at a lower cost. Acting as an interface between business and university in the field of software R&D, Soft Centre provides a range of support services that enable true innovation among Moroccan and international businesses in the sphere of IT.
L’Association des Directeurs des Systèmes d’Information et des Responsables Informatiques du Cameroun, en abrégé Club DSI Cameroun, a pour objet la promotion de l’usage des Systèmes d’Information comme facteur de création de valeur, la valorisation de la fonction de Responsable des Systèmes d’Information, le partage des connaissances et d’expériences, la promotion des valeurs éthiques et des bonnes pratiques dans les Systèmes d’Information, la coopération et le partenariat avec les acteurs nationaux et internationaux.
Le Club DSI Cameroun compte à ce jour une centaine de membres actifs, tous Directeurs des Systèmes d’Information ou Responsables Informatiques de tout premier plan des entreprises et administrations camerounaise, et est par conséquent représentatif de cette corporation au Cameroun.
Le Club DSI Cameroun organise annuellement un IT Forum très couru par les professionnels, et est très présent dans le paysage des TIC au Cameroun en tant qu’acteur majeur du secteur.
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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 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology 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 media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com.