Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2017

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Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2017

Datacenters for Making a Cloud Reality

Nairobi, September 21, 2017


The enterprise infrastructure market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is gradually maturing to move into more efficient, consolidated, manageable and cloud enabled infrastructures. Digital transformation initiatives across enterprises in the region along with the adoption of third platform technologies like Cloud, Mobility, Social Business and Big Data/Analytics, is reshaping the datacenter and creating a necessity for organizations to reassess their datacenter architecture.

The datacenter thus continues to evolve with the business demands & technology enhancements. IDC's assessment of key datacenter technology markets shows a shifting trend within these technologies along with a move to newer consolidated systems.  Ultimately, for cloud to become a reality, datacenters have to evolve and become more agile, enabling architectures.

Join IDC and key industry players as they discuss the dynamics of the next generation datacenter with Cloud, Mobility and Software defined datacenters paving the way for enterprises to really use IT as a business enabler. Gain strategic insights and tactical tips to make your cloud and data centers even more effective.


Time Event Speakers

Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee


Early Bird Raffle Draw !!


IDC Welcome Address

Francis Hook
Consulting Manager, Telecoms & Networking, Africa

Next-Gen Datacenters: Making Cloud a Reality

Francis Hook
Consulting Manager, Telecoms & Networking, Africa

The Africa datacenter landscape has swiftly matured over the past years. Adoption of 3rd platform technologies by enterprises has necessitated a more pro-active future outlook among the regions IT executives with efficiency and optimization within the datacenter becoming key. The datacenter has transformed from being a business support function to a business enabling function. Even amidst the tough economic and political climate in the region, datacenters today are transforming in order to make cloud a reality along with using innovative efficiency enhancements. This presentation covers some of the latest trends and market size dynamics indicating the transformation to datacenters of the future.


Every CEO needs a Business Strategy for the Digital Economy - The Future of Business in the Cloud

Mariam Abdullahi
Head Telecoms - Emerging Market, SAP

CEOs today are tasked with improving shareholder returns, helping businesses become more profitable, ensuring business survival and growth, attracting and retaining talent, reducing business risks, and driving innovation. This presentation will therefore explore how CIOs can leverage the power of cloud to bring together every aspect of business operations. Cloud seamlessly integrates customers, operation, devices, and business partners, thereby allowing business leaders to focus on innovation and reimagine their future in the Digital Economy.



Tea/Coffee & Networking


Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) Optimization and Control at the Physical Layer

Thomas Nel
Sales Director - Sub-Saharan Africa, Enterprise Solutions, CommScope

This presentation is about Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) solutions and specifically the need for visibility, optimization and control at the physical layer of the network. As networks become more complex, the need to control an organization’s risk management and business continuity processes becomes more critical.


End User Perspective by Telkom

Jimmy Wahome
Special Projects Manager - Enterprise Division, Telkom Kenya

Panel Discussion - NextGen Datacenters: Making Cloud a Reality
Moderated by: Francis Hook, Consulting Manager, Telecoms & Networking, IDC East Africa


Summary & Close


Lunch & Networking

General Information


Thursday, 21st September 2017




  • FREE Attendance for all End Users
  • Standard Fee for Non-sponsoring ICT companies – 500 USD
  • Delegate fee is valid for vendors of IT products and solutions.
  • Attendance, conference materials, coffee breaks and lunch are included in the registration fee.

IDC  reserves the right to refuse attendance to any person not fitting the correct job descriptions, or from a vendor organisation.

Contact :

Deepa Ahuja,


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Why sponsor the Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2017?

  • Brand association with Senior IT Decision Makers and Influencers via the extensive promotional campaign pre- and post-event
  • Position your company as one of the leading technology players in the Region
  • Meet face-to-face and build connections with a targeted group of qualified end users and decision makers
  • Hold meaningful conversations with potential customers – generous time set aside for networking
  • Secure post show appointments by collecting leads & conducting surveys through the exhibition


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Conference Director, Africa

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