Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2018

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Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2018

The Hybrid Computing Future of IT

Lagos, August 15, 2018


While organizations in the ICT industry are adopting digital transformation to drive future growth and innovation, datacenters and the cloud are the underlying engines that will deliver legacy services and future digital services. Accordingly, datacenters and cloud platforms need to evolve and transform to keep pace with the demands of the new Digital Era.

As businesses move toward a 'Cloud-First' world, new technologies and service offerings are growing alongside new business models that meet digital transformation aspirations and imperatives. Fed by both national transformation initiatives and competitive market forces, the dynamic technology-enabled markets are also changing.

Adoption of best-in-class cloud models, as well as prevailing service-level agreements, security concerns, and financial optimization initiatives, will become ever more critical for the sustained success and performance of ICT environments — and business operations as well. Ultimately, cloud and datacenter strategies will be driven by business considerations as much as by technology and supplier choices.

Join IDC and key industry players at this conference to discuss the future of ICT in which cloud, mobility, and software-defined datacenters will allow enterprises to use IT as a business differentiator rather than a business enabler. At this event, you will gain strategic insights and tactical advantages that will make your cloud and datacenter choices even more effective going forward.



Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee


Early Bird Raffle Draw !!


IDC Welcome Address

Jyoti Lalchandani
Group Vice President & Regional MD, IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Data Centers and Cloud: Engines of Digital Transformation

Jyoti Lalchandani
Group Vice President & Regional MD, IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Data Centers have been a mainstay of IT for decades and their role and function has evolved with Cloud. IDC looks at the trends, challenges, and market conditions impacting the ICT landscape and how Data Centers and Cloud help address them and what considerations enterprises need to take when adopting a Service Provider.


Digital Transformation in Data Centers

Viviane Mike-Eze
Head, MarketingCommunications, Schneider Electric

Presentation by Schneider Electric


Vision of the Modern Data Center

Adekunle Windapo
Senior Systems Engineer, DELL EMC
Datacenter infrastructure now extends beyond brick-and-mortar walls to public clouds where data that was once considered too sensitive to leave the building is now hosted. Servers have been consolidated and fully virtualized, and new levels of integration achieved with converged infrastructure systems. The datacenter must be highly scalable, and systems need to be faster every year. IT professionals within the datacenter must also be jacks of all trades at a minimal cost to the business side. This session thus presents all the tenets of a modern datacenter strategy, including the latest in datacenter infrastructure, operations, and management.

Tea/Coffee & Networking


Datanomics and Datacenters Cloud Adoption

Steve Obiago
CIO, Chicason Group

This presentation will explore the concept of datanomics, which refers to the economics of data over its life cycle. Just as economics is the branch of knowledge concerned with production, consumption, and transfer of wealth, datanomics represents the field of knowledge concerned with production, consumption, and transfer of data. The session will also examine the relevance of cloud for large corporations in the modern datanomics context.


Infrastructure Management, Automation and Provisioning

Melanie Ayoola
Executive Director, Sales, Manage Engine


Need for Speed in Emerging DC Applications

Dinesh OP
Regional Technical Manager, Siemon

As Africa continues to consume a growing amount of data, the data centre will continue to experience additional demand for higher bandwidth, faster connections and maximised up-time. How do data centre operators ensure they have the resources and products available to keep up with this demand? Dinesh OP takes a look at some of the challenges that operators face and provides some tangible solutions on how to overcome these challenges.


Panel Discussion: Data Protection in the Data Center and Cloud

Lanre Onigbogi
IT Manager, M-P Infrastructure
Oladimeji Kazeem
Head ICT, PAL Pensions
Olubukola Ajetunmobi
CIO, Providus Bank

This session will take a look at how data protection is evolving in the datacenter and the cloud. Discussions will also focus on the key considerations and challenges that need to be addressed and assess the future of data protection over the long term.


Summary & Close


Lunch & Networking

General Information

Date and Time

Wednesday, August 15, 2018



Registration Fee

  • Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT +consultant companies)
  • USD 500 Per Participant : For IT vendors, and IT consultant companies


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Why sponsor the Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2018?

  • 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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Theresa Etukodo Eshiet

Conference Manager, West Africa

+234 802 335 6732

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