Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2018

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Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2018

The Hybrid Computing Future of IT

Nairobi, September 20, 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 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

Francis Hook
Consulting Manager, Telecoms & Networking, Africa

Datacenters and Cloud: Engines of Digital Transformation

Francis Hook
Consulting Manager, Telecoms & Networking, Africa

Datacenters have been an IT mainstay for decades, and their roles and functions have evolved with the cloud. This presentation looks at the trends, challenges, and market conditions impacting the ICT landscape and identifies how datacenters and cloud solutions help address existing obstacles. The presentation will also examine the aspects enterprises need to consider when engaging with a service provider.


Datacenter Transformation with the Hybrid Cloud

Carl Martens
Azure Solutions Specialist East Africa, Microsoft

Enterprises are taking a “cloud inclusive” approach to digital transformation and in this session, we will talk about strategies to help customers transform their datacenter and meet their digital transformation goals by extending their IT investments with the cloud, smoothly migrating workloads and modernizing their application portfolio.


Raffle Draw !!


Full-Stack Cloud Inspires Digital Future

Seshan Senga
Executive Cloud Solution Manager, Huawei

Traditional industries face digital transformation challenges with the emergence of Internet, mobile, Big Data, IoT, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Enterprises need to consider moving legacy businesses to the cloud and developing distributed innovative applications on cloud platforms through new technologies. This requires a full-stack cloud platform that features comprehensive functions, flexible scalability, and long-term evolution. The platform is required to provide support for chips, hardware, software, and solutions. This presentation highlights how to embrace the coming high technologies in a unified cloud platform.


Sidian Bank Journey to the Cloud

Catherine Muraga
Director IT & Operations, Sidian Bank

Tea/Coffee & Networking


Vision of the Modern Datacenter

James Karanja
Pre Sales Systems Engineer, FSI and Public Sector, East Africa, Dell EMC
The world is evolving at a first speed which has necessitated Digital Transformation across different industries. With Digital Transformation organizations need to ensure that the underlying building blocks of the data center are capable to support this transformation. This session presents how organizations can modernize their Data Centers to provide a reliable, available and scalable architecture with ease of management and operations for the new digital world


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? This presentation 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 Datacenter and Cloud

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


Raffle Draw !!


Lunch & Networking

General Information

Date and Time

Thursday, September 20, 2018



Registration Fee

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


For More Information, contact:

Deepa Ahuja /


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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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Deepa Ahuja

Conference Director, Africa

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