Going Digital: Leadership and Transformation

Cape Town, February 6, 2020
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Overview

Departments and divisions are rolling out digital initiatives and making ever-greater demands for support and resources. But they often don't work together or use common solutions, making long-term planning a real challenge. Meanwhile, your competitors are ramping up their digital offerings and engagement models, rapidly increasing customer and partner expectations across your industry.

No doubt you're also aiming to improve efficiency, lower costs, and lay a foundation for innovation. This is best done by rearchitecting your IT environment, consolidating applications and data sets, and tightening up your DevOps – and it would all be a lot easier if everyone was on the same page.

The pressure to digitally transform led South African businesses to invest ZAR 404 billion ($27 billion) in IT and telecommunications technologies in 2019 alone. But many of these organizations will still struggle to accelerate change. While getting the technology right is crucial, transformation must also address processes and organizational culture.

With that in mind, IDC and Red Hat invite you to join us as we discuss the major issues and business challenges around going digital, providing you with answers to these essential questions:

  • How are enterprises approaching DX and setting goals?
  • How are they developing and implementing their strategies?
  • What are the key barriers holding back change and scalability?
  • How are enterprises measuring success?

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
08:00

Registration & Networking / Breakfast

09:20

Welcome Address

Mark Walker
Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC

09:30

Digital Alchemy: Finding Order in Transformational Chaos

Mark Walker
Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC
Digital transformation has irrevocably changed the way companies run. The question is no longer whether organisations are embarking on a DX journey or which technologies they are evaluating or using, instead laser-like focus on enable business benefits and impacting company performance quickly and at least cost are critical boardroom topics. IDC suggests using the RASA approach to prioritise and maximise the commercial impact of ICT to the enterprise. The RASA approach practically examines relevance, affordability, security and accessibility indicators to ensure that technology investments understand and directly address critical organizational objectives. This presentation will outline these key aspects and suggest practical strategies to use this in your organisation.

10:00

Open for Business

Quentin Geldenhuys
CTO (Sub-Saharan Africa) & Head of Emerging Technologies, Red Hat
10:30

Networking Tea & Coffee Break

10:45

Frontline Report: Maximising agility by optimising ön open computing

11:10

Open Discussion

11:40

Summary & Close

Partners

Premier Partner

General Information

Date: Thursday, 06 February 2020                         

Time:  8am to 12noon

Language

English

Registration Fee

Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT +consultant companies)

Contact

For More Information, contact: Ryan Matthews - 27 11 5173240 / rmatthews@idc.com

Location

 

Venue

The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa is an award winning 5-star hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

Contact Us

Ryan Matthews

Conference Director

About IDC

56 Years | 1100 Analysts | 110 Countries

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.