IDC CIO Summit Agenda

The IDC Mauritius CIO Summit 2022 features a tailored agenda filled with handpicked topics, discussions, panel sessions, and keynote presentations from regional and global technology experts that will explore all of today's hottest ICT issues.

The 2022 edition will be hosted as a physical event on August 24. Here's what you can expect:

Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Networking


Welcome Address

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional Managing Director (META), IDC

Reimagining Tech Strategies for a Digital-First World

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional Managing Director (META), IDC

As organizations strive to recover from the uncertainty wrought by the pandemic, they are taking a digital-first approach to build resilience into their operations. The journey to the future digital enterprise has accelerated, driven by significant investments in new customer experiences, new digital ecosystem business models, digital supply chains, and Future of Work initiatives. All of this must be supported by resilient cloud-enabled digital infrastructure and applications, rapid app development, digital platforms, data-driven and AI-enabled intelligence, and security and trust. Strong leadership, an appetite for innovation, and a sound strategy for addressing regulations will all be key to driving the digital agenda. 


Panel Discussion: Vendor Selection and Management: Best Practices and What to Look Out For

Sudheer Prabhu

CTO, CIM Group (Mauritius), CIM Group

Roshan Halkhoree

Director, Centre for Information Technology & Systems, University of Mauritius

Kevin Sumputh

Chief Security Officer, ABSA

As we navigate the challenges of a changing world, digital resiliency will be critical for organizations transitioning to the 'Next Normal'. Those that accelerate their transformation and enable digital resiliency will more easily thrive amid changing market conditions, while those fixated on the past will struggle to compete. The region has seen a significant realignment of IT strategies and technology investments across all industries, with organizations developing a better understanding of the opportunities and obstacles that are shaping the move toward digital resiliency.


Implementing a Digitally Driven Road Map for the Successful Deployment of Hybrid Cloud

Ian Jansen van Rensburg

Chief Technologist and SE Director, VMware
Today, the most successful organizations are the ones that know how they want to operate when migrating to a cloud framework. Such organizations use as-a-service technologies to change how they perform jobs, achieve outcomes, and improve business processes.



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Tea/Coffee Break & Networking


Keeping Up with the Demands of Cloud Security & Compliance

Paul Williams

Country Manager- SADC and Indian Ocean Islands, Fortinet

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A Unified Cybersecurity Platform for Secure Digital Transformation

Francois Els

Sales Director SADC, IOI, Trend Micro
With an exploding set of cloud infrastructure services and an increasing number of stakeholders involved in infrastructure and security decisions, the cloud has created a perfect storm for security. To gain the benefits of the cloud and meet business objectives, cloud security needs to be made less complex, particularly as business requirements and DevOps processes demand faster application delivery. This presentation highlights how a unified cybersecurity platform can protect against increasingly sophisticated and evolving threat actors and address compliance issues irrespective of industry, geography, or infrastructure.



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Customer Success in the New Economy

Omar Oualif

Regional Sales Director - Africa Growth Markets, Salesforce
It is important for everybody to recognize that the world has changed and that we need to change with it. This session explores new ways of helping customers and employees find success.



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Securing the Hybrid Datacenter

Dennis Kigen

Security Engineering Lead, SADC Region, Check Point
Today, many organizations are not only shifting more workloads to the cloud but also modernizing their datacenters. They are creating hybrid cloud environments with distributed workloads that must be secured. The modern datacenter and network require the flexibility of a hybrid cloud security architecture that uses automation and artificial intelligence to scale threat prevention performance on demand both on premises and in the cloud, with a simplified and unified management system. The hybrid datacenter security challenge is one of the untold stories of the enterprise digital transformation (DX) journey.



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Panel Discussion: Alignment, Collaboration, and Co-innovation with Line of Business

Rajnish Hawabhay

Chief Technical Officer – ICT, Ministry of Technology, Communication & Innovation

Vikas  Khanna

Chief Information Officer, EMTEL, Mauritius

Oodith Narain Panday

Head of IT, Princes Tuna

Roshan Koonja

Chief Information Officer, Constance Hotels and Resorts, Mauritius
CIOs need to acknowledge that technology initiatives will increasingly happen outside of the traditional IT organization as LOB executives gain digital savvy and cloud-based apps and services become more powerful and appealing. That means that traditional partnerships with LOB peers become more fragile and difficult to orchestrate. To maintain IT relevance and integration across functions, CIOs should adopt a strategy of building alliances with LOB organizations and ecosystem partners that transcend transactional project-focused efforts to build broad-based and programmatic support for the IT mission and goals.


Felicitation of Partners


IDC Summary & Close


Lunch & Networking

Contact Us

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Senior Sales Manager, IDC South Africa

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