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IDC Cloud & Datacenter Roadshow

Leveraging the Economics and Sustainability of Cloud in the Digital Era

Overview

Organizations across South Africa have reached the conclusion that the clearest path to cloud lies in having a flexible and resilient IT model that enables them to ensure business continuity and deploy their IT strategies. IDC's latest research shows that 46% of organizations in the country plan to significantly increase their investments in infrastructure transformation capabilities (the digital infrastructure that enables cloud, software-defined solutions, etc.) over the next 12–18 months.

Cloud-centric operating models have grown to become integral components of modernizing IT environments across South Africa. Those organizations that adopt resilient cloud-based models are perfectly placed to transform the application of technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning into on-the-ground competitive advantages that can be leveraged to execute their visions for the future.

The 2023 edition of the IDC Cloud & Datacenter Roadshow will examine the current state of the South African cloud market. Leading industry experts will explore topics such as cloud management, security, governance, orchestration, sustainability, and customer engagement as they present proven strategies for implementing digital-first business models, accelerating development and delivery, and enabling innovation.

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Agenda

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Wednesday March 15, 2023
8:00

Registration & Networking

9:25

Opening Act

9:30

IDC Welcome Address

9:35

IDC Keynote: The Rise of the Decentralized Cloud

9:50

The Building Blocks of the Future Datacenter

10:04

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Montblanc!

10:05

The Promise and Benefits of Cloud Sustainability

10:19

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Montblanc!

10:20

Taking a Holistic Approach to Securing the Cloud

10:34

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Montblanc!

10:35

Panel Discussion: Cloud Enables the Transformation to Sustainable Enterprises

11:05

Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

11:35

Keeping Up with Changing Cloud Compliance Frameworks

11:49

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Laptop Ring Light!

11:50

Is Talent Supply Keeping Up with Cloud Adoption Rates?

12:04

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Laptop Ring Light!

12:05

Adapting to Meet Cloud Customer Demands

12:19

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Laptop Ring Light!

12:20

Tracks (Parallel Sessions)

Cloud as a Driver of Enterprise Innovation
12:20 - 12:25

Start of Session Raffle: Google Mini

Jonathan Tullett

Associate Research Director, IT Services Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
12:25 - 12:40

Understanding the Bolts & Nuts of Data Hygiene Prior to Migrating

Sizwe Gwala

Head of Data Governance, ABSA Bank (South Africa)
12:40 - 12:55

Inspire Innovation with Everything as a Service

12:54 - 12:55

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Sterilizer & Wireless Charger!

12:55 - 13:10

Managing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Transformation Strategy

13:09 - 13:10

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Sterilizer & Wireless Charger!

13:10 - 13:25

Roadblocks in Your Transition to the Cloud and How to Remove Them

13:24 - 13:25

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Sterilizer & Wireless Charger!

13:25 - 13:40

Cloud Operating Model in your Data Center

13:39 - 13:40

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Sterilizer & Wireless Charger!

13:40 - 14:10

Panel Discussion: Building Multi Cloud Strategy

Neda Smith

Divisional Director: IT, City Lodge Hotel Group

Tshepo Mothoagae

Chief Information Officer, Railway Safety Regulator

Pfarelo Masithulela

Senior Manager: Storage & Data Protection Platforms, Multichoice Group
14:10 - 14:15

Summary & Close

Cloud Security
12:20 - 12:25

Start of Session Raffle: Google Mini

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
12:25 - 12:40

Securing the cloud in 2023 and Beyond – Importance of Security Culture for your Cloud Security

Devi Moodley

CIO, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
12:40 - 12:55

Securely Bringing Together Separate Networks

12:54 - 12:55

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Sterilizer & Wireless Charger!

12:55 - 13:10

Automation and Intelligence for Quality and Effectiveness of Service

13:09 - 13:10

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Sterilizer & Wireless Charger!

13:10 - 13:25

Delivering Enterprise Level Agility in the Cloud Era

13:24 - 13:25

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Sterilizer & Wireless Charger!

13:25 - 13:40

Confidential Computing Powered by Data-in-Use Security Features

13:39 - 13:40

Ask Questions and Stand a Chance to Win a Sterilizer & Wireless Charger!

13:40 - 14:10

Panel Discussion: Delivering Enterprise Level Agility in the Cloud Era

Vukosi Sambo

Executive Head of Data Solutions & Business Insight, Medscheme (South Africa)

Warren Hero

Chief Information & Digital Officer, Webber Wentzel

Victor Thobakgale

Executive Tehnology Operations Lead, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM)
14:10 - 14:15

Summary & Close

14:15

Lunch & Networking

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Senior Sales Manager, IDC South Africa

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