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CIO Leadership Roundtable

Fragile Markets, Agile Organizations


So far in 2023, the roads have been muddy and uneven, presenting several hurdles including worries about recession, hybrid working, quiet quitting, continual digital transformation to replace legacy tech, cybercrime-as-a-service, and all the hype around artificial intelligence. This is especially true in the technology sector, where CIOs are rapidly adjusting their strategies to keep up with changing economic variables.

Among the major challenges they face is the pressing need to manage technology-change imperatives — adding new capabilities to meet shifting customer requirements, managing skills gaps, adding automation to improve both business and IT productivity, and working to control the overbudget cloud spending that so many organizations experienced during 2022.

This timely event will explore how the role of the CIO has become even more critical as they draw up and implement technological innovation strategies. Senior IDC analysts, tech executives, and thought leaders will discuss the challenges facing CIOs as they work to adjust to economic turmoil and other variables — establishing standards and rules, overseeing technology use, developing change-leadership strategies, and driving collaboration with line-of-business peers to maximize efficiencies through smart technological investments and projects.


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Tuesday October 24, 2023

Registration & Networking


Welcome Address


IDC Keynote: Preparing Your Digital Business for AI Everywhere


Breaking Boundaries: Unleashing Innovation Through Enabling Technology


Q&A (Ask Questions & Stand a Chance to Win a Raffle)


Redefining Boundaries: How GenAI Revolutionizes Business and Work


Q&A (Ask Questions & Stand a Chance to Win a Raffle)


Digital Trust and Application is Key


(Ask Questions & Stand a Chance to Win an exclusive gift set)


CIO Panel Discussion - The New CIO Mandate in an Increasingly Volatile Business Environment


Tea/ Coffee & Networking Break


Data Breach? Key points for Your Response Plan


Adding the Cybersecurity Catalyst to Your Business


Q&A (Ask Questions & Stand a Chance to Win a Raffle)


Developing Digital Insights & Resilience Through Enterprise Intelligence


Q&A (Ask Questions & Stand a Chance to Win a Raffle)


Fireside Chat: Securing the Path Ahead for the Digital-First Enterprise


Q&A (Ask Questions & Stand a Chance to Win a Raffle)


Panel Discussion: Inflation and Currency Fluctuations Alter IT Budget Decisions


Q&A (Ask Questions & Stand a Chance to Win a Raffle)


Insights Into Improving IT Cost and Performance


Lunch & Networking


End of Conference


Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC

Jyoti Lalchandani

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

Mohammed Zuber Jussab

Principal Strategist & Value Architect, ServiceNow

Derek Waterston

Country Manager - South Africa, Kofax

Aslam Raffee

Customer Success Manager, SUSE

Nkosenhle Ngongoma

Group CIO, Ascendis Health

Alex Elsworth

CTO, Sasfin

Sibusiso Mbingo

CIO, PPS New Venture

Mthoko Mncwabe


Mohammed Gause

CIO, Tiger Brands

Tim Smit

Director - Dispute Resolution, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc

Paul Williams

Country Manager- SADC and Indian Ocean Islands, Fortinet

Ilona Simpson

Chief Information Officer, EMEA, Netskope

Corradino Corradi

General Manager: Information Security Architecture & Tech Excellence, MTN

Christian Jeurissen

Business Development Manager, South Africa, Group-IB

Peter Robb

Group Chief Architect, MultiChoice

Moussalam Dalati

GM Middle East & Africa, Liferay

Sergej Berendsen

Chief Executive Officer IDC Metri and Group Vice President

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