Call for papers: IT Leaders West Africa Summit 2012


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Call for papers: IT Leaders West Africa Summit 2012

The annual IT Leaders West Africa Summit will be held in Accra, Ghana from 28 to 29 November 2012. The summit is hosted and produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. The IT Leaders Summit series is hosted in strategic locations all over the world including Johannesburg, Dubai, Ghana, Cape Town and Nairobi. The series hosts over 150 CIOs and senior IT executives representing leading companies from the respective regions.

South Africa, Republic of, Sep 14, 2012 – The anticipated annual IT Leaders West Africa Summit will take place from 28 to 29 November 2012 in the heart of Ghana’s esteemed capital city, Accra. The summit is produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events; key strategic information providers to the IT and telecoms sector within Africa.

Scope The IT Leaders West Africa Summit is bringing together the greatest players, both local and international, across the IT industry in West Africa to network and discuss business with this year’s theme of driving the business forward through innovation.

Focus The summit will focus on enterprise IT challenges facing West Africa’s IT industry, preventing enterprises within the country from reaching the international standards of first world nations. The summit will address today's top ICT and operations issues, and technological advancements impacting the enterprise with strategic guidance and actionable tactics.

Feature The summit provides a unique and exclusive business-to-business platform for IT executives and industry leaders to share experiences, network among peers and engage in interactive discussions with fellow senior executives, government officials, senior decision makers and international industry guest speakers.

Opportunities Discover the most effective solutions in delivering IT projects and services that will enable business growth and innovation, while successfully leveraging existing resources and investments. Advance goals of operational excellence through powerfully demonstrating the value of IT organisation to the enterprise. Attendees will actively engage in topical discussions addressing how IT industry challenges can be overcome through effective innovation with the productive alignment of business.

Contributors The strategic summit will feature internationally renowned guest speakers, industry topics and discussion points appropriate to West Africa’s IT industry, and prompt interesting debate among fellow industry peers through innovative and interactive workshops, best practise case studies and expert-led keynote sessions and presentations. International guest presenters represent CIOs, government officials and IT leaders from all major industries; addressing crucial topics including innovative tactics to best improve IT processes and operations, and future industry trends and technological advancements to effectively improve enterprise infrastructure.

Background The IT Leaders Summit series is hosted in strategic locations all over the world including Johannesburg, Dubai, Ghana, Cape Town and Nairobi. The series hosts CIOs and senior IT executives representing leading companies from the respective regions.

Criteria The summit organisers welcome papers that relate to the use or potential of ICT in influencing change in Africa. Papers should address topical industry issues within the context of Africa, and may focus on a particular subject or the industry in general. Topics can include, but need not be restricted to:  

  • ICT in government
  • IT governance
  • Information communication technology
  • Industry technological advancements
  • IT spending
  • Enterprise IT within private and/or public sectors
  • Cloud computing
  • Virtualisation
  • IT innovation
  • Technology risk management
  • IT efficiencies
  • Emerging trends in ICT for the enterprise
  • Technology trends and forecasts

Papers covering other topics will also be considered, as well as theory-based and experiential papers covering any region or country within the African continent are welcome.

Recognition Acknowledgement will be given for individuals presenting papers, with priority given to those based in Africa. All submissions will be considered for inclusion in various aspects of the summit.

Submission Those who are interested in submitting a paper must send an abstract of no more than 300 words to placing ‘IT Leaders West Africa call for papers’ in the subject heading. The submission deadline is 19 November 2012 and applicants will be notified shortly after this date.

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