Kinetic Events confirms Ghana to host region's premier IT focused summit

BUSINESS

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Kinetic Events confirms Ghana to host region's premier IT focused summit

The annual IT Leaders West Africa Summit in Ghana in November will focus on enterprise challenges facing West Africa’s IT industry.

The 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.

South Africa, Republic of, Sep 2012 - 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 business forward through innovation.

West Africa’s ICT industry is set to take centre stage at the summit this year as the industry sector has forecasted exponential growth in the next years. In a report released earlier this year, it was revealed that West Africa’s mobile communications markets within Nigeria, Cameroon and the Ivory Coast alone earned combined revenue of an estimated $8.6 billion in 2009, and according to this business research report this is estimated to reach $12.6 billion by 2016. The mobile communications market in West Africa is one of the focus points set to be discussed at the summit in November.

The summit will provide a unique and exclusive business-to-business platform for IT executives and industry leaders within West Africa 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.

The summit will focus on enterprise 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.

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.

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.

Invited guest speakers include:

-  Hon. Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology

-  Professor Clement Dzidonu, President - AIT University of the Future

-  Dr. Peter Okenyi, Ph.D.,CISSP,CISM, CEO, AISEC Group, USA

-  CK Bruce, President - International Systems Audit & Control Association (ICASA), Ghana Chapter

-  Kwadwo Ntim, CIO - Ghana Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS)

-  Saidu Abdullahi, Head of IT - Cadbury Nigeria Plc

-  Samuel Quarshie, CIO - Ghana Health Service

-  Tunde Coker, Group CIO - Access Bank Plc., Nigeria

-  Abel Daitey, Manager Electronic Channels - Merchant Bank, Ghana

-  Chukuemeka Fred Agbata, CEO - CFA Leverage

-  Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, Ghana

-  Dr Nii Quaynor, Chairman - NITA Ghana

-  Professor Cleopas Angaye, Director General - National Information Technology Development Agency, Nigeria (NITDA)

-  Kofi Totobi Quakyi, Chairman - Ghana National Communications Authority

-  Julius Ativie, Director ICT - Nigerian Breweries

-  Lucas Chigabatia, Group CIO - Anglogold Ashanti

-  Dr William Tevi, Director General, NITA, Ghana

-  Alhassan Umar, CEO, ITES Ghana

-  Kofi Totobi Quakyi, Chairman, National Communications Authority

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.

For more information, visit www.itleaders-westafrica.com 



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE BUSINESS NEWS

Telkom forays into Botswana through acquisition

South African telecommunications giant Telkom is making inroads into the Botswana market through the acquisition of an ICT company, Business Connexion (BCX).  Read More

Umati Capital secures $10m finance line from ApexPeak

Kenyan financial tech startup Umati Capital has agreed a deal with ApexPeak securing its first line of wholesale capital.  Read More

Kirusa acquires Ghana’s Saya Mobile

Voice messaging and social media apps firm Kirusa has acquired Ghana-based Saya Mobile, which provides instant messaging apps geared specifically for African consumers.  Read More

SAP to invest up to $500m in African innovation and growth

Pfungwa Serima SAP has announced a long-term commitment to regional expansion, sustainable growth and skills development of up to 10,000 IT consultants in Africa. Read More

Microsoft, UNDP partner to support Ethiopian entrepreneurs

First Lady Roman Tesfaye (front) visiting women undergoing entrepreneurship training Microsoft has signed a collaborative agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under which Microsoft will provide training and mentorship services to 200,000 Ethiopian entrepreneurs. Read More

Location based services market to reach $43.3bn by 2019

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that the Mobile Context and Location Services market will reach $43.3bn in revenue by 2019. Read More

Garmin calls on buyers in Southern Africa

The Africa team for Garmin Sub-Saharan Africa will be hosting meetings in Lusaka, Zambia to meet with buyers, potential resellers and business partners this month. Read More

Nomanini secures further $450k for expansion

Nomanini client StreetCred, Zamiba South African electronic prepaid service distribution platform Nomanini has received US$450,000 in funding from the IDC to expand outside of Africa. Read More

Africa offers US ‘compelling trade and investment opportunity’

Africa offers US multinationals a compelling trade and investment opportunity thanks to the rapid economic growth rates across the continent, says Standard Bank.   Read More

PwC investment to accelerate African growth opportunities

Suresh Kana PwC is increasing its investment in Africa and building closer links between PwC UK and PwC Africa, to meet increased demand for professional services as trade activity between the two regions grows. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’

WASPAN chief Simon Aderinlola says unless the regulator intervenes, WASPAN may not have anything left to regulate. Kokumo Goodie reports.

IN DEPTH

Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.

COMPANY NEWS

Schneider Electric trains 50,000 in energy management

Schneider Electric has trained more than 50,000 people in energy management as part of its BipBop energy access programme.