Cloud World Forum Africa issues call for papers

Cloud World Forum Africa 2014 - Africa’s Largest Cloud and ICT Event for Enterprise and Telecom Professionals, has issued a call for papers for speakers at this year’s event.

Following the success of the Cloud World Forum Africa 2013, the organisers are expanding and enhancing its agenda to deliver Africa’s first and foremost comprehensive Enterprise ICT show: Cloud World Forum Africa incorporating Enterprise ICT Africa 2014. To be held from 6-7 May 2014 at The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, Cloud World Forum 2014 will address what technologies join the Cloud in answering African businesses’ ICT needs, lowering pricing barriers for advanced services, and bringing serious cost-savings?

As the one-stop-shop to explore new technologies, Enterprise ICT Forum Africa will bring together the whole African Enterprise ICT ecosystem including leading African enterprises and SMBs, Telco players, innovative & agile service providers   and globally established IT vendors. The Forum provides attendees with a unique snapshot of the whole industry, offering the chance to learn from and network with the real movers & shakers of the ICT industry.

Sessions for 2014 will include:

  The role of ICT & Cloud in specific verticals

  How can CIOs in Africa tackle the Cloud?

  The Mobile Enterprise: BYOD, Enterprise Apps & Mobility

  Cyber Security and the Cloud: Do you know where you stand?

  Telco Cloud Enablement & Innovation: How can Telcos maximise opportunities in the Cloud?

  Is your business ready for the age of Big Data?

Early confirmed speakers include:

  Head of Solution Architecture, Amazon Web Services

  Head IT Technical Infrastructure, Etisalat Nigeria

  Vice Chair, Africa ICT Alliance

  Executive Head of Cloud Computing, Vodacom Business

  Client Partnerships - Sub Saharan Africa, Facebook

  Head Enterprise Products and Innovation, Safaricom  

  Head of Information Technology, Bombela

  Head: IT Finance & Innovation Lead, City of Cape Town

  Head of New Products Sub Sahara, Google

  Chair, Manageability & Services Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance

Submissions are invited from senior IT or telco executives and speakers who can present on the strategic, technical and organisational pre-requisites as well as potential external barriers to the successful deployment and adoption  of Cloud services. Please email all topic proposals to Keren Bowman, [email protected]

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