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Digital transformation (DX) will continue to dramatically reshape the global economy as the next phase of 3rd Platform technology rollouts hit full stride. If the first phase was about experimentation and siloed innovation, the next chapter will be characterized by multiplied innovation and autonomy as platform wars intensify and data is increasingly used for competitive advantage.
Beyond 2022, we will see large-scale automation with ubiquitous AI and robotics, the emergence of digital twins on a massive scale, and exponential change in the competitive landscape. A new "IT world order" is on the horizon, built around changing technologies, new offerings, evolving business models, and emerging DX use cases. New IT industry power positions are coming to the fore and ICT vendor leadership ranks are being disrupted.
Against this backdrop, CIOs and other CxOs will need to constantly calibrate and chart their own course of digital innovation, breaking the digital deadlock by developing new digital capabilities, performance metrics, and organization structures. Join us at the IDC South Africa CIO Summit 2019 to learn more.
The IDC CIO Summit Series 2019 will provide essential guidance on:
Integrated DX Strategies
Living with digital
Featuring presentations, panel discussions, focus groups, and workshops, our agenda has been designed to help CIOs rethink the way they leverage information, harness emerging ICT solutions, and facilitate organization-wide innovation, with the ultimate aim of making their enterprises more agile, efficient, and productive than ever before.
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Combining informative presentations, interactive panel debates, and extensive peer-to-peer networking, the IDC CIO Summit Series 2019 promises to deliver game-changing insights into the industry's biggest issues. By attending the event, you will be able to:
Country Manager, IDC South Africa
Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC
Business Head (Africa & RoW), Automation Anywhere
Vice President and General Manager(Middle East, Africa, and India), MicroStrategy
Presales Manager: Digital Platform, Africa, SAP
Ian Jansen van Rensburg
Lead Technologist and Senior Systems Engineering Manager, Vmware
Associate Vice President, Research (META), IDC
Principal Systems Engineer, Fortinet
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Thursday, April 4th - Friday,April 5th 2019
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Automation Anywhere is the leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), the platform on which more organizations build world-class Intelligent Digital Workforces. Automation Anywhere's enterprise-grade platform uses software bots that work side by side with people to do much of the repetitive work in many industries. It combines sophisticated RPA, cognitive and embedded analytic technologies. Over 1,400 organizations use this AI-enabled solution to manage and scale business processes faster, with near-zero error rates, while dramatically reducing operational costs. Automation Anywhere provides automation technology to leading financial services, insurance, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, telecom and logistics companies globally. For additional information, visit www.automationanywhere.com.
MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a worldwide leader in enterprise analytics and mobility software. A pioneer in the BI and analytics space, MicroStrategy delivers innovative software that empowers people to make better decisions and transform the way they do business. We provide our enterprise customers with world-class software and expert services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will infuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology.
Your workforce no longer needs to be limited by the computing power of their traditional laptops and PCs. Chrome OS gives cloud workers the ability to harness the agility and flexibility of cloud-based tools and services, with reduced risk. Employees can freely and securely access the critical data, apps, and cloud services they need to make decisions, regardless of device or location. A frictionless experience where workers can start fast, collaborate and stay focused with no interruptions. Equally, IT administrators can provide flexibility to their workers and lower TCO for the business all while maintaining visibility and granular control.
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 290,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.
Software AG is a global, independent software company with a focus on innovations for the digital age. Creators of the world’s first Digital Business Platform, we deliver customer value beyond all expectations. Our mission is to help accelerate and simplify our customer’s digital transformation journey by connecting the world’s applications, data and devices without compromising existing investments.
CommVault is recognized for helping organizations turn their data into a powerful strategic asset. For more than 15 years CommVault has had a singular focus: maximizing the value of customers’ data. It’s all we do. All of the applications in CommVault’s end-to-end suite of data protection and information management solutions offer flexible entry points and are built from the ground up, on the same platform. For our customers, that means CommVault solutions are faster to learn, easier to use and more effective — one integrated platform is all that is needed to keep, find and use all of their strategic data assets
Veeam is the leader in back-up solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management. Veeam Availability Platform is the most complete back-up solution for helping customers on the journey to achieving success in the 5 Stages of Intelligent Data Management. Veeam has 330,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 66% of the Global 2,000, with customer-satisfaction scores at 3.5x the industry average, the highest in the industry. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 61,000+ channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 21,000+ cloud and service providers. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyperconverged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services”
TYMLEZ is an enterprise level platform provider focused on bringing blockchain to the enterprise which enables them to create seamless changes and agility to meet the requirements of the digital age. TYMLEZ does this by delivering an integrated blockchain solution platform that enables enterprises and organisations to adopt new and emerging technologies whilst at the same time embracing and enhancing their legacy systems. TYMLEZ are providing a platform which enables accelerated design and development, accelerated deployment and scalability of solutions, alongside effective life-cycle management.
TYMLEZ does not believe that digital transformations need to cause massive business disruptions but should be a constant evolution of technology, integrating new ones as they emerge, while embracing the past and present – enabling evolutionary steps to reaching a revolutionary goal.
TYMLEZ has already been used to deliver enterprise blockchain solutions across a number of industries and sectors either directly or via partner applications. These include; Save the Children Humanitarian Passport; Dutch Government Tracking of Hazardous Goods and Visas; Leondrinho Exchange (cryptocurrency); Grant Thornton secure document handling, Nico-Labs stroke patients medical scanning; TKI Energy Trading Marketplace
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source
software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and
high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization
technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and
consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises,
partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant,
innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare
customers for the future of IT.
You can learn more about Red Hat by visiting .
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