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The Race to Reinvent: Connecting Leaders
to Empower Digital Transformation

Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island

What's It About?

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 West Africa CIO Summit 2019 to learn more.

Key Topics

The IDC CIO Summit Series 2019 will provide essential guidance on:



Digital Leadership


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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CIO Survey

IDC is committed to serving the ICT industry with the most up-to-date technology insights. In order to do this, we regularly perform surveys to gauge the challenges and trends shaping the investment priorities of the region's most influential ICT leaders. If you would like to assist us in this process, please click below to take part in our CIO Survey.

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Why Attend?

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:

Leverage insights from respected industry leaders

Tailor your agenda to meet your own unique needs

Get hands on with the industry's latest innovations

Explore dedicated industry and focus group tracks

Participate in briefings for CEOs, CFOs, and CHROs

Engage 1-2-1 with the region's foremost ICT pioneers


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General Information

Date: Thursday, 25th April, 2019

For More Information, contact: Theresa Eshiet /





IDC Keynote: Accelerating Your Digital Journey: Five Pathways to Becoming a Digital Enterprise

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President, Regional Managing Director, Middle East, Africa, & Turkey, IDC

The Role of Digitization in Changing the Business Landscape

Tayo Oshodi

Head, Information Technology, Lafarge Africa

IDC Predictions

Oluwole Babatope

Senior Research Analyst, Telecoms & Networking


Knowledge Hub

Discover more about IDC's latest research focus and the insights that will shape discussions at the CIO Summits 2019.



Digital Transformation

3rd Platform

IT Market Update

Lagos Continental Hotel


Theresa Etukodo Eshiet

Conference Manager, West Africa

+234 802 335 6732

About IDC

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