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The Race to Reinvent: Connecting Leaders
to Empower Digital Transformation

Digital Event | South Africa | October 22


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Digital Event | South Africa | October 22

From business transformation and technology project management to artificial intelligence and machine learning, the IDC South Africa CIO Summit 2020 will explore a broad range of themes critical to the entire C-Suite.

So, join us as IDC analysts and respected industry thought leaders provide you with the strategic guidance required to transform your organization from 'digitally distraught' to 'digitally determined'.


Be inspired as industry pioneers showcase their own professional stories at this interactive event.

Why Attend?


Engage with the region's leading C-suite executives and share your experiences, worries, and needs.

Meet Our Speakers


Acknowledge the successes of the regional most dynamic digital transformation initiatives.

IDC CIO Awards


Discover in-depth, research-backed insights supported by a wealth of cross-industry expertise.

CIO Advisory Council

More than 40% of enterprises worldwide are "digitally determined," spearheaded by visionary executives willing to make the tough decisions required to align digital initiatives, technologies, teams, and roadmaps across the entire organization. Are YOU ready to join their ranks?

Key Topics

The IDC CIO Summit Series 2020 will provide essential guidance on:




Cyber Security


Big Data and Analytics


Enterprise Infrastructure

Why Attend?

The IDC CIO Summit 2020 will bring together global analysts, market-leading vendors, and 500 of the region's most influential C-suite leader to make sense of the rapidly evolving digital transformation landscape and shape the digital strategies of tomorrow. By attending the event, you will be able to:

Leverage insights from respected industry leaders

Get hands-on with the industry's latest innovations

Participate in briefings for CEOs, CFOs and CHROs

Tailor the agenda to meet your own unique needs

Explore dedicated industry and focus group tracks


Featuring presentations, panel discussions, focus groups, and workshops, our agenda has been designed to help C-Suite executives rethink the way they leverage emerging technologies to make their enterprises more agile, efficient, and productive than ever before.

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Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC

Crawford Del Prete

President, IDC Worldwide

Kenneth C. Budka

Sr. Partner, Bell Labs Consulting, Nokia Bell Labs

Stephen Abram

Managing Director, The BIO Agency (A Tech Mahindra Company)

Zaheer Ebrahim

Sales Engineer, Trend Micro

Yoav Daniely

Cloud and AI Security Product and Business Strategy Group Manager, Israel, Microsoft

Lukas Pelser

Presales Engineer, Sophos

Ian Jansen van Rensburg

Lead Technologist and Senior Systems Engineering Manager, VMware

Jan Tietze

EMEA Director of Security Strategy, SentinelOne

Dave Shepherd

Global Vice President, Sales Engineering, Ivanti

Aidan Keates

Solutions Architect, BeyondTrust

Reinhardt Gerber

Head of IT, Sea Harvest Corporation

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services

Luyanda Ntuane

CIO, MOTUS Car Rental Division (South Africa)

Rodrigo Castelo

Vice President (MEA), OutSystems

Dr. Mohamad Amin Hasbini

Head of META Research Center, Kaspersky

Mervyn George

Executive Advisor, Innovation Strategy, SAP

Patrick Grillo

Senior Director, Security Strategy, Fortinet

Louise van der Bank

CIO, AfriSam

Frans Cronje

CIO, Adcock Ingram

Roger Sels

Vice President of Solutions in EMEA, BlackBerry

Nick Black

Regional Director, Splunk Inc.

Dr. Avinash Ramtohul

Senior Director for Technology Consulting in Sub-Saharan Africa & Managing Director, Mauritius, Oracle

Jason Timm

Managing Director, CloudSmiths

Christiaan De Waal

Business Development Manager for Africa, ManageEngine South Africa, ITR Technology

Jelle Wieringa

Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4

Ali Sleiman

Regional Technical Director (META), Infoblox

Malcolm North

Senior Specialist Architect, Rackspace Technology

Brian Pinnock

Director: Sales Engineering, Mimecast

Julie Tregurtha

Regional Vice President for Africa, OpenText

Francis Hook

Regional Manager

Gregory Ouillon

CTO EMEA, New Relic

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Join Our CIO Summit

Combining informative presentations, interactive panel debates, and extensive peer-to-peer networking, the IDC CIO Summit Series 2020 promises to deliver game-changing insights.
The experiences shared by industry pioneers will inspire you not only to grow professionally and personally but also to transform the role of CIO from tech enabler to digital innovator.
The IDC CIO Summit Series 2020 guarantees to deliver the perfect blend of expert opinions, practical solutions, and networking opportunities for your organization.


Lizelle Jones

Senior Conference Manager, IDC South Africa

Lydia Botha

Senior Sales Manager, IDC Soufth Africa

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