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Digital Event | August 25


Time Event & Speakers

The Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery: Charting Your Course to the Next Normal

Crawford Del Prete
President, IDC Worldwide
Mike Tyson is famous for saying that everyone has a strategy until they are punched in the face. The current pandemic has certainly been an unexpected blow for companies and forced a complete reshaping of digital strategies. In this session, Crawford Del Prete will take the audience through IDC’s five stages of recovery and offer insight and guidance on best practices for getting through the economic aftermath and recalibrating for the long term reality – the Next Normal.



Digital Reinvention: Creating Value by Unlocking the Power of Your Infrastructure

Any digital transformation project that isn’t supported by an adaptive technology infrastructure will not be effective. Communication infrastructure is an element that is often underexposed in the DX journey. Together with billions of connections, network requirements continue to expand. IDC research shows that organizations with more digital-read networks have 2-3x the number of digital capabilities.


Managing a Hybrid-Cloud Environment

Cloud Technology is now a part of enterprise IT department. Many businesses are using multiple cloud environments
across the region or planning a fully integrated hybrid cloud environment. The key drivers of hybrid cloud adoption are improving consistency of security and enhancing business agility. This model is becoming a key objective for the majority of businesses looking to engage in digital transformation, but the complexity of hybrid cloud requires organizations to develop the necessary skills and build a unified strategy.

Session A.1&B.1 (Parallel Sessions)

A.1 Next-Generation Enterprise IT
Chaired by: Jonathan Tullett, Research Manager-IT Services, Africa, IDC

12:05 - 12:25

Next-Generation Enterprise IT

Mark Walker
Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC
12:25 - 12:35

Panel Discussion

B.1 Intelligent Automation
Chaired by: Mark Walker, Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC

12:05 - 12:25

Intelligent Automation

Jonathan Tullett
Senior Research Manager, IT Services
12:25 - 12:35

Panel Discussion


Session A.2 & B.2 (Parallel Sessions)

A.2 Putting Security at the Heart of the Business
Chaired by: Jonathan Tullett, Research Manager-IT Services, Africa, IDC

12:35 - 12:55

Putting Security at the Heart of the Business

12:55 - 13:05

Panel Discussion

B.2 Sustaining Business Continuity
Chaired by: Mark Walker, Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan, IDC

12:35 - 12:55

Sustaining Business Continuity

12:55 - 13:05

Panel Discussion


Technology Focus Group Session (Parallel Sessions)

FG 1-Next-Generation Security & Resilience

13:10 - 13:50

Focus Group 1: Next-Generation Security & Resilience

FG 2-Artificial Intelligence: A Slow-Motion Explosion

13:10 - 13:50

Focus Group 2: Artificial Intelligence: A Slow-Motion Explosion

FG 3-Building Hybird Clouds for the Digital Era

13:10 - 13:50

Focus Group 3: Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

FG 4-Future of Work

13:10 - 13:50

Focus Group 4: Future of Work


Summary & Close


Theresa Etukodo Eshiet

Conference Manager, West Africa

+234 802 335 6732

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