ICT gurus meet in Nairobi amid sector challenges

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Chief information officers specialising in technology will on 17/06/2014 converge in Nairobi to discuss four key pillars of the sector following proliferation of IT in East Africa.

The event, organised by technology researcher International Data Corporation (IDC), will explore challenges brought about by cloud computing, big data use, mobility and social media. “The last five years have seen emergence of a new computingera,” said Mr Onesmus Mbogo country manager

IDC East Africa. “We want to take more than 100 technology officers through important steps that will help them stand the test of these changes.”IDC will bring its flagship CIO series to East

Africa with attendants set to benefit from international set standards of format, structure, style, and also have opportunities to partner with global leaders in IT. Officers attending the event will represent a diverse range of industries such as banking, public sector, finance, retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, telecommunications, utilities and construction.

The event is tailored to provide thought-provoking insight to attendants, teaching them how to automate their business processes. Speakers in specific areas will lead them through a step-by-step guide on how technology helps revenue growth. The forum will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel. It will be a duplicate of other events that have been held in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, South Africa, North Africa and Turkey

Source: Daily Nation 16/06/2014

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