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GDS International Brings CIO 30 Oil and Gas Summit to South Africa’s Shores
11th December 2012, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA: This week the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa will play host to 30 of Africa’s most influential oil and gas executives as they attend GDS International’s CIO 30 Oil and Gas Africa summit.
With ten years’ experience in the event hosting space, GDS International is renowned for attracting the most senior executives to its summits. This year’s event will be no different, with Andrew Marks, CIO for Tullow Oil; Raymond Hoffmann, CIO for Total South Africa; Colin Prince, CIO for PetroSA; Thomas Sule, CIO for Oando; and Adel Eid Ali, CIO for Dana Gas, scheduled for attendance. There will also be a dynamic range of sponsors at the event, including: Orange Business Services, Vodacom, EMC, AST Modular, Aviat and Eaton.
Bez Bezuidenhout, CIO for SASOL, was a previous CIO Africa attendee, and found real value in the two-and-a-half-
Ben Williams, CIO 30 Oil and Gas Africa Summit Director for GDS International (http://www.gdsinternational.com/
He continues: “It's why the role of the Chief Information Officer has become increasingly important to oil and gas firms looking to drive greater operational efficiencies on the one hand, and innovate in terms of unlocking new opportunities on the other. Harnessing the power of emerging technologies to address key challenges is crucial - data collection, storage and analysis, communications and collaboration, and improved infrastructure management are all areas in which the CIO can make a huge difference to oil firms' productivity. The challenge lies in making the right decisions, both technology-focused and strategy-oriented, to ensure you are an enabler of, rather than a stumbling block to, business opportunity. This is where The CIO30 comes in.”
Already looking ahead, GDS International is planning the next CIO 30 Oil and Gas Africa summit to be held again in Cape Town in October, 2013.
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