GDS International Hosts Their Highly Anticipated Fourth Next Generation CIO Africa Summit in May

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA – February 5th, 2013: Sixty-five of South Africa’s leading executives will meet in May for two and a half days of workshops, panel discussions and working lunches at GDS International’s upcoming CIO Africa Summit.
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Feb. 5, 2013 - PRLog -- This popular event will take place 8th – 10th May 2013 at the five-star Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa. Having previously run three successful CIO summits in Africa, this year’s event also promises to be extremely valuable with attendees discussing enterprise mobility, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and IT security. Delegates will also be looking at broader issues, including cloud computing.

Thomas Sule, CIO for Oando, was an attendee at the event last year. He said, “Attending a summit like this is as good as going to Harvard business school, it’s just that it’s condensed into two-and-a-half days. I would recommend it to any CIO that would like to add value to their organisation.”

Attending CIO Africa this year will be: Evans Munyuki, Group Head of Architecture for ABSA; Mwende Gatabaki, VP Corporate Technology for African Development Bank; Ian Brown, GM & CIO for Exxaro; Malcolm Laing, Group CIO for Investec; and Colin Prince, CIO for PetroSA.

Alistair O’Hara, CIO Africa ( Summit Director for GDS International (, the global events company behind the summit, says: “Last year’s summit was a real success, and our fourth CIO Africa summit is well positioned to exceed all expectations once again. Our apposite programme will be covering specific investment priorities and common pain points that are present in the industry today, such as enterprise mobility, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and IT security.”

O’Hara added, “I’m really excited about the exceptional calibre of our delegation, and the cutting-edge programme that has been put together by our advisory board, the NG20. We have some real industry giants attending this year’s event who, along with our analyst partners and advisory board, will guarantee that this summit will be the best the region has ever seen.”

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GDS International is a global leader in the B2B events and media arena. Founded in 1993, GDS produces around 75 summits per year for senior executives and a host of leading conferences - spanning 16 industries and five continents - as well as conducting interviews with the business arena's most successful thought-leaders for its internet television channel, MeetTheBoss TV.

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