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REGISTER: International Data Corporation West Africa CIO Summit – all is set for tomorrow

Isa Pantami, Mark Walker to lead eminent speakers




Report indicates that 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.

The question is: As the Chief Information Officer are you ready to join their ranks?

From business transformation and technology project management to artificial intelligence and machine learning, the International Data Corporation (IDC) West Africa CIO Summit 2020 will explore a broad range of themes critical to the entire C-Suite, tomorrow, August 25, 2020 starting 11am (WAT) under the theme: ‘The Race to Reinvent: Connecting Leaders to Empower Digital Transformation’. It is an online event but you need to register.

So, join eminent speakers including the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy (Nigeria), Dr. Isa Pantami and the Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC, Mark Walker, 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’.

Key Topics

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

  • AI/Cognitive
  • 5G
  • Robotics
  • Cyber Security
  • IoT
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Cloud
  • 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.

The event will enable you 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 and explore dedicated industry and focus group tracks

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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.



  • The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Nigeria, Dr.Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami will present the keynote. In this role, Pantami is responsible for increasing broadband penetration and executing national digital economic policies and strategies.

He also tackles right-of-way issues and combats the vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure. He is a highly respected fellow of the Nigerian and British Computer Societies. Under his stewardship, ICT contributed 17.88% of Nigerian gross domestic product in Q2 2020.

  • Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC, Mark Walker. Walker currently leads the Sub-Saharan Africa operations, along with Vertical Market and Insights research and consulting practice at IDC MEA. He has over 25 years of experience in the information technology and telecommunications industry.

In his position at IDC, Walker is responsible for leading consulting, research, and analyses of technology markets across the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, along with analysis of the larger politico-socio-economic environment in which these markets exist. As a large proportion of research conducted by IDC MEA is of a primary nature, he is able to acquire first-hand experience of the various technology markets in the region. His current focus includes the government, financial, and energy sectors.

Other speakers are:

  • Head of innovation, East & West Africa at SAP, Joseph Kanyua;
  • Group CIO at Dangote Group, Prasanna Burri;
  • ICT Manager, Kenya, Tea Packers Limited (KETEPA), Bernard Rono; Sales Engr., Sophos, Christopher Odutola;
  • Business Development Director, Africa at Huawei, George Thomas;
  • Lead Technologist & Senior Systems Engineering Manager, VMWare, Ian Jansen Van Rensburg;
  • Divisional Head, Tech & Innovation, CSCS, Tobe Nnadozie;
  • CIO, UBA Pensions Custodian, Oladimeji Kazeem and
  • the Senior Research IT Services, Jonathan Tullet.


Combining informative presentations, interactive panel debates, and extensive peer-to-peer networking, the IDC CIO Summit Series 2020 promises to deliver game-changing insights. REGISTER here.

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Also, note that 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.

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