Category: Hardware Created on Thursday, 17 November 2011 13:06 Published Date
From KWAMBOKA MANUA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) - AFRICA has confirmed its move to cloud computing but was uncertain on whether the continent should embraces it or not, the just ended inaugural IT Leaders East Africa Summit heard.
TTCL Head of Information Systems, Arnold Masaro, who presented a keynote on moving to the cloud said the continent was not sure which concept to embrace on technology during a three day IT Leaders East Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, which was organised by Kinetic Events.
The inaugural IT Leaders East Africa Summit deliberated on strategies which could assist companies to yield superior results and gain competitive edge over other companies.
Speaking at the summit, CfC Stanbic Bank Information Technology Director, Dr. Hilangwa Maimbo, said the presentations were of a high standard and were relevant to contemporary issues that IT professionals face.
"In addition, there were significant opportunities to network and discuss issues impacting IT & Business, including discussions on trends within Information Technology," said Dr. Hilangwa.
At the end of the IT Leaders East Africa Summit, it was clearly established on how to link technology to strategic business objectives and the importance of IT spending to successfully grow a business.
Several industry experts, who presented during the Summit included John Mwaniki, head of operations and technology for the Nairobi Stock Exchange who presented keynote on business intelligence within the final sector while Arnold Masaro, the head of information systems for the TTCL who moderated the Summit, presented a keynote on moving to the cloud, while discussing whether Africa should embrace this concept straight away.
The summit was organised and coordinated by Kinetic Events, an international business-to-business conferencing company based in Cape Town, South Africa, established as a key strategic information provider to the IT and Telecoms sector.