April 18, 2024

IDC’s East Africa CIO Summit to Explore Strategies for Driving Digital Transformation and Innovation


East Africa’s digital economy continues to expand at an unprecedented rate, disrupting the business models that organizations have traditionally embraced. As they strive to stay ahead of the curve, IT and telecom leaders, digital government pioneers, digital regulators and authorities, and industry thought leaders will come together at the IDC East Africa CIO Summit 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to share first-hand insights, proven best practices, and pioneering digital strategies.

Taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, the event will explore a wide range of topics, including strategies for partnering with digital natives, implementing effective application security, developing intelligent AIOps, and strengthening the CIO’s influence. Attendees will hear from respected industry experts on the critical role of technology in creating suitable regulatory environments, enriching the talent pool, and enabling, measuring, and reporting on sustainability initiatives and diversity and inclusion drives.

Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC’s group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa

The summit’s keynote speaker, Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC’s group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Türkiye, and Africa, will present a session titled ‘Strategies for the CIO and Enterprise Innovation’. During his address, he will present essential guidance on building a culture of trust, examine the ongoing move toward industry ecosystem innovation, assess the impact of decentralization, and explain why line-of-business investment should be viewed as a springboard and not as an end state.

“The IDC East Africa CIO Summit 2023 will provide an unparalleled opportunity for the region’s most prominent CTOs and CIOs to come together and explore strategies for driving innovation and growth in the digital economy,” says Lalchandani. “We’ve no doubt attendees will find the event both informative and productive, and we’re excited to help pave the way for a brighter digital future for the region.”

With governments around the world increasingly looking to develop dedicated strategies for enabling the measurement and further development of the digital economy, the IDC East Africa CIO Summit 2023 will highlight the critical importance of creating suitable regulatory environments and enriching the talent pool with the requisite skills. The agenda will also feature a series of dedicated technology focus groups, partner presentations, and CIO-led panel discussions on the following themes:  

  • Cyber Protection for the Threats of Today and Tomorrow
  • Connecting the Distributed Cloud: From the Edge to the Core
  • Enabling the Data-Driven Enterprise
  • Shaping CISO Strategies for the Digital-First Organization
  • Talent Development and the Demand for New Skills
  • Sustainable Strategies and Technologies for Operationalization, Impact Measurability, and Business Value Creation
  • Vendor Selection and Management Best Practices and Things to Look Out For

Join us at the IDC East Africa CIO Summit 2023 to gain valuable insights from industry leaders and connect with peers who share your passion for driving digital innovation. To learn more about the event, please click here or contact Sheila Manek at smanek@idc.com / +971 4 446 3154. You can also join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #IDCEACIO.

IDC’s valued partners for the IDC East Africa CIO Summit 2023  include AWS, Palo Alto Networks, and Google Cloud as Summit Partners; Cloudflare, Nutanix, and VMware as Platinum Partners; Kaspersky Red Hat and Zoho Corporation as Technology Focus Group Partners and Manage Engine and Cocre8 as Exhibit Partners; and the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) as Associate Partner.

International Business is a official strategic Media Partner for this event



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