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ICT Board's Paul Kukubo to speak at Cloud Computing Forum Africa 2012

The Kenya ICT Board chief executive Paul Kukubo is among industry leaders set to make keynote speeches at the forthcoming Cloud Computing World Forum to be held in South Africa on May 8 at the Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg.

The Cloud Computing World Forum Africa offers delegates an opportunity to discuss the latest topics in cloud services, including security, mobile, applications, communications, virtualization and CRM among others.

Kukubo will speak on the topic: ‘Cloud Computing in the Public Sector’ covering issues including whether cloud computing is too much of a risk for the public sector, the benefits of public sector clouds for both vendors and end-users and cloud pressure – matching IT security with cost-effectiveness.

The conference comes at a time when cloud computing is being predicted to revolutionise the African IT industry and lead to significant cost savings for users, but as happens with any new technology, there are already concerns about data security especially sensitive data – something the agenda will address.

“Our agenda has been carefully put together with the aim of providing attendees with the latest issues and developments with this growing technology. The free-to-attend workshop and exhibition will help attendees discuss with global exhibitors how cloud computing can be implemented in to their operations,” said Mark Johnstone, director of Keynote, the organiser of the forum.

Other speakers include:

  • Yolisa Skwintshi, Head of IT Development, First National Bank (FNB)
  • Malcolm Laing, Group Chief Information Officer, Investec Specialist Bank and Asset Manager
  • Dr Phil Mjwara, Director General Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa
  • Strini Mudaly, Group CIO, Goldfields
  • Charles Ssebbaale, CIO, Africa Broadcasting (U) Ltd
  • Mandla Mkhwanazi, Transnet Group CIO, Transnet
  • Frank Pinto, CIO, Bankserv Africa
  • Louise van der Bank, Chief Information Officer, Afrisam South Africa (Pty) Limited
  • Nardus Breitenbach, Head – Infrastructure Solution Delivery and Chief Technology Architect, Standard Bank Group
  • Abby Wakama, Publisher and Executive Editor,

To view the full speaker list and further information about Cloud Computing Africa 2012, please visit the event website.

The event will also feature a free-to-attend exhibition and workshop sessions where top cloud vendors will showcase their products; sponsors include T-Systems, Oracle Corporation, Panduit, Kaspersky Lab, Ltd, Bitrate, SAP and ASG Software Solutions.

To register your place, please send an email to: or visit the registration page on the event website.

The Cloud Computing World Forum Africa is part of the successful Cloud Computing World Series with conferences and exhibitions worldwide including London, New York, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Hong Kong and Mumbai.

Published Friday, March 23, 2012 6:28 AM by David Marshall
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