2013 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Africa, Cape Town

To focus on the creation of the digital enterprise.

July 15, 2013

To focus on the creation of the digital enterprise

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2013, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16 – 18 September, will once again bring together top IT leaders for a chance to catch up with the latest global thinking, network, share ideas with over 1200 peers, and gain new insights into technology.

“The theme this year is Leading in a Digital World,” says Tom Scholtz, conference chair and research vice president at Gartner. “In the past, the CIO’s role was primarily to run the IT organisation. But in the future the challenge will be to ensure the enterprise as a whole achieves strategic value from the use of evolving technologies and the explosion in information volume, variety and velocity.

The agenda at this year’s Symposium will help senior IT executives take a look at the personal and technology leadership required to steer the business towards a competitive advantage through IT,” says Scholtz.

John Mahoney and Ken McGee will lead the CIO track with presentations on moving from an IT to a digital business strategy, the CIO’s future, as well as management issues including advice on how to transform culture conflicts. Jeffrey Mann will be back with his popular mobile and social collaboration insights and Richard Marshall will discuss mobility and mobile apps.

The guest speaker this year is Lewis Pugh, environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer, pioneer swimmer and expert on how to achieve the impossible. His recently published book, 21 Yaks and a Speedo, is already a best seller.

For the first time, Symposium will also include six workshop sessions, giving IT leaders an opportunity for interactive debate and information sharing. “Our aim is to help CIOs become indispensable leaders in the digital world. With 50 presentations from 18 global thought leaders over three days, the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the one event of the year that IT leaders can’t afford to miss,” says Gartner Africa Managing Director, Rene Jacobs.

For more information and a full agenda, please visit: http://www.gartner.co.za/symp2013