Taking a business-first approach to technological decisions

With ICT lines blurring and the industry focusing on the convergence of mobility and cloud, mobility merging with infrastructure technology and security heading up the priority list; the modern IT leader has found themselves having to take a business-first approach to technological decisions.

As the IT and tech worlds move from operating in independent silos to a fully integrated business platform, industry leaders are coming together to work hand in hand to grow their business through technology.

5 Months ago, an advisory panel including David Visser, CIO for Coca-Cola Southern Africa; Joe Ockleberry, Internet Strategist for Naspers and Barbara Mallinson, Founder & CEO for Obami joined forces with international conference and exhibitions producer, Kinetic.

When recently asked why she started Obami during an interview by Tech Magazine, Barbara answered that “When something needs help, it’s ripe for disruption” understanding the promising future of online and that education in South Africa needed help. (Tech: Movers & Makers August 2015)

This power panel, together with the unique agenda featuring over 40 thought leading speakers including some of the most notable entrepreneurs, tech investors, CIOs and forward thinking IT professionals, has resulted in a show that has outgrown its original venue.

The speaker line-up for this year’s show includes:
• Alan Knott-Craig Jr., Founder & CEO, Project Iziswe
• David Visser, CIO, Coca Cola
• Barbara Mallinson, Founder & CEO, Obami
• Aiden Baigrie, Head of Sub Saharan Africa, Facebook
• Louise van der Bank, CIO, Afrisam
• Phinda Ncala, CIO, South African Airways
• View more.

With a firm understanding that development has become more agile, allowing the industry endless possibilities in digital business growth, the event will be showcasing the latest and most innovative in the fields of Mobility and Broadband, Cloud, Infrastructure Technology and IT Security.

The Business Tech Show reaches out to SMEs, Entrepreneurs, start-ups and large corporates with its unique positioning featuring conference sessions, interactive technology workshops, a 24 Hour Codefest presented by Alan Knott Craig Jnr., MD and Founder of Project Isizwe, as well as a start-up initiative.

The Business Tech Show takes place 28 – 29 October 2015 at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town.

For more information on the event, to register to attend or to sponsor, visit www.businesstech-show.com or email Marcia van Jaarsveld at [email protected] or call +27 21 180 4700.

Follow the event and stay up to date on Twitter @BTechShow and join in on the conversation using #BTechShow.

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Taking a business-first approach to technological decisions