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World Cloud Show reaches Africa; as cloud veterans aim to ascertain the future of Data Centres that are transforming Africa’s digital landscape

World Cloud Show returns with its 9th global edition virtually bringing together influential voices in the Cloud Computing ecosystem. Graced by industry leaders Richard M Kiarie, Winnie Sergoan, Peter Hunguru, and the like – this highly anticipated conference will witness engaging discussions revolving around key areas of cloud in Africa.     

Tuesday, 13 April 2021: Trescon has played host to several high-level conferences across the world, and is now back with its flagship event World Cloud Show scheduled to take place on 17 May 2021, in a virtual format. With a special focus on driving the next phase of cloud adoption in Africa, this Summit will feature keynotes, panel discussions, technology use-cases, industry solutions, and the latest go-to-market innovations. 

According to sources, Africa is undergoing a revolution in New Cloud and Data Centre capacity with a growth forecast of 80% and 50% respectively over the next 4 years in Africa

From banks looking to accelerate the rollout of new applications to start-ups disrupting entire industries with innovative, cloud-powered models, cloud services are transforming Africa’s productive capacity and emerging as one of the most essential pillars of Africa’s digital transformation.

World Cloud Show – Africa will focus – as it always has, on recent developments, technical advancements and government policies concerning all Digital Assets,” said Mithun Shetty, CEO of Trescon.

The conference will be hosted on the virtual events platform Vmeets to help participants network and conduct business in an interactive and immersive virtual environment. Participants can also engage with speakers in Q&A sessions and network with solution providers in virtual exhibition booths, private consultation rooms, and private networking rooms.

Speakers are primed to explore new opportunities in Cloud Governance, Edge Computing, Cloud & Data Centre Revolution in Africa and more.

Leading industry experts speaking at the event include:

  • Richard M Kiarie – Principal ICT Officer/Head, Policy and Research Unit, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Republic of Kenya
  • Alice Namuli Blazevic – Partner – Head Innovation and Technology, Kantede Advoctes, Kampala, Uganda
  • Winnie Sergon – Head of ICT & Innovation, Boresha SACCO Society Ltd, Kenya
  • Peter Hunguru – Head of Information Communication and Technology, National Road Administration (ZINARA), Zimbabwe
  • Hartnell Ndungi – Chief Data Officer, Absa Group, Kenya
  • Ali Kahlane – Consultant, trainer and researcher Vice President of the Think Tank CARE Key-advisor of Algeria Minister of Transports, Algeria

To attend the summit for free: Register Here

*Sources: Intrado and Quartz Africa

About World Cloud Show

World Cloud Show takes place in strategic locations across the world which gathers pre-qualified CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, Heads of Research, Industry Practitioners, IT Decision Makers and Experts in Cloud Computing among others from cross-industry verticals.

The show will feature exciting keynotes, government and enterprise use-case presentations, product showcase, panel discussions and tech talk to discuss the latest challenges and explore the latest applications of cloud-based solutions. 

For further details about the announcement, please contact:

Aishwarya G Bhandary

Corporate Communications Executive 

[email protected]

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