Conference 1: Cloud computing conference
Cloud computing continues to be the way of the future and many studies indicate that more than 50% of all information technology will be in this new paradigm within the next five to ten years. This transformation has great implications for emerging markets which have the potential to leap frog mature markets in their adoption of cloud computing, combine cloud computing and mobile technologies to introduce unique services that can transform the lives of billions, drive a much larger scale of adoption and challenge existing price points, while presenting unique challenges in areas such as security and user interfaces to cloud computing.
Theme: Cloud Computing: Overview, Opportunities, Issues, and Challenges
Rudie Raath, Chief Technologist & Country Pre-Sales Manager, HP
Mogen Naidoo, Managing Director, Qina Group – Communications
Martin Geda Banda, Snr. Systems Engineer, VMware
Ian Jansen van Rensburg, Senior Manager, Systems Engineering, VMware
Simon Stewart, Founder, CodeSkills
Conference 2: Big data conference
Big Data conference is a platform for Johannesburg leading analytics and business intelligence leaders to address the challenges and tap on the opportunities in leveraging Big Data in this unique market.
It is a marketplace for the regionb s business leaders and IT executives to access the very best of ideas & technologies in adopting and improving big data and analytics practices and strategies.
Theme: Big Data Innovation: Driving Business Success
Victor Botlhokwane, Principal Solution Consultant, Oracle
Simon Carpenter, Chief Customer Officer, SAP
Estelle De Beer, Manager, Real-time Data Platform and Middleware, SAP
Grant Hutchons, ICT Strategy Executive, Gijima
Lorien Gamaroff, Technical Director, Invirohub
Andy Brauer, CTO, ICT Consultant
Benefits of attending
For Cloud computing
- Increased speed in responding to unforeseen events.
- Easy to get the latest and greatest updates.
- Adoption is quick and simple.
- Improved information security.
- Deployment time decreases from years to months.
For Big Data
- Timely insights from the vast amounts of data. This includes those already stored in company databases, from external thirdparty sources, the Internet, public media and remote sensors.
- Real-time monitoring and forecasting of events that impact either business performance or operation.
- The capability of Hadoop for volumes to manage vast amounts of data, in or out of the Cloud, with validation and verification.
- Identifying significant information that can improve decision quality.
- Mitigating risk by optimizing the complex decisions of unplanned events more rapidly.