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Enterprise Africa – how will senior IT and Business decision makers rise to the digital transformation challenge?

11th October 2017, Johannesburg

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Venue: Four Seasons


Whether you prefer the term disruption, or the term transformation, one thing is certain: the digital (r)evolution is taking place and gaining pace. And it’s driving huge growth in consumer culture in Africa. The challenge then, for all enterprises, but particularly those in finance, services, retail and oil, gas and mining, is to react fast. Digital transformation drives the need for infrastructure and services that deliver more than connectivity.

The digital revolution has created new expectations – consumers want more and expect interactions to be seamless and immediate. The fundamental challenge for CIOs in Africa today is to re-evaluate their business models and ensure IT is moving at the speed of the business. IT strategies must be aligned with business operations and the unique demands of each market within Africa – given that almost no two African markets are the same.

Digital transformation is a massive opportunity for every business, if your IT foundations are in place. A successful transformation journey has 3 key areas at its base: networks, security and cloud. However, technology alone won’t generate more value for the enterprise. People are key, because ultimately, the end users of technology are people.

From the entire Meet the Boss team and all at Orange Business Services, we look forward to an evening of engaging conversation, unveiling new perspectives and providing you with the right discussions to keep you on course, every course.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Orange

Discussion Topics

  • How are you dealing with the speed of change / what are your current tech challenges?
  • How is the increasing importance of customer experience shaping IT and sales strategies?
  • How are you integrating security and cyber defense into IT planning?
  • The Internet of Things revolution: what will this mean for your business and your customers?

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its 21,000 employees, is focused on supporting the digital transformation of multinational enterprises across five continents. Orange Business Services is not only an infrastructure operator, but also a technology integrator and a value-added service provider. We offer companies digital solutions that help foster collaboration within their teams (collaborative workspaces and mobile workspaces), better serve their customers (enriched customer relations and business innovation), and support their projects (enriched connectivity, flexible IT and cyberdefense). The integrated technologies that Orange Business Services offer range from Software Defined Networks (SDN/NFV), Big Data and IoT, to cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, as well as cybersecurity. Orange Business Services customers include over 3,000 renowned multinational corporations at an international level.

In Africa, we already work with 70% of the continent’s multinational enterprises across all major verticals to deliver world-class ICT services that are supporting their digital transformation.




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