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Africa’s digital sun is rising. A confluence of cultural evolution, increasing user maturity around information, communications, and technology (ICT), a rising pervasiveness of personal computing, and the revelation of a massive market greenfield all point to a near-certain wave of new enterprise applications adoptions across the continent over the coming five years or more.

At Enterprise Africa Summit 2019, we address the burning questions that business-intensive clients need answering without obscure technological overtones. What actions are required for us to prepare for a move to enterprise applications? What is the recommended life-cycle from acquisition through implementation to long-term deployment? What are the key differentiators among the enterprise vendors? What measurable value can systems integrators and other industry consultant provide to us? What criteria should we use to make acquisition or other contractual decisions? When it comes to digital transformation, what is the level of reality versus hype?


  • 09:00 - 10:00
    Session 1.1: Accelerating the African Digital Sunrise with Business Intelligence and the Art of Storytelling
    Featured Speaker: Mico Yuk
  • 10:00 - 11:00
    Session 1.2 Executive African Round Table
    Leading African executives explore the challenges facing business leaders in the midst of a digital revolution and discuss best practices for serving African firms and organizations in the midst of a digital maelstrom.
  • 10:00 - 18:00
    Transformers' Lounge
    The Transformers' Lounge is open for business. Delegates may register at no charge for a 30 minute private meeting with any participating provider.
  • 11:00 - 11:30
  • 11:30 - 12:30
    Session 1.3: Antonio Grasso and the Internet of EveryThing: A Business View of the Digital Revolution
    Featured Speaker: Antonio Grasso
  • 12:30 - 14:00
  • 14:00 -15:30
    Session 1.4: Power Panel - Enterprise Software Providers
    A moderated panel of leading providers of enterprise software followed by a lengthy audience Q&A. Final five power panelists will be derived from a list of leading firms such as Epicor, IFS, Infor, Microsoft, Oracle, Sage, SAP, SysPro and Workday.
  • 15:30 - 16:30
    Session 1.5: Assessing your Readiness for Cloud Computing & Digital Assets
    This session provides both an inventory of existing digital assets, including enterprise applications, and an exploration of business vision, organizational readiness, and technological agility required to position an organization for successful digital transformation. The conversation will lead toward an implied readiness road map for digital transformation initiatives.
  • 16:30 - 17:30
    Session 1.6: Tom Raftery’s Guided Tour of the Digital Universe
    Featured Speaker: Tom Raftery
  • 18:00 - 21:00
  • 09:00 - 10:00
    Session 2.1: Methods & Practices in Flux: Digital Life After Systems Integration
    With guidance from a moderator, panelists will discuss the emerging evolution of technology deployment methods & practices, covering changing business & IT roles, trends in design methods, the ‘no code/low code’ movement and strategic considerations for various of these elements.
  • 9:00 - 17:00
    Transformers' Lounge
    The Transformers' Lounge is open for business. Delegates may register at no charge for a 30 minute private meeting with any participating provider.
  • 10:00 - 11:30
    Session 2.2: Power Panel: Enterprise Services
    A moderated panel of leading providers of enterprise consulting services followed by a lengthy audience Q&A. Final power panelists will be derived from a list of leading firms such as Accenture, BMC Software Consulting, Business Connection (BCX), Bytes Technology Group, CA Technologies, CSC, Deloitte, Dimension Data, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG Consulting, PwC, IBM, Capegemini, and EOH.
  • 11:30 - 12:00
  • 12:00 - 13:00
    Session 2.3: Successful Digital Transformation Begins with Your People
    Business roles are transforming right along with digital transformation imperatives. That doesn’t mean that business leaders need to learn technology (or even the buzzwords), but it does mean a change of culture and strategy. In this introductory session, delegates will be provided with a road map to improved technological readiness and strategy for their organizations.
  • 13:00- 14:30
  • 14:30 - 15:30
    Session 2.4: Experts' Recommendations Round Table
    Selected experts in diverse cloud and digital fields gather for a public discussion of recommended client practices for navigating the path toward successful business and technical transformation.
  • 15:30 - 16:30
    Session 2.5: Digital Transformation: Making it So
    Distinguished thought leader, Marcell Vollmer, leads a discussion regarding successful digital transformation of procurement, supply chain, finance, and shared services with select industry experts.
  • 16:30 - 17:30
    Session 2.6: Keynote Takeaways for the African Digital Sunrise
    Notebooks stay open as a distinguished panel of analyst/moderators and industry experts provide an insightful summary of the event highlights, nuggets of wisdom, key recommendations, and notable advisory.
  • TBC