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Welcome back to the Cloud World Forum Africa 2014 - Africa’s Largest Cloud & ICT Event for Enterprise & Telecom Professionals!
Following the huge success of the Cloud World Forum Africa 2013, we’re expanding & enhancing our agenda to give you Africa’s first and foremost comprehensive Enterprise ICT show: Cloud World Forum Africa incorporating Enterprise ICT Africa 2014!
Download our post-show report - find out who attended, what was discussed and how to get in touch to get involved in next year's show today!
Our focus on Cloud Computing remains as the heart & soul of the event, with all the pivotal speakers and industry players returning in the keynote stage and dedicated streams running across both days. The Telco Cloud focus is also omnipresent with two full days of engaging content to reflect the advent of Africa’s Telcos to the Cloud!
What technologies join the Cloud in answering African businesses’ ICT needs, lowering pricing barriers for advanced services, and bringing serious cost-savings? The enterprise IT landscape is changing constantly as new technologies change the way we do business, from BYOx & Enterprise mobility to software apps and disaster recovery systems.
“A fantastic event with lots of enriching discussions. You missed out if you weren’t here!”
CCO, Africom Zimbabwe
“A brilliant event with all the right players of Cloud in the region here. Great to see both enterprises and telcos in productive discussions. “
Managing Executive, Telkom South Africa
“Liked it very much, I learned what my colleagues are doing in Cloud computing, what I need to do better and where the industry is going. “
“This is a really useful event for me to hear how we can improve our Cloud offer and strategy in the future. “
“CWF Africa provided an excellent opportunity that aligned well with Data Agility Group's (DAG) goal to expand into the African Cloud markets. The event was well organized and attended by key industry leaders. As a professional services company that provides Advanced Storage Services together with Quality Management and Testing, DAG, while at CWF Africa, has made key connections that we believe will excelerate our growth to provide much needed Cloud services in Africa. We look forward to participating again in the future.”
Data Agility Group International, FZ-LLC, Advanced Storage Services
“A Great way to get various opinions from Cloud Experts. Open, honest & objective”
Libety Life, Technology expert
“Generated several more qualified leads this year, potentially due to screening and pre registration process, Organisation, venue and conference tracks were excellent”
Regional Vice president, ASG South Africa
“A great opportunity to meet and network with likeminded people as well as gain insight into industry from its leaders.”
Director, Virtui Technologies
“CWFA 2013 has been a very interesting and enlightening experience, bringing into prospective the opportunities and challenges of cloud computing in Africa and producing insight on how we can leverage cloud technology to stimulate growth, development and innovation on the continent. I will definitely be back next year.”
Etisalat, Head of Infrastructure
This year, Cloud World Forum Africa saw an outstanding line-up of telco representatives:
- 450+ Operator & Enterprise professionals attended from
- 50+ countries from
- 350+ different organizations with
- 45+ speakers from all the hottest players in the industry
For a more detailed breakdown including countries, companies & job tiltes, please download our 2013 Post-Show Summary
The One & Only Cloud VIP Networking Service
Central to the success of this event is the core focus on meeting and deal making. Our acclaimed ‘meet and greet’ boutique-style meeting service, offered to exhibitors and VIP delegates, has forged business relations for the past two years!
Let our VIP Relations experts facilitate those last minute meetings – we are also happy to arrange introductions with your potential partners and business leads prior to your arrival at the event!
Dedicated networking sessions from evening receptions, workshops, master classes and working groups are at the core of the conference’s plan for 2013.
What is more, user-friendly meeting and exhibition facilities with designated networking areas including numerous meeting areas and an exhibition theatre.
Our VIP team are hugely popular with our attendees, speakers and partners - see their feedback below from a few recent events:
“Cloud Asia strikes the right balance between the hardware and telecom infrastructure plus the needs of the enterprise and the software by running two separate streams at the same event. This greatly expands the event so that practitioners can get the latest information they need and can therefore use”
Managing Partner, Asia Policy Partners LLC
“I would like to thank you for the AMAZING job you guys have done. Everything was planned and executed VERY Professionally. The expectations from the event were absolutely met. My personal appreciation and thanks to you for the utmost professionalism and dedication you exhibited in ensuring that during the Networking sessions I got all the relevant meetings I expected and wanted.”
Director – South East Asia, Parallels
“Cloud World Forum Asia has been a powerful channel to insightful sessions and compelling business conversations. I appreciated the care and diligence taken to address key global markets.”
“Our objectives were the general thought of leadership and presence, to connect with existing partners and customers as well as potential new partners and new customers plus to connect with potential new hires. We have gotten new leads, we got two potential sales and one promising connection to hire. The informa team was great with the Speed Networking sessions. I am not used to this model, but found it very useful. We talked to many more attendees and I think it was for everyone’s benefit. The diversity of speakers and attendees was great. We learned from and connected to Big Data practitioners from industry to academia. Looking forward to more!”
Director of Data Science, Cloudera
“Our objectives on sponsoring at Big Data World Congress were to get to know more people working or interested on Big Data from a business perspective. Also, disseminating EU Big projects message of forming a European Big Data Stakeholders Forum.
We have met several direct contacts/leads who want to join the Stakeholders Forum. We also got to know the maturity of initiatives in business regarding Big Data. The Informa team was very helpful in introductions, Speed Networking and new leads for us. Thank you!”
Senior Research Scientist, Siemens AG
A must attend event with all the key players of ICT & Cloud in the region!" Managing Executive, Telkom South Africa
The ultimate meeting place for Africa's ICT Community
enterprise & operator attendance in 2013
of Africa's Enterprise visionary speakers
ALL PIVOTAL TOPICS
80+ Knowledge sessions to fulfill your IT needs
"A fantastic event with lots of enriching discussions. You missed out if you weren’t here!"CCO, Africom Zimbabwe
"A brilliant event with all the right players of Cloud in the region here. Great to see both enterprises and telcos in productive discussions."Managing Executive, Telkom South Africa