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Dell Forum will advance SA’s ICT agenda

Dell Technologies says it will reinforce its commitment to advancing SA’s ICT agenda at Dell Technologies Forum South Africa 2021.



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With digital transformation being a major area of focus for businesses and government across South Africa, Dell Technologies says it will reinforce its commitment to advancing the country’s ICT agenda during Dell Technologies Forum South Africa 2021.

The event will be held virtually and will bring together business leaders and industry experts to share insights on how technology can help shape the future success of businesses in the country.

According to the Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index, released earlier this year, digital transformation is seen as a critical business driver for economic growth, with 79% of organisations in South Africa fast-tracking their transformation agendas. The 2021 edition of the Dell Technologies Forum will also highlight the growing importance of data in fuelling digital transformation initiatives, with insights on how emerging technologies will turn data into value, giving organisations a competitive advantage to succeed in a digital era.

The event will be hosted by Doug Woolley, MD of Dell Technologies South Africa. Attendees will also hear from Mohammed Amin, Dell’s senior vice-president of the MERAT region, on the opportunities and key shifts in South Africa’s ICT market.

Jeff Boudreau, president of the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell Technologies, will be the opening keynote speaker and will share insights on working together in order to build the infrastructure of the future. Boudreau will share insights on the growth of data and how organisations of all sizes can leverage value from data by modernising their IT infrastructure.

Doug Woolley, MD of Dell Technologies South Africa

This will be followed by an informative and engaging discussion with Monique Watson from Dell Financial Services, covering the latest developments around APEX Custom Solutions which is bringing the industry’s broadest infrastructure portfolio to customers as-a-service, offering flexible payment options, with greater access to technology across the Dell Technologies’ infrastructure stack.

The event also includes insights on the impact of digital technologies on sports, with use cases from the McLaren and Dell Technologies collaboration, and a discussion with Jacques Nienaber, head coach of the Springbok Rugby Team.

“Our primary focus is to help organisations accelerate business transformation initiatives with speed and purpose as we work together to power the innovation agenda of South Africa,” says Doug Woolley. “The pandemic showed us the positive impact that digital technologies can have on accelerating socio-economic growth so it’s important that organisations continue to develop their IT infrastructure to compete in a hyper-digital world.

“Dell Technologies is committed to making transformation real for organisations across South Africa and we look forward to the opportunities that the forum presents to not only strengthen our position as trusted advisors to our customers and partners, but also help them chart a successful digital roadmap for this new data era.”

The event will include workshops and breakout sessions on emerging technologies such as AI, Edge and IoT, multi-cloud, 5G, among many other technologies.

Dell Technologies will also host a partner session featuring Rola Dagher, global channel chief and Denise Millard, SVP for global partner marketing, who will reinforce the company’s commitment to its global channel partner community.

Click here to register to attend Dell Technologies Forum 2021.