IT Leaders Africa Summit

Africa's largest CIO gathering

23 & 24 May 2018 | Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town


Attend Africa’s largest CIO event to ensure that you are equipped with the most current IT knowledge

The IT Leaders Africa Summit has been providing IT executives with practical knowledge from industry experts and thought leaders since its inception 8 years ago. With the assistance of an advisory panel of experience C-level IT executives, the summit encompasses the most current trends concerning translating business strategies into IT functions, as well as cyber security, governance, and disruptive technology. We have recruited the top IT executives in Africa to present on the issues concerning IT leaders in today’s rapidly evolving market to ensure that you are ahead of the curve.


Expert Keynote Speakers

High Impact Networking

Educational Workshop Sessions


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Take a look at the various current trends affecting IT professionals that will be covered at the IT Leaders Africa Summit.

New tech & CX

The rapid advancement of tech is largely influencing the way that customers interact with organisations.

Digital Disruption

C-level executives need to know their market and be able to think ahead so as to not be blindsided by the constantly emerging disruptive technological advances.

IT integration into the business strategy

C-level IT executives need to engage with the board by expressing the business opportunity that IT can bring rather than IT in itself.


Cyber security is a priority

IT Leaders are looking to pre-empt potential cyber-attacks and avoid damage control.

The state of IT in Africa

Government and organisations need to digitally engage low income markets. ICT policies across the continent are constantly developing.

The digital customer

Customers are becoming more demanding, and IT leaders need to build a digital framework for these customers to interact with.


Monetising data

There is a large amount of data available, and organisations need to know what data to use and how to use it.

Leveraging young talent

Organisations need to focus on nurturing and developing IT talent from a young age for the constant up skilling of the industry.

Privacy & regulation

IT leaders need to consider regulations surrounding privacy in transactions between the organisation and the customer.


These experts are embedded in the industry, enabling them to provide practical knowledge on a variety of topics.

Richard Van Rensburg

Deputy CEO, Pick ‘n Pay

Richard van Rensburg joined the board of PnP as a non-executive director in 2010.

Sean Maritz

CIO and Group Executive, Eskom SOC Limited

Sean conceives, plans and conducts work in unexplored areas where there is little or no theory to guide experimentation or application.

Brent Curry

Group CIO, The Foschini Group

Brent Curry started his career as an industrial engineer and managed various functional areas within the Foschini Group, before being appointed to head the group’s ICT division.

Requested solutions

Featuring leading solution providers offering products such as:

  • Behaviour authentication
  • Behaviour analytics
  • Machine learning
  • Cloud implementation
  • Cyber security

  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Data centre management
  • Electronic document delivery
  • Infrastructure
  • Data centre management

  • Infrastructure strategy
  • Active Directory Management
  • Enterprise management & reporting
  • Digitalisation
  • IT performance management


The IT Leaders Africa Summit hosts a number of business opportunities for IT professionals to share ideas.

Meet industry leaders

IT executives spanning all industries across Africa will be presenting and networking at the summit.

Variety of brands

IT Leaders Africa brings a variety of successful brands that will be showcasing how they have enhanced IT in their organisation.

Engage with the latest trends

IT Leaders Africa provides a platform for the sharing of knowledge and engagement with discussion surrounding IT trends.

Interactive workshop sessions

Hear from leading innovators in focused 60 minute workshop sessions. The workshops are scheduled in advance as the topics are marketed made available during the build up to the summit.

Attend the top CIO event in Africa

Align yourself or your organisation with the top innovators across industries.

Extended networking time

IT Leaders Africa 2018 will present you many more opportunities to network with your fellow IT professionals.

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

The summit agenda hosts a number of keynotes and panel discussions presented by carefully selected experts. These sessions provide an opportunity for attendees to hear success and failure stories from IT leaders embedded in the top organisations in Africa.

Business meetings

The IT Leaders Africa Summit provides a space for the sharing of ideas for the promotion of the IT industry in Africa.

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