CIO of SABC to present at the Cloud Computing World Forum Africa

It can be announced that Potlaki Maine, the CIO of SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation),will be speaking at the Cloud Computing World Forum Africa, taking place on the 8th May 2012 at the Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.

SABC is astate-owned broadcaster in South Africa, providing 18 radio stations as well as 3 television broadcasts to the general public.As CIO of SABC, Potlaski is responsible for overseeing, managing, and coordinating the enterprise IT strategy and implementation. He also provides thought leadership on architecting and the provision of technology services in a rapidly transforming media and broadcasting business.

Cloud Computing has become a truly mainstream form of IT delivery in the last few years, but with the evolution of the industry moving at lightning-fast pace, it’s important for businesses and organisations of all sizes to be given a clear picture of how this form of technology can improve and develop their use of IT – both in the workplace and on the move.

With over 400 people in attendance from across the region, and a number of top global exhibitors and expert speakers giving focalised talks in our large keynote theatre, the 2012 Cloud Computing World Forum Africa is expected to be a one of the most anticipated events on the region’s IT calendar.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

– YolisaSkwintshi, Head of IT Development, First National Bank (FNB)
– Malcolm Laing, Group Chief Infirmation Officer, Investec Securities
– Frank Pinto, CIO, BankservAfrica
– Johan du Plessis, IT Director, Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
– NardusBreitenbach, Head – Infrastructure Solution Delivery and Chief Technology Architect – Global Technology Infrastructure, Standard Bank Group
– Evans Munyuki, Head of Architecture, ABSA & Barclays Africa Banks
– Rich Wingfield, Executive Director, JP Morgan
– Abby Wakama, Publisher and Executive Editor,

The free-to-attend expo and full workshop program will provide delegates with an opportunity to discuss cloud computing with some of the world’s top IT vendors, and attend focused seminars designed to tackle specific issues related to adopting the technology.

To register your place at this event, please visit the website at or email For further information on speaking opportunities, sponsorship ad exhibition options please call the team on +44 (0)845 519 1230.

The Cloud Computing World Forum Africa is part of the Cloud Computing World Series with conferences worldwide including London, New York, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Dubai and Hong Kong. For information regarding any of these events please visit

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