IT Leaders West Africa Summit

Media Invitation 

The anticipated annual IT Leaders West Africa Summit will take place from 28 to 29 November 2012 in the heart of Ghana’s esteemed capital city, Accra at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The summit is produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events; key strategic information providers to the IT and telecoms sector within Africa. The summit is proudly endorsed by ITES in West Africa.

IT Leaders West Africa Summit
28 to 29 November 2012
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana
Must-attend IT industry event for enterprise IT executives, CIOs and Heads of IT


The IT Leaders West Africa Summit provides an exclusive business-to-business platform to share, network and engage in a focused interactive environment with IT industry peers, senior executives, government officials, senior decision makers, IT leaders and international guests. The summit aims to address information technology and communications challenges, operational excellence, and technological advancements impacting the enterprise with strategic guidance and actionable tactics. Discover how to link technology to your strategic enterprise objectives and the importance of IT spending to successfully grow your business.


Discover, share and engage with International thought leaders and industry experts


The IT Leaders West Africa Summit provides an ideal opportunity for discovery through effective enterprise solutions in delivering IT projects and to share experiences with industry peers. Engage in exclusive networking opportunities to advance enterprise goals of operational excellence while powerfully demonstrating the value of IT organisation to the enterprise. The summit will cover top business issues and technologies, impacting your enterprise with strategic tactics needed to yield higher results and to gain a competitive advantage within the industry. Discover how to link technology to strategic business objectives with the importance of IT spending to successfully grow your business.




  • West Africa’s growth economy and its place in the emerging global landscape
  • High bandwidth cost, low broadband – at what cost to West African commerce?
  • Convergence – the key to optimise resources
  • Working together to establish a converged solution across Africa to enable our individual economies to grow
  • Physical infrastructure trends in the office & datacentre environments
  • Overcoming the Obstacles of the Paper World: Maximising Business Performance
  • Think outside the box and realise the promise of virtualization
  • Business Process Automation – how Enterprise Capture can increase efficiency and reduce costs
  • The need for information security due diligence in third party services
  • The role of multinational corporations in the development of an information technology industry in West Africa
  • Towards a cashless economy: Addressing the challenges in bringing new age banking services to increasingly sophisticated customers
  • Engaging with mobile
  • The Arab Spring – One year later: the role of social media and mobile in developing countries
  • Developing globally oriented leaders of tomorrow through enabling inclusion of globally accepted strategic and tactical best practices is key to the sustainability of competitiveness
  • Harnessing the power of analytics is an essential tool for an innovative IT leader to increase speed, customer understanding and business success, shaping the future of your company
  • Governance challenges in this dynamic digital world
  • Digitise the enterprise




  • Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister for Environment, Science & Technology, Ghana
  • William Tevie, Director General, NITA Ghana
  • Alhassan Umar, CEO, ITES Ghana
  • Emeka Okoye, CTO & Co-founder, Next2
  • Charlotte Mokoena, Managing Executive: Customer Experience Management & Global Services, Telkom SA
  • Yaw Owusu, Managing Director, Gateway Innovations
  • Andy Akoto, Partner, IT Advisory, KPMG Ghana
  • Kwabena Obiri Yeboah, Co-founder, World E-Business Initiative (WEBI)
  • Abel Daitey, Manager Electronic Channels, Merchant Bank Ghana
  • Chuma Ezirim, Group Head, eBusiness, First Bank of Nigeria Plc
  • Mayowa Owolabi, Co-founder, Dudumobile & MoMo Nigeria
  • Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, Co-founders of social media platform, LAGbook Professor Clement Dzidonu,President, Accra Institute of Technology & Chairman, National ICT Policy and Plan Development Committee
  • Linda Rogers, Oduwole, CIO, BAT West Africa
  • Adeniyi Olowoniyi, Group CIO, Century Energy Group
  • Augustine Simons, Head of IT, Ghana Stock Exchange
  • CK Bruce,CEO, Innovare & President, ISACA Accra Chapter
  • Samuel Quarshie, CIO, Ghana Health Service
  • Saidu Abdullahi, CIO, Kraft Foods (Cadbury)

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