Speakers

Key Speaker

Darragh Kennedy, Head of Cloud Services, Lonely Planet Darragh Kennedy  Head of Cloud Services, Lonely Planet
Head of Cloud Services, Lonely Planet
Darragh Kennedy, Head of Cloud Services, Lonely Planet

Darragh Kennedy has been building data centres and networks across Europe and Asia‐Pacific for over 13 years.

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Benjamin Agbalajobi, Consultant, Falcorp Technologies Benjamin Agbalajobi  Consultant, Falcorp Technologies
Consultant, Falcorp Technologies
Benjamin Agbalajobi, Consultant, Falcorp Technologies

Benjamin Agbalajobi, consultant at Falcorp Technologies, is responsible for managing medium-sized consulting teams.

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Gary Allemann, Managing director, Master Data Management Gary Allemann  Managing director, Master Data Management
Managing director, Master Data Management
Gary Allemann, Managing director, Master Data Management

Gary Allemann has over 20 years of data management experience, with a focus on bridging the gap between business and IT.

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Thomas Lee, EMEA Director of Security Strategy, Symantec Robert Arandjelovic  EMEA Director of Security Strategy, Symantec
EMEA Director of Security Strategy, Symantec
Thomas Lee, EMEA Director of Security Strategy, Symantec

He is responsible for aligning the company’s network, security, and cloud solutions with the evolving European business climate and threat landscape.

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Simon Briggs, Cloud technical strategist, SUSE EMEA Simon Briggs  Cloud technical strategist, SUSE EMEA
Cloud technical strategist, SUSE EMEA
Simon Briggs, Cloud technical strategist, SUSE EMEA

Having nearly 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, Simon Briggs started out as a junior Unix system admin and then moved into software support. Initially he focused on Windows and Unix/Linux systems management and ITSM.

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Chet Chauhan, Vice president of Product Management for CRM Apps, Salesforce in partnership with Agilitude Chet Chauhan  Vice president of Product Management for CRM Apps, Salesforce in partnership with Agilitude
Vice president of Product Management for CRM Apps, Salesforce in partnership with Agilitude
Chet Chauhan, Vice president of Product Management for CRM Apps, Salesforce in partnership with Agilitude

Based in Amsterdam, he leads product management in EMEA for Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and Community Cloud.

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Yunus Docrat, Professional services manager, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa Yunus Docrat  Professional services manager, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa
Professional services manager, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa
Yunus Docrat, Professional services manager, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa

With his roots as a desktop IT engineer within the office automation industry, Yunus Docrat has an inimitable proficiency for IT trends and market knowledge.

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George Etheredge, ICT research analyst, Frost and Sullivan George Etheredge  ICT research analyst, Frost and Sullivan
ICT research analyst, Frost and Sullivan
George Etheredge, ICT research analyst, Frost and Sullivan

Experience: Five years working as an economic researcher at the University of Cape Town.

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Gerrie van Gaalen, Senior attorney, DKVG Attorneys Gerrie van Gaalen  Senior attorney, DKVG Attorneys
Senior attorney, DKVG Attorneys
Gerrie van Gaalen, Senior attorney, DKVG Attorneys

Between 1997 and 2004, Gerrie van Gaalen was employed by ABN AMRO Bank in the division Global Transaction Services (International Cash Management).

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Tim Galligan, VP SaaS solutions, SailPoint Technologies, Inc. Tim Galligan  VP SaaS solutions, SailPoint Technologies, Inc.
VP SaaS solutions, SailPoint Technologies, Inc.
Tim Galligan, VP SaaS solutions, SailPoint Technologies, Inc.

Tim Galligan oversees all aspects of strategy for delivering the SailPoint cloud-based identity governance solution to enterprise customers.

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John Giles, Legal advisor, Michalsons John Giles  managing attorney, Michalsons Attorneys
managing attorney, Michalsons Attorneys
John Giles, Legal advisor, Michalsons

John Giles is a trusted independent professional legal adviser, who is a practising attorney.

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Collin Govender, VP Systems Integration, T-Systems Collin Govender  VP Systems Integration, T-Systems
VP Systems Integration, T-Systems
Collin Govender, VP Systems Integration, T-Systems

Collin Govender has worked in the IT industry for the past 16 years, firstly as a customer and then as a partner.

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Thomas Lee, general manager: cloud services, XON NEC in partnership with Wingu Thomas Lee  general manager: cloud services, XON NEC in partnership with Wingu
general manager: cloud services, XON NEC in partnership with Wingu
Thomas Lee, general manager: cloud services, XON NEC in partnership with Wingu

While studying towards a National Diploma in Computer Systems Engineering at the then Vaal Triangle Technicon, Thomas Lee saw the opportunity to start his first IT-related business.

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JP Lourens, Software and Solutions product manager, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa JP Lourens  Software and Solutions product manager, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa
Software and Solutions product manager, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa
JP Lourens, Software and Solutions product manager, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa

JP Lourens, software and solutions product manager at Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa, is driven by IT trends.

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Itayi WP Mandonga,PaaS cloud champion, Oracle (South Africa) Itayi WP Mandonga  PaaS cloud champion, Oracle (South Africa)
PaaS cloud champion, Oracle (South Africa)
Itayi WP Mandonga,PaaS cloud champion, Oracle (South Africa)

Itayi Mandonga has worked for over 26 years in the IT industry, 17 of those with Oracle SA, in different roles that have included product management, sales consulting and management.

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Maiendra Moodley, Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA Maiendra Moodley  Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA
Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA
Maiendra Moodley, Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA

Maiendra Moodley graduated from the University of Natal, with a bachelor of commerce degree with majors in business information systems and information systems technology. Subsequently, he read for the advanced business programme and bachelor of technology (management) at Technikon Natal, before studying for his master's in business administration through the University of Wales.

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Mpumi Nhlapo, Head of Demand Management, T-Systems South Africa Mpumi Nhlapo  Head of Demand Management, T-Systems South Africa
Head of Demand Management, T-Systems South Africa
Mpumi Nhlapo, Head of Demand Management, T-Systems South Africa

Mpumi Nhlapo completed his honour’s degree in information systems at the University of Cape Town and is currently pursuing his MBA thesis. Nhlapo joined Intervate, a T-Systems South Africa owned company, in 2006, following a career in sales at Microsoft.

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Andre Schoeman, head product domains, Neotel Andre Schoeman  head product domains, Neotel
head product domains, Neotel
Andre Schoeman, head product domains, Neotel

With Electronic Engineering and MBA degrees, Andre brings together an in-depth understanding of technology combined with the ability to commercialise the technology through strong business acumen.

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Toni Serra, Chief information officer, AECI Toni Serra  Chief information officer, AECI
Chief information officer, AECI
Toni Serra, Chief information officer, AECI

Toni Serra is the CIO for AECI, based in Johannesburg. AECI is a South African-based explosives and specialty chemicals company focused on providing products and services to a broad spectrum of customers in the mining, manufacturing and agricultural sectors.

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Willie Strydom, IT security problem-solver, FNB Willie Strydom  IT security problem-solver, FNB
IT security problem-solver, FNB
Willie Strydom, IT security problem-solver, FNB

Willie Strydom has been an information security professional since 1998, and has an uncanny ability to break complex concepts and ideas into bite-size chunks that anyone can understand.

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Ivo Vegter, Author, speaker, columnist Ivo Vegter  Columnist for ITWeb’s Brainstorm and Daily Maverick
Columnist for ITWeb’s Brainstorm and Daily Maverick
Ivo Vegter, Author, speaker, columnist

Ivo Vegter is an independent journalist whose flagship column appears weekly in Daily Maverick.

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