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Mark Baptiste
General manager, Juniper Networks Africa
Shaun Bergset
Senior systems engineer, Juniper Networks

Mark Baptiste

Mark joined Juniper Networks in June 2012 as Juniper Africa’s general manager. Based in Johannesburg, he is responsible for the development and expansion of Juniper’s business across Africa. He is a highly experienced ICT professional who has spent the last 27 years focussed on developing the African ICT market. Most recently, Mark spent 18 months working for NIL Data Communications as a senior consultant focused on developing and selling managed and hosted cloud-based services into the Sub-Saharan Africa market. Prior to joining NIL, Mark spent 15 years working for Cisco Systems where he held a number of positions, including regional sales manager, director and general manager. In 2007 he led the start up of a new services company for Cisco in South Africa called Cisco Technology Services, focussed on developing support services, delivery services and maintenance to a number of large service providers and enterprise customers across Africa.


Shaun Bergset

Shaun joined Juniper Networks in 2007. He has been with the company throughout its evolution from being a leader in routing and security, to a full end-to-end solution provider and market leader in both service provider and enterprise class networks. During this evolution Shaun has gained immense experience in consulting to multiple customers across Europe, where he spent 15 years, and in Africa on its data centre and associated security practises. Juniper Networks is at the forefront of innovative technology that addresses the needs of today’s high-performance networks.


Please note that this event is aimed at senior security and risk professionals, and IT and data warehousing professionals working in the financial services sector. Confirmation of attendance is conditional to approval by Juniper Networks, who is bringing you this event in partnership with ITWeb. The criteria exclude delegates who represent competitors or suppliers, as the content is not aimed at that audience.


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Juniper Networks enables its customers to turn uncertainty into innovation that will drive competitive advantage for the next generation. Juniper delivers leading edge, game changing innovation and technology that enables financial services institutions to focus on simplification like no other vendor in the market. With a new network from Juniper, customers have an infrastructure that is high adaptable and delivers the operational efficiency and simplicity that is necessary with today’s mandate of do more with less.

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By Tracy Burrows, ITWeb contributor
Johannesburg, 12 Aug 2013

Financial institutions around the world are looking to flatter, simplified data centre architecture to support agility.

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