2016 MyBroadband Cloud and Hosting Conference in photos

The 2016 MyBroadband Cloud and Hosting Conference took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on 25 May 2016, attracting a record number of delegates.

The conference provided a platform for IT executives and managers from various industries to interact and do business with South Africa’s top cloud and hosting providers.

Delegates also enjoyed presentations from South Africa’s top cloud and hosting experts, who gave an excellent overview of the local industry and developments in the field.

This article provides a synopsis of the conference proceedings and highlights of the event.


Delegates arrive, enjoy morning refreshments, and visit the exhibitions.

Visiting stands


Delegates seated, ready for the conference to start.

Delegates seated

Conference venue


The conference kicked off with a laser show, sponsored by the FTTH Council.

Laser show


Emcee Aki Anastasiou opened the conference with an excellent overview of the cloud and hosting industry in South Africa.

Aki Anastasiou


Jacques Loubser, group executive converged infrastructure solutions at Business Connexion, discussed “The Digital Revolution, powered by Cloud”.

Jacques Loubser


Michael Needham, Head of Solutions Architecture at Amazon Web Services, talked about “The new normal in Enterprise IT”.

Michael Needham


Dominic White, Chief Technology Officer at SensePost, gave an overview of “Opportunities for Security Revolutions in the Cloud”.

Dominic White


David Bollaert, resilience advisor at Disaster Recovery South Africa, shared information on “How Cloud infrastructure is improving Organisational Resilience”.

David Bollaert


Clifford De Wit, Chief Innovation Officer at Microsoft SA, kept delegates engaged with his presentation “Tomorrow’s breakthroughs”.

Clifford De Wit


Managing Executive of Business Solutions at Vodacom Business Ermano Quartero, Chief Technical Officer at FibreCo Marius Mostert, and Val Moodley, the Senior Manager of Enterprise Cloud at MTN, shared the stage for the excellent cloud and hosting panel discussion.

Panel

Ermano Quartero

Marius Mostert

Val Moodley


Lunch was sponsored by Business Connexion.

Lunch


Suveer Ramdhani, Chief Development Officer at Seacom, gave an overview of “Connectivity: Status as an enabler to Services” in South Africa and Africa.

Suveer Ramdhani


David Meintjes, Managing Director at Connection Telecom, discussed the changing telecommunications landscape.

David Meintjes


Allen Mitchell, cloud consultant at Commvault Cloud Solutions Group EMEA, shared information on “Preparing for the Unexpected”.

Allen Mitchell


Tertius Bouwer, lead systems engineer at Citrix Networking, talked about “Information Technology trends and evolution”.

Tertius Bouwer


Grant Morgan, general manager for cloud at Dimension Data, discussed real-world applications for cloud solutions.

Grant Morgan


Cocktails served, courtesy of Citrix, Connection Telecom/Telviva, Commvault, and DRSA.

Cocktails


Delegates enjoy drinks and networking.

Enjoying drinks


Business Connexion hands out great prizes at its exhibitor stand.

BCX


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2016 MyBroadband Cloud and Hosting Conference in photos