The 2018 MyBroadband Cloud Conference, hosted in partnership with Liquid Telecom, took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on 13 June 2018.
The conference provided a platform for IT executives and managers to interact and do business with South Africa’s top cloud and hosting providers.
The event attracted over 1,500 delegates from across South Africa and neighbouring countries.
These delegates were treated to excellent presentations from South Africa’s top cloud, hosting, and security experts.
Radio 702’s Aki Anastasiou was the emcee at the event, with Liquid Telecom’s new CEO Reshaad Sha delivering the keynote address.
The expo area also hosted South Africa’s top cloud players, which included Liquid Telecom, Connection Telecom, Huawei, and Axis.
Photos of the great event are posted below.
Delegates arrive for the conference, enjoy refreshments, and visit expo stands.
The speaking hall is packed, with delegates getting ready to listen to SA’s top cloud, hosting, and security experts.
Conference emcee Aki Anastasiou opens the event with an overview of the South African cloud environment and the growth of the industry.
Liquid Telecom SA CEO Reshaad Sha delivers the keynote address, where he discussed digital transformation in Africa.
Sacha Matulovich, Marketing Director at Connection Telecom, shed light on how to reduce friction and avoid being disrupted.
Michael Needham, Senior Manager Solutions Architecture at Amazon Web Services, discussed and did demos of AWS’s latest products.
Kevin Derman, Director of Cloud Technologies at First Distribution, gave a glimpse into what people can expect in the future of technology.
Brett StClair, CEO of Google Cloud partner Siatik, inspired delegates to “Think Big, Go Cloud, and Don’t be a Trump”.
Panel discussion with MyBroadband Editor-at-Large Jan Vermeulen, Axiz Chief Digital Officer Andrew Moodley, Teraco Chief Financial Officer Jan Hnizdo, Symantec Country Manager Jon Hamlet, and Synthesis Head of Cloud Consulting Darryl Govender.
Lunch is served, and delegates visit the expo area.
Joachim Hammer, Microsoft Principal Program Manager for the Database Systems Group, discusses Azure and other developments from Microsoft.
Muhammed Seedat, IT Director at Huawei Technologies, talks about Huawei’s cloud offerings and position in the market.
Nevada Gordon, Regional Sales Manager for Oracle Management Cloud, talks about Oracle’s cloud journey.
Kathryn Tindale, Sales Director at Tarsus on Demand, discusses the impact of technology and cloud services on sales.
Prize winners of a R15,000 iStore voucher from Liquid Telecom, a DJI Mavic Air drone from Elingo, a signed Lions rugby jersey from Vox, an exclusive cloud dining experience in the sky for two from CipherWave, a 14-inch Connex Primebook from Central Cloud, an Amazon Echo Dot from Synthesis, and a Drocon Navigator Drone from Cloudlogic.
Networking after the conference.