The emcee for the event was Radio 702’s Aki Anastasiou, who was joined by Siatik CEO Brett StClair, Commvault’s Johan Scheepers, and VMware’s Ian Jansen van Rensburg.
Other speakers at the event included SensePost CTO Dominic White, CipherWave MD Wayne D’Sa, and Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise lead Johannes Kanis and audience developer Rory Preddy.
The conference was possible thanks to the excellent sponsorships from Commvault, Gabsten Technologies, VMware, Cibecs, and ContinuitySA.
Photos of the event are posted below.
The 2019 Data Storage, Backup and Recovery Conference took place at The Venue in Melrose Arch.
All delegates received a gift bag.
Delegates networked before the speakers took to the stage.
Delegates take their seats as the conference begins.
Aki Anastasiou, the emcee, gets proceedings underway.
Brett StClair, the Chief Executive Officer at Siatik, provided insight into the challenges companies face when it comes to data backup and recovery.
Johan Scheepers, Director of Systems Engineering MESAT at Commvault, said traditional data backup is on “life support” and companies need to take steps to “ride the data wave”.
Dominic White, Chief Technology Officer at SensePost, detailed how and why data is hacked – and the risks this can pose.
Ian Jansen van Rensburg, Lead Technologist and Senior Systems Engineering Manager within VMware Sub-Saharan Africa, said companies are increasingly moving to software-defined solutions.
Johannes Kanis – Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Lead at Microsoft – and Rory Preddy – Audience Developer at Microsoft – provided delegates with insight into their company’s offerings in South Africa.
Wayne D’Sa, Managing Director at CipherWave Storage Solutions, spoke about the difference between backups, data recovery, and the cloud.
Delegates engage with each other during the event’s networking session.