IBM appoints CTO for Africa

IBM has announced the appointment of Clifford Foster as Chief Technology Officer for IBM sub-Saharan Africa, reporting to Mark Harris, IBM’s GM in the region.

Foster, 38, has been with IBM for seven of his 17 years in the IT industry, highlighted by experience within the financial services sector working on complex projects and an assignment to IBM UK’s consulting business.

A South African, Foster first joined IBM in 2001 and has since grown within the company to become a Distinguished Engineer, which is a towering achievement in the company’s technical and consulting community.

Foster says that he will help IBM to devise and create new research and development initiatives and investments in sub-Saharan Africa, a key growth market for IBM.

"No one country has a monopoly on innovation today – it is open, multi-disciplinary and can arise just about anywhere," says Mark Harris.

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