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Welcome

Welcome Message,

On behalf of the Government and people of Kenya, I would like to welcome you all to the Cisco Kenya Expo 2011, scheduled for 28th to the 29th of June at the Kenyatta International Conference Center. This premier education event for IT, networking and communications professionals is being held for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. I want to congratulate the organisers, Cisco East Africa, on holding this event for the first time here in Nairobi and want to say “Asante sana” for continuing to believe in Kenya and the key role it plays as a regional hub.

Government of Kenya

The theme of this conference “Collaboration and Virtualization beyond Borders” and I have to say looking at the programme, I am impressed with the incredible breadth and depth of knowledge represented by the speakers and wish to acknowledge the wealth of knowledge they have brought here to share with their fellow professionals. I am told that during the two-day event, delegates will have the opportunity to build knowledge and skills through a wide range of visionary keynote sessions by top Cisco executives, as well as technical and business breakout sessions that will bring enhanced value to their business providing insight into how to stay competitive in the current economic climate. Alongside the conference, is the Cisco Expo exhibition and showcase area, which is also an interactive learning environment where Cisco and their partners showcase and demonstrate their latest technologies.

One of my government’s aims in vision 2030 is how broadband and ICT can transform every aspect of Kenya lives, and to ensure that the right international and national communications infrastructure is in place to facilitate world class and innovative services across the country.

I wish you all a highly successful Expo and hope international delegates enjoy the Kenyan hospitality we will be extending to them during their stay.

Dr Bitange Ndemo

“Dr Bitange Ndemo, PS Ministry of Information and Communications Kenya”


Hello & Welcome,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the Cisco Expo Kenya Conference to be held from the 28th - 29th June 2011 at the Kenyatta International Conference Center Nairobi, Kenya.

Cisco Expo is the premier IT conference dedicated to networking and communications technology in Kenya. Taking place over two days, the conference offers participants a unique platform to further their knowledge and skills through a comprehensive program that addresses strategic and also technical concerns of companies and institutions.

This year our theme is collaboration and virtualization beyond borders.

Today's business environment consists of a complex network of customers, colleagues and partners. We believe that companies that use collaborative processes and tools to enable their employees, customers and partners, to communicate anytime, from any location with any device, are able to improve the speed and efficiency of its operations.

Cisco Expo Conference 2011 will bring together our existing and potential customers and partners, representatives of state and local authorities and representatives of major players in ICT and other parts of the economy.

We look forward to seeing you in Nairobi at the  Cisco Expo Kenya 2011!

Shahab Meshki
General Manager
Cisco Kenya


Agenda

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Day 1

   
08:00 - 09:00 Registration and Refreshment
09.00 - 09.15 Kenya with Cisco towards Vision 2030 - Shahab Meshki GM Kenya
09.15 - 09.45 One  Africa, How Collaboration is changing the continent - Pim Versteeg - VP Emerging Central
09:45 - 10:15 Keynote Session - Dr Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary - Ministry of Information & Communication
10:15 - 10:30 Cisco's Holographic TelePresence Experience
10.30 - 11.15 World of Solutions Opening
11.00 - 11.30 Safaricom Case Study - Bob Collymore - CEO
11.30 - 12.15 Accelerating economic growth through the network as the platform - Dan Smoot - VP Cisco Capital, World wide
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch Break & Networking
  Cisco Architectures Story moderated by Cherif Sleiman Service Provider track Moderated by
Tony Shakib
Business Breakout Sessions
13.15 - 14.00 Unleashing the New Collaboration Experience
Bola Adegbonmire
SP IPNGN & Video
Tony Shakib
Cloud computing and new business models Managed Services
Rene Raeber
Cisco in Financial Services, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Olivier Maes
14.00 - 14.45 Borderless Networks: Unprecedented Innovations & Efficiency that matter
Ahmed Etman
SP:Leading the MobileTransformation
Hosein Badran
Government Transformation and Smart and Connected Communities
Tim Ellis
Connected Healthcare
Debra Sloane
14.45 - 15.30 Building the Datacentre of the future NOW
Rene Bosman
Monetizing the Cloud for SP
Rene Raeber
Modern Safety & Security
Edward Agostinho
Implementing a country wide learning platform – architectural considerations
Jim Buchan

 

Day 2

   
08:00 - 09.00 Registration and Refreshment
09.00 - 09.45

Delivering on the Promise of a Virtualized Dynamic Data Centre
Sagi Dotan, East Africa SE, NetApp

09.45 - 10.30 Break & Networking
  Technical Tracks
  Collaboration Vitualization Borderless Networks
10.30 - 11.30 Cisco Unified Communications - Work place of the future
Abdelrrahim Maroufi
Data Center Switching Evolution Unified Fabric & Unified Computing
Ayman Hamed
Next Generation Wireless
Fikreab Kidane
11.30 - 12.30 Cisco Collaboration and Business Video
Philip Royden-Turner
VBlock Cloud Ready DC Infrastructure
Maël Rivoal - VCE Team
Cisco SecureX Architecture
Greg Griessel
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30 Cisco Unified Contact Center Solutions
Abdelrahim Maroufi
Data Center Switching Evolution Unified Fabric & Unified Computing
Ayman Hamed
Ironport Email & Web Security
Greg Griessel
14.30 - 16.00 Cisco Virtual Experience Infrastructure - Ayman Hamed, Abderrahim Maroufi, Fikreab Kidane
19:30 - 10:00 VIP Gala Dinner

Speakers

Dr Bitange Ndemo

Dr Bitange Ndemo,


Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communications, Kenya

Prior to his appointment as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communications, Dr Bitange Ndemo was a senior lecturer at University of Nairobi Business School. He taught Entrepreneurship, Management and Research methods. Most of his research activities centred on small & medium enterprises in Kenya with emphasis on social enterprise.

Dr Ndemo holds a PhD in Industrial Economics from the University of Sheffield UK, an MBA and a Bachelors Degree in Finance & Accounting from University of Minnesota, US. In the early 1990’s, Dr Ndemo was a Financial Systems Analyst with Medtronic Inc a fortune 500 company in the U.S.A

Bob Collymore

Bob Collymore,


Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom, Nairobi

Bob is the CEO of Safaricom Limited, one of the leading integrated communications companies in Africa. He assumed the position on November 1st 2010. The company reported $229.5 million pretax profit for the financial year ending March 31st 2011.

Prior to joining Safaricom, Bob was the Chief Officer for Corporate Affairs in Vodacom Group responsible for the Group's Corporate Communication, Ethics and Compliance, Legal, External Relationships and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to that, he was Vodafone’s Governance Director for Africa where he was responsible for developing and driving Vodafone's strategy for its investments in Africa as well as representing Vodafone as a key direct foreign investor in a number of African countries.  Bob has more than 25 years of commercial experience working in the telecommunications sector.

Bob now lives in Kenya after relocating from South Africa where he has lived for the past 3 years and had spent the previous 3 years living and working in Tokyo as Vodafone's Director, Consumer Marketing (Asia), overseeing the development and alignment of Vodafone's Japanese business.  His previous roles included Global Purchasing Director for Vodafone and Purchasing Director for the Dixons Stores Group, one of the UK's largest electrical retailers.

Bob is also a trustee of Holding companies in Kenya and Tanzania for M-PESA, Vodafone's pioneering money transfer service.

Dan smoot

Dan Smoot,


Vice President
Cisco Capital – Worldwide Sales

Dan Smoot oversees global sales for Cisco Capital, which is a part of Cisco’s Finance organization. He focuses on leading and managing the financing sales force while also setting its strategic direction and future growth of end user financing for Cisco Capital.  Cisco Capital has end-user sales of $6 Billion annually.

Most recently, Dan led Cisco’s worldwide Customer Service and Support Operations (CSSO) for 5 years where he transformed the organization into a customer service center of excellence that deliver “great service, every time”, to Cisco s partners and customers.

Because of his cross functional background, industry knowledge and expertise, Dan is an active member of several internal business councils, such as the Country Enablement Board, Data Center Board, Russian Board, Mexico Board, Operations Agility Board and previously served on the Connected Business Operations Council.  Additionally, he is the Executive Sponsor of the American Heart Association, an organization dedicated to battling heart disease, child obesity and stroke through education and research.
Pim Versteeg

Pim Versteeg,


Vice President, Africa Levant Emerging Markets
Cisco

Pim Versteeg is Vice President of Cisco’s Africa Levant region in Emerging Markets, an area that includes the Emerging African Countries and also South Africa. He is responsible for developing and then executing the strategies that can help countries in this region to successfully implement technology in a manner that improves the lives of their citizens in terms of better healthcare, education, and economic development.

Abderrahim MAROUFI

Abderrahim MAROUFI,


Consulting System Engineer – Collaboration Architecture Play

Abderrahim MAROUFI is a Cisco Collaboration Consulting System Engineer covering Africa and Levant region. He joined Cisco in 2007 with 10 years experience in Voice industry

AAhmed Etman

Ahmed Etman,


Senior Manager,
Borderless Networks Sales
Emerging Markets Central
Cisco Systems

Ahmed Etman is the Borderless Networks lead for Africa, responsible for business development and product sales. The Borderless Networks architecture comprises of Routing, Switching, Security, Mobility and WAN Acceleration technologies.

Ahmed joined Cisco in 2006 as a Business Development Manager for security technologies, part of the Central Security team responsible for EMEA. Since then, Ahmed has managed various businesses in Cisco include Advanced Technologies as well as various Emerging Technologies businesses.

Ahmed comes from a strong security background, as before joining Cisco, he held various positions at Internet Security Systems (now part of IBM), where he served as Technical Manager as well as being responsible for setting up the ISS operations in the Middle East and Africa region.

Ayman Hamed

Ayman Hamed,


Consulting Systems Engineer
Data Center and Virtualization
Africa-Levant

A CCIE with 14 years in the industry, Ayman is the Data Center & Virtualization Consulting Systems Engineer in Cisco Systems covering Africa and Levant Region. Ayman works on providing the needed Data Center guidance, consultancy and support to Cisco field sales, partners and customers in the Africa-Levant region.

Ayman Hamed

Bola Adegbonmire


Collaboration Sales Lead Emerging Africa and Nigeria


Bola Adegbonmire currently leads the Cisco Collaboration business for Sub-Saharan Africa. In his current role in the Collaboration Architectural Play (AP) team, Bola is responsible for building and executing the collaboration AP plan for Sub-Saharan  to ensure that Cisco builds awareness among our customers and partners as we move towards newer market adjacencies. The team’s work has resulted in significant wins across the region

Cherif Sleiman

Cherif Sleiman,


Director Enterprise and Technology Architecture

Cherif Sleiman has two roles at Cisco MEA.  One as the director of Enterprise business for the Africa and Levant Region which is centered around helping customers address business problems and optimize operations in industries such as Finance, Real-estate, Transportation and Energy. He is a member of the Go To Market Leadership Team and as such, he leads the strategic planning, sales, execution and all operational aspects of this business which spans the continent of Africa and parts of the Middle East.

Debra Sloane

Debra Sloane,


Healthcare Lead – Emerging Markets
Cisco Systems

Debra is the Healthcare Lead in Cisco System’s Emerging Markets sales region.  She has worked for Cisco for twelve years and within Cisco’s healthcare vertical for the past six years.  Debra works with government agencies and private healthcare providers in Latin America, Middle East and Africa, Russia, and Central and Eastern Europe to leverage IT to measurably improve patient care, as well as evolve and transform healthcare systems.  Debra also sets overall strategy for healthcare at the architectural level and creates regional alignment with Healthcare ecosystem partners.

Edward Agostinho

Edward Agostinho


Consulting Systems Engineer – Physical Security

Edward Agostinho is currently a Consulting Systems Engineer within Cisco's Emerging Technology Group focusing on Physical Security for Emerging Markets Central and East. Edward has been working in the IT industry for 22 years now and has spent most of his career in the Safety and Security market in South Africa where he has designed, implemented and improved networks of the Department of Defense, South African Police Service, Department of Corrections and others. Edward holds a Cisco CCIE and CCVP certification amongst others and has also achieved many third party certifications such as Microsoft's MCSE. Edward also has expertise in Cisco's Unified Communications portfolio. His most recent project was to design secure mobile and static Command and Control environments for the SA Police for the Soccer World Cup 2010 held in South Africa.

Fikreab Kidane

Fikreab Kidane


Fikreab Kidane is a Systems Engineer, for the last three years, based out of Ethiopia and covering East Africa. He has various certifications including Advanced Wireless LAN Support Specialist and is a member of the global Cisco Borderless Mobility SEVT – SE Virtual Team.

Greg Griessel

Greg Griessel


Consulting Systems Engineer – Security

Greg Griessel is a Consulting Systems Engineer (CSE) for Cisco’s Borderless Networks - Security. Greg Is responsible for Driving Cisco’s Security Vision and Architecture into the Technical Community throughout Emerging Africa.Greg Has over 20 years of IT experience and has been with Cisco For 5 years in various roles supporting Large Enterprise customers Develop their Disparate Networks into Strategic Architectures . Prior to Cisco Greg Worked at a Mix of IT Integrators and Other network vendors , Supporting their Sales Communities. Greg Lives In Johannesburg South Africa with his Wife and 2 children.


Dr. Hosein Badran

Dr. Hosein Badran,


Dr. Hosein Badran holds the position of Regional Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Distinguished Systems Architect,  with Cisco Systems International, covering the Middle East and Africa region. With close to 25 years experience in the telecommunication and networking industry as well as academia, he has spent the last twelve years with Cisco Systems were he has held several management and technical consultancy positions. As a Regional CTO, Dr. Badran is closely engaged with major operators on the deployment of new IP NGN technologies, as well as with government agencies, telecom regulators and ministries for the promotion of new ICT-related country transformation initiatives.

Jim Buchan

Jim Buchan, CITP,


Vertical Solutions Architect
Cisco International Ltd

Jim is an Education Vertical Solutions Architect working in Cisco’s Emerging markets theatre.  With a firm grounding the education sector with experience built up over a priod of 28 years as a teacher (K-12), University Senior Lecturer and Director of a University Virtual Campus project.  Based on this experience he was subsequently commissioned to perform international consultancy activities advising the Ministry of Education in both Botswana and Namibia on the deployment of ICT solutions for Education.  Prior to joining Cisco Jim was the Technical lead for the Glow project in Scotland.

Mael Rivoal

Maël Rivoal,


Senior vArchitect at VCE

Maël is a Senior Architect working in VCE EMEA theatre and dedicated for Service Provider, mostly based in France or in a plane, with a Service provider background of 13 years as Presales, Network consultant and infrastructure manager. Based on this experience, he was very open minded on every type of service provider from small to worldwide ones. He returned to school last year to grab an Executive Master in 2 top French schools, namely ESSEC business school and Telecom Paris Telecom school. Prior to being in VCE, Mael worked in a European Service provider as a Presales manager.

Olivier Maes

Olivier Maes,


General Manager, Commercial segment in Africa


Olivier Maes is the  General Manager for the Commercial segment in Africa, which includes Banking as the biggest industry. A 10 year Cisco veteran, Olivier understands well the African business environment since he joined the Emerging Markets theater in 2006, with a particular focus on solutions for the Banking sector. His local sales team implemented multiple reference projects with the largest banks of the continent, thereby translating Cisco’s Collaboration, Datacenter and  Borderless network architectures to the needs of the Financial services sector.
During his tenure, his team was awarded twice  “Best segment of the Year” and delivered strong growth and customer satisfaction scores. He also developed a highly motivated and strong performing local sales team based across 11 African countries where Cisco has offices.

Olivier has left his home country Belgium 13 years ago and lives in the vibrant capital of Holland, Amsterdam. He spends as much time as he can travelling across Africa to help customers meet their business objectives with the support of Cisco technologies.

Philip Royden

Philip Royden-Turner


Lead SE for Collaboration – TVSS. Africa and Levant


Philip is the lead SE for the TVSS (Video and Telepresence) line of business in Cisco. He came across to Cisco via the acquisition of Tandberg. He has been involved in the Telecoms industry for 15 years and have worked for a host of companies ranging from Service providers to PBX resellers to hosted VoIP service providers. Philip moved back to South Africa 1 and a half years ago after a 10 year stay in the UK, which gives him a unique outlook at market trends which means he can ensure that our partners and customers alike are making the correct decisions to take the forward in the best manner.

Rene Bosman

Rene Bosman,


Business Development Manager - Data Center & Virtualization - Cisco Africa/Levant

Rene Bosman is Cisco's Business Development Manager in Cisco's Africa and Levant Emerging Markets region for Data Center and Virtualization technologies. He has worked in the IT industry for more than 17 years and brings with him a wealth of experience from Storage Networking, Virtualization, Data Networking and more recently Cisco's Unified Computing server solutions within large Enterprise, Service Provider and commercial markets. Rene joined Cisco in late 1997 and started his career as a global account manager for a Fortune 500 enterprise oil and gas customer. Within this role he has been involved in large data center consolidation projects with global coverage. For the past 6 years Rene developed the Data Center practice for Cisco in Northern Europe and for the past 4 years he drove Cisco's successful entrance in the networked Data Center business in Emerging Markets. His drive and direction in the Data Center space and more recently in the Unified Computing and Virtualization market have allowed Cisco's Data Center initiative to scale, exceeding considerably the expected market acceptance. Rene also brings a great knowledge of Cisco's internal Data Center organization, both from a governance as well as technology perspective.

Rene Raeber

Rene Raeber,


Datacenter Architect, Datacenter Consulting & Central Architecture, Emerging Markets
Cisco

Rene Raeber is a Datacenter Technical Architect in the Central Consulting Team, working on the Theater level for the Emerging Markets region at Cisco. This region covers more than 130 countries in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS, the Middle East and Africa. The Emerging Markets region represents a $4 billion business for Cisco.

Tracks :
Cloud computing and new business models Managed Services
Monetizing the Cloud for SP

Shahab Meshki

Sagi Dotan,


Team Leader, East  Africa, NetApp

Joined NetApp on Jan. 2007

Previous work:

  • 2006 Comverse LTD - Project Manager, Delivery Manager
  • 2001-2005 System Engineer, System Architect,
  • 1999-2001 John Bryce Ltd  - System Engineer
  • 1997-99 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd  - Automation Engineer

EDUCATION:

  • Automation engineer, Ruppin College, grade in excellence.
  • Microsoft MCSE certified, John Bryce training center, grade in excellence (a job was offered right after graduation)
  • NetApp specialist.
  • Novell certified.
  • Microsoft Exchange server certified.
  • Check Point FW certified.
  • Linux administration certified.
  • UNIX administration certified.
  • Oracle DBA maintains and administration certified.
  • Cellular networks structures and components, methods of transferring info via sms/wap.

PERSONAL DETAILS:

39 Years Old, Married +1, Lives in Israel
My Hobbies are riding a mountain bicycle, Carpentering, Computers, Traveling, business.

Shahab Meshki

Shahab Meshki,


Cisco General Manager, East Africa

Shahab Meshki is the General Manager for Cisco East Africa, Shahab is responsible for Cisco’s Sales Operation in 11 countries. Prior to that he worked with Cisco Systems in Germany from 1995, where he held several Sales, Marketing and Business Development Management positions in Munich before relocating to Kenya.

Thomas Waytt

Thomas Wyatt,


Vice President & General Manager
TelePresence Infrastructure Business Unit
Cisco

Thomas Wyatt is the vice president and general manager of the TelePresence Infrastructure Business Unit at Cisco. TelePresence is a fast growing multi-billion dollar business that helps customers collaborate across boundaries using high-quality video experiences. The TelePresence Infrastructure Business Unit delivers a rich portfolio of management and conferencing solutions that enable the TelePresence experience.

Previously, Wyatt was the vice president and general manager for Cisco’s Digital Media Systems emerging technology.  Wyatt founded this start-up business unit that provides an integrated solution for enterprise social software for video, digital signage, content delivery networks, and business IPTV applications. In an effort to rapidly grow Cisco’s digital signage business, Wyatt led the successful acquisition of privately-held Tivella Inc. in early 2007.  Cisco grew to be #1 in market share in the digital signage industry under Wyatt’s leadership.

Wyatt has also served as the vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Media Processing Business Unit that develops an advanced network-based media processing platform enabling any media to be viewed on any device.  Wyatt was also co-creator and general manager of the award winning News@Cisco website which has traffic of over 50 million page views annually.

Wyatt is an honors graduate with a B.S. in Finance and in Managing Information Technology from Syracuse University. Wyatt also has completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tim Ellis

Tim Ellis,


Tim Ellis is currently the Vertical Sales Director for the Public Sector Segment focusing on Africa and Levant.  Prior to this Tim was responsible for Vertical Sales Development across Emerging Markets  gaining good exposure to governments challenges and solutions in many developing markets.  Tim has developed a thorough knowledge around Healthcare, Education, Public Safety and security, Central and Local Government solutions and has a comprehensive understanding on how technology can be leveraged to improve service efficiency and delivery in these areas.

Tim started in IT some 30 years ago as a System Programmer, writing Assembler code, with Standard Bank. After 10 years with Standard Bank he joined a large System Integrator, Persetel (Now BCX),  taking on  various roles from SE Manager to  Marketing and Sales Director and finally to the Managing Director of a Data Security business unit within the group. Tim Joined Cisco in 2000.

Tim has a Diploma in Marketing and Business Management and completed the  Management Advancement program at  Wits Business school . Tim also has an MBA from Heriott Watt University in Edinburgh .

Tony Shakib

Tony Shakib,


Vice President Service Provider Emerging Markets

Tony Shakib is Vice President of the Service Provider group for the Emerging Markets sector at Cisco. The region covers more than 130 countries in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS and the Middle East plus Africa. Tony brings more than 27 years of business leadership and management experience in the communications space to Cisco. Prior to this role he was most recently President and CEO of Zensys Inc, a leading provider of low-power, mesh-networking wireless technology. No stranger to high-growth markets, Tony led the company to achieve a 300% increase in revenue.

Throughout his career, Tony has held a number of strategic, board-level positions. Previously, he held the position of Vice President and GM of Access and Networking at Centrillium Communications and he also spent more than 18 years at Nortel driving business units including Broadband Access and Access Networks Engineering.

Tony brings a crucial "market-in" approach to the Service Provider organisation. His business acumen and strong technology foundation mirrors the SP team’s determination to continue its success with customers and partners alike.

Safaricom

Safaricom is a total communications solutions provider with a growing clientele in Kenya. With a subscriber base of over 17 million, Safaricom provides a comprehensive range of services under one roof: mobile and fixed voice and data services on a variety of platforms.

We have made heavy investments in broadband capacity giving us a foothold in undersea cable, satellite, metro and trunk cable connectivity.

To drive data and internet beyond connectivity, Safaricom has partnered with Kenya ICT Board and other leading IT companies like Cisco, INVENEO, and AFRI-AFYA in rolling out over 800 digital villages across the country. We have a commitment to growth is number to over 5,000 by end of the year, while upscaling the digital villages by increasing products offering and services available.

In partnership with TATA, Cisco and the Serena Hotels, Safaricom launched TelePresence, a high-definition virtual conferencing facility linking East Africa with over 48 other regions around the globe. The solution aims to help corporates save time and costs as well as boost productivity by reducing or eliminating the need to make long haul travel, thereby facilitating a 'greener' environment by reducing the carbon footprint.

On a local scale, Kenya’s Judiciary became an early adopter using the Telepresence solution to connect Nairobi and Mombasa High Courts as part of the implementation of the Judiciary ICT plan.

We also have the widest 3G network and the most expansive WIMAX presence in Kenya. We are currently testing the Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G technology.

Safaricom also pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful such service anywhere in the world. And thanks to the early April 2011 partnership with Western Union, M-PESA’s 13.5 million subscribers can now receive international money transfers from 45 countries and territories worldwide, making the partnership the largest deal of its kind in the world. M-PESA customers have over 24,000 points of contact to transact from.

Our distribution network consists of over 35 Safaricom shops and over 24,000 points of presence countrywide. http://www.safaricom.co.ke/


Presentations

Day 1

   
08:00 - 09:00 Registration and Refreshment
09.00 - 09.15 Kenya with Cisco towards Vision 2030 - Shahab Meshki GM Kenya
09.15 - 09.45 One  Africa, How Collaboration is changing the continent - Pim Versteeg - VP Emerging Central
09:45 - 10:15 Keynote Session - Dr Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary - Ministry of Information & Communication
10:15 - 10:30 Cisco's Holographic TelePresence Experience
10.30 - 11.15 World of Solutions Opening
11.00 - 11.30 Safaricom Case Study - Bob Collymore - CEO
11.30 - 12.15 Accelerating economic growth through the network as the platform - Dan Smoot - VP Cisco Capital, World wide
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch Break & Networking
  Cisco Architectures Story moderated by Cherif Sleiman Service Provider track Moderated by
Tony Shakib
Business Breakout Sessions
13.15 - 14.00 Unleashing the New Collaboration Experience
Bola Adegbonmire
SP IPNGN & Video
Tony Shakib
Cloud computing and new business models Managed Services
Rene Raeber
Cisco in Financial Services, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Olivier Maes
14.00 - 14.45 Borderless Networks: Unprecedented Innovations & Efficiency that matter
Ahmed Etman
SP:Leading the MobileTransformation
Hosein Badran
Government Transformation and Smart and Connected Communities
Tim Ellis
Connected Healthcare
Debra Sloane
14.45 - 15.30 Building the Datacentre of the future NOW
Rene Bosman
Monetizing the Cloud for SP
Rene Raeber
Modern Safety & Security
Edward Agostinho
Implementing a country wide learning platform – architectural considerations
Jim Buchan

 

Day 2

   
08:00 - 09.00 Registration and Refreshment
09.00 - 09.45

Delivering on the Promise of a Virtualized Dynamic Data Centre
Sagi Dotan, East Africa SE, NetApp

09.45 - 10.30 Break & Networking
  Technical Tracks
  Collaboration Vitualization Borderless Networks
10.30 - 11.30 Cisco Unified Communications - Work place of the future
Abdelrrahim Maroufi
Data Center Switching Evolution Unified Fabric & Unified Computing
Ayman Hamed
Next Generation Wireless
Fikreab Kidane
11.30 - 12.30 Cisco Collaboration and Business Video
Philip Royden-Turner
VBlock Cloud Ready DC Infrastructure
Maël Rivoal - VCE Team
Cisco SecureX Architecture
Greg Griessel
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30 Cisco Unified Contact Center Solutions
Abdelrahim Maroufi
Data Center Switching Evolution Unified Fabric & Unified Computing
Ayman Hamed
Ironport Email & Web Security
Greg Griessel
14.30 - 16.00 Cisco Virtual Experience Infrastructure - Ayman Hamed, Abderrahim Maroufi, Fikreab Kidane
19:30 - 10:00 VIP Gala Dinner

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Safaricom


Safaricom is a total communications solutions provider with a growing clientele in Kenya. With a subscriber base of over 17 million, Safaricom provides a comprehensive range of services under one roof: mobile and fixed voice and data services on a variety of platforms.

We have made heavy investments in broadband capacity giving us a foothold in undersea cable, satellite, metro and trunk cable connectivity.

To drive data and internet beyond connectivity, Safaricom has partnered with Kenya ICT Board and other leading IT companies like Cisco, INVENEO, and AFRI-AFYA in rolling out over 800 digital villages across the country. We have a commitment to growth is number to over 5,000 by end of the year, while upscaling the digital villages by increasing products offering and services available.

In partnership with TATA, Cisco and the Serena Hotels, Safaricom launched TelePresence, a high-definition virtual conferencing facility linking East Africa with over 48 other regions around the globe. The solution aims to help corporates save time and costs as well as boost productivity by reducing or eliminating the need to make long haul travel, thereby facilitating a 'greener' environment by reducing the carbon footprint.

On a local scale, Kenya’s Judiciary became an early adopter using the Telepresence solution to connect Nairobi and Mombasa High Courts as part of the implementation of the Judiciary ICT plan.

We also have the widest 3G network and the most expansive WIMAX presence in Kenya. We are currently testing the Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G technology.

Safaricom also pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful such service anywhere in the world. And thanks to the early April 2011 partnership with Western Union, M-PESA’s 13.5 million subscribers can now receive international money transfers from 45 countries and territories worldwide, making the partnership the largest deal of its kind in the world. M-PESA customers have over 24,000 points of contact to transact from.

Our distribution network consists of over 35 Safaricom shops and over 24,000 points of presence countrywide. http://www.safaricom.co.ke/

 

Gold Sponsors

Commscope


CommScope® has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end solutions includes everything our customers need to build high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create, innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at work, and on the go.

It’s an intelligent world. High-speed networking, cloud computing, data center consolidation, and in-building wireless coverage are transforming the way businesses and public entities operate. CommScope solutions empower communication applications in the boardroom, operating room, and classroom…on trains, in airports, and in stadiums…and anywhere people gather for work and play.

CommScope offers a complete portfolio of network infrastructure solutions that enable enterprise customers, regardless of size, industry or IT budget, to take advantage of business and technology opportunities. The SYSTIMAX product portfolio offers voice, data, video and intelligent solutions ranging from high-bandwidth and emerging applications to applications that demand unrelenting reliability, energy-efficiency and quality for everyday needs.

Through the Andrew Solutions portfolio, CommScope delivers high-performance, in-building wireless distribution systems that provide mission-critical radio communications and seamless multi-service cellular coverage.

 

Dimension Data


Founded in 1983, Dimension Data, a specialist IT services and solutions provider, helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, converged communications, security, data centre solutions, Microsoft and contact centre technologies, and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customised client solutions. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.

Our teams stand ready to help you respond to the unique challenges of the Middle East and Africa. This is where we were born and bred. As the region’s largest ICT company, we draw on a wealth of local knowledge and global experience. A Cisco Gold Partner, Dimension Data East Africa is headquartered in Nairobi with operations in Mombasa, Nyeri, Kisumu, Eldoret as well as Kampala and Dar-es-Salaam and counts close to 100 team members.

While technology lies at the heart of our IT solutions, we believe true business value is achieved through people – yours and ours. We bring passion, skills and technology to each relationship. Whatever your expectations, we believe Dimension Data will exceed them. Whatever your ambitions, we will accelerate them.

www.dimensiondata.com

 

Net App


Key Highlights:

  • $3.9B in revenue
  • Over 8,000 employees in more than 150 offices worldwide
  • #5 on FORTUNE magazine’s 2011 “Best Companies to Work For” list
  • Fortune 100 company
  • Member of S&P 500 and NASDAQ
  • Stock symbol: NTAP

NetApp is a leading data management, storage and retention company driven by innovation that has consistently provided the market with the best possible solutions guaranteeing great savings in data center operations. NetApp’s solutions are used by leading world companies covering every sector.

NetApp creates innovative products—storage systems and software that help customers around the world store, manage, protect, and retain one of their most precious corporate assets: their data. We are recognized throughout the industry for continually pushing the limits of today’s technology so that our customers never have to choose between saving money and acquiring the capabilities they need to be successful.

With our technologies, our customers are able to:

  • Reduce their data center footprint by 50%
  • Boost storage utilization by 200% and storage system performance by up to 400%
  • Achieve up to 166% ROI as a result of data center transformation

Distribution Partner

Virtual Works is a leading technical integrator and value add distributor of NetApp for East African Market and SADC regions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Virtual Works creates sales and profitability for NetApp opportunities to resellers through unique marketing programs, technical support, product aggregation and distribution. Virtual Works brings NetApp technology solutions to its customers that are based on the industry’s leading technologies and best practices delivering outstanding value ensuring they get the best return on their Investment.

 

Wananchi Group


The Wananchi Group is East Africa’s leading multimedia operator, providing high quality but affordable entertainment and communication services to households and businesses all over the region.

In partnership with Cisco, Wananchi has deployed a brand new and advanced fiber/coax cable infrastructure in Nairobi, allowing it to become the first and only triple play operator on the African continent.

Under the brand name “Zuku”, Wananchi offers video (more than 100 TV channels), data (internet at speeds from 1 up to 20 MBps) and voice (high quality fixed line telephony) at very affordable rates.

Using cutting edge satellite technologies, the group will soon also launch “Zuku TV”, a rich pay TV offer to customers across the greater East Africa region, covering ten countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Southern Soudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi and Zambia) and making it well poised to become the premier media operator in the region.

In order to enrich its video offer, the Wananchi Group is also creating its own Zuku-branded TV channels, providing high quality entertainment for the entire family. These include Zuku Afrika (African entertainment), Zuku Life (documentaries), Zuku Sports (also in High Definition version) and 8 Zuku Movie channels.

 

The Copy Cat Ltd


The Copy Cat Limited (CCL) was established in 1984 as a leading, fully integrated, Office Automation outfit. CCL began its IT operations in 1992 and has since expanded its product offering, which now constitutes of Office Automation, Reprographic Imaging sales, Computing sales, Networking and Communications (core business), Document Imaging Solutions, Security and Banking Solutions, IT Solutions, Technical Support, Consultancy and Facilities Management Services.

CCL is a fully owned Kenyan company, with its Head office in Nairobi with strategically located offices in Kisumu, Nyeri, Mombasa, Embu, Kisii, Eldoret and Nakuru.

CCL also has regional offices located in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

For over 25 years, Copy Cat Ltd’s single-minded approach has been to provide Total Solutions for its customers, riding on the philosophy of excellent service provision and detailed attention to the needs of our Customers.

With our vast wealth of knowledge, unrivalled track record, and excellent support from our vast array of Tier 1 partnered firms across the globe, Copy Cat is undoubtedly the Best IT and Service Provider in East Africa

You can find out more about us on our websites:

www.copycatltd.com

 

Silver Sponsors

Fast Lane


Fast Lane operating in 20 countries is a worldwide leader in Cisco Training, boosting the career of thousands of students.

Fast Lane achieved all cutting-edge Advanced Cisco Channel Education Specializations in:

  • Data Center Network Infrastructure
  • Data Center Storage Networking
  • Routing & Switching
  • Security
  • Unified Communications
  • Wireless LAN

Fast Lanes instructors and consultants have extensive expertise and real world experience working within complex technical environments.

Fast Lane Dubai
+97144289440
training@flane.com
www.flane.ae

 

Redington Value


Redington Value is the Value Added Distribution division of Redington Gulf, the largest distributor of IT products in Middle East and Africa. Redington Value helps it’s partners in the channel deliver the most optimal IT solution to their customers in Middle East and Africa. These solutions span across technology domains such as Networking, Voice, Servers, Storage, Software, Security and Infrastructure. Over 14 vendor relationships in various parts of Middle East and Africa ensure that all the requirements of the channel are met under one-roof. This is supported by in-house pre-sales expertise to support partners, regular sales/technical training and programs to benefit partners do more business.

 

 

SEVEN SEAS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP


Seven Seas Technologies is a leading provider of integrated business and technology solutions across Africa in the Financial, Telecom, Real Estate, Service Industries and Government, in partnership with Global Technology Industry leaders and collaborative synergies with Domain & Technology centric Eco-system Partners. We deliver business value to customers through a combination of process excellence, quality frameworks and Service Delivery innovation. Our Core Motivation is defining Service Excellence in Technology driven business solutions

You can find out more about us on

www.sevenseastech.com

Westcon


Westcon Africa is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, infrastructure and security solutions with a network of specialty resellers across sub-Saharan Africa.

We have offices in nine African countries where our teams create unique programs and provide exceptional financial and technical support to accelerate the business of our partners.

Comstor (a division of Westcon) is a dedicated value added distributor of Cisco networking, collaboration and data center solutions through a network of certified and registered Cisco partners.

Through our Channel Enablement Services (CES) division we can offer both our partners and their customers access to vendor certified training, audit, implementation and commissioning services.

You can find out more about us on our websites:

www.westconafrica.com

www.comstorafrica.com

Wipro Limited


Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), a $ 6.9 billion conglomerate provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, IT enabled services, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. In the India, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa markets, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting.

Please visit us at www.wipro.com

 

Venue

Kenyatta International Conference Center
Harambee Avenue
P.O. Box 30746-00100
NAIROBI.
Telephone :+254 20 2247247
http://www.kicc.co.ke

 

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