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There's Never Been a Better Time to Accelerate Digital Transformation in East Africa with Cisco

Nairobi–February 8, 2017— Today Cisco kicked off Cisco Connect East Africa 2017 that will take place on the 8th and 9th of February 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel. This flagship event aims to showcase the latest solutions that enable businesses to innovate safely for their customers as digital transformation and adoption takes place in East Africa.

On the sidelines of the opening of Cisco Connect East Africa 2017, Cisco unveiled their Annual Cybersecurity Report. This report gives insight on the risks that many organizations are facing in light of increased connectivity among their customers and increased Cybercrime. Cisco will also cover the end – end security solutions that protect organizations and their customers before, during and after a cyber-attack during this conference.

Speaking at the event, Cisco’s General Manager for East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, David Bunei said, “This is a very exciting time for our continent as mobile data traffic has increased over the last decade and East Africa is at the fore front of this. All things are going smart from banks to government services to getting a meal delivered to your doorstep. The downside of digital connectivity however is that is exposes us cybercrimes as more and more of our personal information is made available online. Cisco is hosting this event to showcase how we can partner with organizations to provide digital and security solutions that are beneficial to both the organization and its customers in this age of amplified information exchange.”

The main sponsor and partner to Cisco, Joseph Kairigo, Managing Director at Dimension Data East Africa said, “We are happy to partner with Cisco in bringing this event to life. Dimension Data is Cisco's largest global channel partner, with expertise in improving the performance of networks, data centers, and workplace solutions. At Cisco Connect East Africa 2017 we will walk you through the solutions we have and how your organization can easily adopt these solutions.”

Cisco Connect East Africa 2017 cements Cisco as a leading partner to East Africa’s digitization journey.

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