Cisco Connect 2017 – East Africa - Cisco

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

Days till Cisco Connect Kenya

  • Date:February 8th and 9th 2017
  • Location: City : Nairobi
    Address : Upper Hill
    Hotel: Raddison blu
  • Attendance:By Invitation Only
  • Fee:None
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David Bunei

Welcome to the World of Innovation.

At Cisco Connect Kenya 2017, we will be showcasing the latest technology that will inspire you to start to innovate for the customer of the future. The Internet of Things (IoT) is happening now, here and all around us. By 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected as a result of the IoT's speed of innovation. 70% of the whole global population will be on mobile. Over the next five years, mobile data traffic in the Middle East and Africa will increase 15%, while as the globe will only increase 8x. This means that if companies, Governments and organizations in our region do not act with speed, accompanied by good digital strategies, 1/3 of businesses operating globally today will not survive the next ten years.

At Cisco Connect Kenya 2017, we will walk you through how we have successfully worked with our partners to transform industries and organizations so that they are agile enough to be able to take on the digital storm. The advent of technology has also increased the risk of cybercrimes. Cisco Connect Kenya 2017 will therefore also take you through our end-to-end security solutions that protect our customers before, during and after an attack.

We are extremely excited to have the support of our trusted sponsors, partners and customers who are at the core of our business strategy. When it comes to optimizing every aspect of our network for business success, together with Cisco, our partners offer the best value-based solutions because we are trusted technology advisors.

Join us on the 8th - 9th of February for an experience like no other.

David Bunei

david bunei

General Manager
Cisco East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands

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Wednesday, 8th February

Time Wednesday, February 8th 2017
    From           To      
8:00 AM 8:50 AM Registration and Refreshments
8:50 AM 9:00 AM Opening Entertainment
9:00 AM 9:10 AM Call to order - Tunji Akintokun
9:10 AM 9:30 AM Welcome Speech - David Bunei, General Manager, Cisco East Africa
9:30 AM 9:45 AM Official Sponsor: - Joseph Karigo, MD East Africa, Dimension Data
9:45 AM 10:15 AM Keynot Keynote Speech - Terry-Greer King, Director, Cyber Security, UKI & Africa
10:15 AM 10:25 AM IoT Demo
10:25 AM 11:25 AM Keynote Speech - Howard Charney, SVP Worlwide Sales
11:25 AM 11:35 AM Keynote Speech - Victor Kyalo, PS ICT & Innovation
11:35 AM 12:05 PM Keynote Speech - Joe Mucheru, CS ICT
12:05 AM 1:00 PM World of solutions Opening - Joe Mucheru, CS ICT
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Lunch Break
    Cisco Connect Breakout Sessions
2:00 PM 2:45 PM Digitization Empowered by Fast IT
Kadir Kaya (PLENARY)
3:00 PM 3:45 PM Risk & Compliance in Financial Sector
Terry-Greer King
Digitizing Transportation
Crispus Ombogo
Smart Cities
Walid Fahmy
Digitizing Financial Services
Lewis Miriti
3:45 PM 4:15 PM TEA BREAK
4:15 PM 5:00 PM Country Digitization: Govt Shared Services
Kadir Kaya
Digitizing Utilities, Energy, Oil & Gas
Walid Fahmy
Digitizing Retail
Steven Heinsius
Digitizing National Security & Defence

**Topics and Schedule subject to change**

Thursday, 9th February

Time Thursday, February 9th 2017
    From           To      
8:00 PM 9:00 PM Tea/ Coffee
9:00 PM 9:45 PM Digital Network Architecture Super Session
Steven Heinsius
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Security Super Session
Terry Greer-King
Get Real! It’s All About the ASAP Data Centre
Bjorn Martinussen
Enterprise Network (Mobility)
Aadil Hassim
NextGen Workplace Xperience
Johann du Toit
11:00 AM 11:30 AM TEA BREAK
11:30 AM 12:30 PM Network Security through NetFlow
Richard Laval
Internet of Things - Enabling your digital business through technology and data
Wolf Stinnes
Optimizing your Security Investment
Ahmed Abdel Hamid Ali
Collaboration - TSEC Demo
Johann du Toit
12:45 PM 1:30 PM Closing Keynote
Charmaine Houvet & David Bunei
1:30 PM 2:30 PM LUNCH
2:30 PM 4:30 PM World of Solutions
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Joseph Mucheru

Joseph Mucheru,
Cabinet Secretary in the Kenya Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology

Joseph Mucheru, EGH is the current Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology. He is a former Google Sub- Sahara Africa Lead based in the Google Nairobi office. He was Google's first Sub-Saharan Africa employee and was key to setting up of Googles presence in Africa from 2007. Before joining Google he worked at Wananchi Online, a company he co-founded in 1999, where he held various roles at the company including Chief Technology Officer and Chief Executive Officer.

He attended the Stanford Executive Programme from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2008. He holds a (B Sc. (Joint Hons)) in Economics & Computer Science from City University London. He was awarded the Moran of the order of the burning spear in December 2010 by the President of the Republic of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki. He is a member of Africa Leadership Network, The National Prayer Breakfast, and the East African Business Summit.

Howard Charney

Howard Charney
Senior Vice President, Cisco Worldwide Sales

Senior Vice President Howard Charney is a member of Cisco's Worldwide Sales organization and contributes to Cisco's strategy and direction. A dynamic speaker on the future of technology and global change, he advises businesses, governments, and educators around the world on implementing critical Internet technologies to improve organizational effectiveness, profitability, and quality of life.
During his more than 35 years in Silicon Valley, Charney has overseen the development and proliferation of technologies that led directly to the global build-out of the Internet. After joining Cisco in 1995, with the acquisition of Grand Junction Networks, he helped grow Cisco's new two-tier distribution business to more than US$2.4 billion and helped make Fast Ethernet and low-cost switching fundamental, global Internet technologies.
Charney founded Grand Junction Networks in 1992, which transformed the economics of switching with the invention of Fast Ethernet and low-cost switching. In 1980 Charney co-founded 3Com, the progenitor of Ethernet and local area networking. 3Com's breakthrough technologies enabled Internet access to the desktop.
A licensed patent attorney, Charney belongs to the State Bar of California and the Federal Bar. He sits on both the Board of Trustees of Santa Clara University and the advisory board for that institution's Center for Science, Technology and Society.
Charney holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and master of business administration and juris doctor degrees from Santa Clara University. He received the Santa Clara Law Alumni Special Achievement Award in 2014.

David Meads

David Meads ,
Vice President, Africa

In August 2012, David Meads was appointed to lead Cisco's Operations across Africa, responsible for the company's go-to-market strategy across the continent as well as the field execution of that strategy.

As Cisco's VP for Africa, Meads is responsible for how Cisco partners with African Government's and private sector companies alike to help them define and implement Digital strategies that will help them unlock the full potential of the Internet of Everything.

His role is to act as a trusted advisor to organisations, cities and nations, helping them to understand how digitization can help them become more competitive, innovative, prosperous and inclusive through lifechanging networks, enabled by technology.

Having joined Cisco in 1996, Meads has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry. He has successfully established and grown large sales operations through his determination to remove barriers to growth and by building and leading diverse and dynamic teams.

Meads transition to Vice President follows a period of 3 years as Managing Director, South Africa where he resided in Johannesburg until 2012. During his tenure as Managing Director, Cisco helped the country develop its e-skills initiative, aimed at harnessing information and communications technologies for socioeconomic development.

Meads travels extensively throughout Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, re-establishing the foundations of Cisco's eco-system, which will deliver accelerated growth in Africa.

He has successfully represented Cisco at a number of high profile external events including WEF Africa, AfricaCom and Cisco Connect events across the continent, ensuring that Cisco builds stronger strategic relationships with Government and business leaders.

Tunji Akintokun

Tunji Akintokun,
Cisco Africa Commercial and Channel Director

Based in London he has held several leadership positions across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and CIS during his 17 year career at the company covering the Commercial, SMB and Consumer customer segments in addition to the channel/partner organisation.

Most recently he held the position of Director of the Global Virtual Sales organization covering the Middle East, Africa, Russia and CIS.

Passionate about diversity in the workplace and encouraging more diverse talent in pursuing careers in Science and Technology, Tunji sits on several boards and councils in the UK including the education charity Teach First, the women's council of techUK, which represents over 900 companies, Grant Thornton (Vibrant Economy Commissioner) and Raise Tech (co-chair) a professional network for people of colour in the UK tech sector.

He is the founder of the award winning social enterprise "Your Future, Your Ambition" which aims to inspire, excite and engage diverse talent in pursuing careers in Science & Technology (STEM).

Tunji holds a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from London Southbank University and completed his executive education at both Wharton and Stanford Business schools.

His hobbies include supporting his local football team, Arsenal and travelling with his family.

Brazil beckons this summer as Tunji will proudly represent Cisco at the Rio 2016 Olympics as a Torchbearer.


David Bunei

David Bunei
General Manager: East Africa and India Ocean Islands, Cisco

David Bunei was appointed Country General Manager (GM) for Cisco East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands based in Kenya in September 2015. His previous roles over his nine years at Cisco include Territory Business Manager and various roles in technical and sales management covering East, Central and West Africa.

As the Country General Manager for Cisco East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, David is responsible for driving business growth and to execute Cisco's Go-To- Market strategy. David is an experienced, result oriented business leader with over 15 years' experience in IT and Telecom industry and has over the last decade engaged with local and global enterprises in both public and private sectors.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Nairobi and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the United States International University, David has led highly successful projects across the region that have transformed businesses and government operations.

As a sales manager and territory leader, David had achieved a consistent, proven track record in delivering results and meeting sales targets.

David has a strong technology background, the understanding of business outcomes and aligning relevant solutions to solve business challenges and considers these as important elements of success. He is passionate about using technology to solve business problems, motivating and empowering teams to deliver results and engaging with customers and business partners to build relations that deliver mutual business.

David lives in Nairobi and is married with two boys.

Terry Greer-King

Terry Greer-King
Director Cyber Security, UKI & Africa

Terry Greer-King is Director of security for Cisco UK, Ireland & Africa, and having been at the forefront of the industry for the last ten years, is an acknowledged leader and authority on cyber security. Terry regularly engages at senior level with CIOs, major partners, service providers and other key vendors in the IT Security space, and is a key spokesperson at both industry events and in the press. Prior to Cisco, Terry was managing director of Check Point Software's UK operation.

Ted Ogonda

Ted Ogonda

Ted is a technology evangelist with a focus on guiding our customers and partners through market transitions and helping them achieve their desired business outcomes.

He is currently the Regional Manager, Systems Engineering, Eastern, The Maghreb, West & Central Africa at Cisco, where he leads a team of technical experts in driving busines in excess of $150M across various verticals/degments including Commercial/enterprise, public sector and service provider.

Kadir Kaya

Kadir Kaya

Kadir has over 20 years of international experience covering EMEA, North America. Throughout his career, he has worn many hats – programmer, systems administrator, team leader, trainer, Coach, IT manager, Start-up IT Director, Regional Sales person, Technical Lead, Services Sales Lead and Consultant. As a result, Kadir has a unique ability to develop multi-disciplinary projects and navigate complex challenges.

Walid Fahmy

Walid Fahmy

Walid joined Cisco as Systems Engineer in 2006 – Since then he has been a key contributor to many successful projects for Cisco in the public sector, connected real estate, banking and hospitality sector, including but not limited to Cairo Festival City, Citystars, El Gouna, Banque Misr, Soma Bay, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Aviation, Ministry of Transportation and many others.

Walid is known for his creativity, innovation and selling new solutions to customers that enhance operations and reduce cost.

His specialization is Internet of Things, where he aims to position Cisco as the preferred vendor for connecting things based on its powerful networking portfolio of intelligent devices that can enable the interconnection of billions of devices onto the same platform.

Walid visited the German school in Dokki and speaks German and English fluently, he then graduated from Cairo university, faculty of engineering 1996 to start his career in Raya 1998 only to become Network Dept. Manager by 2003, in 2005 he joined IBM as Solutions architect and moved to Cisco as Systems Engineer in 2006.

Ahmed Abdel Hamid

Ahmed Abdel Hamid

Ahmed Abdel Hamid is a Security Advisory Leader for Middle East and Africa in Cisco, with more than 15 years of Security Services and information security solid sales and delivery experience. In his current role, Hamid helps Cisco clients better identify, assess, and effectively manage security risks through a wide range of vendor agnostic portfolio of services. Before his current role, Hamid was a Senior Managing Consultant for IBM Global Center of Competence where he led sales, presales and delivery of security services engagements regionally and globally.

Johann du Toit

Johann du Toit

Johann is a Systems Engineer within the Collaboration space – specializing in Video Technologies. In the past 5 years , he has covered Nigeria, East Africa, ESA, IOI & ZA. Johann has been in the IT industry since the mid 90’s and also has extensive experience working for Cisco partners in Africa & Europe where he has lead some of the biggest Cisco networking projects in the Enterprise space in Networking, Datacentre & Collaboration technology fields.

Twitter: @jd_toit

Richard  Laval

Richard Laval

Richard Laval is the Cisco Systems Engineering Manager for NVE (Network Visibility and Enforcement) in Europe, despite being a manager he has managed to maintain some hands on experience with the equipment. He has over 35 years’ experience in the IT, Networking and Security sectors, the vast majority as an SE. Although there was also a period as the CIO of a dot bomb and a 4 year stint working on the dark side as an Account Manager



KPM joined CISCO in 2010 after six years of business leadership in the IT services industry, first with Persistent Systems and later with MindTree, during which time he built a team of sales, solutions, operations and software engineering-leadership of the team of over a thousand engineers focused on providing product engineering services in the portal and web technology solution space to companies in US and Europe.

Prior to tenures in the IT industry, KPM was with the Indian Army for 25 years. He graduated from the National Defence Academy into the Corps of Signals. He had a one year stint with the United Nations in Angola as a Military Observer, overseeing post-elections political processes in 1994.

Other roles include a wide range of command and staff appointments both in Signals and General Staff. KPM is also a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington and a post graduate in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a Young Scholar awardee from Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1987.

An author and contributor in areas of Information and Non-Lethal Warfare to journals like USI and Telematics , eGov, and Mint newspaper, KPM is also a keen follower of Wargame theory and development, and developer of First Battle BC, a Battalion to Corps Wargame.

Steven Heinsius

Steven Heinsius

Steven has from the beginning of his career been associated with technology. Working for a Cisco Distributor, he got the opportunity to educate Partners, Customers and even Cisco employes on anything Technology. From the early days of IP Telephony, End-to-End and in-Depth security technologies up to the latest Datacenter Trends and developments. He was responsible for growth of Business, and Partner Development both in the Netherlands and later in the Middle East. In 2010 he was asked to join Cisco. First as a Territory Business Manager looking after ‘Velocity Partners’ (Registered, Select & Premier) Helping partners differentiate, grow the business and be more profitable.

Steven is now holding the position of Product Manager, Market Strategy for EMEAR. He’s looking into Trends and Developments in the IT market, Competitive Insights and Vertical Solutions. Steven is a well known speaker on events and seminars. He was awarded with the distinguished speaker award twice. Both in at CiscoLive Berlin 2016 & Las Vegas 2016. He wrote a training course and a book on Presentation Skils and has filed a Patent on Innovations in the Education Market. His presentations are Active, Engaging with a good sense of humor.

Aadil Hassim

Aadil Hassim

Aadil Hassim is a Subject Matter Expert on Cisco Enterprise Wireless and Mobility solutions. Based in South Africa, Aadil supports local and regional teams with the design and architecture of complex wireless solutions across all verticals. He is also the technical interface between the field sales teams and the Product Management, Escalation and Competitive Tiger Teams.

Aadil is also a member of the Cisco EMEAR Mobility TLG (Technical Leadership Group) and has previously been a tectorial speaker at CiscoLive Europe (2016). In another role, Aadil forms part of the core wireless infrastructure team for CiscoLive Europe (2015, 2016 & 2017) where he assumes the role of RF design and installation lead. During his past 6+ years at Cisco, Aadil has also had a strong focus on Cisco Enterprise Networking Solutions and has worked extensively with WAN, LAN & Security architectures and has extensive experience within the Mining & Manufacturing verticals.

Lewis Miriti

Lewis Miriti

Lewis Miriti leads Enterprise Commercial Market sales efforts across East Africa with specialty in Banking and Finance, Energy & Utilities and Transport Verticals. Prior to this role, he was part of Cisco's emerging markets data center sales team.

He specializes in breaking into new markets with highly disruptive technologies focused on IT innovation, and relentlessly focuses on articulating and delivering tangible business value from datacenter consolidation, virtualization, IT automation, networks, cyber security, digitization and cloud-based initiatives.

Crispus Ombogo

Crispus Ombogo

For the last 6 years, Crispus has worked as a Systems Engineer and been engaged in digitization initiatives across Central &Local governments, Education, HealthCare, National security & Defense and Transportation in East Africa; really driving better citizen delivery, improved customer experiences, overall safety and Security with Cyber Security as the principal enabler.

Crispus is a Coach and Mentor, an inductee into Cisco technical leadership and Hall of Fame.

Bjorn Martinussen

Bjorn Martinussen

Bjørn works as a DC Solutions Architect in the Data Centre and Cloud practice, covering strategic projects and customers with an appetite for new emerging technologies and solutions throughout Cisco’s EMEAR region. He has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and architect in the IT industry, primarily focusing on technologies traditionally found in the data centre and lately moving to the cloud. An Oslo, Norway native, he spends his free time enjoy nature either on a mountain bike, climbing or hiking in the mountains.

Wolf Stiness

Wolf Stiness

"Wolf joined Dimension Data in 2000, after a career of 7 years as a Professional Consulting Engineer focusing on building automation and energy management. Wolf has held positions as Business Analyst, Technology Strategy Consultant and Applications Business Manager. Since October 2007 he combines his engineering and MBA degrees with the varied ICT experience in the role of Solutions Architect in Converged Real Estate for the Middle East and Africa regions. In this capacity he works with Dimension Data teams globally regarding sustainability in ICT and Bright Green Buildings, optimally combining his passions for technological advancement and the environment.

He currently focuses on Digital City transformation for metros in emerging markets, harnessing the enabling power of the Internet of Things to achieve sustainable urban outcomes.

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Should you be interested in becoming a sponsor at Cisco Connect Kenya 2017 please contact Tana Pike

Official sponsor


Dimension Data

Dimension Data uses the power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients' ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 7.5 billion, offices in 58 countries, and 31,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We're proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, organiser of the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka'


Platinum Plus



Comstor is a dedicated value added distributor of Cisco networking, collaboration, security and data center solutions through a global network of specialty resellers. Our teams create unique programs and provide exceptional financial and technical support to accelerate the business of our partners.

  • Cisco's 1st global distributor
  • Cisco Distribution Partner awards across a broad range of theaters/geographies
  • 100% Cisco-dedicated business practice
  • Continued geographic expansion

Our goal is to help you profitably sell solutions and exceed your Cisco business goals. A partnership with Comstor is one that will offer business security, a competitive edge, market strategy and so much more. Contact your local office for more information on our comprehensive portfolio of the best in class manufacturers that have verified interoperability with Cisco's advanced technology portfolio or are complementary with Cisco-centric solutions.


Copy Cat Group

Connecting businesses and technology

Over the last 30 years, we have been providing unique, tailored IT and Office automation business solutions to large, small and medium entities in East Africa and have partnered with acclaimed brands across the globe. Quality Customer service is at the heart of Copy Cat and in order to deliver efficient, reliable and fast service, we have responded by creating a network of sales and service centers. We have regional offices in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, a wide range of skill-sets and a vast wealth of knowledge that undoubtedly positions us as the catalyst for the future to connect businesses with technology. We bring together people, processes, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before-turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.


Express Automation

Express Automation Ltd. provides Managed ICT Services to a diverse range of clients in the East Africa region. We are a leading provider of Office Automation Solution, covering the full spectrum of ICT related needs in this technologically inclined era. Express Automation is dedicated to designing and maintaining practical and affordable solutions to the regions leading organizations. We have a competent team of well trained professionals to ensure precise project delivery. We ensure that our clients are at the cutting edge of innovation through strategic re-seller partnerships and constantly improving our product and service offering. We ensure that you are always 'Technologically Empowered in Business'.


Platinium sponsor


Next technologies

NEXT TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (NTL) is a systems integrator company based in Kenya and Uganda providing Information and Communications Technology Solutions such as installing, updating and maintaining data centers, offering business management hardware and software services and providing expert consultation on any ICT needs you may have. NTL was established in March 2005 and has a vast experience in the architecture of ICT hardware and software solutions. Our projects span across the Greater East Africa Region.



We provide voice, data, financial services and enterprise solutions for a range of subscribers, small businesses and government, using a variety of platforms. As the biggest communication company in East and Central Africa, Safaricom delights over 25.1 million subscribers, providing over 200,000 touch points for its customers and offering over 100 different products under its portfolio. Listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange and with annual revenues in excess of Kshs 150 Billion, Safaricom invested Kshs 32.13 billion in infrastructure this year, providing over 78% of Kenya’s population with 3G coverage and providing 2G coverage to 95% of Kenyans. Safaricom has harnessed its proprietary fibre infrastructure to build a dedicated enterprise business which provides managed IT services to clients in the East African region. Safaricom pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful service of its kind anywhere in the world. Launched in March 2007, M-PESA now has over 23 million customers and over 100,000 M-PESA Agent outlets countrywide. For more information visit


Gold sponsor



Computech Limited is a pan-African business technology solutions company founded and headquatered in Kenya. The company was established in 1987 and now has offices in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia and Burundi. New offices are scheduled for openning in Malwi and Ethiopia by 2015.

We specialize in providing profesional services, infrastructure solutions, technical support and technology outsourcing to all market sectors with strong focus on Banking & Financial Services Industry, Telecommnications, Govermment & Education, Corporates, Aviation & Manufacturing and Non-Governmental organizations.


Mauritius Telecom

Mauritius Telecom (MT), as the leading telecommunications operator and service provider in Mauritius with 1.3 million subscribers, offers a full spectrum of technological services and solutions to homes as well as businesses. Incorporated in 1988 as Mauritius Telecommunication Services, the company acquired the assets of Overseas Telecommunications Services (previously British private company Cable & Wireless) in 1992 and was renamed Mauritius Telecom. The strategic partnership with Orange in November 2000 as well as its associations with international players, has enabled Mauritius Telecom to grow into one of the top companies in the country with a revenue of Rs 9.8 billion in 2015.

net app


Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value the company's teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future. NetAp has been partner with Cisco for years to provide customers with the best-in-class, market-leading Converged Infrastructure offering FlexPod, which comes with a broad set of validated designs. To learn more, visit


Gestalt Gild

Gestalt Gild's commitment is to deliver the best ICT enterprise services available in the East Africa Region. The proven case studies ensures that our services match the very highest International standards of expertise. Information Technology is no longer a cost center but has become core of business strategy for most enterprises. Businesses gain competitive advantage in the market by deploying Information Technology relevant to their business. Information technology will continue to dominate and change the way we do business, interact with others and the way we plan for the future. Gestalt Gild has invested heavily in technical skills and considers that as a key pillar to our success. Due to expertise across various platforms we offer best pool of talent for integrating the best of breed technologies



Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Automated Infrastructure Management solutions.
Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company's long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry.

  • More than 400 active patents specific to structured cabling
  • Leading participation in industry standards - leading the groups that lead the industry
  • Over a century of customer-driven telecommunications knowledge with a commitment to continuous improvement

Silver sponsor



MIND C.T.I. (Nasdaq: MNDO) is a leading provider of Unified Communications Analytics & Call Accounting solutions for Enterprises and large multinational corporates as well as convergent end-to-end billing & customer care product based solutions for SPs. A global company, with over twenty years of experience in providing billing , Call Accounting and Analytics solutions to carriers and enterprises around the world, MIND operates from offices in the United States, UK, Romania and Israel.

PhonEX ONE Unified Communications and call accounting solution delivers a full-management reporting including real-time and historical data, traffic analysis, alerting and fraud detection tool to organizations around the world. It provides an intelligent tracking of all the traditional and VoIP calls, cellular activity and data traffic.

PhonEX ONE offers powerful reports in a system that runs itself, ensuring a quick return on investment and long-term usage. PhonEX ONE helps enterprises to reduce operational costs, improve employee productivity, monitor network activity, report usage trends and statistics and optimize network resources.


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 its 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 and emerging technology brackets such as Hyper convergence and Cloud Computing. With over 40 vendor relationships in various parts of Middle East and Africa we ensure that all the requirements of the channel are met under one-roof.


Interdist alliances

Interdist Alliances is a leading Value Added Distributor operating across Africa and the Middle East.

Offering solutions from global technology vendors, Interdist Alliances enable its partners to provide industry leading solutions to their customers. This continued support is strengthened through the superb relationship shared with Cisco, allowing us to provide real Added Value to the channel.

Recent awards include Cisco Distributor Partner of the Year, Africa 2016.

To find out more, visit



F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world's largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to



Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprises, government agencies, and service providers around the world. As the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI), Infoblox provides control and security from the core�empowering thousands of organizations to increase efficiency and visibility, reduce risk, and improve customer experience. Infoblox uniquely empowers organizations to better control, secure, and analyze their networks by providing business and network context beyond organizational boundaries. For more information, visit



Neurotech is one of the Africa's foremost providers of consulting,technology and outsourcing services with presence in 5 Countries.Our Innovative solutions enable's clients to optimize, secure, manage and support their mission-critical infrastructure. Our mission is to partner actively with customers to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to enhance business value. For More info :



Raya East Africa is a subsidiary of Raya Information Technology & Raya Holding group (RAYA.CA), the largest Information Technology group in Egypt. Raya operates since 1998 in the fields of systems integration and ICT Infrastructure solutions, with offering range from building up data centers, Networks to implementation of software solutions, and managing operations across EMEA region through 4 regional offices.

Raya IT does not only provide technologies, but offers full-fledged IT solutions tailored to meet the unique requirements of different businesses. With a solid track record, Raya IT has succeeded to deliver mega-scale projects for reputable companies in different sectors with a client-centric paradigm.

Backed up with a team of 500+ Technical Engineers forming a highly qualified professional team, holding the most elite professional certificates in the Middle East & Africa , as well as a strong delivery methodology that assure the highest quality level and the full customer satisfaction.


Screen Sponsor

ISON Technologies

ISON Technologies

ISON Technologies is a pan- African systems integrator, managed service provider and strategic outsourcing player providing end-to-end IT services and solutions across the continent with an on the ground presence in 25 African countries. For more info visit


Refreshments Sponsor

Computer Pride Limited

Computer Pride Limited

Established in 1990, Computer Pride is an organization with the core of training and developing solutions in Information Technology and People Skills. The company is a Cisco Learning Partner and has been previously recognized by Cisco with the award of the Chandrayaan Acceleration Award 2012 for the EMEAR region. This is awarded to the Learning Partner in each region who achieves positive growth year over year.

We help our customers reap maximum returns from their Cisco and related technologies. We provide entry to advanced level cisco courses and help organizations build competent in house resources to support their growth strategies. We are unique in many ways. We have great team in place and offer world class online Cisco labs, officials Cisco training manuals and our trainers are top notch Cisco Certified instructors with good industry experience.

The Company is situated in the city Centre of Nairobi, 1st Floor, ICEA Building, Kenyatta Avenue and in Mombasa, 1st Floor. Jubilee Arcade, Moi Avenue. The facilities at computer pride are state-of-the-art with numerous computer classrooms/labs and lecture rooms all connected to the Internet to facilitate instructor or online training and research.


Special Sponsor

Liquid Telecom

Liquid Telecom

Connectivity Sponsor

Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa's largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. It also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond. Put simply, we connect people.


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