CA World coming to SA
SA will get its own version of the international CA World conference and expo in February when CA Southern Africa and partners stage the IT Management Symposium Africa 2011 in Sandton.
CA Southern Africa MD Gary Lawrence says: “I always wished if more of my colleagues, customers and partners could attend CA World; so here we are, albeit after 10 years.”
Lawrence says for the past 10 years, a contingent from Africa has attended CA World every year.
He believes the localisation of the event was long overdue, judging by the huge response from local delegates who have registered to attend the event since it was first announced last week.
Lawrence says because CA is the largest company dedicated to IT management in SA, the event will aim to deliver a broader awareness of what IT management is as well as the role and importance of effective IT management in ensuring a successful business.
He says it should foster an understanding that local companies are world class when it comes to providing IT services and should stimulate innovation in dealing with specific local challenges such as bandwidth constraints.
The expo, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 22 and 23 February, will expose local IT management professionals to the latest IT management technology, services and concepts from CA and its partners, and will give them direct access to CA executives and product specialists from around the world.
The event will also feature a talk by Debora Patta, journalist, author and executive producer of Third Degree. She will deliver a talk on why SA is the best place to be today.
For information about the IT Management Symposium Africa 2011 and to secure your place at the event, click here.