CA World 2013 showcases technology's impact on business

Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson and CA Technologies CEO, Mike Gregoire, deliver keynote on technology's business impact.

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CA Southern Africa has revealed that global entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson, and CA Technologies CEO, Mike Gregoire, will deliver the keynote addresses at CA Technologies' largest user conference, CA World 2013.

The conference is scheduled to take place from 21 to 24 April, in Las Vegas. The event is expected to bring together more than 5 000 CA Technologies customers and partners to showcase its latest initiatives, including how to leverage DevOps, cloud computing and mobility for better business results.

CA World 2013 will feature an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, including CA Technologies' new CEO, Mike Gregoire, on Sunday, 21 April, at 4pm PDT, and Executive Vice-President, Peter Griffiths, on Monday, 22 April, at 8am PDT. They will discuss the latest IT trends and the need for actionable strategies to drive innovation and business growth.

The conference will also feature a keynote from one of the world's foremost innovators, Sir Richard Branson, on Monday, 22 April, at 5pm PDT. Best known as the founder of Virgin Group, Branson is an entrepreneur, author, humanitarian, adventurer and visionary, who routinely turns his out-of-this-world ideas into reality. He will discuss how technology can drive business innovation that changes the world.

"CA World 2013 will offer our customers educational sessions and opportunities to provide direct input into our strategy. The event also offers high-profile networking, demos of our newest solutions, and an opportunity to hear from leading technologists on market trends," said Andrew Wittman, chief marketing officer, CA Technologies. "We are in the midst of an unprecedented era for CIOs and IT - where IT sets the stage for game-changing business innovation. CA World 2013 will explore how customers can go big with these new technologies and deliver IT that has meaningful impact for their organisations."

CA World 2013 will kick off CA Technologies' new online video speaker series, called Luminaries Live! The five-minute video segments, featuring industry visionaries, are designed to offer a provocative perspective on how disruptive technologies will drive innovation and dramatically change what's possible. The live talks will be presented on Monday and Tuesday, 22 and 23 April, respectively. The video segments will be available on and on YouTube.

Branson will be featured along with Robert Scoble, technology evangelist, author and start-up liaison officer; Michael Hugos, author and speaker, CIO; Myrna Soto, chief information and infrastructure security officer, Comcast; Matthew Clark, senior director, Qualcomm; Ken Piddington, CIO, Global Partners; and many more.

CA Technologies has launched a social media campaign to field questions from attendees for Branson during his Luminaries Live! session, #AskBranson on Twitter and also on Facebook.

Additionally, CA Technologies' Chief Technology Officer, John Michelsen, will host the invitation-only Smart Architect programme, which is customised for CTOs, senior architects, technical advisors and executive management. The event will feature real-life customer use cases discussing successful IT strategies mapped to disruptive trends like cloud and DevOps.

Gary Lawrence, MD, CA Southern Africa, says the local operation will be hosting approximately 50 delegates from some of SA's most innovative corporations at the forefront of IT management.

"This event always provides immense insight into current and future trends, and in the past, many of our customers have leveraged CA World events to facilitate business innovation through the development and implementation of IT strategies that take advantage of trends such as cloud and service virtualisation."

For more information, including a full agenda and registration details, visit

CA Southern Africa - IT management experts

CA Southern Africa is SA's leading IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments - from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud.

It utilises international innovation, augmented by locally based exceptional expertise, to simplify, manage and secure IT and support complex computing environments. Its solutions enable the construction of cloud platforms and are the building blocks for cloud-based IT.

Through its solutions and services, CA Southern Africa provides the means by which its customers can translate the promise of flexible IT and agile business into a reality.

CA Southern Africa is the sole representative of CA Technologies in sub-Saharan Africa and is a member of the JSE-listed EOH group of companies.

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