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Discover the power of IBM Cloud Pak
First Distribution & IBM Cloud Pak and OpenShift briefing


23 September 2021 | Online
A complimentary ITWeb webinar brought to you in partnership with First Distribution and IBM


Date: 23 September 2021

Time: 10:00 (GMT+2)

Duration: 60 minutes

Discover the power of AI to accelerate business

To build a more unified cloud strategy and transform business, organisations have to move past the basic cloud model and balance the need to keep pace with innovation without sacrificing existing investments, security or compliance.

Containers can support moves to modernise traditional software and build a more unified cloud strategy, which is why IBM has embraced containers and built its AI-powered multicloud solutions around the Kubernetes open source project.

IBM Cloud Paks deliver the industry’s only hybrid cloud platform experience, enabling business and IT teams to build and modernise applications faster across any cloud or IT infrastructure.

First Distribution and IBM, in collaboration with ITWeb, invite you to this webinar to discover what IBM Cloud Pak container software can do for your organisation, and how First Distribution adds value to the solutions.

Discover the power of:

IBM Cloud Pak for Applications

IBM Cloud Pak for Automation

IBM Cloud Pak for Data

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration

IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

IBM Cloud Pak for Security

Attend this briefing to learn more about IBM Cloud Paks and how they accelerate transformation projects and help organisations solve their most pressing challenges.

Why should you attend?

Learn how IBM Cloud Paks speed up digital initiatives

Find out how to accelerate AI and automation

See how to reduce the costs of modernisation and improve security, governance and availability

Discover the First Distribution IBM Cloud Pak value proposition for business partners

Who should attend?

This event is for you if you are a current or potential First Distribution business partner across healthcare, finance, retail, construction and IT, as well as IT decision makers including: CIOs, IT Managers, Systems architects, Cloud specialists, Red Hat specialists




Thami Nkadimeng, Moderator


Top priorities, trends and challenges in transformation

Fatima Dawood, IBM Software Product Manager, at First Distribution

Sheldon Hand, , IBM Leader for Data & AI, Automation and Security, Southern Africa, IBM Southern Africa


Overview: IBM Cloud Paks

Sheldon Hand, , IBM Leader for Data & AI, Automation and Security, Southern Africa, IBM Southern Africa


The First Distribution value proposition for partners

Fatima Dawood, IBM Software Product Manager, at First Distribution


Q & A

Thami Nkadimeng, Moderator


Conclusion & Closing remarks

Thami Nkadimeng, Moderator

Event Sponsors

About First Distribution

First Distribution is a value-added distributor of leading global brands, providing complex ICT solutions to the Enterprise and SME markets. We have based the First Distribution model on delivering solutions through trusted, established resellers. Our client base has been built up through a history of consistent trustworthy service and nurturing resellers as business partners.


About IBM

First Distribution and IBM jointly provide complex ICT solutions to the Enterprise and SME markets, focused on Data Centre, Virtualisation, Hosted Applications and Cloud-Based Services, Database and Middleware, Security and Network Infrastructure, supported by unparalleled expertise.
Jointly we can assist by capturing the true value of Cloud and AI for your business. In doing so, we bring together market-leading security, enterprise scalability, and open innovation for increased agility and continuity with IBM Cloud and Redhat.