Curtain comes down Gartner symposium, expo
by MTHULISI SIBANDA
CAPE TOWN – THE curtain recently came down on the annual Gartner Symposium ITxpo Africa, said to be the local entity of the world’s most important gathering of information officers and information technology executives in the world.
The conference ended in Cape Town, South Africa after three days of thought- provoking presentations in the presence of more than 1 000 attendees.
Jeffrey Mann, the chairperson of the organizers, Gartner, hailed the event as successful.
“The level of presentations and participation were impressive. It was a very intense couple of days,” he said of the event that was held under the theme, Driving Digital Business.
“We are entering the digital age very rapidly and Africa is a part of that growth,” added Mann.
Rene Jacobs, Garner Africa Managing Director, said, “We hope attendees will use the just-ended event to drive their digital growth.”
More than 20 companies exhibited at an expo that ran concurrently to the symposium.
Jacobs meanwhile confirmed the Gartner Symposium ITxpo Africa will return to Cape Town, the South African coastal city, in 2015.
Before the Africa edition, other symposiums are scheduled for Australia, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain and United States.
Annually, the event attracts 24 000 attendees including 7 000 information officers.
Gartner is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company.
Founded in 1979, the firm is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 6 400 associates, including more than 1 480 research analysts and consultants as well as clients in 85 countries.
– CAJ News
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