Hitachi Data Systems to hold Information forum in Lagos

The Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) information forum, the only of its kind in Afica, to kick off this year has been scheduled to take place in a week’s time in Lagos, Nigeria.HitachiDSlogoThe forum, also dubbed “BUSINESS-DEFINED IT”, has opened its registration process for the public but specifically IT executives, storage professionals and Business managers.

The forum website is focusing on tomorrows leaders who it says will drive and generate business with technology to break through the limitations of IT infrastructure and continually innovate and be ready for whatever requirements their businesses need.

Organisers have said they will explain how the latest information technology and services will help in storage, management, accessibility, search and correlation of information across different sources.

Channel players will have the opportunity to meet top executive from Hitachi Data systems and its partners.

Among the speakers at this event will be  Erasmus (Rassie) Jacobs the General Manager and Sales Director HDS Sub-Saharan Africa, HDS. He is charged with running HDS’s aggressive new growth strategy, with an aim to enhance existing channel partnerships in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and extend the company’s footprint across East and West Africa and the SADC region.

Also presenting will be  Ben Jooste the Regional Sales Manager, sub-Saharan Africa , HDS. He has an extensive experience in the banking and telecoms sectors aligns with HDS’s focus on these key industry verticals in Africa.

To also feature will be Nosizwe (Noz) Dlengezele Senior Manager, Hitachi –Europe Johannesburg. She has been in this role for almost 4 years, developing business in the Energy, Smart Communities, Transportation, Water and Sanitation, ICT, Health, Mining and Chemicals industries.

The HDS information forum that will take place on january 28th at the InterContinental Lagos, located on Victoria Island, central Lagos. It will among other things cover Social Innovation, Data Governance and Protection, the future of Big Data.