20th-21st April, 2016 |

Emperor's Palace, Johannesburg
South Africa

Summit Partners

Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations. In Africa the company has an established 64 year heritage and has been present since 1949, with B2B sales offices in 8 African countries and Orange Group affiliates in 18 African countries. Areas of growth are very high Broadband, Video Conferencing, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Mobile MNC Management, Customer Contact, Workspace of the Future and Security. Globally Orange Business Services has more than 21,600 globally dispersed employees dedicated to working in the B2B market including 2,000 in Africa.

Orange Business Services is a six-time winner of the WCA’s Best Global Operator and in 2015 won two Total Telecom Awards Africa for Best Enterprise Service and Best Satellite Operator.

Platinum Partners

Infoblox delivers fundamental technology solutions that connect end users, devices, and networks. Its solutions enable approximately 7,300 enterprises and service providers to transform, secure, and scale complex networks. With operations in over 40 countries, Infoblox helps take the burden of complex network control out of human hands.

SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure provides the best of both worlds: cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection and functionality. SimpliVity OmniStack assimilates 8-12 core data center services on commodity x86 systems, including the hypervisor, compute, storage, network switching, backup, replication, cloud gateway, caching, WAN optimization, real-time deduplication and more. Clustering multiple units forms a shared resource pool and delivers high availability and efficient scaling of performance and capacity. Instances of OmniStack-powered hyperconverged infrastructure within and across data centers form a federation that can be globally managed from a single interface via VMware vCenter. SimpliVity delivers a 3x reduction in costs versus traditional siloed infrastructure.

Gold Partners

Since its foundation in 1947, the STULZ company has evolved into one of the world’s leading system suppliers of air-conditioning technology. All over the world, air-conditioning systems made by STULZ are keeping sensitive information and communication technology cool. In data centres and mobile phone stations, they ensure maximum availability with minimum energy consumption.

STULZ employs 2,200 workers in Germany and across sixteen subsidiaries. Additionally, the company co-operates with sales and service partners in more than 140 other countries, and provides this way an international network of air-conditioning specialists. It has production plants in Germany, Italy, the USA, 2 in China, Brazil and India.

At Juniper Networks, we believe the network is the single greatest vehicle for knowledge, understanding, and human advancement that the world has ever known. Every day, Juniper Networks is helping our customers build the best networks on the planet. Every innovation we envision, every technology we create is informed by our desire to help solve our customers’ toughest challenges so they can compete and thrive today and into the future.

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Westcon is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, systems integrators and service providers.

We have a proven route to market for products and services from the vendor through to the end-user customer.

Our teams create unique programs and provide exceptional financial and technical support to accelerate the business of our partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon organisation enable our partners to receive support tailored to their needs.

From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to marketing, pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, we work with our partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue.

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems.

Companies who acquire, store and analyze the most data, achieve the greatest competitive advantage. INFINIDAT helps clients achieve competitive business advantage at a disruptive price point by delivering 1M IOPs of performance, 99.99999% reliability and scales to over 2 PBs of capacity in a single rack. Automated provisioning, management, and application integration provide a system that is incredibly efficient and easy to deploy and manage. INFINIDAT is changing the paradigm of enterprise storage while reducing capital requirements, operational overhead, and complexity. INFINIDAT: Storing the Future.

Vision Solutions is the premier provider of software solutions designed to protect data, minimize downtime and maximize resources for the modern data center. It is the only company to deliver migrations, high availability, disaster recovery and data sharing across multiple operating systems, on any storage platform and in any physical, virtual or cloud environment. Its solutions perform near-zero downtime migration of data, applications and servers. It utilizes real-time replication to prevent data loss. And its software enables different database platforms to seamlessly share and consolidate data in real-time. Vision Solutions has been serving enterprises and managed service providers for over 25 years through our portfolio of Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA® product brands.

Samsung Electronics inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies that redefine the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. They are also leading in the Internet of Things space with the open platform SmartThings, their broad range of smart devices, and through proactive cross-industry collaboration. Samsung Electronics employs 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion.

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The dawn of South Africa’s democracy heralded a new era for telecommunications in the country and on the continent...This was the founding base for MTN, when we entered the telecommunications scene as South Africa’s second cellular network operator in 1994.

With a view to bringing world-class telecommunications to the developing world, we began our expansion in 1998 with the acquisition of licences in Rwanda, Uganda and Swaziland.

Through our extensive investment in advanced communication infrastructure in the past two decades, the talent and experience of our people, as well as the strength of our brand, we have grown rapidly to now have operations in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

Today, MTN is a JSE-listed multinational company.

MTN offers an integrated suite of communications products and services to customers, including traditional and mobile voice and data, digital and mobile financial services as well as enterprise services to SME, public sector and corporate clients.

We continue to believe in the investment potential of emerging markets, and thus deliver quality services that respond to our customers’ present and future needs. Every initiative undertaken, every innovative stride made, every award-winning product developed... it’s all geared towards making our customers’ lives a whole lot brighter, as we lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world…

Banking & Finance Vertical Partners

OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management, helping customers to create a digital-first world by simplifying, transforming, and accelerating their information needs. Over 100,000 customers already use OpenText solutions, either on premise or in our cloud. For more information about OpenText please visit: www.opentext.com

Public Sector Partners

From datacenter to the cloud, Oracle not only eliminates the complexity that stifles business innovation, but also engineers in speed, reliability, security, and manageability. The result is an integrated stack of best-in-class hardware and software products that enables more than 400,000 clients across 145-plus countries to accelerate innovation and deliver the best possible experience to their own customers.

Lunch Partners

Celebrating Paper-free processes

Papersoft is a 15-year-old company that, from the outset, has declared a war on paper. We offer a tailor made suite of software and services for document lifecycle management that aim at getting the paper out of your processes, making them more efficient, agile and safe, while enriching, preserving and organizing your information assets. Over the years, Papersoft has fought for a Paperfree and Paperless workplace, by transforming processes and providing customer fit solutions and services for several industries, such as Banking, Telcos, Retail, and Insurance. Our portfolio goes from the start of the process, with Mobile Capture, Distributed Capture, Electronic Signatures, Automated Data Extraction, to the end, with Records Management (Physical and Electronic), and also includes Digital Mailroom and Electronic Case Management. Whilst our focus is on efficiency, simplicity and automation, we also know that most of our customers live in highly regulated industries, with strict compliance rules. Our solutions, therefore, have embedded controls, standards and automation, to ensure compliance (process wise). Our compromise with security and data protection is also well proven by the fact that we are certified in the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 norm, as well as accredited to treat sensitive information classified as Secret according to the OTAN standards. We have more than 200 workers worldwide (with a large AIIM ECMp certified experts staff), with established offices in Portugal, UK, Romania, Mozambique and Democratic Republic of Congo, where you will certainly be able to reach one of our consultants. Specialties, Document and Information Management Solutions, Digital Mailroom, Automated Data Extraction, Mobile Capture, Case Management, Records Management.

HEAT Software is a leading provider of Cloud Service Management and Unified Endpoint Management software solutions for organizations of all sizes. With its suite of applications, HEAT Software is the only company in the world that provides, from a single platform, Service Management and Unified Endpoint Management software on‐premise and in the cloud.


(TCM) is one of the largest privately owned, South African Information Technology companies, providing comprehensive infrastructure and service solutions through Southern Africa. As a non-listed entity TCM possesses the agility to meet all customers’ IT requirements and adapt in an ever - changing economic and corporate climate, through its hardware, software, network and supplies divisions. www.tcm.co.za

APM Xperts is delighted to be recognised as part of an exclusive group being one of only 6 Elite AppDynamics Partners in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and the only one on the African continent. This status recognizes our technical experience and capabilities in terms of designing and implementing complex AppDynamics solutions in the most demanding customer environments.

At AppDynamics, our Application Intelligence Platform empowers today’s software-defined businesses with the ability to proactively monitor, manage, and optimize the most complex software environments. All in real time, and all in production. So at every point in time, you can know more, and know it faster. It’s more than monitoring—it’s true Application Intelligence.

Affiliate Partners

With a proudly South African history dating back to 1957, IITPSA (Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa), formerly Computer Society South Africa (CSSA), is a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) recognised professional body providing a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) registered professional designation (PMIITPSA), which has also been internationally accredited by IP3.

The Institute is established to represent, promote and elevate the arts, science and general knowledge of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in South Africa, and, in particular, to advance and represent the interests, development and professionalism of all those employed in the ICT industry whilst endeavouring to protect the public through member-based ethical and professional use of ICTs.

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