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Gartner: CIOs must rise to the digital challenge

As its annual symposium / ITxpo to be held in Cape Town from 28 – 30 September nears, stats analyst Gartner is calling on all CIOs to rise to the challenge of making IT the central point for value and innovation in the organisation.

“No company, irrespective of size and industry, can afford to avoid the digital disruption taking place. Gartner predicts that this will be a defining year in which CIOs will use digital to transform their risks into bold business outcomes,” said Jeffrey Mann, Gartner research vice president.

What started as a discussion on the Nexus of Forces (the convergence of Social, Cloud, Mobile and Information) four years ago, has grown to examining how to lead in the digital world in 2013 and new digital business processes and business models in 2014. Speakers at this year’s symposium will include the likes of Kenyan analyst Mbula Schoen who will discuss the Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa and Gartner research vice-president Brian Burke who will present the top strategic technology trends for 2016.Meanwhile, for more information or to register, please visit

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.