Closing the African Cloud Skills and Capabilities Gap

Tuesday 13 December 2016
4:30 – 5:30 PM SAST / 15:30 – 16:30 CET
Mariana Carroll ConsultingOrganisations are, more than ever, willing, able and interested in taking advantage of the efficiencies cloud computing offers. In fact, cloud-solutions may be the leverage that Multi Nationals and local businesses across Africa need to combat the lack of cloud resources locally. The scarcity of technical talent is a significant concern across many industries. To address these challenges, management need to cultivate and invest in building their IT organisation of the future.

In this session, Dr. Mariana Carroll, discusses:

  • The primary strategic and resource challenges African businesses face.
  • How companies can reduce these barriers to implementing their cloud strategy and vision.
  • Provide practical steps to close the Cloud skills and capability gap.

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About the Speaker

Mariana CarrollDr. Mariana Carroll, PhD in IT Governance and Risk Management, is a leading technology advisor and academic. Her research interests include Emerging Technologies, IT Management, IT Governance, IT Strategy and IT Effectiveness; she is also a speaker and author on the topics of Cloud Computing, Virtualization and IT Auditing. Her career spans consulting and training services and solutions around emerging technologies for large global corporations. She also holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship and serves on the Academic Advisory Board of the University of Pretoria Informatics Department. She previously launched and steered the Cloud Computing Centre of Excellence at Deloitte, and currently facilitates the CIO Transition Labs at Deloitte South Africa. Mariana’s professional career is built on her belief that knowledge and transformation are the two fundamental building blocks of any successful organisation and strives to add value to people by helping them excel at work.

About the author

Joey van Kuilenburg is a Product Marketeer who is making the world a better place, one product at a time. He prefers to put in a bit of extra work to make an “ok” product or experience an amazing product or experience.

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