In recent days, the team at International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the latest installment of what they call their “groundbreaking” West Africa CIO Summit.
The event will take place May 13–14 at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
This year’s edition will run under the theme ‘ Where IT Meets Business’ and will drive home the importance of closely aligning IT and business functions at a time when organizations across the region are faced with the challenge of implementing emerging products and services while simultaneously trying to improve operational efficiency.
According to the IDC, the event will attract more than 150 CIOs, technology decision makers, and government advisors from across the region.
“The annual CIO Summit continues to grow from strength to strength and plays an important role in both shaping and reflecting opinion across the region’s continuously evolving ICT sector,” says Bola Adisa, country manager for IDC West Africa. “IDC recognizes that the ability to rapidly correlate IT project spending with critical business priorities is essential, with CIOs increasingly required to demonstrate the business value of their projects and embrace the strategic benefits their businesses are striving to achieve. Against this backdrop, the West Africa CIO Summit 2015 will explore the need for IT plans to encompass strong business metrics alongside the existing IT-related metrics that typically examine application delivery in isolation.”