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GDS International Hosts Their Highly Anticipated Fourth ‘Next Generation CIO Africa Summit’ in May

February 5, 2013

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, February 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Sixty-five of South Africa’s leading executives will convene south of Cape Town in May
for two and a half days of focused workshops, peer led panel discussions and working
lunches at GDS International’s [http://www.gdsinternational.com ] upcoming CIO Africa
[http://www.cioafricasummit.com ] Summit.

This popular event will take place 8th – 10th May 2013 at the five-star Arabella
Western Cape Hotel & Spa. Having previously run three successful CIO summits in Africa,
this year’s event also promises to be extremely valuable with attendees discussing
enterprise mobility, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and IT security. Delegates will
also be looking at broader issues, including cloud computing.

Thomas Sule, CIO for Oando, was an attendee at the event last year. He said,
“Attending a summit like this is as good as going to Harvard business school, it’s just
that it’s condensed into two-and-a-half days. I would recommend it to any CIO that would
like to add value to their organisation.”

Attending CIO Africa this year will be: Evans Munyuki, Group Head of Architecture for
ABSA; Mwende Gatabaki, VP Corporate Technology for African Development Bank; Ian Brown, GM
& CIO for Exxaro; Malcolm Laing, Group CIO for Investec; and Colin Prince, CIO for

Alistair O’Hara, CIO Africa [http://www.cioafricasummit.com ] Summit Director for GDS
International [http://www.gdsinternational.com ], the global events company behind the
summit, says: “Last year’s summit was a real success, and our fourth CIO Africa summit is
well positioned to exceed all expectations once again. Our apposite programme will be
covering specific investment priorities and common pain points that are present in the
industry today, such as enterprise mobility, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and IT

O’Hara added, “I’m really excited about the exceptional calibre of our delegation, and
the cutting-edge programme that has been put together by our advisory board, the NG20. We
have some real industry giants attending this year’s event who, along with our analyst
partners and advisory board, will guarantee that this summit will be the best the region
has ever seen.”

About GDS International

GDS International [http://www.gdsinternational.com ] is a global leader in the B2B
events and media arena. Founded in 1993, GDS produces around 75 summits per year for
senior executives and a host of leading conferences – spanning 16 industries and five
continents – as well as conducting interviews with the business arena’s most successful
thought-leaders for its internet television channel, MeetTheBoss TV.

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