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CIO Africa Summit Called in Kenya

African CIOs called to discuss Government IT spending

Africa is catching up and learning from the mistakes of the developing nations. With investment in Africa seeing significant growth throughout 2009 and it set to continue into 2010, an emergency meeting has been called between some of the leading CIOs on the continent to discuss planned Government Spending and investments into 2010.

Run by GDS International the summit aptly named CIO Africa is being held in Nairobi, Kenya chaired by IT leaders such as Kevin Kinyanjui, CIO Kenya Airways, Benson Akpati, CIO Oceanic Bank, Suleiman Yusuf, CFO Intercontinental Bank and Dr Tony Githuku, CIO, Kenya Commercial Bank who have already confirmed their attendance.

China and India have led the way with technological advancement, but Africa is catching up learning from the mistakes of the developing nations. Building Africa’s infrastructure is a challenge but will create growth and opportunity across several industries throughout the continent, building for a profitable 2010.

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John Funnell has worked in online media for over ten years, after achieving his First Class BSC Hons Degree (BBC Sponsored), John won Bos 18-21 Princess Trust Entrepeneur of the year at 21, setting up Clean Living Records Ltd (including www.BeatReview.com) with great success having many acts that charted in Europe and Canada. After selling the business John looked for a new challenge and joined GDS International, having a successful career in sales and Delegate acquisition, he worked up to Event Director EMEA, forging contacts with some of the biggest technology names in the world, this lead to John having a lead role in the creation of MeettheBoss.com and MeettheBoss.tv – the worlds largest business IPTV channel. John then took over as Marketing and Communications Director and ran a multifaceted global Marketing team for GDS International in New York, Sydney, Kuala Lumper and the UK.. John joined Global in 2011 with the challenge of supporting its growth by developing a solid Marketing foundation through various Digital, PR and brand initiatives.

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