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TechCentral | IBM & AWS webinar | Are you ready to start your migration and modernisation journey?
How do you boost innovation, respond quickly to changing customer demands, and drive sustainable business transformation? For many organizations in a variety of industries, the answer is migrating their infrastructures and applications to the cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

On average, migrating to AWS delivers:

• 27.4% average infrastructure cost savings
• 62% more efficient infrastructure management
• 3x more features delivered per year
• 69% reduction in unplanned downtime
• 43% fewer security incidents per year

Clearly, migrating to AWS is good for business, but it’s only one part of a successful cloud journey. While some organizations choose to migrate fast and then modernize their applications and infrastructures by adopting cloud-native technologies, others choose to modernize fast and then move to the cloud. Both approaches maximize the value of cloud migration and reduce the operational burden.

What you will learn during this webinar is:

• How to help your organisation drive
innovation and time-to-market

• How advanced automation and cognitive analytics help to manage
complex workloads. This benefit helps assure value realisation from
AWS Cloud Applications.

• How to help you with your user data and analytics to speed up your
organisation’s digital transformation journey and use data platform services
and solutions to optimize your data.


• 10:00: Introduction - Data protection on AWS
• 10:05: Who are IBM Consulting
• 10:10: AWS in South Africa
• 10:20: AWS and Public Sector
• 10:25: IBM + AWS together - Journey to Cloud - SAP/Salesforce/Skills
• 10:35: SAP on AWS
• 10:40: Q&A

We look forward to hosting you for what promises to be an informative and interactive session.

Dec 7, 2021 10:00 AM in Johannesburg

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Riaz Osman
Global Business Services Leader @IBM Consulting South Africa
Riaz leads the GBS (Global Business Services) business for IBM Southern Africa, which delivers innovative strategies and solutions across the digital, cognitive and cloud domains. Riaz is passionate about making businesses and professionals succeed, especially by harnessing the power of innovative and leading edge digital technologies. He has over 25 years of experience in large-scale business and technology transformation, across multiple geographies and industries. Riaz is experienced at defining strategies and solutions through to design, build, implementation and impact. His focus has been across industries, predominantly Financial Services, Consumer and Telecoms.
Rashika Ramlal
AWS Country Lead @Amazon Web Services South Africa
Rashika Ramlal is the Amazon Web Services (AWS) country leader for the public sector. Rashika spearheads the overall AWS public sector strategy by digitally transforming customers to adopt cloud & next-generation services for effectiveness, efficiency & innovation in the delivery of government, education, healthcare & space operations. Rashika holds more than 15 years ICT & leadership experience, & has attained multiple international degrees & diplomas, passing summa cum laude. A Thought Leader in ICT & Technology, Ramlal counts BCX, SENTECH & Telkom, where she held multiple leadership roles, amongst her former employers. Amongst her many accolades is being recognised and awarded as one of the top 5 leaders in South Africa (ICT category) - a national, industry-wide award appointed to only 5 people in leadership positions in a particular industry who are endorsed as outstanding in their achievements & contribute in an inspirational manner to the future of our nation – South Africa.
Busi Moale
Head of Government @Amazon Web Services
Busi started her career in ICT as an account manager for 4 years at Datacentrix in 1998, followed by another few years where she spent time learning the ropes as Senior Sourcing Specialist at SITA. Most of her career, however, has been spent at BCX where her primary focus was Public Sector as a Managing Executive until she joined Amazon Web Services in September 2020.
Hiren Bhoola
Associate Partner @IBM Consulting
Hiren Bhoola is a seasoned professional, with 24 years of experiences in the IT, Telecoms and Banking sectors. In his 6 years at IBM, he has been driving the cloud and transformation agenda with some of the most important clients in MEA. As IBM South Africa’s Cloud Services Leader, he leads a team of Cloud and Application, and digital specialists, who work closely with clients on end-to-end transformation – from advice on how to move to the Cloud, to modernisation of applications for the Cloud, to managing applications on the Cloud. Bhoola lives in South Africa with his wife and 3 kids (14, 11 and 9). He is passionate about sports, especially watching Liverpool and English football.
Tejal Somaru
Business Development Executive - SAP Portfolio @IBM Consulting
Tejal Somaru is the Executive Business Development Manager for the SAP Portfolio (Software and Services) for IBM SA. Ex- Dir Public Services & SOE for SAP Africa SADC. Certifications in Coaching & Digital Marketing Member of the WITS Bus School Alumni (2014) MAP. Certified across HP, Cisco, EMC, SAP and IBM Top Gun. Tejal is a social activist outside of her 8 to 8, a member of the Nedbank Businesswomen’s Association, Women in Tech Series - EMEA, Lioness of Africa amongst a few. She is an adrenaline junkie at heart having completed multiple Wrap Jumps, Free Falls & Cliff Bungees. She is a foodie who can & loves to cook and an avid car enthusiast. Tejal enjoys making a difference by inspiring people to live their truth, passion, and purpose by sharing her journey of life.
James Erasmus
TechCentral Moderator @TechCentral
James is a pragmatic coach, mentor to leaders and team facilitator. He envisages strategic objectives and then inspires people to deliver valued product in a fun way. His flair for entrepreneurship stemmed from his digital media experiences here in South Africa, Europe and America, where he has delivered mobile technology, published industry standards and developed innovative mobile media.