The Computer Society of Kenya

Since 1986

The 22nd Annual Computer Managers’ Congress was held at the Nyali International Beach Resort in Mombasa on 21-23 April 2013. The event was organized under the auspices of the Computer Society of Kenya and drew senior IT management participants from a wide range of organizations in both the public and private sectors including industry, manufacturers, banking and finance, international organizations, agricultural, research, cooperatives, media, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Expert speakers addressed the meeting on a variety of topics that have current relevance to the profession of IT Management and developments in technology. Amongst the key topics covered were:   Moving IT from the Back Office to the Board Room; IT Governance, Risk Management and Compliance ; Hacking the Human (Social engineering), Software-Defined Technology; Freeing IT from the Complexity of Technology Integration/New Approaches to Big Data Integration; Software Charges Management Best Practices; Cloud Back-up and Recovery; Choosing the cloud that’s right for your Organization; Computers and Society, Security, Privacy, and Ethics; Managing Cloud Storage; How Governance has Changed in the Cloud; Creating and Managing an Effective DR Plan; SSL 101: Fundamental Web Site Security; Bridging the Gap Between Users and IT and Managing Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD); New Phishing Tactics and how they Impact Your Business; Personal Unified Communications; Managing the Mobile-enabling of Business Processes; The Internet of Things (IoT) and Wearable Tech in the Workplace; Elements of a Good Security Awareness Program; Prioritizing IT Security; Roles and Responsibilities in Data Management for Big Data; and Changing the Role and Relevance of IT Teams in Cloud Computing.

           The main aim of the training was for professionals to meet and be updated on latest developments in IT Management. The meeting enabled participants an opportunity to learn from industry leaders and amongst themselves. All the aims of the meeting were met and the participants rated it a success in their feedback submissions as well as listing the following as the main benefit they received from attending:

  • Coming fully up to date on the latest best practice methodologies for Project Management and Evaluation
  • Meeting and learning from Industry leaders and professionals
  • Deepening their professional relationships.
  • High quality level of presentations

We are confident that those who attended the training will bring much value addition to their organizations through what they gained.

           We thank you for supporting the event and we look forward to you experiencing the value addition your efforts will bring.

Waudo Siganga, PhD. FCSK
Chairman, The Computer Society of Kenya

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