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SQL Server 2016, Windows Server 2016 and Systems Centre 2016 Launch

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Ascent Technology is thrilled to be one of the Platinum Sponsors for the Microsoft Empower Cloud and Enterprise launch event on 6 April 2016 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.

Technology is one of the major driving forces behind the evolution of how business gets done as well as how organisations of all sizes transform themselves into digital businesses. In an era of digital disruption, technology is the answer to how your business can thrive and not just survive.

At this full day South African launch event you can expect to hear announcements on Microsoft’s intelligent cloud products such as SQL Server 2016, Windows Server 2016 and Systems Centre 2016. The event will cover exciting topics such as the Internet of Things and Predictive Analytics and how it is transforming industries.

Guest speakers include, amongst others:

Data scientist and thought leader Rafal Lucawiecki – will unpack how to make Advanced Analytics easy and useful, look for valuable patterns in data and build Business Intelligence. Rafal has been a popular speaker at major IT conferences since 1998, and has shared keynote platforms with Bill Gates and Neil Armstrong. A natural educator, he explains how ‘if digital is the new economy, data is the new currency’.

Partner and Chief Economist at KPMG, Lullu Krugel – she has acted as an advisor and project manager for a range of private and public sector clients wanting to invest in South Africa, but also in the rest of the African continent.

Join us for a full day of Empowering your Business and Empowering YOU!

Register Here Today as seats are limited.

Time Topic Speaker
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:10 Introduction and Welcome
Microsoft South Africa Chief Innovation Officer
Clifford De Wit
09:10 – 09:20 Market Trends
First Technology Executive
Executive
09:20 – 10:05 SQL Server 2016 Empowering you To Do More
Global Data Scientist Leader, Project Botticelli Ltd
Rafal Lukawiecki
10:05 – 10:50 Modernise your Datacentre Platform with Windows Server 2016 and the Microsoft Azure Stack Anant Sundaram
10:50 – 11:20 Tea
11:20 – 12:05 Opportunities and challenges with South African economic conditions and what lies ahead Chief Economist, KPMG

What to consider when selecting a Business Partner for Technology Compete Lead, Microsoft South Africa

Lullu Krugel

and

Riedwaan Bassadien

12:05 – 12:50 Is Advanced Analytics empowering your business innovation?
Global Data Scientist Leader, Project Botticelli Ltd
Rafal Lukawiecki
12:55 – 14:20 Lunch
14:20 – 15:20 Customer Showcase Session:

Microsoft South Africa Solutions Team Unit Lead hosts Microsoft Partners:

First Technology Enterprise Data Solutions
Ascent Technology
BUI

and their customers

Rory Headon-Weeks
15:20 – 16:05 Modern Management for your Hybrid Cloud with Operations Management Suite and System Center 2016 Anant Sundaram
16:10 – 16:20 Close
Microsoft South Africa Chief Innovation Officer
Clifford De Wit
16:30 – 18:00 Cocktail Event All