Schneider Electric Supporting African Data Centres At Datacloud Africa

Schneider Electric is a Global Platinum Sponsor of the second Datacloud Africa in Accra, Ghana, on 26 September 2019.

Its sponsorship package entails a keynote speaker and a panel discussion. Datacloud events are the foremost networking and business deal making forums for data centre and cloud players, their customers, investors and suppliers. The event will be officially opened by the Honourable Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications of Ghana.

Christophe Jean Paul Begat, Managing Director, Schneider Electric West Africa will give the keynote address, ‘Data Centres – In the Cloud and at the Edge’. “Businesses are undergoing a digital transformation to get ahead in the digital economy.

Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT is helping them tackle monitoring and management in complex IT and data centre environments with cloud-based management systems, big data analytics, mobile insights, and optimised operations,” he explains.

“We are excited to be given this opportunity to share our international experience with the growing African market.”

Begat has worked with Schneider Electric for the past 26 years, including 13 years of international experience in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

He has successfully driven growth, transformation and performance as leader of countries such as Algeria and Iraq, fine-tuning P&L, setting-up pragmatic organisations and coaching local teams towards excellence.

As Vice President for Oil & Gas in the Asia Pacific region, he has helped organisations increase their profitability by leveraging digital solutions to provide greater operational efficiency.

Africa’s Digital Leaders Roundtable

Joining the Africa’s Digital Leaders Roundtable is Mourad Younes, C&SP Segment Director, Middle East & Africa Schneider Electric. He, and other leaders from some of Africa’s key data centre, cloud and communications infrastructure operators, will come together to discuss their perspectives on the market.

The roundtable will shed some light on key trends in business strategy, investment, demand and perspectives on the future of the Africa’s digital ecosystems.

Datacloud Africa focuses on investing, powering, connecting and deploying data centres across the continent, and discusses the challenges for Africa’s digital economy and growth.

The summit will host leading speakers from across the continent and attract delegates from over 50 countries with 150 companies represented.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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