"Cloud Week brings South African organisations four days of insight from cloud experts and enterprise leaders to help them maximise the value of cloud and drive business success," states Singh.
We see the launch of the brand new Skills 2 Succeed Africa (S2S Africa) initiative, a curtain raiser for the Advanced Cloud Engineering Centre in South Africa during our Cloud First week. These skills will provide our clients the necessary support to accelerate their technology powered transformation initiatives.
The S2S Africa initiative by Accenture, is supported by Salesforce and in collaboration with CapaCiTi, digital career accelerator, adding value to meet a real market need while providing much-needed technology skills to the youth.
Kuven Pillay, Director Salesforce Business Group Accenture South Africa, explains: "The current high youth unemployment in South Africa and Africa highlighted the need to create opportunities for young people to enhance their skills to enter the technology workforce. The reality is that demand for Salesforce skilled professionals in Africa far outweigh current talent supply in the market."
He adds that it is important to balance the skills talent build and the high demand in the market for Salesforce capabilities. "We know that this is the decade of delivering on the promise of digital and technology. The S2S Africa initiative is a clear testimony that at Accenture we are able to show that we are delivering on our promise of technology and human ingenuity," Pillay concludes
What’s on the agenda?
Day 1: 2 August 2021 – Enterprise Transformation
Cloud is not just about the technology, it is a catalyst for business transformation. Hear from business leaders as they discuss the impacts and winning approaches. We also hear from our experts on the importance of culture, leadership and new ways of working to maximise the value from cloud transformation.
Day 2: 3 August 2021 – Cloud and Data
Cloud, data, analytics and AI are catalysing data-driven business reinvention. Find out how the right combination of these powerful elements can help you unlock 360° business value – enabling insight-driven decision-making and helping you tap into new revenue streams, save costs, scale with ease, serve clients better and build a future-proof organisation.
Day 3: 4 August 2021 – Secure and Sustainable Cloud
How can businesses find growth at the intersection of digital technologies and sustainability, and still operate securely? We dive deep into how to leverage the cloud to protect your business and your customers, and how a thoughtful cloud-first approach can help your business champion a greener future.
Day 4: 5 August 2021 – Innovation and Growth
How do you leverage cloud as a platform to reinvent your business? We explore the power of cloud and digital transformation to drive new innovations and business models. We also hear from our innovation experts and clients on how cloud is powering new opportunities for top line growth.