EDITOR ’ S NOTE
Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Africa . Cisco AppDynamics , a provider of observability and application performance monitoring technology , has published findings from Agents of Transformation 2022 , the fourth annual report that analyses the skills and attributes of elite global technologists .
In the wake of the pandemic , it reveals the emergence of a new class of technology experts stepping up to meet critical challenges that are blurring the lines between business strategy and IT operations . The report also cites the demand to make all products and services digitally available in the Experience Economy amid heightened security threats , increasing complexity and the accelerated shift to hybrid work and the cloud .
In this regard , we continue to cover articles in this edition of the magazine addressing the issue of skills and how CIOs can help their organisations to bridge the skills gap .
Gracing the cover of this month ’ s edition is Abdallah Nassar , Chief Engineering and Network Officer , Orange Cameroon , explains how the company worked with CommScope to deliver a seamless experience to its subscribers and spectators at AFCON 2022 .
Among the many insights , Nassar shares that : “ CommScope DAS solution had already been tested and deployed with Orange Group in some European stadiums . The successful implementation led to smooth and stable network coverage throughout the football tournament , and the stadiums coverage is just the beginning . We will continue implementing the DAS solution to cover airports in Cameroon and other strategic buildings for the public and private sectors .” You can read more by turning to page 50 .
Elsewhere in the magazine , we look at how CIOs in Africa are developing strategies to overcome the tech talent squeeze . You will find this feature on page 34 .
As usual , we have all your favourite features , opinion , insight pieces and analysis articles from the African continent . You can also read daily news updates on our website at www . intelligentcio . com / africa /.
And kindly , don ’ t forget if you would like to get in touch , please email me at manda @ lynchpinmedia . com .
Once again , I would like to wish you a great month . Enjoy the read !
“ Orange Cameroon needed to collaborate with industry leaders and providers in mobile and large venue coverage space ,” explains Nassar .
Manda Banda Editor
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