Ishmael Mulli, Country Director - Dimension Data

The Digital Business Day Forum that took place in Kampala on the 29th April, at the Golden Tulip Hotel was a first of its kind to profoundly discuss not whether businesses should be transforming digitally, but rather how quickly this transformation can be achieved.

In partnership with its global partner Cisco, Dimension Data showcased the latest solutions that enable businesses to fast track their digital transformation journey.

The sessions and speakers were relevant for the time and industry, with the approach to subjects from a business background and perspectives from their own companies which made it realistic to the audience and easy to connect with.

With a resounding catchphrase of “You either go Digital or die”, the Forum attracted group executives from Dimension Data and regional executives from the industry who discussed the digital transformation agenda for organizations; emphasizing how, why and when organizations should transform to meet the changing demands of the industry and their clients.

Francis Gituru, the Service Development Manager at Dimension Data re-emphasized the inevitable need for businesses to transform digitally in order to remain relevant. “You either go digital or you die. Remaining unchanged is not an option. You can control your internal elements but you cannot control the bigger picture.”

Julius Kamau, the Chief Operating Officer at NC Bank rapped the significance and urgency of having an IT strategy to enforce digital transformation in every business “You need to have leadership that is forward thinking and for us, we have a lot of support from our board. It is important for organizations to get the right leadership. The early adopters will be the winners while the late adopters struggle to catch up”.

The Forum equally highlighted how Dimension Data can facilitate local banks to build infrastructure and tap into emerging markets in Crypto Currencies by locking down on Cybersecurity for the digital age, taking advantage of Hybrid Cloud and general digital infrastructure.