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Synthesis cloud specialists to speak at ITWeb Cloud Summit

The 2019 ITWeb Cloud Summit, taking place on 12 February at The Campus in Bryanston Johannesburg, will provide a platform for cloud experts, researchers and industry practitioners to exchange ideas, discuss new advances in the strategy and practice of cloud computing, and identify emerging trends to define the future of cloud computing in SA.

Titled “The next (r)evolution of cloud computing”, this year’s event will explore how SA organisations can transform their operations and infrastructure while becoming more responsive to changing trends.

Two speakers from Synthesis Software Technologies, specialised software development and cloud-computing experts, will address sessions at the event.

Michael Shapiro, Synthesis’ Managing Director, will speak at the panel discussion on the impact of hyper-scale cloud on the South African market. The panel will discuss the impact of cloud mega providers on the local market and the way in which the market is expected to evolve.

Shapiro said of the event: “The world of cloud is changing rapidly, especially as the large global players, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), are making more assertive plays in the South African and African markets, especially in light of the AWS announcement that it will open a full infrastructure region in South Africa in the first half of 2020. It’s an exciting time for local businesses looking to make the journey to cloud and avail themselves of the massively reduced costs and time to market the technology allows. The ITWeb Summit is the perfect opportunity for those businesses and cloud professionals to network and discuss the latest developments in an industry that is experiencing constant innovation.

Jared Naude, AWS and Security Engineer at Synthesis will host a session on securing workloads in the cloud. Businesses are undergoing a major digital transformation in order to modernise their organisations to respond to the changing needs of their customers. Part of this transformation is the migration of workloads to public cloud to increase agility and reduce operational costs.

Jared will discuss best practices, frameworks, data protection, scaled learning and operationalisation challenges that organisations face in the cloud.


For more information on the innovative work Synthesis has done for its blue-chip clients, contact:

Leanne Goott

Marketing Manager


087 654 3300

About Synthesis

Synthesis Software Technologies offers specialised software development, consulting and integration services and technology-based product solutions to banking and financial institutions in South Africa and other emerging markets. Synthesis is a true South African success story, with JSE-listed Capital Appreciation Limited, having acquired 100 per cent of the company in 2017. Following the acquisition Synthesis remains an independent operating entity within the Capital Appreciation Group.