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Canonical & Ubuntu Join AfricaCom Virtual 2020


on 21 October 2020

This article was last updated 3 years ago.

This year, AfricaCom becomes a virtual event as part of the new Virtual Africa Tech Festival – the largest and most influential tech and telecoms event on the continent. Canonical and Ubuntu will be joining as a Lead Stream Sponsor, introducing the  Digital Infrastructure Investment stream of sessions and exhibits with a speaker session by Mark Shuttleworth – Canonical’s founder and CEO. 

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Mark Shuttleworth’s presentation for Canonical & Ubuntu at AfricaCom 2020

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 12:35 – 12:55

This year’s overarching theme for AfricaCom is connectivity infrastructure and digital inclusion’. Touching upon the topic of Digital Infrastructure Investment within that context, Mark Shuttleworth will deliver a presentation to share his insights on how the foundations of digital connectivity can be built to empower Africa’s connectivity champions.

The presentation is entitled ‘Software-defined everything – managing complexity from core to edge’, and you can access it on the AfricaCom agenda

So what will Canonical’s session entail? 

Mark will explain how new digital infrastructure is software defined, across many layers from multiple vendors, from central data centers and public cloud right to the cabinet or customer premises. Wrangling software complexity is a primary challenge for communications companies globally. Join Mark to learn how to best tackle this challenge, through a comprehensive exploration of:

  • Public clouds, private clouds and micro clouds
  • Layers of software-defined infrastructure
  • Application management and integration in a multi-vendor, multi-cloud world
  • The new wave of IoT applications
  • Digital Infrastructure Investment

The Canonical & Ubuntu booth at AfricaCom 2020

Come say hi to our team who will be welcoming you at our virtual booth to discuss:

NFV infrastructure based on OpenStack and Kubernetes
Network functions management and orchestration with OSM
Optimising towards edge workloads
Solutions around fully managed operations 

Access tons of relevant free resources, and hop on a live call with a member of our engineering team to advise you on your organisation’s infrastructure needs

We hope to see you there! 

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