[Air-L] Open Source Software Africa Summit 2011 (OSSAS '11)

Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 23:36:40 PST 2011

For your information:

Open Source Software Africa Summit 2011, to be held in Johannesburg
from 27 - 28 of January 2011

>From Donald Mpofu, Programme Committee Chair :
The Programme Committee Chair for the Open Source Software Africa
Summit 2011, to be held in Johannesburg from 27 - 28 of January 2011
invites you to join the Summit. OSSAS'11 is the 1st premier
international summit of note in the Information and communication
technology sector within the continent, hence please accept this
important invite to attend this most timely event.

We know that your time is valuable. By collecting feedback and input
from your peers and experts we have been able to formulate your most
pressing issues and challenges into a compelling agenda. The summit
will attract the interest of major players continentally. This summit
presents a platform for organisations to establish Africa's unwavering
technology advancement strategies on the international scene.

In addition, your participation at the Open Source Software Africa
Summit 2011 will greatly influence the quality of planning,
sustainability and development of Africa as a whole. We believe this
Summit brings extensive networking and exchange information with the
primary aim of harmonising African business opportunities. You will
also have the opportunity to meet the key people involved in the
ongoing implementation of the Strategy and some of those governing the
strategic direction of the most sustainable businesses &

Join us in Johannesburg to discuss the strategies to accelerate the
migration and adoption of open source software in Africa.
Presentations and panel discussions will explore how both private and
public sector businesses are achieving benefits from platform
flexibility and better performance to cost savings.

You are invited to the above event and participate in the exhibitions.
Please note that due to the interactive nature of this event, seats
are limited and early booking is essential. To register, simply visit
http://www.ossas.co.za to register online or download the the brochure
& offline registration form.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to request that you
pass this invitation on to other colleagues and peers that you believe
will benefit from attending the seminar and can add further value to
the ongoing development and Innovation. Please also join the Open
Source Software Africa group on linkedin.

Your urgent consideration and response will be much welcome and
appreciated. Should you require any further information, please do not
hesitate to contact me on the co-ordinates below.

Best Regards

Donald Mpofu
Cell: +27 (0) 78 888 7310
Work: +27 (0) 81 305 9238
E-Mail: donald.mpofu at iipm.co.za
Strategic Executive Chairman

Centre of Intelligence, Innovation & Performance Management
Tel: +27 (0) 11 648 2556
Fax: +27 (0) 86 604 8756

Fouad Bajwa
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