The Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2015 seeks registration from early stage African tech startups, for its Aspiring Innovators Programme.

The programme, among other things, will focus on African startup technology firms that have something to unique to offer enterprise organisations. The goal of the programme, according to the organizers, is to engage CIOs, senior IT execs, Gartner analysts and industry leaders with participants on how to seize digital opportunities from theory to practice, while evolving their personal IT leadership thus becoming crucial to the emerging digital business world.

“Selected by Gartner research analysts, the startup companies have the opportunity to describe what they are doing in front of an audience who are looking for solutions and they are able to talk with senior IT decision makers who visit their stands,” a statement on their website reads.

Early stage start ups that wish to apply must meet the following criteria: The company must be based in Africa, their product or solution must be in production –with at least two customers, the product or solution must also support business-to-business (B2B) or corporate business-to-consumer (B2C) use cases and the company has to have fewer than 50 employees.

The organizers further stated that, they’re not looking for purely consumer products, tech start-ups that meet the criteria above may apply before March 24.

Prospective applicants should send their contact details (company CV) and a short description of why their product is innovative to aspiringinnovators@gartner.co.za.

The event will take place from 28 – 30 September 2015.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the World’s Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives, providing a strategic view on the trends that shape IT and business. The event provides a platform for independent and objective content with the authority and weight of the world’s leading IT research and advisory organisation, and provides access to the latest solutions from key technology providers.

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