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Vertiv elevates Wojtek Piorko from Southeast Africa Regional Director to MD Africa

Managing Director for Africa . Vertiv has promoted Wojtek Piorko with immediate effect , from his previous position as Southeast Africa Regional Director . The role was previously held by Pierre Havenga , who will be leaving Vertiv at the end of June after 12 years as strategic supplier in the region .
As Managing Director for Vertiv Africa , Piorko will drive business growth and market penetration , as well as orders , revenue and profitability targets . He will manage , coordinate , and optimise the commercial activity within the region , balancing the entire portfolio to increase customer satisfaction within Africa , while implementing the go-tomarket strategy in coordination with the various functional suppliers .
Wojtek Piorko

Vertiv , global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions , announced appointment of a new

Piorko will provide regional supplier ship to the sales , service , operations , and technical solutions teams , as well as to finance , HR , IT , legal and marketing , to engender a cohesive Africa team and deliver on Vertiv ’ s ambitions in the region . Piorko began his career with Vertiv in 2001 as sales manager Poland and Baltics , Ukraine , and Belarus . He completed his studies at the Technical University of Warsaw in the faculty of Mechanics , Robotics and Aeronautical Engineering . Today , he has more than 25 years of technical and management experience , working across various sectors from telecom and IT .

SAS hosts exclusive event for key financial services players in Cairo

SAS , hosted an exclusive gathering of financial services key players , experts , and decision-makers in Cairo recently . The event , which was held at the St Regis Cairo Hotel , centred on how technology , analytics , and AI can support the banking sector in Egypt and why they play a critical role in defining the future of data-driven banks and their growth . range of strategic business demands and ensure success in the face of disruption , banks must embrace cutting-edge technology including analytics , AI , cloud , and open banking APIs .

Samer Naguib
Following a long period of dedication and careful planning , Egypt has established a robust banking system . The industry has maintained low nonperforming loan levels , high capital adequacy ratios , and sufficient provisioning . Avoiding some of the most severe economic effects of the pandemic witnessed elsewhere , was one of the sector ’ s most remarkable achievements in recent years .
SAS industry experts took the stage at the St Regis Cairo Hotel to illustrate how analytics and artificial intelligence can become the banking industry ’ s most valued ally . Starting with a glimpse of banking in 2035 via three potential scenarios , the company ’ s analytics and AI specialists outlined essential success strategies and shared rare insights on the digital transformation journey of major financial institutions that pioneered in adopting AI . Through an engaging panel discussion and parallel sessions , SAS highlighted the potential of AI and analytics in navigating challenging conditions . To address a wide
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