Securely Enabling Digital Innovation - How can we make this a reality?


More and more organizations are addressing Digital Innovation initiatives to accelerate their businesses, reduce costs, improve their efficiency and offer better experiences to their clients. The most common initiatives involve moving applications and workflows to the cloud, implementing new devices within the corporate network, or offering all the full portfolio of services at the branch.


This poses an evolution in the infrastructure and in turn, new security risks. Organizations must cope with attack surface growth, advanced threats, and increased management complexity. Only an advanced cybersecurity platform that offers complete visibility and management of the entire environment can manage these challenges and achieve the best results.


We are excited to invite you to the first Africa Virtual Security Day 2020. Join our discussions on Securely Enabling Digital Innovation and gain insights on how to build a dynamic security strategy. Meet the experts via your device - computer or mobile phone - where you will have the opportunity to network and engage with our teams on how we can assist in driving digital innovation within your organization.




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Keynote Sessions

9:00 am – 9:30 am
The impossible became possible - how Covid-19 accelerated digital transformation
by Aki Anastasiou
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Accelerated security for accelerated digitization is the new normal
by Joe Robertson
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Security as a Business Enabler
by Alain Sanchez
10:30 am – 11:00 am
AI-enabled Cyber Security
by Patrick Grillo
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Technology Sessions

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cloudifying the Enterprise
by William Petherbridge
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
The Edge of Tomorrow:  Fortinet’s SD-WAN & SASE Vision
by Dr. Carl Windsor
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Protecting Operational Technology (OT) in a converging IT/OT/IoT world
by Antoine D'Haussy
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
AI-Driven Security Operations for the Endpoints
by Raúl Barragan
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Zero Trust Network Access
by John Ward
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Accelerate Your SOC Using FortiSOAR
by Parag Khatavkar
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Channel Sessions

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm
Grow Your SMB Security Footprint with Fortinet
by Tatiana Lazar
3:20 pm – 3:40 pm
Building a Renewal Strategy to Sustain Your Growth
by Cristina Bonelli
3:40 pm – 3:55 pm
Fortinet Partner Program Specializations: Why specialize?
by Chanel Botje
3:55 pm – 4:10 pm
Simplify Your Opportunity Drive with Deal Registration
by Mercy Onyango
4:10 pm – 4:20 pm
Value of the Partner Portal
by André van Zyl
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm
Current Regional Promotions
by André van Zyl

Regional Channel Awards

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Southern Africa Channel Awards
by Andre van Zyl, Chanel Botje, Cindy de Wet
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
West Africa Channel Awards
by Sebastine Nzeadibe
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
East Africa Channel Awards
by Mercy Onyango, Imran Chaudhrey
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Egypt Channel Awards
by Khaled ElMorsy
5:00 pm

Keynote Speakers

Unfortunately registrations for the Africa Virtual Security Day are now closed. Please contact for any enquiries.