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iHub By Rachel Gichinga / May 28, 2013

Talk by Sven Beckmann, Intel’s GM for South & Sub-Saharan Africa | Wednesday June 5th | 6-7:30 pm | iHub


Sven Jochen Beckmann is the General Manager for South and Sub Saharan Africa for Intel Corporation responsible for the territory’s sales and marketing efforts.

Sven will be visiting iHub on June 5th to talk to developers about Intel’s Software opportunity.

Intel’s vision is to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth. From smartphones to servers, from tablets to in-vehicle infotainment, and from Ultrabooks to set-top boxes…you’ll find Intel processors at the heart of computing solutions. And it’s the software that really makes these systems come alive to deliver amazing experiences to end-users.

That’s why the Intel Software and Services Group (SSG) and Intel’s software subsidiaries—play such a huge role in fulfilling Intel’s vision to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of people. We work with a global ecosystem of developers to help them access and exploit the tremendous capabilities of Intel processors and technologies so that they can deliver amazing experiences to end-users.

We have ongoing focused efforts to help ensure those experiences are secure and optimized, and we are continuing to work on make anytime/anywhere computing a reality.

Intel Software and Services group is a worldwide organization with nearly 13,500 employees (including our subsidiaries) in more than 35 locations. If Intel Software and Services were an independent company, it would be among the world’s top 10 software companies.

Our employees are engaged in a wide-range of software activities including performance engineering, visual computing, open source, tools, security, virtualization, manageability, parallel computing, app development, software optimizations, mobile, energy-efficiency…just to name a few.

As of April of this year, Nairobi  is the first SSG site in Africa.

Join us as we share our plans for working with local software partners in East Africa. Come here more about how you can be part of this amazing opportunity. We will hold a raffle at the end of the session and one of the lucky developers present will brand new Windows 8 Tablet.

Register here to attend the talk.

About Sven Beckmann

Since joining Intel in 2000 as a Technical Engineer, Beckmann has managed several Intel businesses, including the Africa Channel, the OEM business and the MNC and Retail businesses for the region.

Prior to his current role, Beckman served as Sales Manager for Intel Middle East for 2.5 years. In 2009, Beckmann was promoted and moved to Dubai where he was responsible for Intel’s sales operations in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2012 Beckmann was promoted to Territory Manager for South and Sub Saharan Africa, based out of Johannesburg.

Beckmann and his wife, Fathima have been married for 13 years and have a son, Ethan Lukas. In addition to his busy life, Beckmann enjoys the outdoors, motor biking, golf and water sports.

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