Peter Gitonga named by Dimension Data as the new GM for the firm’s Managed Services unit in East Africa

Dimension Data, a global IT infrastructure and services company, has announced Peter Gitonga as the new GM for Managed Services in East Africa. With this appointment, Dimension Data reaffirms its dedication to delivering top-tier technology solutions and enhancing customer experiences across diverse industries.

In his new role, Peter Gitonga will provide strategic leadership for Dimension Data’s East Africa operations, overseeing a spectrum of technology-based managed services. This includes Network, Applications, and Security, in collaboration with key partners. His responsibilities involve working closely with business leaders across sectors, assessing their needs, designing tailored solutions, and facilitating smooth migrations to Dimension Data’s managed platforms. Gitonga aims to elevate customer experiences beyond traditional Service Level Agreements (SLAs) by introducing a Customer Experience Level Agreement (CXLE).

(TOP: Peter Gitonga, Dimension Data’s new GM for Managed Services in East Africa).

Gitonga recently worked as a CIO /Head ICT in a leading bank with focus on managing services delivery across the group as well as software innovations projects. He has spent his career in the banking and is looking forward to taking his experience working for corporates and elevating customer experiences beyond traditional Service Level Agreements (SLAs) by introducing a Customer Experience Level Agreement (CXLE).

“Dimension Data is known for its leadership in the IT services domain across four decades,” said Gitonga. “Our goal is to empower East African clients to focus on growth while entrusting us with secure, managed service delivery.”

Reflecting on the current state of managed services adoption in Kenya and the region, Gitonga. expressed his vision for a substantial increase in uptake within the next few years. “While there’s been a slower adoption of managed services due to limited awareness and enablement, our establishment of the Managed Services Division within East Africa, is poised to change this landscape. We anticipate liberating organizations across sectors, aiming for a 5-10% adoption rate within the next one to three years.”

Identifying regulatory hurdles and data privacy concerns as challenges, Gitonga remains optimistic about overcoming these obstacles and bridging the knowledge gap surrounding managed services.

Under Gitonga ‘s leadership, Dimension Data will prioritize Software as a Service (SaaS) domains and Managed Network & Collaboration Services (MCNS). Additionally, innovative services like managed Smart Cities, Buildings, and IoT are in the pipeline, offering clients a unified platform with comprehensive asset management.

Dimension Data is an IT infrastructure and services company, operating across Middle East and Africa. Dimension Data is 100% owned by the NTT group, a global technology and business solutions provider. Established in South Africa, Dimension Data employs over 8000 employees across 15 countries. The firm’s services and solutions serve clients across all industries including some of the biggest brands listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Nairobi Securities Exchange, and the Dubai Financial Market.


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