GITS GUINEE - Technology, IT Solutions
My name is Jean-Marc BEDJE KODIA, founder and Managing Director of GITS GUINEE, formerly named SOCITECH GUINEE. I’m post-graduated in Network and Telecommunication with about 25 years of working experience.
Before founding SOCITECH GUINEE, which became GITS on 1st of January 2023, I worked for MTN Côte d’Ivoire and Warid Côte d’Ivoire respectively as Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure and Senior Manager of IT Services Delivery. I left Warid Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 to join an IT solutions integrator in Guinea as General Manager of the Integration Department.
During this period I discovered my actual way to grow into my role and I decided in 2012 to launch SOCITECH GUINEE as co-founder with SOCITECH GROUP. And in 2019, I owned 100% of the company – which became GITS GUINEE as of 2023.
Currently, GITS has a presence in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry, Sénégal and Guinea Bissau. We mainly work with telecoms, banks, mining companies and governments.
What was your vision in founding GITS?
Our vision is to help develop the IT system of companies and organisations by offering innovative solutions and reducing the technology gap in our region. Thus, we aim to become the market leader in the integration of technological solutions in the West African sub-region.
How far has your transformation plan progressed since the founding?
Initially, SOCITECH GUINEE was just a computer systems integrator. However, over time and following the needs of our customers, we have transformed into a total technology solution provider (TTP). Today, we have five areas of activity: system and network, energy and the IT environment, digitalisation, auditing and IT governance consulting, and electronic security (CCTV, ACS, intrusion, etc).
What does this award mean to you?
It is recognition of the efforts we have made and proof of the quality of the services we provide to our customers. It is also, above all, a new challenge that we should take up to remain among the market leaders.
Can you share anything about the company’s immediate plans?
We are working to improve our presence and our proximity in other countries like Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
We are also working to increase our partnerships with core IT and telecommunication manufacturers and solution providers.