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IoT Forum Africa: 29 - 30 March 2017, 
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 
Powering a new era of operational intelligence.

EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

Join IT leaders and business executives to explore the latest developments in IoT technology.

IoT thought leaders will be presenting on key topics and illustrate how solutions are impacting various industries.

HOT TOPICS

Join us for two days of top level content, solution based case studies and insightful discussions.

Topics include: The IoT Revolution- From “Things” to Business Outcomes; Deploying an IoT solution- A strategic overview for decision makers...

WHY ATTEND?

Navigate the complex IoT ecosystem to identify partners, providers, and prospects.

Hear about the technologies, platforms & devices that will power the future . Also hear from companies that have implemented revenue producing IoT solutions.
Prasanna Kumar Burri

Prasanna Kumar Burri

Group Head of IT at Dangote Industries Limited

Broad experience in sales, manufacturing operations, Human Resources, IT implementations & delivery management, IT enabled business transformation and Product Management

Specialties: CIO, Digital Transformation, Business Transformation, IT Strategy, IT Program Management, SAP Implementations, Change Management, Product Management.

Chandima Miyanadeniya

Chandima Miyanadeniya

CIO Aon South Africa

Chandima has over 20 years experience in the information technology sector and has specific interests in the areas of technology convergence and cost optimisation. His current focus is on strategy and innovation.

Chandima has worked in various organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa and has been involved with the architecture and design of insurance applications within the region. His specialist areas lie in strategy, technology integration, contract negotiations and information security. He holds a B.Eng in Electronics and Telecommunications and a Masters in Industrial Engineering.

Justin Gregory

Justin Gregory

CIO at FNB Fiduciary

Justin is currently CIO at FNB Fiduciary. He has held several positions in IT including Development Manager at FNB Online Banking and Team Lead at Symbiotics Application Services.

Jamie Whittaker

Jamie Whittaker

Chief Digital Officer at Discovery Limited

Optimistic and enthusiastic herder of cats. Experienced systems manager providing innovative and creative solutions to complex business and user problems. User-focused, design-centric and solution-oriented.



OUR SPEAKERS
Visionaries, Thought Leaders, Industry Luminaries, Expert Practitioners. All sharing their profound knowledge of real-world IoT trends, challenges and solutions with you.
 
Brett StClair

Brett StClair

Head of Digital Products Barclays Africa Group

Over 20 Years of Leadership and Digital Disruption experience, having developed a reputation for building and leading effective Exponential teams, businesses while building out ecosystems across Africa.

I built Googles Enterprise Cloud business in South Africa as Country Manager and over time promoted to manage Sub Sahara Africa.

I have recently moved to Barclays Africa as part of the CTO office, where we are building DevOps capability to turn Barclays Africa into a Technology business.

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Founder, CEO at Zenvus Nigeria

Prof Ndubusi Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master's degrees including a PhD in electrical & computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He earned BEng from FUTO, Nigeria where he graduated top of his class.

A US semiconductor industry veteran, he was a Global Lead ASIC Designer in Analog Devices and created the company's first wafer
level chip scale package for inertial sensors and worked in the team that designed a generational XL for the iPhone.

He blogs at Harvard Business Review, and previously served in the U.S. National Science Foundation ERC E&D Committee.

An inventor, author, he holds/held Engineering professorships in Babcock University and Carnegie Mellon University.

A recipient of IGI Global "Book of the Year" award, the TED Fellow and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader is the founder of Fasmicro Group with interests in technology and investment banking; Zenvus is a subsidiary.

Raoul Blignaut

Raoul Blignaut

Technology Head at Citi Bank

I am an accomplished IT senior manager with a 24 year track record. This includes achievements in managing global projects and strategy. I have controlled budgets from R30 to R300 million. I have delivered cost effective IT services to 1500 internal customers.

My experience base includes blue-chip listed local and global companies. These are in the financial, mining, government, sales and services sectors.

My skills include IT marketing and leading company-wide technology transformation. This is combined with project managing complex implementations, designing, costing and deploying global data centres’. This is backed by experience in strategy and effective IT operations management. Staff leadership, IT Return on Investment (ROI), process and IT governance lead my ability to deliver.

Information Systems Strategy; Technology Leadership; IT Delivery; Budget and ROI Management; IT Governance & Compliance; Risk & Controls; Design, Planning & Implementation; Project Management.

Michael Mbuthia

Michael Mbuthia

CIO - Kenya Bankers Association

With more than 14 years of executive-level experience in information technology roles, I am a respected thought leader within government and private sectors.

My experience includes working as a CIO for a Payment Solutions Company, Head IT Risk and Controls for a Bank, Head of ICT for a Multinational organization as well as Operations experience gained from an International Airline.

Wayne Fitzjohn

Wayne Fitzjohn

Chairman at IoT.nxt

Mr. Wayne Fitzjohn is currently Chairman of IoT.nxt.
IoT.nxt focuses on delivering innovative software and hardware solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

IoT.nxt has developed an open platform framework that is used for rapid software development, integration and deployment in the Internet of Things realm.

Sunil Geness

Sunil Geness

President, Information Technology Association of South Africa

As the Director of Government Relations and CSR at SAP Africa as well as a member of the SAP Global Communications team, Sunil Geness leads all aspects of government relations, donor relations and corporate social responsibility activities for SAP stakeholders in Sub-Saharan Africa across 44 countries.

DRAFT AGENDA

We are working to bring you the best possible speakers and experts at IoT Forum Africa 2017 in Johannesburg. Please note that the agenda below is subject to change as we add more keynotes and panel discussions.
  • Gallagher
    19 Richard Drive, Midrand

  • Mar 29th - 30th, 2017
    08:00 am - 17:15pm

  • Registration Open
    Hurryup! Limited seats

  • Cocktails after
    Create key connections

8:00 AM MAIN HALL

REGISTRATION

09:05 AM Main Hall

Keynote Presentation:

Emerging IoT Business Opportunities.

09:20 AM Main hall

PRESENTATION

The IoT Revolution: From “Things” to Business Outcomes.

09:40 AM main hall

PRESENTATION

Deploying an IoT solution. A strategic overview for decision makers.

10:00 AM Exhibition Hall

Coffee break/Networking

10:20 AM Main Hall

PANEL DISCUSSION

Creating a sustainable framework for IoT Integration.

11:10 AM Main Hall

PANEL DISCUSSION

Making IoT a reality: How is IoT reinventing the enterprise and the consumer experience?

13:50 Main Hall

PRESENTATION

Reinventing IT security to support IoT technology and digital needs of your business.

12:00

LUNCH/ NETWORKING

14:10 PM MAIN HALL

PANEL DISCUSSION

Functional, usable and wearable: The IoT evolution.

15:00 PM MAIN HALL

PRESENTATION

IoT: Ethics and legal concerns.

15:20 PM MAIN HALL

PANEL DISCUSSION

Keeping pace with innovation: Gaining a competitive advantage with IoT technology.

16:10 PM MAIN HALL

PANEL DISCUSSION

Big Data & the City: A Standards Perspective.

16:40 MAIN HALL

PRESENTATION

Creating smarter cities.

17:00 PM MAIN HALL

CLOSING REMARKS

09:05 AM main hall

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Digital Disruption: An IoT Survival Guide.

09:20 AM main hall

PRESENTATION

IoT Business Potential in Emerging Markets.

09:40 PM MAIN HALL

PRESENTATION

IoT solutions for enhance decision-making.

10:00 AM EXHIBITION HALL

COFFEE BREAK/ NETWORKING

10:20 AM MAIN HALL

PANEL DISCUSSION

Securing the new world of smart, connected devices.

11:10 AM MAIN HALL

PANEL DISCUSSION

Examining Carrier Business Models & Optimizing Networks for IoT.

12:00 AM MAIN HALL

PRESENTATION

The future of the connected car.

12:20 AM

Networking Lunch/ Closing Remarks

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IoT Forum Africa 2017 will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Gallagher Convention Center
19 Richards Drive
Midrand, 1685

Mar 29th-30th, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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