Topic: Digital Transformation
Paul Maritz is currently Chairman of Pivotal Software, a new private company created to enable enterprises with the new product development and open platform capabilities needed for Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things. Pivotal is owned by EMC, VMware and General Electric.
Company: Dell Software
Topic: When Security became Cybersecurity
With a background education in Business Administration (MBA) and Law, Ramsés is a +15 year security professional with deep expertise in the Risk Management and Governance areas. Ramsés is now Security Strategist & Evangelist for Dell Software, where he defines the vision of the security discipline and evangelizes on its mission and strategy. Before, he was at CA Technologies for 8 years, was Regional Manager for SurfControl in Spain and Portugal, and also Chief Strategy Officer of the Security and Risk Management practice at Entelgy. Ramsés has served for three years in ISACA’s CISM and CGEIT Certification Committees and also in the Guidance & Practices Committee for three years from where deliverables have been created for the community.
Company: TomTom SA
Topic: The role of real-time maps and Location-based services
in a world where everything is becoming connected
32 Years in the ICT industry with 27 years of practical GIS/LBS experience. Comprehensive experience in the use of spatial solutions within the telecoms, defence and all spheres of private/government environments amongst others. Specialise in identifying new applied fields for spatial applications in an organisation and defining the optimal use of GIS/LBS in correlation with other technologies within an organisation.
Company: Technology Innovation Agency
Mr Barlow Manilal has recently joined Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) as the new Chief Executive Officer. He holds a BSc Hons. degree in Industrial Technology & Management, several other management qualifications. His 30-page Curriculum Vitae consists of the kinds of achievements and awards that society could only be inspired and motivated by.
Dr Craig Blewett
Company: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Topic: Finding the @CTIVATED Classroom
"Creatively inspiring", is Craig's motto - a motto that has sustained him through marathons of the body and mind. In addition to having completed over 40 marathons and 10 completed over 40 marathons and 10 Comrades marathons, Craig also has a PhD in educational technology. His passion is innovative teaching and learning and he has been involved in the implementation and research of innovative pedagogies for over 20 years.
Company: Project Fable
Topic: Understanding content in a Digital world
Of Ghanaian/German heritage and raised in Lesotho, Kojo is an African. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration).
Company: Galatic Energy Ventures
Topic: Panel Discussion on Energy
Siya is one of the new young generation of Africans who are committed to developing the continent's potential through disruptive innovations.
Company: Mind of a Fox
Topic: The World and SA beyond 2015
Clem Sunter was born in Suffolk, England on 8th August 1944 and was educated at Winchester College. He went to Oxford where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics before joining Charter Consolidated as a management trainee in 1966.
Company: FutureWorld International
Topic: Relevance in an Exponential world - strategic thinking and
future innovative growth imperatives
Anton is a Senior Partner in FutureWorld International, having joined the global FutureWorld network in 1991.
Company: World Wide Worx
Topic: The Mobile and Data Revolution has only begun
Arthur Goldstuck heads the World Wide Worx research organisation, leading groundbreaking market research into how change is affecting business and society, and presents his findings and insights to audiences across the globe. World Wide Worx produces the most widely accepted statistics for Internet use in South Africa, and has conducted research across Africa since 2001. Goldstuck has served as principal analyst on research projects covering Internet, mobile and business technology use.
Company: Flux Trends
Topic: From Preaching in Tweets to Digital Intimacy: The Impact of
Technology on Humanity
Dion Chang is an innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank. He is one of South Africa’s most respected trend analysts and takes the unique view of “trends as business strategy”. While his feet remain firmly planted on African soil, he uses a global perspective to gauge the zeitgeist, source ahead-of-the-curve concepts and identify shifting business templates. In a world struggling to adapt to a new world order, his trends analysis company – Flux Trends – specializes in understanding consumer mindset and identifying unexpected business opportunities within shifting trends, ensuring that global trends have relevance when translated for South African businesses.
Company: UCS Solutions
Topic: What does the Internet of things mean for Retail?
Jessica Knight is the Senior Executive responsible for the Business Solutions division of UCS Solutions, part of the Business Connexion Group. Prior to her current role she was instrumental in launching 'inthebag.co.za' in 2000, the online shopping business which evolved into the current Woolworths online channel. She was previously a partner at McKinsey Inc, in London and Johannesburg, and was a leader in the retail, consumer and ecommerce practices.
Prof. Enrico Jacobs
Company: The Belgium Campus
Topic: Technology and Business Development – Incubation and acceleration
innovative solutions for enterprises and public sector
Enrico Jacobs is co-founder and Vice-Chancellor of Belgium Campus. Belgium Campus, established in 1999, is the preeminent IT University in South Africa which delivers an estimated 8% of all graduates in Information Technology. He engineered the Participative Model of Learning — a unique and internationally recognised model providing a deontological education in a nurturing environment, directly driving regional development. This agile model takes cognisance of all stakeholders’ needs, resulting in demand driven, student centred, and business focused programmes of higher learning. This model earned Belgium Campus recognition by many globe spanning businesses, organisations, universities and government, and resulted in different collaboration agreements, student bursaries (65% of students on bursaries), and graduate programmes.
Company: DFIRLABS (Pty) Ltd
Topic: The Evolution of Digital Forensics and Investigation
in a 'Fully Connected World'
Jason is a professional forensic scientist (digital and multimedia evidence) and a specialist in the prevention and investigation of cyber crime. He is the founder and Principal Forensic Scientist at DFIRLABS, an independent digital forensics laboratory. He was previously the Head of the Cyber Forensic Laboratory of the Special Investigating Unit. He has been a practicing forensic investigation professional since 1991, and has specialised in the field of digital forensics science and cyber crime investigation since 1998. He has testified on several occasions in the South African High Court as an expert witness.
Company: Emma Sadleir Social Media Law
Topic: The Legal, Disciplinary and Reputational Risks of Social Media
Emma Sadleir’s areas of expertise include all aspects of print and electronic media law, with a particular focus on defamation, privacy and social media law. She is an admitted attorney and has a BA LLB (with distinction) from the University of Witwatersrand and an LLM in Information Technology, Media and Communications Law (with distinction) from the London School of Economics, having been awarded a scholarship from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust. She worked in the media litigation department of Webber Wentzel for five years before going on her own to specialise in social media law in April 2013. Much of her work involves creating social media strategies and policies for corporates and schools, drafting social media agency agreements and providing training and workshops on social media law. She also teaches media law to journalists and lawyers and lectures personal reputation management on various MBA programmes.
Company: Ross Atkin and Associates
Topic: Focus on the Smart City: Why people are suspicious of it and we
can deploy the Internet of things in public space
Ross Atkin is a London based researcher, designer and engineer. He has worked on technological development in industry at major UK manufacturers like Dyson and on academic research at the Royal College of Art. He maintains a design and development practice concentrating on the interfaces between disability, technology and the city, working for world-leading manufacturers like Stannah and Marshalls, major disability charities like Scope and municipal authorities.
Stephen Van Coller
Company: Barclays Africa
Stephen van Coller is the CE of Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) - Barclays Africa Group. Barclays Africa Group Limited has a diversified portfolio of businesses across 14 African countries with assets of approximately USD 91.2 million and currently has more than 41 000 permanent employees. Barclays Africa CIB employs about 3000 people across Africa and has turnover of around USD 1,2 billion.
Company: Host of Technobyte
Topic: The 5 Big Tech Trends That Will Change Everything
As Talk Radio 702’s award winning trafficologist, Aki has endeared himself to generations of Joburgers by guiding them through the city’s gridlocked streets each morning. Aki’s other great passion is technology and he presents technology and gadget driven features on Redi Tlhabi and Sam Cowans’ shows on 702. Aki also co-hosts a weekly television show on CNBC Africa called “Tech Busters” with Stuff Magazine’s editor Toby Shapshak. He also features on the youth tech show “Technorati” on SABC 3 on Saturday mornings as well as doing a regular technology feature on DeafTV.
Dr Gwendoline M Ramokgopa
Topic: Our African City – In My World of Tomorrow
Dr Gwendoline (Gwen) Malegwale Ramokgopa is a qualified Medical Doctor and Public Health Specialist and has experience as a government executive leader from 1995 to 2014, including the positions of Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane, Provincial Minister of Health in Gauteng and Deputy Health Minister of South Africa.
Topic: How IoT Transforms Companies
Kent Eriksson is a Fellow IoT Business Consultant in PTC’s Global Services organization with responsibility for helping PTC customers and partners identify and evaluate new IoT-related business opportunities, develop IoT program roadmaps, and optimize business processes with IoT-related systems and tools.
Topic: Manna from heaven; how your devices betray you
Dominic is the CTO at SensePost, an information security consultancy based in South Africa and the UK. Dominic has an MSc from Rhodes University and has been working in infosec for 11 years. Dominic tweets as @singe
Company: Merlynn Intelligence Technologies
Topic: Digitising human intelligence into the Internet of Things
Carl is the founder and Managing Director of Merlynn Intelligence Technologies – a company on the forefront of human to machine knowledge transmission using machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques. Carl is considered as one of the pioneers in building Artificial Intelligence technologies that enable machines to learn from the top experts.
Tony De Sousa
Topic: Ambient Intelligence: Creating value beyond business-as-usual
Tony joined Telkom Business in January 2014 as Managing Executive: Solutions Business with focus on digitalisation and taking new innovative Enterprise ICT solutions to market
Prior to joining Telkom, Tony was Executive: Product and Marketing at Gijima where he was responsible for the transformation of Product Sales, Sales Operations, and Marketing organizations, and executing go-to-market strategies for new enterprise business offerings in particular, Mobility and Cloud Computing. Tony built and lead the team that delivered Africa’s 1st Mobile IT platform – built by Africans for Africa.
Company: Innovation Hub
Topic: How Technology and Innovation is Bettering the lives of South Africans
Fredell is currently the GM for Enterprise Development at The Innovation Hub. He is passionate about entrepreneurship capacity development which is grounded in entrepreneurship ecosystem methodology. Prior to joining The Innovation Hub he served as the founding CEO of the South African Startup Index (SASi), a company which designed monitoring and evaluation tools for entrepreneurship capacity development in support of investment visibility.
Topic: Reimagine IT for 2020
Nigel is a Chief Technologist and Strategist within HP’s EMEA Enterprise Group responsible for developing and defining future IT strategy for customers and HP. He works across HP’s largest and most complex customers across the EMEA region, as a leader in all aspects of new and emerging technologies to meet client IT objectives and business outcomes.
Topic: The business value of Internet of Everything
Vernon Thaver plays an integral role in Cisco’s strategic direction and development. He is responsible for aligning the company’s global technology, business and channel partner resources and capabilities in ways that deliver exponential business growth.
Vernon manages the communication of Cisco’s technology vision and strategy in products, solutions, services and architectures and provides contextual assessment on technology’s strategic future impact in various market segments.
Company: Business Connexion
Topic: Panel Discussion on Energy
Andrew John Brauer has extensive local and international ICT experience and is involved in researching and introducing new technologies to create business value. His strengths include networking telecommunications, system management, software development and service-orientated architecture, Internet of Things and developing cloud computing models.
Sven Hansen joined NetApp in March 2015 and holds the position of Senior Systems Engineering Manager for the African region.
He works closely with customers, sales and partner channel teams to define and implement the strategy and technology vision across this region. His role covers the identification of customer business challenges and the provision of solution strategies to solve these concerns, utilizing a broad set of technologies - including storage solutions, data management, security principles and networking offerings.
Topic: Practically implementing IoT - challenges and opportunities for South Africa
Swiftnet, trading as FastNet, has 21 years of experience in M2M, starting with POS connectivity, and innovating over the years into several portfolios, namely, wireless connectivity services, Wi-Fi enabled digital solutions and various IoT applications across several sectors.