Nigerian Communications Commission and Google are marching together for advancing
Exploring Africa's digital landscape as the continent enters the fourth industrial revolution. With South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and other leading nations driving the charge, Digitizing Africa 2023 provides the perfect platform to witness the alignment of digital visions and policies aimed at propelling Africa into the forefront of the digital industrial revolution.
Conference, Networking & Exhibition
Hackathon, Startup Fest, Networking & Exhibition
on 23rd & 24th of August 2023, be there to witness the event embedded with the new age digital experiences and emerging technologies on every corner. Witness top keynote addresses, round table discussions, technology based business networking, innovative startup showcases, real-time demonstrations from leading technology companies and more
The people who make things happen in emerging technologies & digital transformation in South Africa and the continent, and the ones who believe and build the future.
Executive Mayor, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Dr Mpho Phalatse spent her first years of life with her maternal grandmother in Hebron, northwest of Tshwane, before moving in with her parents in Mabopane.
The ethos of diligence and resilience was instilled in Dr Phalatse at an early age, having been born to Komane and Moserwa Phalatse, who were both educators in the then homeland of Bophuthatswana.
Dr Phalatse matriculated from Loreto Convent School in 1994 and subsequently secured admission at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) to study Chemical Engineering. She enrolled here in 1995. However, after much self-reflection and a desire to focus on a more people-oriented career, she flipped things around in her second year at Wits to journey back to Tshwane to study for a doctoral degree in medicine at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, previously known as MEDUNSA.
Chief Digital Officer, PwC Africa
Grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University in the USA, then academia, research and innovation management.
Joined PwC as partner October 2014.
Like travel, connecting with people; adventurous.
Executive Mayor, City of Tshwane Municipality
Randall Williams is currently the Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane, the Capital of South Africa.
Councillor Randall Williams is a qualified attorney who was elected to the Tshwane Council in 2016.
In 2016 he was chosen to serve as the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Economic Development and Spatial Planning and the leader of Executive Business under the Mayoralty of Solly Msimanga. Before joining the City of Tshwane, Randall served as the Chief Director of International Trade and Economic Development in the Department of Trade and Industry. He has an LLM in International Investment and Trade law from the University Stellenbosch.
Chief Information Officer, Eskom Holdings SOC Limited
Faith Burn believes that excellence comes when a great team meets good governance. She was appointed CIO of Eskom in May 2020. Faith already had five years experience as a CIO having held the title at Tsebo Solution Group and Novartis. Faith also worked as a chief audit executive at ACSA and as an associate director at Deloitte. She has an M.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Johannesburg and an MBL from UNISA.
Group Chief Information Officer, Sasol South Africa
Lungile Mginqi is an experienced executive with
business and Digital leadership expertise acquired over
two decades of experience spanning business,
technology consulting, financial services leadership role,
entrepreneurship, and current large enterprise IT |
Digital technology roles.
Lungile holds a MSc in Engineering from the University
of Cape Town and a certificate in Business Innovation
from Stanford University. Lungile has enjoyed
numerous career achievements including quick
progression to Partner at a Global Management
Consulting firm, CEO at the Financial Services company
where he doubled the size of the company and averted
a devastating labour unrest, COO at his own startup
company and now Group CIO at Sasol in charge of both
IT and Digital Strategy.
Chief Information Officer, Discovery Limited South Africa
Leading Discovery’s digital transformation strategy, leveraging my experience in technology, management consulting and product development.
Chief of Converged Communications, BCX South Africa
Abdool Saib has enjoyed a career in the Converged Communications industry for 30 years. He has
extensive experience in fixed, mobile, and wireless environments both locally and within Africa.
Abdool also held various position across the Telkom Group that started with Data Network Engineering and Operations, and Information Systems Management and Solution Engineering. He later moved into more senior roles such as, Business Development and Sales, and Business Operations management as the COO at FastNet.
Abdool also assisted with the successful integration of the FastNet business into BCX in 2018. Most recently, Abdool led the ConCom: Access Networks and Internet business as Managing Executive, where he continued to build new generation solutions, business partnerships and mentored leaders for future sustainability. His extensive experience is supported by a Master of
Science Degree in the Management of Technology and Innovation from the Da Vinci Institute.
I enjoy time spent with my family, travel, and sports. I have completed hikes to Kilimanjaro, Everest
base camp, the Inca Trail and recently completed my first triathlon.
Regional Manager, Zoho South Africa
Andrew Bourne is Zoho's regional manager for the Africa region and is based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing and has spent the last five years focusing on the implementation and testing of various business technologies. He is very passionate about Zoho and has exceptional insight into the business and marketing world.
Chief of Cloud Data Platforms, BCX South Africa
A high-energy, results-oriented executive with an entrepreneurial attitude and over three decades of
experience in the ICT sector, having served at a few large organisations. He has a talent for
contextualising large services-based deals in simple business language and matching complex
solutions to business processes and objectives. His personal philosophy is routed in driving human
behaviour elements to empower people to achieve more than what they imagined possible for
themselves. Julian has made BCX his home for the past 15 years, where he steers the Cloud
Platform Solutions business unit as its Chief since 2021. Following Telkom Group’s acquisition of BCX,
Julian took on numerous roles including Managing Executive: International and Chief Revenue
Officer for mid-market sales. As chief of Converged Communications, he was responsible for
implementing a turnaround strategy for the Telecommunications Business Unit from 2018 till 2021.
Before joining BCX, Julian worked for Bidvest, Novell & Accpac. It was at Bidvest where he launched
the first MPLS Data Network as well as the first commercial Voice Over IP offer in South Africa.
Renowned as a strategic and critical thinker, taking strategy from mere planned activities to
implementation. As General Manager: Strategy and Design and as General Manager: Strategic
Business Development in Business Connexion Julian led the introduction of a carrier neutral Data
Centre and the launch of Business Connexion’s first-generation Cloud infrastructure solutions.
In-depth conversations with industry leaders, experts, and innovators who are driving the digital transformation of Africa. From discussing the latest trends and technologies to sharing insights and success stories in the digital age.
Under the theme of "Entering the new era of emerging technologies" and developing digital transformation in South Africa and African Sub-continent. Sessions will shine light on the huge potential offered by the digital technologies, ICT infrastructure & services built on various technology platforms.
Innovative and leading technology companies catering world class digital services to South Africa and African Sub-continent.
Keep yourself updated with the latest information, event updates, industry news and many other information, to enhance your participation and networking experience at the event.
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