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Julian Liebenberg

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.

9.30 - 10.30 AM

Day - 2 05 August

Panel Discussion: Impact of digitization on the economy and industrial landscape

  • More productive, more effective, more competitive
  • Shaping the future of workforce, strengthening the economy