Darktrace has been confirmed as a Gold Sponsor for the second edition of Africa’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) conference, Internet of Things Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018). The conference will tackle transformational IoT trends and explore the benefits of IoT in different industries. Thought leaders, visionaries and experts, all sharing their profound knowledge of real-world IoT trends, challenges and solutions, will form part of the over 500 delegates and 30 speakers who will converge at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 14 and 15 March 2018.
Under the theme, “Powering a new era of operational transformation“, IOTFA2018 offers a platform for organisations to present their IoT solutions and brings together ecosystem-wide attendees, stakeholders and investors. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to meet key players within the IoT marketplace
IoT Forum Africa 2018 will also feature industry tracks with speakers discussing the potential impact of IoT in manufacturing, energy, finance, transportation, retail, security, mining and in government. During these sessions, there will be in-depth discussions on business growth opportunities with insights on IoT disruption and innovation in key industries.
Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, the Enterprise Immune System uses AI algorithms to automatically detect and take action against cyber-threats within all types of networks, including physical, cloud and virtualized networks, as well as IoT and industrial control systems. A self-configuring platform, Darktrace requires no prior set-up, identifying advanced threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has 24 offices worldwide.
Darktrace will be sharing their IoT knowledge and experience with the conference attendees as Eleanor Weaver, the Commercial Director for the Middle East and Africa at Darktrace, will be speaking at IOTFA 2018. Elanor joined Darktrace shortly after the company was founded and helped it to grow the client base that now includes over 3 000 deployments globally. In Africa alone, she has grown the total contract value twentyfold since starting the operations in June 2016. She holds a master’s degree in commerce from UCT.
Key topics at this conference will include:
- Why most IoT projects fail
- IOT strategies to unlock true business value
- The Smart Citizen’s role in creating a Smart City
- IoT for public safety and improved quality of life
- Realizing positive outcomes and digital transformation with IoT
- IoT and Blockchain Convergence- Benefits and Challenges
- The Security of Things in a Connected World
- How AI drives IoT to the next level
- Human-computer Interaction perspectives on IoT
- IoT data analytics for intelligent decision making
For more information visit http://iotforumafrica.com/