Internet of Things forum Africa 2017 announces first wave of speakers

January 23, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top Stories

IT leaders and business executives will converge in Johannesburg on the 29th & 30th of March 2017, for Internet of Things Forum Africa 2017 (#IOTFA).

This event will showcase the leading developments in IoT technology with an array of 30+ high profile speakers.


The first wave of 17 confirmed speakers at the event are:

  • Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister at Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services SA
  • Lee Naik, CEO Transunion Africa
  • Raoul Blignaut, Head of Technology at Citi Bank
  • Ryan Beech, CEO & Chief Roboticist at Ryonic Robotics
  • Janaine – Jay Meyer, Head of IT at Woolworths
  • Michael Mbuthia, CIO – Kenya Bankers Association
  • Sunil Geness, President, Information Technology Association of South Africa
  • Francois Coetzee, Executive Partner at Connect IoT
  • Wayne Fitzjohn, Chairman at IoT.nxt
  • Justin Gregory, CIO at FNB Fiduciary
  • Jamie Whittaker, Chief Digital Officer at Discovery Limited
  • Prasanna Kumar Burri, Group Head of IT at Dangote Industries Limited
  • Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Founder, CEO at Zenvus Nigeria
  • Bora Varliyagci, Head of Africa – Digital Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald
  • Chandima Miyanadeniya, CIO at Aon SA
  • Brett StClair, Head of Digital Products Barclays Africa Group
  • David Gluckman, Co-founder of Lumkani


Some of the topics to be discussed at Internet of Things Forum Africa 2017:

  • Deploying an IoT solution. A strategic overview for decision makers
  • Creating a sustainable framework for IoT Integration
  • Creating value from connecting “things” and assessing the commercial feasibility and monetization of IoT
  • IoT, Big Data & the City: A standards perspective
  • Reinventing IT security to support IoT
  • How will IoT remake your industry?
  • In what ways can IoT improve efficiency, enable innovation and drive real business transformation?
  • The IoT Revolution: From “Things” to business outcomes


For more information about this conference visit:
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