IoT Forum Africa 2017 announces SqwidNet as Diamond sponsor

The inaugural IOT Forum Africa was an overwhelming success.
IOT Forum Africa 2017 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
IOT Forum Africa 2017 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sigfox operator SqwidNet (a wholly owned subsidiary of Dark Fibre Africa) has been confirmed as Diamond sponsor of this year’s Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA).

Taking place between 29 and 30 March, IOTFA 2017 will gather thought leaders, solution providers and decision makers from diverse industries.

The two day conference will afford the attending delegates the following benefits : 

  • An understanding on how best to create sustainable frameworks for IOT integration

  • Visualize how IOT is reinventing the enterprise and the customer experience

  • Network with strategic players, uniting various industry skills in one event: experts in the areas of innovation, strategy, sales, and product development will come together alongside IoT technology companies, systems integrators, and innovative start ups

  • Attendees will learn about the latest trends and hear from successful companies that have implemented revenue producing IoT solutions

  • Attendees will also learn how to align their IoT solutions with market opportunities

About Sqwidnet:

SqwidNet, will roll out a nationwide open access IoT network based on the Sigfox technology to provide a connectivity platform that will enable industries across South Africa to participate in the digitization shift that is upon us.

SqwidNet is also a wholly owned subsidiary of Dark Fibre Africa which builds, installs, manages, and maintains a world-class dark fibre network to telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, media conglomerates, tertiary education institutions, municipalities to name a few.

Confirmed speakers for IOTFA include:

  • Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister, Dept. of Telecom and Postal Services
  • Justin Gregory, CIO at FNB Fiduciary
  • Prasanna Kumar Burri, Group Head of IT at Dangote Industries Nigeria
  • Jamie Whittaker, Chief Digital Officer at Discovery Limited
  • Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe, TED Fellow, Founder, CEO at Zenvus Nigeria
  • Brett StClair, Head of Digital Products Barclays Africa Group
  • Chandima Miyanadeniya, CIO at Aon South Africa
  • Michael Mbuthia, CIO at Kenya Bankers Association
  • Raoul Blingnaut, Technology head at Citi Bank
  • Len Berzen, Head of Strategy and IT Architecture,WIMI at Barclays Africa Group Limited

Forum information

To book contact:
[t] +27 11 026 0981 [e]

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Staff Writer