Information Technology Association endorses IOTFA 2018

Informed Decisionsto exhibit cutting-edge solutions at IOTFA2018
Informed Decisions to exhibit cutting-edge solutions at IOTFA2018.
Information Technology Association Backs IOTFA 2018.
Information Technology Association Backs IOTFA 2018.

The Information Technology Association (ITA), the official trade and employer body of the Information Technology Industry in South Africa, has thrown its weight behind Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA) with an official endorsement of the upcoming conference. The second edition of IOTFA will take place on 14 and 15 March 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Under the theme, “Powering a new era of operational transformation,” the conference will showcase the leading developments in IoT with an array of 30+ expert speakers. IOTFA 2018  will offer a platform for organisations to present their IoT solutions and brings together ecosystem-wide attendees, stakeholders and investors. Internet of Things Forum Africa will provide a unique opportunity to meet key players within the IoT marketplace.

About ITA

The Information Technology Association (ITA), founded in 1934, merged with the IT Users Council in mid-2000, is the official trade and employer body of the Information Technology Industry in South Africa. The ITA represents more than 200 companies concerned with the supply of information technology equipment, systems, software and services. Prominent members include Microsoft SA, Siemens, SAP, Axiz, IBM, etc.

Key topics at this conference will include:

  • IOT strategies to unlock true business value
  • The Smart Citizen’s role in creating a Smart City
  • 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
  • IoT data analytics for intelligent decision making

Confirmed Speakers for IoT Forum Africa 2018 include:

  • Reshaad Sha, CEO, SqwidNET
  • Aki Anastasiou, Host of Technobyte on Radio 702 (conference host)
  • Yolisa Kani, Public Policy Head SA: Uber
  • Abdul Baba, Group IT Director at TBWA Africa
  • Xolani Hadebe, IT Director and CIO at University of Pretoria
  • Dr Gaurav Pradhan, CIO at Time Tunnel Consulting
  • Luyanda Ndlovu, CIO at Department of Public Service and Administration
  • George Kalebaila, Director, Telecoms & IoT – Africa at IDC
  • Liza (Richard) Tillman, Head of IT Operations at Sanlam
  • Dr. Ricky Swanepoel, Chief Technologist at Eskom
  • Ian Keller, Group CISO at Discovery Limited
  • Vimbai Muzofa, Head: Interbank & RTGS at Standard Bank Group

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