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Johannesburg IoT conference attracts leading speakers and guests

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IOTFA 2018 To Attract Top Class Speakers And Guests
IOTFA 2018 To Attract Top Class Speakers And Guests.

The second edition of IoT Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018), slated for the 14th and 15th of March 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, will bring together an array of thought leaders, visionaries and experts who will  share their knowledge of real-world IoT trends, challenges and solutions.

IoT Forum Africa 2018 will feature industry tracks with speakers discussing the potential impact of IoT in manufacturing, energy, finance, transportation, retail, security and mining.

Under the theme, “Powering a new era of operational transformation”, IT leaders and senior executives will have the chance to hear from over 30 expert speakers who will showcase the leading developments in IoT.

Testimonials on IOTFA 2017:
Skhumbuzo Mhlongo (BCX): What I liked mostly was to interact with some of the industry leaders and to look at some of the drivers of technology’s adoption. The whole session of interacting with other operators was actually quite refreshing because some of it gave you a view to where this thing is going. 

Jula Wedler (Altech): It was an excellent event, it was very focused so the kind of customers we got and the discussions that we had was so focused, there was not much in the way of time wasting. I wouldn’t say it was quantity but it was quality. It was very beneficial for us and definitely money well spent.

Sean Laval (Comsol Networks): We found the event very valuable. The quality of the speakers was very good, the panels were good. We also found that we engaged with the right customer base and we look forward to IoT Forum Africa 2018.

Key topics at this conference will include:

  • IOT strategies to unlock true business value
  • The Smart Citizen’s role in creating a Smart City
  • Realising 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
  • The next edition of IoT Forum Africa will feature tracks with participants discussing the potential impact of IoT in manufacturing, energy, finance, transportation, retail, security and mining.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • 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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