Johannesburg gets ready for 2nd IOT Forum Africa

The second edition of what has been billed as Africa’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) event, Internet of Things Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018) is set to tackle transformational IoT trends and explore the benefits of IoT in a number of key industries. The conference, organized by IT News Africa, will host over 500 delegates and 30 speakers on 14 and 15 March 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Themed “Powering a new era of operational transformation,” IoT Forum Africa will 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 growth opportunities with insights on IoT disruption and innovation in the public and private sectors.

Key topics:

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
Confirmed Speakers include:

Aki Anastasiou, Host of Technobyte on Radio 702 (conference host)
Reshaad Sha, CEO, SqwidNet
Dr. Rado Kotorov, VP & CIO at Information Builders (international)
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
Ndukwe Anagha, Head of IT, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Nigeria
Kabo Botlhole, Head of IT, Minerals Development Company Botswana
Dawid Breet, Head of IoT at Deloitte Africa
Who will you meet at #IoTFA2018?

These are just some of the organizations that will be represented at #IOTFA2018:

SqwidNet, Deloitte, Minerals Development Company Botswana, Gauteng Provincial Government, RS Components, Eskom, Babcock International Group, Information Technology Association, NEPAD, Stanbic IBTC, Darktrace, Standard Bank, Bowmans, Barloworld, Sanlam, IDC, Department of Public Service and Administration, Information Builders, SAP, Dimension Data, Altech, Altair, Accenture, Unilever, Discovery amongst others.