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Mon 18 Mar

08:00 - 09:15

Registration & Networking

Mon 18 Mar

08:00 - 09:15

Registration & Networking

Mon 18 Mar

09:15 - 09:30

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

ROOM:

Halls B+C

Women in Tech Africa Opening Remarks

Mon 18 Mar

09:15 - 09:30

Women in Tech Africa Opening Remarks

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

ROOM:

Halls B+C

Mon 18 Mar

09:30 - 10:00

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Gamechangers in Diversity & Inclusion

ROOM:

Halls B+C

Women in Technology: Ambition and Advancement

Haidi Nossair

Marketing Director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa @ Dell Technologies

Closing the corporate gender gap isn’t a side issue. It’s an economic necessity. ...

Closing the corporate gender gap isn’t a side issue. It’s an economic necessity. Programs and policies designed to reduce bias and ensure fairness don’t just benefit women, they benefit everyone. In the best workplaces, the most talented people can rise, no matter who they are.  Companies with diverse management are more likely to develop new and innovative products.  The digital economy we live in unravels a great opportunity to increase women’s contribution to the workplace, but we must all do our part.  We must combine our collective resources and energies to ensure that diversity is a core part of how we do business.

Diversity & Inclusion

Gender

Organisational Change

Next-Gen Talent

Africa Demographic

Mon 18 Mar

09:30 - 10:00

Women in Technology: Ambition and Advancement

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Gamechangers in Diversity & Inclusion

ROOM:

Halls B+C

Haidi Nossair

Marketing Director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa @ Dell Technologies

Closing the corporate gender gap isn’t a side issue. It’s an economic necessity. ...

Closing the corporate gender gap isn’t a side issue. It’s an economic necessity. Programs and policies designed to reduce bias and ensure fairness don’t just benefit women, they benefit everyone. In the best workplaces, the most talented people can rise, no matter who they are.  Companies with diverse management are more likely to develop new and innovative products.  The digital economy we live in unravels a great opportunity to increase women’s contribution to the workplace, but we must all do our part.  We must combine our collective resources and energies to ensure that diversity is a core part of how we do business.

Diversity & Inclusion

Gender

Organisational Change

Next-Gen Talent

Africa Demographic

Diversity & Inclusion

Gender

Organisational Change

Next-Gen Talent

Africa Demographic

 

Mon 18 Mar

10:00 - 10:30

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Gamechangers in Diversity & Inclusion

ROOM:

Halls B+C

Delivering the Education Needed to Leverage Africa's Demographic Opportunity

Prabashni Naidoo

The drive to digital has had a disruptive effect on Africa's economies and is the key force ...

The drive to digital has had a disruptive effect on Africa's economies and is the key force shaping the future of the workplace. With 15 to 20 million increasingly well-educated people joining Africa's workforce every year for the next 3 decades, delivering the quality jobs and education needed to fully leverage Africa's demographic opportunity is central to a thriving economy. This session will delve into the key ways the Africa education agenda needs to change in order to prepare the next generation for the future of the labour market.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the meaning of the digital revolution in Africa and why it's important
  • Delving into the key tech skills needed for the future of Africa's digital economy: from understanding the practical applications of web development, programming, management roles in tech companies, to career paths in machine learning, software development and UX design
  • Defining the strategies to get these skillsets in the classroom - from primary, secondary to tertiary education
  • Leave with clarity on the practical steps needed from the public and private side to ensure that Africa's curriculum supports the IT sector

Skills Gap

Education

Next-Gen Talent

Gov & Regulation

Africa Demographic

Mon 18 Mar

10:00 - 10:30

Delivering the Education Needed to Leverage Africa's Demographic Opportunity

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Gamechangers in Diversity & Inclusion

ROOM:

Halls B+C

Prabashni Naidoo

The drive to digital has had a disruptive effect on Africa's economies and is the key force ...

The drive to digital has had a disruptive effect on Africa's economies and is the key force shaping the future of the workplace. With 15 to 20 million increasingly well-educated people joining Africa's workforce every year for the next 3 decades, delivering the quality jobs and education needed to fully leverage Africa's demographic opportunity is central to a thriving economy. This session will delve into the key ways the Africa education agenda needs to change in order to prepare the next generation for the future of the labour market.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the meaning of the digital revolution in Africa and why it's important
  • Delving into the key tech skills needed for the future of Africa's digital economy: from understanding the practical applications of web development, programming, management roles in tech companies, to career paths in machine learning, software development and UX design
  • Defining the strategies to get these skillsets in the classroom - from primary, secondary to tertiary education
  • Leave with clarity on the practical steps needed from the public and private side to ensure that Africa's curriculum supports the IT sector

Skills Gap

Education

Next-Gen Talent

Gov & Regulation

Africa Demographic

Skills Gap

Education

Next-Gen Talent

Gov & Regulation

Africa Demographic

 

Mon 18 Mar

10:30 - 11:00

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Gamechangers in Diversity & Inclusion

ROOM:

Halls B+C

Upskilling Fast to Identify YOUR Path to Seniority - 5 Career Lessons from a Badass

Mavis Ampah Sintim Misa

CEO @ Stinsad Consult

From developing your confidence, taking credit for your work, to stepping up when opportunities ...

From developing your confidence, taking credit for your work, to stepping up when opportunities arise, this session will share the top ways to truly own your career to ensure that your path to seniority is clearly defiined, achievable, and within reach for 2019!

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the key characteristics of a leader: from strong communication skills, confidence, constant motivation, to being proactive in creating and seizing your own opportunities
  • Overcoming deeply-rooted patriarchal obstacles such as unconscious and conscious bias to maintain a strong mindset and have a real seat at the table
  • Identifying the key skills needed for the major growth areas in tech and what to do now to ensure your skills stay relevant

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Leadership

Personal Development

Mon 18 Mar

10:30 - 11:00

Upskilling Fast to Identify YOUR Path to Seniority - 5 Career Lessons from a Badass

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Gamechangers in Diversity & Inclusion

ROOM:

Halls B+C

Mavis Ampah Sintim Misa

CEO @ Stinsad Consult

From developing your confidence, taking credit for your work, to stepping up when opportunities ...

From developing your confidence, taking credit for your work, to stepping up when opportunities arise, this session will share the top ways to truly own your career to ensure that your path to seniority is clearly defiined, achievable, and within reach for 2019!

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the key characteristics of a leader: from strong communication skills, confidence, constant motivation, to being proactive in creating and seizing your own opportunities
  • Overcoming deeply-rooted patriarchal obstacles such as unconscious and conscious bias to maintain a strong mindset and have a real seat at the table
  • Identifying the key skills needed for the major growth areas in tech and what to do now to ensure your skills stay relevant

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Leadership

Personal Development

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Leadership

Personal Development

 

Mon 18 Mar

11:00 - 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

Mon 18 Mar

11:00 - 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

Mon 18 Mar

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

Leveraging Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to Create Tech-Based Solutions for Africa!

MODERATOR

Caroline Mukiira

Head of Global Business Services (Consulting Practice) @ IBM East Africa

Bettirose Ngugi

Yaliwe Soko

Chairlady, Blockchain Association of Africa & Founder @ Essence Crypto Consultant

John Lombela

Managing Director @ Cryptovecs Capital

In 2019, blockchain continued to dominate the tech conversation in Africa, with Kenya, Nigeria, ...

In 2019, blockchain continued to dominate the tech conversation in Africa, with Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa among the countries leading in blockchain experimentation. However, in light of tough questions such as crypto and gaps in national standards surrounding blockchain, this session will cut through the hype and separate the winning blockchain uses from the black holes to showcase what this tech can do for your enterprise.

Key takeaways include:

  • Having a clear understanding of how blockchain and DLT can be applied across cross-industry verticals and departments in tech to cut operational costs and streamline data transfer
  • Learning about what best practice looks like when blockchain is applied to the public and private sector
  • Understanding how to tap into the potential of blockchain by identifying next steps to implement blockchain tech for your organisation
  • Getting the inside scoop from Africa's rising blockchain startups on what not to do with blockchain
  • Taking a look at the potential of blockchain in Africa in combating corrupt political and voting systems, registering land titles, crowdfunding, smart contracts, remittances, digital identities and more

Blockchain

Entrepreneurship

Business Strategy

Enterprise

Product

Gov & Regulation

Mon 18 Mar

11:30 - 12:00

Leveraging Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to Create Tech-Based Solutions for Africa!

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

MODERATOR

Caroline Mukiira

Head of Global Business Services (Consulting Practice) @ IBM East Africa

Bettirose Ngugi

Yaliwe Soko

Chairlady, Blockchain Association of Africa & Founder @ Essence Crypto Consultant

John Lombela

Managing Director @ Cryptovecs Capital

In 2019, blockchain continued to dominate the tech conversation in Africa, with Kenya, Nigeria, ...

In 2019, blockchain continued to dominate the tech conversation in Africa, with Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa among the countries leading in blockchain experimentation. However, in light of tough questions such as crypto and gaps in national standards surrounding blockchain, this session will cut through the hype and separate the winning blockchain uses from the black holes to showcase what this tech can do for your enterprise.

Key takeaways include:

  • Having a clear understanding of how blockchain and DLT can be applied across cross-industry verticals and departments in tech to cut operational costs and streamline data transfer
  • Learning about what best practice looks like when blockchain is applied to the public and private sector
  • Understanding how to tap into the potential of blockchain by identifying next steps to implement blockchain tech for your organisation
  • Getting the inside scoop from Africa's rising blockchain startups on what not to do with blockchain
  • Taking a look at the potential of blockchain in Africa in combating corrupt political and voting systems, registering land titles, crowdfunding, smart contracts, remittances, digital identities and more

Blockchain

Entrepreneurship

Business Strategy

Enterprise

Product

Gov & Regulation

Blockchain

Entrepreneurship

Business Strategy

Enterprise

Product

Gov & Regulation

 

Mon 18 Mar

11:30 - 12:00

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

Creating Tailored Working Environments and Sustainable Pathways for Africa's Women in Tech

MODERATOR

Melanie Hoffmann

Chief People and Culture Officer @ JUMO

Videsha Proothveerajh

EMEA Territory - Strategic Growth Director @ Intel

Karen Smit

Principal Specialist: Specific Needs @ Vodacom South Africa

Audrey Cheng

CEO & Co-Founder @ Moringa School

This session will delve into the future roadmap for promoting sustinable pathways for women in ...

This session will delve into the future roadmap for promoting sustinable pathways for women in tech, and what organisations need to do in order to attract and retain the right technical talent for the future.

Key takeaways include:

  • The future outlook of the working environment in Africa - from exploring mum-friendly facilities to the future of freelancing
  • Strategies to prepare corporates to structure opportunities in tech to attract and retain the best talent
  • Understanding the pathways to get more women into technical roles - from an organisational, public, or community level
  • Exploring organisation-wide initiatives to create sustainable pathways for more women into tech

Africa Demographic

Skills Gap

Education

Gov & Regulation

Career Guidance

Mon 18 Mar

11:30 - 12:00

Creating Tailored Working Environments and Sustainable Pathways for Africa's Women in Tech

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

MODERATOR

Melanie Hoffmann

Chief People and Culture Officer @ JUMO

Videsha Proothveerajh

EMEA Territory - Strategic Growth Director @ Intel

Karen Smit

Principal Specialist: Specific Needs @ Vodacom South Africa

Audrey Cheng

CEO & Co-Founder @ Moringa School

This session will delve into the future roadmap for promoting sustinable pathways for women in ...

This session will delve into the future roadmap for promoting sustinable pathways for women in tech, and what organisations need to do in order to attract and retain the right technical talent for the future.

Key takeaways include:

  • The future outlook of the working environment in Africa - from exploring mum-friendly facilities to the future of freelancing
  • Strategies to prepare corporates to structure opportunities in tech to attract and retain the best talent
  • Understanding the pathways to get more women into technical roles - from an organisational, public, or community level
  • Exploring organisation-wide initiatives to create sustainable pathways for more women into tech

Africa Demographic

Skills Gap

Education

Gov & Regulation

Career Guidance

Africa Demographic

Skills Gap

Education

Gov & Regulation

Career Guidance

 

Mon 18 Mar

11:30 - 12:30

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Technical Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R7

WORKSHOP - Utilising Hadoop for Optimised Business Value - A Practical Introduction

Aretha Kebirungi

Sr. Software Engineer @ Andela

This hands-on workshop covers the basics necessary for understanding hadoop - an open-source ...

This hands-on workshop covers the basics necessary for understanding hadoop - an open-source software framework for storing and processing huge amounts of data quickly, especially for social media and the IoT. This beginner-to-intermediate session will cover questions from 'What is Hadoop', to 'How can I leverage big data analytics on Hadoop'?

Key takeaways include:

  • Gaining a clear understanding of the recent advances and benefits of hadoop and where it sees practical applications
  • Clarity on the current and future uses of hadoop when matching this tool with your organisation's problems
  • Coming away with a beginner-to-intermediate level of understanding of the most common approaches to Hadoop: from quickly processing huge data volumes, varieties, to running limitless concurrent tasks or jobs
  • Navigating the challenges of using hadoop: from fragmented data security, data management, lack of IT skills to manage big data projects, and deciding what tech is best compared to others
  • Learning what best practice looks like when utilising hadoop and the steps to achieve business value

DevOps

Big Data

Data Science

Business Strategy

Workshop

Mon 18 Mar

11:30 - 12:30

WORKSHOP - Utilising Hadoop for Optimised Business Value - A Practical Introduction

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Technical Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R7

Aretha Kebirungi

Sr. Software Engineer @ Andela

This hands-on workshop covers the basics necessary for understanding hadoop - an open-source ...

This hands-on workshop covers the basics necessary for understanding hadoop - an open-source software framework for storing and processing huge amounts of data quickly, especially for social media and the IoT. This beginner-to-intermediate session will cover questions from 'What is Hadoop', to 'How can I leverage big data analytics on Hadoop'?

Key takeaways include:

  • Gaining a clear understanding of the recent advances and benefits of hadoop and where it sees practical applications
  • Clarity on the current and future uses of hadoop when matching this tool with your organisation's problems
  • Coming away with a beginner-to-intermediate level of understanding of the most common approaches to Hadoop: from quickly processing huge data volumes, varieties, to running limitless concurrent tasks or jobs
  • Navigating the challenges of using hadoop: from fragmented data security, data management, lack of IT skills to manage big data projects, and deciding what tech is best compared to others
  • Learning what best practice looks like when utilising hadoop and the steps to achieve business value

DevOps

Big Data

Data Science

Business Strategy

Workshop

DevOps

Big Data

Data Science

Business Strategy

Workshop

 

Mon 18 Mar

11:30 - 12:30

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Soft Skills Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R10

WORKSHOP - Dare to Lead: Practical Tips to Become a Disruptor

Nunu Ntshingila

Country Director, South Africa @ Facebook

Just by being women in tech, we're already disrupting the status quo. This session will deliver ...

Just by being women in tech, we're already disrupting the status quo. This session will deliver practical tips to build up the resiliency and confidence needed to become even more of a disruptive force in your team, company and the wider tech industry.

Key takeaways include: 
  • Practical tried and tested self-care techniques
  • How to get out of negative thought spirals fast
  • How to focus on contributing vs. what people think

 

Personal Development

Leadership

Workshop

Mon 18 Mar

11:30 - 12:30

WORKSHOP - Dare to Lead: Practical Tips to Become a Disruptor

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Soft Skills Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R10

Nunu Ntshingila

Country Director, South Africa @ Facebook

Just by being women in tech, we're already disrupting the status quo. This session will deliver ...

Just by being women in tech, we're already disrupting the status quo. This session will deliver practical tips to build up the resiliency and confidence needed to become even more of a disruptive force in your team, company and the wider tech industry.

Key takeaways include: 
  • Practical tried and tested self-care techniques
  • How to get out of negative thought spirals fast
  • How to focus on contributing vs. what people think

 

Personal Development

Leadership

Workshop

Personal Development

Leadership

Workshop

 

Mon 18 Mar

11:30 - 12:00

STAGE:

Speakers Corner

ROOM:

Networking Area

Meetup: Connecting with a Pinpointed Audience 101

MODERATOR

Baratang Miya

Founder & CEO @ GirlHype

Networking

Mon 18 Mar

11:30 - 12:00

Meetup: Connecting with a Pinpointed Audience 101

THEME:

Speakers Corner

ROOM:

Networking Area

MODERATOR

Baratang Miya

Founder & CEO @ GirlHype

Networking

Networking

Mon 18 Mar

12:05 - 12:35

SUITABLE FOR:

Mid-Management

and above

STAGE:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

Optimising Your Cloud to Navigate Africa's Digital Transformation

MODERATOR

Caroline Mukiira

Head of Global Business Services (Consulting Practice) @ IBM East Africa

Tracy De Abreu

Global Growth Executive @ SAP

Catherine Luckhoff

CIO @ Swipe iX

Joyce Amondi

Most organisations in Africa are in the early stages of their digital transformation. As such, ...

Most organisations in Africa are in the early stages of their digital transformation. As such, application leaders and their leadership must study the trends in cloud platform technologies in order to maximise on the opportunities provided by the drive to digital - from dramatically cutting costs to improving an organisations agility. During this presentation we will review real-life case studies of cloud applications in Africa, along with taking a look at API marketplaces, microservices, hybrid integration, multicloud serives and more. Hear from those who have thought beyond mere stack and storage replication, for intelligent uses of cloud.

Key takeaways include:

  • Examining how to truly drive ROI from your cloud applications, beyond storage
  • Exploring the potential of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and DaaS in the future of cloud
  • Gaining an understanding of the practicalities of integrating your business to the cloud and common pitfalls to avoid along the way
  • Examining how machine learning driven analytics can drive forward cloud-based big data solutions
  • Defining the future outlook of cloud innovation in Africa across industry verticals

Cloud

Enterprise

Product

Business Strategy

Mon 18 Mar

12:05 - 12:35

Optimising Your Cloud to Navigate Africa's Digital Transformation

SUITABLE FOR:

Mid-Management

and above

THEME:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

MODERATOR

Caroline Mukiira

Head of Global Business Services (Consulting Practice) @ IBM East Africa

Tracy De Abreu

Global Growth Executive @ SAP

Catherine Luckhoff

CIO @ Swipe iX

Joyce Amondi

Most organisations in Africa are in the early stages of their digital transformation. As such, ...

Most organisations in Africa are in the early stages of their digital transformation. As such, application leaders and their leadership must study the trends in cloud platform technologies in order to maximise on the opportunities provided by the drive to digital - from dramatically cutting costs to improving an organisations agility. During this presentation we will review real-life case studies of cloud applications in Africa, along with taking a look at API marketplaces, microservices, hybrid integration, multicloud serives and more. Hear from those who have thought beyond mere stack and storage replication, for intelligent uses of cloud.

Key takeaways include:

  • Examining how to truly drive ROI from your cloud applications, beyond storage
  • Exploring the potential of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and DaaS in the future of cloud
  • Gaining an understanding of the practicalities of integrating your business to the cloud and common pitfalls to avoid along the way
  • Examining how machine learning driven analytics can drive forward cloud-based big data solutions
  • Defining the future outlook of cloud innovation in Africa across industry verticals

Cloud

Enterprise

Product

Business Strategy

Cloud

Enterprise

Product

Business Strategy

 

Mon 18 Mar

12:05 - 12:35

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

Techs Role in Solving Africa's Unemployment Crisis

Nneile Nkholise

Founder & Director @ iMED Tech Group

Mosa Mkhize

Senior Public Policy Associate @ Uber

Gugu Nonjinge

Communications Coordinator for Southern Africa @ Afrobarometer

Thabang Mashigo

CEO @ Altitude Connection

With unemployment rates in South Africa at 27% and Egypt's at 24% and rising, our panel of ...

With unemployment rates in South Africa at 27% and Egypt's at 24% and rising, our panel of experts have an honest conversation about what can be done on both a public and private level to tackle this huge economic issue in Africa's foremost tech hubs.

Key takeaways include:

  • Defining the state of play of unemployment in Africa's key tech hubs
  • Understanding the role of tech startups, large corporations and tech innovation centres in creating innovative ways to create more jobs in tech, and to connect job seekers with relevant opportunities
  • Considering the next steps to investing in IT infrastructure to ensure people have access to mobile devices in schools, businesses, farms or education centres
  • Generating multiple use cases for e-learning platforms to provide live group training, upskill a workforce, or connect employers and job seekers with new job opportunities
  • Analysing the roadmap to a nationwide economy that fully utilises its fast-growing and work-ready population

Startups

Leadership

Career Guidance

Personal Development

Mon 18 Mar

12:05 - 12:35

Techs Role in Solving Africa's Unemployment Crisis

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

Nneile Nkholise

Founder & Director @ iMED Tech Group

Mosa Mkhize

Senior Public Policy Associate @ Uber

Gugu Nonjinge

Communications Coordinator for Southern Africa @ Afrobarometer

Thabang Mashigo

CEO @ Altitude Connection

With unemployment rates in South Africa at 27% and Egypt's at 24% and rising, our panel of ...

With unemployment rates in South Africa at 27% and Egypt's at 24% and rising, our panel of experts have an honest conversation about what can be done on both a public and private level to tackle this huge economic issue in Africa's foremost tech hubs.

Key takeaways include:

  • Defining the state of play of unemployment in Africa's key tech hubs
  • Understanding the role of tech startups, large corporations and tech innovation centres in creating innovative ways to create more jobs in tech, and to connect job seekers with relevant opportunities
  • Considering the next steps to investing in IT infrastructure to ensure people have access to mobile devices in schools, businesses, farms or education centres
  • Generating multiple use cases for e-learning platforms to provide live group training, upskill a workforce, or connect employers and job seekers with new job opportunities
  • Analysing the roadmap to a nationwide economy that fully utilises its fast-growing and work-ready population

Startups

Leadership

Career Guidance

Personal Development

Startups

Leadership

Career Guidance

Personal Development

 

Mon 18 Mar

12:30 - 13:30

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Soft Skills Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R10

WORKSHOP - The Myth of a Nice Woman - Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming A Person You Hate

Farieda Mayet

CTO, Finance Sector Regional Office @ Huawei Technologies South Africa

As women rise through the ranks, being known as "too nice" can immediately hold you back as ...

As women rise through the ranks, being known as "too nice" can immediately hold you back as someone that lacks authority and someone without the propensity to lead with real autonomy. This interactive workshop tackles "too nice" head on to give concrete responses to whip out the next time you are "too nice", to prove that kindness and ambition are not mutually exclusive. We'll also delve into complimentary soft skills to stay truly authentic in the workplace as you define your roadmap into seniority.

Key takeaways include:

  • Come away with real-life tips to speak up, negotiate your salary, and find your confidence in the workplace
  • Stamp out the negative perception of "niceness" by viewing it as capital to help you rise through the ranks in business
  • Proven ways to not sacrifice your values and authenticity in your pursuit to seniority
  • Learn how to navigate business relationships
  • Striking the balance between empathetic and decisive from mid- to senior- level management

Leadership

Personal Development

Career Guidance

Gender

Workshop

Mon 18 Mar

12:30 - 13:30

WORKSHOP - The Myth of a Nice Woman - Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming A Person You Hate

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Soft Skills Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R10

Farieda Mayet

CTO, Finance Sector Regional Office @ Huawei Technologies South Africa

As women rise through the ranks, being known as "too nice" can immediately hold you back as ...

As women rise through the ranks, being known as "too nice" can immediately hold you back as someone that lacks authority and someone without the propensity to lead with real autonomy. This interactive workshop tackles "too nice" head on to give concrete responses to whip out the next time you are "too nice", to prove that kindness and ambition are not mutually exclusive. We'll also delve into complimentary soft skills to stay truly authentic in the workplace as you define your roadmap into seniority.

Key takeaways include:

  • Come away with real-life tips to speak up, negotiate your salary, and find your confidence in the workplace
  • Stamp out the negative perception of "niceness" by viewing it as capital to help you rise through the ranks in business
  • Proven ways to not sacrifice your values and authenticity in your pursuit to seniority
  • Learn how to navigate business relationships
  • Striking the balance between empathetic and decisive from mid- to senior- level management

Leadership

Personal Development

Career Guidance

Gender

Workshop

Leadership

Personal Development

Career Guidance

Gender

Workshop

 

Mon 18 Mar

12:40 - 13:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Mid-Management

and above

STAGE:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

Creating An Enterprise Roadmap to Data Science

Shavani Naidoo

Senior Expert - Data Science @ Primedia

Businesses that choose to improve their algorithmic and data science capabilities will find more ...

Businesses that choose to improve their algorithmic and data science capabilities will find more success in 2019. In light of the trend towards augmented analytics that automate tasks using machine learning or other data science techniques that extract greater insight, this session will define how to move beyond performing pockets of analytics.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learning how to embed data science capabilities across your enterprise as a core part of your day-to-day business
  • Identifying how these data points can be used to enable a raft of innovation
  • Clarity on the steps to securely gather, store and access high quality data
  • Gaining a clear understanding on how to deliver maximum ROI through data strategy and modelling
  • Identifying how to grow, motivate and retain the right data science-related talent

Data Science

Business Strategy

Enterprise

Mon 18 Mar

12:40 - 13:00

Creating An Enterprise Roadmap to Data Science

SUITABLE FOR:

Mid-Management

and above

THEME:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

Shavani Naidoo

Senior Expert - Data Science @ Primedia

Businesses that choose to improve their algorithmic and data science capabilities will find more ...

Businesses that choose to improve their algorithmic and data science capabilities will find more success in 2019. In light of the trend towards augmented analytics that automate tasks using machine learning or other data science techniques that extract greater insight, this session will define how to move beyond performing pockets of analytics.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learning how to embed data science capabilities across your enterprise as a core part of your day-to-day business
  • Identifying how these data points can be used to enable a raft of innovation
  • Clarity on the steps to securely gather, store and access high quality data
  • Gaining a clear understanding on how to deliver maximum ROI through data strategy and modelling
  • Identifying how to grow, motivate and retain the right data science-related talent

Data Science

Business Strategy

Enterprise

Data Science

Business Strategy

Enterprise

 

Mon 18 Mar

13:05 - 13:30

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

Lessons from a High-Powered African Female Leader: Achieving a Flexible, Work-Life Balance

MODERATOR

Jenny Mohanlall

Non-Executive Director, Mentor and CISO @ T-Systems South Africa

The hours and time women work have always been subject to change. However, the pace of this ...

The hours and time women work have always been subject to change. However, the pace of this change is now more rapid than ever due to the far reaching impact of 'digital' on customer expectations, business needs, and individuals wanting to achieve a better balance between work and home life. This session presents the truths and practicalities of achieving a flexible, work-life balance, and what you can do to get there!

Key takeaways include:

  • Gaining practical tips to tackle the challenges and issues that women face when balancing work roles with their non-work roles and responsibilitiies
  • Re-assessing the effectiveness of policies aimed to promote work-life balance
  • Lessons from experience - strategies for businesses to assist with the choices made by the individual to balance life and work that improve the person's career, mental health, stress levels, as well as life satisfaction

Enterprise

Gender

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Next-Gen Talent

Organisational Change

Mon 18 Mar

13:05 - 13:30

Lessons from a High-Powered African Female Leader: Achieving a Flexible, Work-Life Balance

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

MODERATOR

Jenny Mohanlall

Non-Executive Director, Mentor and CISO @ T-Systems South Africa

The hours and time women work have always been subject to change. However, the pace of this ...

The hours and time women work have always been subject to change. However, the pace of this change is now more rapid than ever due to the far reaching impact of 'digital' on customer expectations, business needs, and individuals wanting to achieve a better balance between work and home life. This session presents the truths and practicalities of achieving a flexible, work-life balance, and what you can do to get there!

Key takeaways include:

  • Gaining practical tips to tackle the challenges and issues that women face when balancing work roles with their non-work roles and responsibilitiies
  • Re-assessing the effectiveness of policies aimed to promote work-life balance
  • Lessons from experience - strategies for businesses to assist with the choices made by the individual to balance life and work that improve the person's career, mental health, stress levels, as well as life satisfaction

Enterprise

Gender

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Next-Gen Talent

Organisational Change

Enterprise

Gender

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Next-Gen Talent

Organisational Change

 

Mon 18 Mar

12:40 - 13:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Technical experts

STAGE:

Technical Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R7

WORKSHOP - Building and Scaling Quality, Reliable Apps in Africa

Hannah Kumah

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer @ Viamo

Success and loyalty in your business or brand relies on the quality of your product or app. It ...

Success and loyalty in your business or brand relies on the quality of your product or app. It is therefore necessary to pay attention to quality in order to cut down costs and improve your brand image. This hands-on session will look at how to open up your market, increase your revenue and build a wider and loyal customer base through paying attention to the technical applications of quality.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding why testing the quality of your product or app is important to improving your position in the market: from cost-savings, brand image, to opportunities to enter new market overseas
  • Learning how accurate testing and learning from failures will enable you to leapfrog developments in the technical functionality of your product
  • Identifying how to scale your app without compromising standards in quality
  • Come away with the key principals of quality assurance testing and how this is a key channel to ensuring reliable performance and loyalty

Apps

Coding

Agile

DevOps

Entrepreneurship

Workshop

Mon 18 Mar

12:40 - 13:30

WORKSHOP - Building and Scaling Quality, Reliable Apps in Africa

SUITABLE FOR:

Technical experts

THEME:

Technical Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R7

Hannah Kumah

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer @ Viamo

Success and loyalty in your business or brand relies on the quality of your product or app. It ...

Success and loyalty in your business or brand relies on the quality of your product or app. It is therefore necessary to pay attention to quality in order to cut down costs and improve your brand image. This hands-on session will look at how to open up your market, increase your revenue and build a wider and loyal customer base through paying attention to the technical applications of quality.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding why testing the quality of your product or app is important to improving your position in the market: from cost-savings, brand image, to opportunities to enter new market overseas
  • Learning how accurate testing and learning from failures will enable you to leapfrog developments in the technical functionality of your product
  • Identifying how to scale your app without compromising standards in quality
  • Come away with the key principals of quality assurance testing and how this is a key channel to ensuring reliable performance and loyalty

Apps

Coding

Agile

DevOps

Entrepreneurship

Workshop

Apps

Coding

Agile

DevOps

Entrepreneurship

Workshop

 

Mon 18 Mar

12:40 - 13:10

STAGE:

Speakers Corner

ROOM:

Networking Area

Meetup: Local Programs to Get Your Early to Mid-Stage Venture to the Next Level

Lelemba Phiri

Principal & Angel Investor @ Africa Trust Group

Marième Diop

Venture Capital @ Orange Digital Ventures

Mariem Ben Maallem

MD @ Zen Labs

Networking

Mon 18 Mar

12:40 - 13:10

Meetup: Local Programs to Get Your Early to Mid-Stage Venture to the Next Level

THEME:

Speakers Corner

ROOM:

Networking Area

Lelemba Phiri

Principal & Angel Investor @ Africa Trust Group

Marième Diop

Venture Capital @ Orange Digital Ventures

Mariem Ben Maallem

MD @ Zen Labs

Networking

Networking

Mon 18 Mar

13:05 - 13:30

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

Implications of AI & Blockchain on Cybercrime and Security in Africa

MODERATOR

Megan Jacobs

Information Technology Operations Manager @ Microsoft

Joylynn Kirui

Principal Cyber Security Assurance Officer @ Safaricom

AI can both be weaponised as a cyber-threat and be autonomously deployed to fight back against ...

AI can both be weaponised as a cyber-threat and be autonomously deployed to fight back against in-progress attacks. On the other hand, blockchain can also be used to weaponise DDoS attacks, Decentralised ID, Fraud protection, or even private messaging. This session will navigate the advances of AI and blockchain, addressing the 'immune system' model for cybersecurity and the limitations of legacy approaches to information security for Africa.

Key takeaways include:

  • Exploring the 2019 threat landscape in Africa
  • Understanding how AI & Blockchain can take cybersecurity to the next level - from DDos attacks, Malware, Spyware, Phishing and more
  • Gaining best practice on the tools needed for intelligence information sharing

AI

Blockchain

Security

Enterprise

Business Strategy

Product

Mon 18 Mar

13:05 - 13:30

Implications of AI & Blockchain on Cybercrime and Security in Africa

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

MODERATOR

Megan Jacobs

Information Technology Operations Manager @ Microsoft

Joylynn Kirui

Principal Cyber Security Assurance Officer @ Safaricom

AI can both be weaponised as a cyber-threat and be autonomously deployed to fight back against ...

AI can both be weaponised as a cyber-threat and be autonomously deployed to fight back against in-progress attacks. On the other hand, blockchain can also be used to weaponise DDoS attacks, Decentralised ID, Fraud protection, or even private messaging. This session will navigate the advances of AI and blockchain, addressing the 'immune system' model for cybersecurity and the limitations of legacy approaches to information security for Africa.

Key takeaways include:

  • Exploring the 2019 threat landscape in Africa
  • Understanding how AI & Blockchain can take cybersecurity to the next level - from DDos attacks, Malware, Spyware, Phishing and more
  • Gaining best practice on the tools needed for intelligence information sharing

AI

Blockchain

Security

Enterprise

Business Strategy

Product

AI

Blockchain

Security

Enterprise

Business Strategy

Product

 

Mon 18 Mar

12:40 - 13:00

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

Top 10 Hot Tech Roles on the Rise in Africa

Wambui Kinya

VP, Success @ Andela

It is more important than ever to define the skillsets needed to survive and thrive in a digital ...

It is more important than ever to define the skillsets needed to survive and thrive in a digital Africa. This session will present the hottest tech-roles right now and what you need to do in order to get there. What jobs will be disrupted in this drive to digital and which roles will be suspectible to automation? Come to this session to uncover the specific roles and skillsets you need to know in order to stay relevant.

Key takeaways include:

  • Defining the most in-demand roles, skills and job titles in tech in 2019 and the forces shaping it
  • Understanding how digital and emerging technologies are changing the future of work
  • Learning about approaches for companies and institutions to find the right talent and retain it
  • Gaining strategies for businesses to redeploy and upskill their current employees
  • Identifying the roadmap to futureproof your skillset so that advancements in AI and robotics won’t threaten your employment opportunities

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Next-Gen Talent

Mon 18 Mar

12:40 - 13:00

Top 10 Hot Tech Roles on the Rise in Africa

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

Wambui Kinya

VP, Success @ Andela

It is more important than ever to define the skillsets needed to survive and thrive in a digital ...

It is more important than ever to define the skillsets needed to survive and thrive in a digital Africa. This session will present the hottest tech-roles right now and what you need to do in order to get there. What jobs will be disrupted in this drive to digital and which roles will be suspectible to automation? Come to this session to uncover the specific roles and skillsets you need to know in order to stay relevant.

Key takeaways include:

  • Defining the most in-demand roles, skills and job titles in tech in 2019 and the forces shaping it
  • Understanding how digital and emerging technologies are changing the future of work
  • Learning about approaches for companies and institutions to find the right talent and retain it
  • Gaining strategies for businesses to redeploy and upskill their current employees
  • Identifying the roadmap to futureproof your skillset so that advancements in AI and robotics won’t threaten your employment opportunities

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Next-Gen Talent

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Next-Gen Talent

 

Mon 18 Mar

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH

Mon 18 Mar

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH

Mon 18 Mar

14:30 - 15:00

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

Getting Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level - Defining Your 12 Month Plan for 2019

Audrey Chitewe

Clients, Industries & Markets Leader, Risk Advisory Africa, 2018 Mill_Board Chairperson @ Deloitte Africa

This session will shed light on the key attributes of an African tech leader, and the steps you ...

This session will shed light on the key attributes of an African tech leader, and the steps you need to consider in order to maximise your leadership potential in the digital age.

Key takeaways include:

  • Identifying how digital transformation affects organizations' operating models and the ways of working
  • Breaking down your leadership priorities into a 12 month plan - utlising your strengths in order to get your leadership skills to the next level!
  • Exploring the mental agility needed to rise through the ranks - from promoting a constant learning culture, coping with more responsibility, maintaining drive, straight talk and more
  • Learning how to create a sustainable pipeline of protégés
  • Clarity on what it takes to move from mid-level to senior level management

Leadership

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Mon 18 Mar

14:30 - 15:00

Getting Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level - Defining Your 12 Month Plan for 2019

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

Audrey Chitewe

Clients, Industries & Markets Leader, Risk Advisory Africa, 2018 Mill_Board Chairperson @ Deloitte Africa

This session will shed light on the key attributes of an African tech leader, and the steps you ...

This session will shed light on the key attributes of an African tech leader, and the steps you need to consider in order to maximise your leadership potential in the digital age.

Key takeaways include:

  • Identifying how digital transformation affects organizations' operating models and the ways of working
  • Breaking down your leadership priorities into a 12 month plan - utlising your strengths in order to get your leadership skills to the next level!
  • Exploring the mental agility needed to rise through the ranks - from promoting a constant learning culture, coping with more responsibility, maintaining drive, straight talk and more
  • Learning how to create a sustainable pipeline of protégés
  • Clarity on what it takes to move from mid-level to senior level management

Leadership

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

Leadership

Skills Gap

Career Guidance

 

Mon 18 Mar

14:30 - 15:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Technical experts

STAGE:

Technical Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R7

WORKSHOP - Getting Started With React Native - A Hands-On Session To Build Real-World Applications

Raegan Harris

UI Designer @ JUMO

Muneeb Baderoen

Software Engineer @ JUMO

With React Native, you use JavaScript and React to build a mobile app that is indistinguishable ...

With React Native, you use JavaScript and React to build a mobile app that is indistinguishable from apps built using Objective-C or Java. Rather than creating a "mobile web app", a "hybrid app" or an "HTML5 app", you just put the fundamental UI building blocks together with JavaScript and React to create an app that is efficient across multiple platforms and gets to the heart of providing a superior native performance. This practical session will take you though the fundamentals of React Native from the framework, syntax, best practices and ecosystem of building real-world applications.

Key takeaways include:

  • Gaining a clear understanding of what React Native is - from setting up a project, the tools needed, to debugging
  • Learning about the core componants (layout to styling), lists (ScrollView, ListView) to navigations and animations
  • Clarity on the standard app
  • Understanding the native modules
  • Identifying best practice examples of how companies such as FB, Instagram, Skype and Tesla use React Native to capture the majority of the mobile ecosystem

Coding

Apps

DevOps

Workshop

Mon 18 Mar

14:30 - 15:30

WORKSHOP - Getting Started With React Native - A Hands-On Session To Build Real-World Applications

SUITABLE FOR:

Technical experts

THEME:

Technical Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R7

Raegan Harris

UI Designer @ JUMO

Muneeb Baderoen

Software Engineer @ JUMO

With React Native, you use JavaScript and React to build a mobile app that is indistinguishable ...

With React Native, you use JavaScript and React to build a mobile app that is indistinguishable from apps built using Objective-C or Java. Rather than creating a "mobile web app", a "hybrid app" or an "HTML5 app", you just put the fundamental UI building blocks together with JavaScript and React to create an app that is efficient across multiple platforms and gets to the heart of providing a superior native performance. This practical session will take you though the fundamentals of React Native from the framework, syntax, best practices and ecosystem of building real-world applications.

Key takeaways include:

  • Gaining a clear understanding of what React Native is - from setting up a project, the tools needed, to debugging
  • Learning about the core componants (layout to styling), lists (ScrollView, ListView) to navigations and animations
  • Clarity on the standard app
  • Understanding the native modules
  • Identifying best practice examples of how companies such as FB, Instagram, Skype and Tesla use React Native to capture the majority of the mobile ecosystem

Coding

Apps

DevOps

Workshop

Coding

Apps

DevOps

Workshop

 

Mon 18 Mar

14:30 - 15:30

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

Soft Skills Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R10

WORKSHOP - 5 Lessons to Getting the Most Out Of Your Mentor

Antoinia Norman

UN Women GICC Global Lead, Founder @ BusinessPROS, CEO @ Branson Entrepreneur Hub

Finding a mentor that fits isn't always easy. In an increasingly volatile job market, a good ...

Finding a mentor that fits isn't always easy. In an increasingly volatile job market, a good mentor might just be what you need to take your career to the next level. In this session we will discuss how to be intentional when pairing women together, and how to best leverage your mentors expertise when making your next move in the job market. Learn how to manage relationships outside of your direct influence to create a beneficial relationship with your support network.

Key takeaways include:

  • Steps to finding an individual you trust and admire as a mentor - from looking at your organic network to online groups and networks to pair yourself with an individual with the right industry expertise
  • Learning the unwritten rules of asking someone to be your mentor. How many times should you meet up, to how to have constructive and enjoyable conversations
  • Clarity on how to make the relationship mutually-rewarding and beneficial

Career Guidance

Personal Development

Workshop

Mon 18 Mar

14:30 - 15:30

WORKSHOP - 5 Lessons to Getting the Most Out Of Your Mentor

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

Soft Skills Learning Labs

ROOM:

Meeting RM R10

Antoinia Norman

UN Women GICC Global Lead, Founder @ BusinessPROS, CEO @ Branson Entrepreneur Hub

Finding a mentor that fits isn't always easy. In an increasingly volatile job market, a good ...

Finding a mentor that fits isn't always easy. In an increasingly volatile job market, a good mentor might just be what you need to take your career to the next level. In this session we will discuss how to be intentional when pairing women together, and how to best leverage your mentors expertise when making your next move in the job market. Learn how to manage relationships outside of your direct influence to create a beneficial relationship with your support network.

Key takeaways include:

  • Steps to finding an individual you trust and admire as a mentor - from looking at your organic network to online groups and networks to pair yourself with an individual with the right industry expertise
  • Learning the unwritten rules of asking someone to be your mentor. How many times should you meet up, to how to have constructive and enjoyable conversations
  • Clarity on how to make the relationship mutually-rewarding and beneficial

Career Guidance

Personal Development

Workshop

Career Guidance

Personal Development

Workshop

 

Mon 18 Mar

14:30 - 15:00

STAGE:

Speakers Corner

ROOM:

Networking Area

Meetup: Ask Me Anything about Cloud Computing & Blockchain!

MODERATOR

Catherine Luckhoff

CIO @ Swipe iX

Stephen Young

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer @ Coindirect

Yaliwe Soko

Chairlady, Blockchain Association of Africa & Founder @ Essence Crypto Consultant

Networking

Mon 18 Mar

14:30 - 15:00

Meetup: Ask Me Anything about Cloud Computing & Blockchain!

THEME:

Speakers Corner

ROOM:

Networking Area

MODERATOR

Catherine Luckhoff

CIO @ Swipe iX

Stephen Young

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer @ Coindirect

Yaliwe Soko

Chairlady, Blockchain Association of Africa & Founder @ Essence Crypto Consultant

Networking

Networking

Mon 18 Mar

14:30 - 15:00

SUITABLE FOR:

Technical experts

STAGE:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

Analysing the Latest Advances in Automation and Their Applications in Your Business

MODERATOR

Garikai Matambo

Global Tech, Media & Telecoms Operations @ Deloitte

Thandi Khoza

Automation Engineer @ Vodacom

Diana Wanjuhi

Lead Product Engineer @ Africa's Talking

Dounia Alla

Head of Ops @ Avito.ma, Adevinta

Implementing automation techniques within your business can be a tricky process, especially as ...

Implementing automation techniques within your business can be a tricky process, especially as you start to think more towards increasingly intelligent automation. Business leaders need to utilise efficient testing and evaluation, mapping potential tools and tech against their use cases along with the skill sets needed to support them. This session will unveil the impact of automation on businesses, along with what guidelines organisations should follow in order to get the best out of these emerging techs and harness their opportunities.

Key takeaways include:

  • Undestanding the modern application of automation languages: Selenium, Java, UFT, ALM, Doca, Quinine and others
  • Come away with how to leverage existing tools to manage the change process
  • Learning about what language is best to use and how it can be practically applied to applications and services
  • Considering the latest approaches in security testing for your enterprise using android and mobile

Automation

Enterprise

Security

Machine Learning

Mon 18 Mar

14:30 - 15:00

Analysing the Latest Advances in Automation and Their Applications in Your Business

SUITABLE FOR:

Technical experts

THEME:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

MODERATOR

Garikai Matambo

Global Tech, Media & Telecoms Operations @ Deloitte

Thandi Khoza

Automation Engineer @ Vodacom

Diana Wanjuhi

Lead Product Engineer @ Africa's Talking

Dounia Alla

Head of Ops @ Avito.ma, Adevinta

Implementing automation techniques within your business can be a tricky process, especially as ...

Implementing automation techniques within your business can be a tricky process, especially as you start to think more towards increasingly intelligent automation. Business leaders need to utilise efficient testing and evaluation, mapping potential tools and tech against their use cases along with the skill sets needed to support them. This session will unveil the impact of automation on businesses, along with what guidelines organisations should follow in order to get the best out of these emerging techs and harness their opportunities.

Key takeaways include:

  • Undestanding the modern application of automation languages: Selenium, Java, UFT, ALM, Doca, Quinine and others
  • Come away with how to leverage existing tools to manage the change process
  • Learning about what language is best to use and how it can be practically applied to applications and services
  • Considering the latest approaches in security testing for your enterprise using android and mobile

Automation

Enterprise

Security

Machine Learning

Automation

Enterprise

Security

Machine Learning

 

Mon 18 Mar

15:05 - 15:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Mid-Management

and above

STAGE:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

What's Next for AI & Machine Learning in Africa? Capitalising on Real-Life Applications in 2019

Jessica Davies

Senior Disruption Analyst @ Nedbank

Whilst AI and machine learning applications are still nascent across Africa, an increasing ...

Whilst AI and machine learning applications are still nascent across Africa, an increasing number of companies are beginning to adopt AI to both streamline their operational processes and maximise ROI. This session will share practical insights on how to assess these technologies, looking at the present state of play and the future applications across your value chain.

Key takeaways include:

  • A clear understanding of the meaning and recent advances in AI & machine learning
  • Understand where AI, machine learning and algorithmic-based innovation sees practical application
  • Clarity on the key future uses of this technology and what this specifically looks like across Africa's cross-industries
  • Explore why and how recent applications in AI & machine learning have succeeded in Africa and the potential to use this tech to address Africa's challenges

AI

Machine Learning

Enterprise

Business Strategy

Automation

Mon 18 Mar

15:05 - 15:30

What's Next for AI & Machine Learning in Africa? Capitalising on Real-Life Applications in 2019

SUITABLE FOR:

Mid-Management

and above

THEME:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

Jessica Davies

Senior Disruption Analyst @ Nedbank

Whilst AI and machine learning applications are still nascent across Africa, an increasing ...

Whilst AI and machine learning applications are still nascent across Africa, an increasing number of companies are beginning to adopt AI to both streamline their operational processes and maximise ROI. This session will share practical insights on how to assess these technologies, looking at the present state of play and the future applications across your value chain.

Key takeaways include:

  • A clear understanding of the meaning and recent advances in AI & machine learning
  • Understand where AI, machine learning and algorithmic-based innovation sees practical application
  • Clarity on the key future uses of this technology and what this specifically looks like across Africa's cross-industries
  • Explore why and how recent applications in AI & machine learning have succeeded in Africa and the potential to use this tech to address Africa's challenges

AI

Machine Learning

Enterprise

Business Strategy

Automation

AI

Machine Learning

Enterprise

Business Strategy

Automation

 

Mon 18 Mar

15:05 - 15:30

SUITABLE FOR:

Technical experts

STAGE:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

Presenting Tech Principles to a Non-Tech Audience

Sithembile Ncube

Ambassador, Miss.Africa Digital @ DCA Trust

In any business, there will inevitably come a time when your team of techies will need to ...

In any business, there will inevitably come a time when your team of techies will need to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience. Whether your specialist knowledge lies in software engineering, information security or data analytics, our group of experts will give you the practical tips on how to present key tech principles to a non-tech audience in an engaging and understandable way.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding how to analyse your audience and the most important principles they need to grasp in order to understand your expertise
  • Clarity on structuring your presentation to create an engaging narrative
  • Steps to refine the content on your slides to ensure your visual aids balance your spoken message
  • Learning about the most effective ways to explain tech terms and share facts and figures to communicate your message
  • Coming away with best practice on the 'soft skills' needed to deliver an engaging presentation 

Career Guidance

Personal Development

Mon 18 Mar

15:05 - 15:30

Presenting Tech Principles to a Non-Tech Audience

SUITABLE FOR:

Technical experts

THEME:

Sustaining Africa's Next-Gen Workplace & Talent

ROOM:

Hall C

Sithembile Ncube

Ambassador, Miss.Africa Digital @ DCA Trust

In any business, there will inevitably come a time when your team of techies will need to ...

In any business, there will inevitably come a time when your team of techies will need to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience. Whether your specialist knowledge lies in software engineering, information security or data analytics, our group of experts will give you the practical tips on how to present key tech principles to a non-tech audience in an engaging and understandable way.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding how to analyse your audience and the most important principles they need to grasp in order to understand your expertise
  • Clarity on structuring your presentation to create an engaging narrative
  • Steps to refine the content on your slides to ensure your visual aids balance your spoken message
  • Learning about the most effective ways to explain tech terms and share facts and figures to communicate your message
  • Coming away with best practice on the 'soft skills' needed to deliver an engaging presentation 

Career Guidance

Personal Development

Career Guidance

Personal Development

 

Mon 18 Mar

15:30 - 16:00

COFFEE BREAK

Mon 18 Mar

15:30 - 16:00

COFFEE BREAK

Mon 18 Mar

16:00 - 16:30

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

STAGE:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B

AR - Making Cognitive Technologies Work For Your Business

Glenn Gillis

MD @ Sea Monster

Immersive technologies are changing the way businesses view typical enterprise processes. With ...

Immersive technologies are changing the way businesses view typical enterprise processes. With 16.1 million active smartphone users in South Africa, VR, AR and MR present considerable opportunities across cross-industry verticals. As experience designers create more use-cases, this session will dive into real-world applications and best practices to get started with this cutting edge tech!

Key takeaways include:

  • Examining how AR/VR are being utilised in businesses to improve level of brand engagement with the customers, and solve some wicked educational and training challenges
  • Understand the evolution and benefits of AR to VR and MR, and how this can be applied to a business
  • Provide a way to re-think how to apply AR/VR can be used as a serious tool for business / social change
  • Identifying business considerations when utilising AR / VR tech within a developing country context

AR/MR

Enterprise

Business Strategy

Mon 18 Mar

16:00 - 16:30

AR - Making Cognitive Technologies Work For Your Business

SUITABLE FOR:

EVERYBODY

THEME:

The Future of Africa is Tech!

ROOM:

Hall B