The 3rd inaugural IoT Forum Africa 2019, which is scheduled to hold on 26-27 March 2019, will be attended by dignitatries including the Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Pinky Kekana. Ms Kekana will be delivering a keynote address at the event, which will take place at the Gallagher Convention centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ms Pinky Kekana, Deputy Minister at Department of Communications

This forum will create a platform for all participants to share their knowledge of real-world IoT trends, challenges and solutions. This participants include academics, specialists, IoT ecosystem participants, etc.

The forum which has been tagged “Driving Performance, Growth and Profitability with the power of IoT” is set to analyse how any business can harness value from IoT today and in the future.

The Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Kekana is passionate about bridging the digital divide between people of rural and metro areas, with a focus on living, working, and travelling.

Recently, she represented south Africa at the GSMA Mobile World Conference, where she announced the launch of the Internet Inclusion Index.

With an array of topics, speakers and delegates will tackle key issues at IoT Forum 2019 such as:

  • The Future of IoT – Predictions for a connected world.
  • Selecting the right platform for your IoT Project
  • Testing IoT Devices and Platforms – Potential Pitfalls And How to Avoid Them
  • Looking at The New World of Connectivity: 5G and the Internet of Things
  • Transforming Rural Africa with the power of IoT
  • Smart City Ecosystems and Sustainability
  • Assessing the Role of Smart Devices as a Critical Entry Point to the IoT Ecosystem
  • Analysing the application of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
  • The practicalities and challenges of securing IoT network infrastructure
  • Accelerating Your IoT Transformation Journey

Confirmed speakers include:

Phathizwe Malinga, Managing Director: Sqwidnet

Roger Hislop, Executive Head: IOT at Internet Solutions

Toros Esim Emre, Head of Digital Retail and Regional Director of Digital Strategy at Orange Business Services for the Middle East and African market.

Johanna Juselius, Senior Advisor, EU Affairs, Helsinki-Uusimaa Region

Rudeon Snell, Leonardo Leader for SAP Africa

Kabelo Rabotho, Marketing Director, Nissan South Africa

Abdul Baba, Head of IT Operations at

Colin Banks, SAP Leonardo Engagement Lead for SAP Africa

Dr Mark Nasila, Chief Analytics Officer: Consumer Banking & Chief Risk Office at FNB

Kyle Parker, CEO of MITAS, Pagemark Africa and COO of Informed Decisions

Dr Towela Nyerinda Jere, Principal Programme Officer, Nepad Agency

Sindisiwe Nhlapho Dlamini Moloi, CIO at Transnet SOC Ltd

Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion Africa

Richard Barry, CEO at Polymorph

Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and director at Henley Business School, Africa

Tshepo Motshegoa, Group Chief Information Officer at 3Sixty Financial Services Group

How to Participate:

Join as an attendee: Join hundreds of Africa’s entrepreneurs, IOT solution providers and technology leaders – for two days of top-level content, case studies, live demos, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Join as a speaker: Showcase your thought-leadership. Share your insights and experience. Shape solutions to critical business challenges.

Join us as an exhibitor: Showcase your brand and present your solutions to a select audience. Position your organisation at the forefront of Africa’s IoT revolution. Find new partnerships, investors, leads, and opportunities.

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