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Over 2000 participants, 280 speakers and 70 exhibitors gathered at the CSIR International Convention Centre on 7 and 8 December for this event..
The event will take place at the CSIR International Convention Centre, in Pretoria, providing the opportunity for all interested parties to "ignite conversations about science"..
CSIR researchers presented their new technologies to potential investors..
Dr Growe Steyn presented the results of a major research project by CSIR and Meridian Economics, looking into the second tipping point in a South African context..
At an event hosted on Tuesday by the South African Excellence Movement, attendees from all industry sectors were introduced to some of the country's top leaders, who provided independent business leaders with insight on how to lead effectively in turbulent economic conditions. Members of the South African Excellence Movement include Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings (RSPH), the CSIR, JCCI, SAQI, CGF, IBM and Madala & Associates.
Key players of the Excellence Movement include Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings (RSPH), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), the South African Quality Institute (SAQI), the Corporate Governance Framework Research Institute (CGF), IBM South Africa and Madala & Associates..
MTBPS 2017: The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has completed the high-level study on wireless open access network (WOAN) spectrum needs..

ITWeb Security Summit 2018 launched

23 Oct 2017 Security
By Allyson Towle

Meet the 2018 event advisory board, comprised of specialists from across the cyber security landscape in South Africa:  Manuel Corregedor, chief operating officer and Dino Covotsos, founder and CEO, Telspace Systems; Keiran Dennie, senior team leader, Sensepost; Winston Hayden, cyber security and enterprise risk management, Old Mutual; Dr Jabu Mtsweni, research group leader for cyber defence, Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR); Nithen Naidoo,  CIO and co-founder, Snode; Marc Silver, cyber security manager, Investec; Grant Thompson, general manager information security Operations, MTN Group; Keitumetsi Tsotetsi, cyber security risk assurance consultant, PwC; and Maganathin Marcus Veeraragloo, chief advisor, information security, Eskom..
He has held senior and executive roles in both the private and public sector in South Africa.  He has served as an Expert to the African Union (AU), SADC, World Intellectual Property Organisation (including undertaking various commissioned studies and tutoring the Advanced Patent Search course), and the Department of Science and Technology on intellectual property and innovation matters.

Uber to share data with SA cities

26 Sep 2017 Internet
By Lauren Kate Rawlins

Uber SA has signed an agreement with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which has agreed to share information and experience with Uber Movement..

SASSA readies for new payments provider

18 Sep 2017 Business
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

Dlamini's pronouncements follows the completion of a due diligence report on SAPO by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Following the recommendation of the IMC, the CSIR was appointed to conduct the technical due diligence on SAPO.

Brian Armstrong joins Huge Group

5 Sep 2017 Business
By Staff Writer

Prior to joining Telkom in 2010, Armstrong was VP for the Middle East and Africa at the BT group and was tasked with responsibility for overseeing and growing the group's activities across that region. Prior to that he held various positions at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), ultimately as the director of the division for ICT and was also previously the MD of listed ICT services group AST Networks (now Gijima).
The 2017 NCDevHack takes place on Friday 8 to Sunday 10 September 2017 and includes a number of interesting activities:  the CSIR will be mentoring around the subject of infosec; the attendees will be engage in a number of tech talks throughout the week end and attendees can participate in an IOT design challenge, ethical hacking opportunities as well as an open data challenge..

IBM z: a new era in data encryption

22 Aug 2017 Security
By Allyson Towle

Over 100 people gathered to hear the IBM z message from experts including Dr Graham Barbour, information security competency of the mathematical and data science unit, CSIR, Anesu Charamba, programme manager: digital transformation practice, Frost & Sullivan; Tarun Chopra, IBM z, programme director, product management, IBM; Jayesh Prag, founding partner, Hassem Prag; Johan Bosch, executive director, Emid ICT Solutions; and Miguel Vega, vice president systems hardware, IBM MEA..
The DTPS and CSIR are conducting a on the WOAN's spectrum needs, which finance minister Malusi Gigaba has said needs to be completed by the end of August..
Vodacom's CTO voices concerns over the short timeframe the CSIR has to finalise a high-level study on government's planned wireless open access network..
The DTPS then  its National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper which proposed a shake-up of the previous policy framework for spectrum allocation in favour of establishing a wireless open access network (WOAN). The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is busy conducting a on the WOAN's spectrum needs "with a view to license the remainder to the industry".

Gigaba's action plan for spectrum

14 Jul 2017 Telecoms
By Paula Gilbert

Gigaba said by August 2017, the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) need to "conduct a high-level study on wireless open access network (WOAN) spectrum needs with a view to license the remainder to the industry"..
Attendees will be trained on subjects such as: best practices for young developers; mobile security; public systems; ethical hacking 101 and malware threat detection with the aim of assisting local techies develop and hone their skills in infosec. Participants will be involved in discussion sessions focusing on how best to approach information security skills development and also come face to face with vulnerability testing applications.
Martin Sanne (Director of Material Sciences & manufacturing at CSIR); Dilley Naidoo (CEO of Madala & Associates); Angelo Kehayas (Institute of Management Consultants and Master Coaches SA)..

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