Speakers 2018

Adam Shapiro  director, Autopilot Workflow Solutions Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
director, Autopilot Workflow Solutions

Adam is the co-founder and director of Autopilot Workflow Solutions and pilotfish digital.

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Andre Schoeman, Head product management, Neotel Liquid Telecom Andre Schoeman  Head product management, Liquid Telecom Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
Head product management, Liquid Telecom

With Electronic Engineering and MBA degrees, Andre brings together an in-depth understanding of technology combined with the ability to commercialise the technology through strong business acumen.

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Andre Schoeman, Head product management, Neotel Liquid Telecom
Antony Hlungwane, Group IT director, MR Price Group (MRPG) Antony Hlungwane  MR Price Group (MRPG) Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
MR Price Group (MRPG)

He was previously Chief Technology Officer for Hollard Insurance, a financial and service provider.

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Antony Hlungwane, Group IT director, MR Price Group (MRPG)
Bheki Zwane, ICT project manager, National Department of Public Works Bheki Zwane  ICT project manager, National Department of Public Works Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
ICT project manager, National Department of Public Works

Bheki Zwane is an innovationist and a technologist.

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Bheki Zwane, ICT project manager, National Department of Public Works
Ian Gatley, Head of Product Domains, Neotel Cathy Pickering (Dr)  Chief architect, Verve Digital Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
Chief architect, Verve Digital

Dr Cathy Pickering, chief architect at Verve Digital, has many years' experience in the ICT industry.

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Ian Gatley, Head of Product Domains, Neotel
Charlene George, managing director & Dr Cathy Pickering, chief architect, Verve Digital Charlene George  managing director & Dr Cathy Pickering, chief architect, Verve Digital Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
managing director & Dr Cathy Pickering, chief architect, Verve Digital

Charlene’s experience is a unique blend of corporate, consulting and entrepreneurial experience; having occupied various leadership roles in the financial services and IT industries for the past 17 years.

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Charlene George, managing director & Dr Cathy Pickering, chief architect, Verve Digital
Darren Bak  Lead business analyst, Synthesis Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
Lead business analyst, Synthesis

Darren Bak manages a growing team of business analysts that support the Synthesis Cloud Consulting offering and other company initiatives.

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Jannie Pretorius, professional services manager, Elingo Jannie Pretorius  professional services manager, Elingo Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
professional services manager, Elingo

Jannie Pretorius is the consummate communications industry professional.

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Jannie Pretorius, professional services manager, Elingo
Jason Kotze, Pre-sales consultant, Redstor Jason Kotze  Pre-sales consultant, Redstor Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
Pre-sales consultant, Redstor

Jason Kotze is a pre-sales consultant at Redstor, tasked with bridging the gap between technical and sales by assisting directly with technical qualification and solution scoping

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Jason Kotze, Pre-sales consultant, Redstor
Jeremy Matthews, Regional manager, Panda Security Africa Jeremy Matthews  Regional manager, Panda Security Africa Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
Regional manager, Panda Security Africa

Originally from the UK, Jeremy Matthews is a 20-year veteran of the local IT industry, with a range of experience covering enterprise software sales, application integration, Web enablement and IT security.

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Jeremy Matthews, Regional manager, Panda Security Africa
Maiendra Moodley, Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA Jordan Seke  CRM specialist and ICT consultant, Wits University Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
CRM specialist and ICT consultant, Wits University

Passionate about research demonstrated through several publications in his personal capacity, Mboungou Mouyabi Seke (Jordan) is a cloud computing advocate and evangelist.

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Maiendra Moodley, Head of Department for Financial Systems and Processes, SITA
Julian Thomas  Principal consultant, PBT Group Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
Principal consultant, PBT Group

Julian Thomas, principal consultant at PBT Group, specialises in delivering data engineering solutions for a variety of use cases.

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Kevin Hall, National sales manager, Elingo Kevin Hall  National sales manager, Elingo Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
National sales manager, Elingo

Kevin Hall is responsible for C-level engagement and is equipped with expertise and product knowledge to help clients identify their call centre and BPA needs.

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Kevin Hall, National sales manager, Elingo
Maganathin Marcus Veeraragloo, Chief advisor, information security, Eskom Maganathin Marcus Veeraragloo  Chief advisor, information security, Eskom Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
Chief advisor, information security, Eskom

A proactive, analytical and conscientious enterprise architect, enterprise security architect and solutions architect with over 20 years' IT experience in the education (North West University), insurance (Discovery Health), banking (Standard Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria, African Bank in Nigeria, BANKSERV), telecommunications (Cell C), public sector (The Department of Trade and Industry, Small Enterprise Development Agency), energy utility (Eskom), water utility (Rand Water), IT consulting (T-Systems South Africa and ATOS) industries.

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Maganathin Marcus Veeraragloo, Chief advisor, information security, Eskom
Prof Pete Janse van Vuuren, CEO, The Thinking Cap Pete Janse van Vuuren (Prof)  CEO, The Thinking Cap Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
CEO, The Thinking Cap

Janse van Vuuren is experienced and highly motivated executive level management professional with diverse technical proficiencies and wide-ranging business/ financial and academic competencies.

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Prof Pete Janse van Vuuren, CEO, The Thinking Cap
Rudi Strydom, Enterprise architect, Imperial Logistics Rudi Strydom  Enterprise architect, Imperial Logistics Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
Enterprise architect, Imperial Logistics

Rudi is the current Enterprise Architect for Imperial Logistics globally operating in 33 countries worldwide.

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Rudi Strydom, Enterprise architect, Imperial Logistics
Willie Strydom, Enterprise security architect, Wesbank Willie Strydom  security architect, Wesbank Thursday, 8 February 2018, Vodacom World, Midrand
security architect, Wesbank

Willie Strydom has been an information security professional since 1998, and has an uncanny ability to break complex concepts and ideas into bite-size chunks that anyone can understand.

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Willie Strydom, Enterprise security architect, Wesbank

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