Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief and publisher, Stuff magazine
Africa's unique problems have resulted in a unique brand of innovation out of necessity, often using mobile phones. Africa's innovative spirit has produced mobile payment systems like M-Pesa (through which $148 million a day or 40% of Kenya's GDP is transacted) and other ground-breaking inventions. And, while solving these problems for itself, it will benefit the rest of the world. Africa is not just mobile-first; it is a mobile-only continent.
Fred Felton, communications strategist, Falconscove
The best and worst apps in the healthcare, retail, finance and manufacturing sectors. Felton will look at some of the most downloaded apps and the apps that have the worst record. He will explain what makes a good app and what makes a bad app. He will give advice on how delegates can create their own apps that may just solve pressing problems in SA at the moment. Finally, he will explore the future of apps and what is possible in the near future with apps.
Is AI really such a game changer, or is it just another buzzword? In this talk we will explore why AI is the natural evolution of IT, but more importantly why is it needed. We will also be looking at what is it likely to do for the industry as a whole and how the industry will change the way we work with IT to come. What is the next generation likely to do with AI empowered IT? We know consumers use mobile devices more than conventional (old school PC’s) today. Five years ago you would research your next holiday or trip online via a PC and webpages. Today, you would most likely use an app on your mobile device. Well AI is one of those disrupters, in the future, you would most likely use a chatbot or something similar.
Andrew Dawson, Commercial director, Mac Investment Group of companies
A review of findings from our deployment of sales force automation, logistics, distribution and retail loyalty rewards platforms throughout Africa.
John Giles, legal services provider, Michalsons
Marko Trninic, solutions Africa: innovation and analytics director, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Mthandeni kaDumisani Langa, senior analyst, Commonwealth Bank
Business, IT and organisational strategies logically hinge on efficient enterprise IT integration concepts that contextualise conceptual links between business, IT and organisational architectures to best address contextual business and socioeconomic needs. The presentation introduces a general theory of collaboration theoretically thriving on ITM as the art, philosophy and science of orchestrating strategic management principles to enliven the value of IT in pursuit of an optimum strategic intent in a continuum.
Manuel Corregedor, COO, Telspace Systems
In line with ITWeb Tech Update 2017's focus, ie, change, challenges and customers. This presentation will explore the changes that have taken place in information security, with a special focus on lessons learnt from Corregedor's experience in the retail and banking sectors of SA. He will also discuss the challenges faced by the sectors due to those changes.
Dr Neil Croft, Senior lecturer, University of Pretoria
What crypto currency isn’t