Stage set for KZN instalment of PSICT Forum

Staff Writer
By Staff Writer, ITWeb
Johannesburg, 22 Mar 2023

The gathering of public sector ICT decision-makers − the Public Sector ICT (PSICT) Forum − will be hosted in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on 24 March.

This marks the second time the event, which has been running since September 2016, is being hosted in the province of KZN. It will be heldat The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga.

Held in conjunction with ITWeb Brainstorm and systems integrator BCX, the theme of the upcoming event is: “Prioritising universal connectivity as a catalyst of the digital economy”.

This instalment of the PSICT Forum will be headlined by Sibusiso Ngubane, deputy director-general in the office of the premier in KZN, who will deliver the keynote address.

KZN health department acting CIO Dr Vuma Magaqa will deliver a talk on digital transformation and innovation in the public sector.

Other speakers include BCX’s Sinamava Hina-Mvoko and Rebatho Madiba, as well as the forum’s co-chairpersons – Mothibi Ramusi, CIO of the National Lotteries Commission, and Mthoko Mncwabe, CIO of Airports Company South Africa – who will deliver the welcome remarks.

Past headline speakers at the event include small business minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, former GovChat founder Eldrid Jordaan, as well as government CIO Mandla Ngcobo.

The PSICT Forum is organised by ITWeb Brainstorm, with BCX as the headline sponsor.

It is a platform for public sector ICT decision-makers to come together, engage and discuss topics that are key to innovation in service delivery.

In addition, it provides ICT executives the opportunity to detail how they are digitally reinventing their organisations in order to stay ahead of digital transformation, and the role of the private sector, civil society, public sector and SMMEs in advancing digital inclusion and economic growth.

Its board members include the CIOs of organisations such as National Lotteries Commission, Airports Company South Africa, Stellenbosch and Wits Universities, Gautrain Management Agency and BCX, and business management consultant Mandla Mkhwanazi.