Vodacom’s digital workshop series returns

Staff Writer
By Staff Writer, ITWeb
Johannesburg, 20 Feb 2020
Fatima Hassim, managing executive at Vodacom Business.
Fatima Hassim, managing executive at Vodacom Business.

Vodacom Business says its digital transformation workshop series will again take place next month, following a successful debut year.

Introduced in 2019, the Fast Forward Series aims to enable South African companies to enter the business sector with the appropriate tools, skills and insights to succeed in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).

Furthermore, it targets small, medium and large enterprises, public and global organisations, and offers industry trend updates and workshops, as well as innovation sprints, developer series and hackathons.

This year, the series will extend physically into the Western Cape and digitally on Vodacom’s flagship video-streaming platform, Videoplay, according to a statement.

Fatima Hassim, managing executive at Vodacom Business, explains: “This series is designed to promote business growth and strategic decision-making in an ever-changing environment for both C-level executives in large corporates and owners of small businesses.

“Vodacom Business understands that entrepreneurs often need digital solutions and resources for their businesses to thrive in the market today. With ‘unicorn companies’ that change the game and disrupt industries, business strategies need to constantly evolve and as such, there is a definitive need for entrepreneurs to acquire new skills to regain their competitive advantage.”

The telco says season two of the series will include enterprise roundtables that will focus on the future of business and digital transformation as a key theme, with industry experts sharing their insights on the current technology landscape, challenges and future opportunities provided by digital technology.

Small businesses can register to attend the business acceleration programmes in partnership with Startup Grind, Vodacom Digital Advertising and Business Doctors.

Meanwhile, business owners can register to attend on the Vodacom Business Web site and can choose to attend a workshop at either the experience centre in Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg, or the pop-up business experience space at The Young Bloods Gallery in Cape Town.

“The fourth industrial revolution has already begun to shift the business landscape. The challenges faced by businesses has increased at the same pace as their competitors and so our objective is to continue to provide a platform that will address key business challenges whilst focusing on empowering entrepreneurs to develop strategies to thrive in today’s digital economy,” concludesHassim.