Smart Cities Africa Summit
3-4 July 2019
Emperors Palace Hotel
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Smart Cities Africa Summit 2019

Bigger and Better Africa’s leading Smart Cities Summit returns to Johannesburg South Africa, from 3-4 July 2018.
The Smart Cities Africa Summit 2018 edition was a great success which was exemplified by the number of senior business executives in attendance as well as, high commissioners, ambassadors, mayors.
There is going to be substantial growth for the 2019 edition and we have partnered with a strong community of leading partners including governments, businesses, academic institutions, and different industry bodies in order to achieve this.
Smart Cities Africa Summit 2019 is focused on “co-creating smart cities in Africa – beyond the rhetoric”.


Over the next few decades, the continuing urbanization and overall growth of the world´s population is projected to add over 2 billion people to the cities. All regions in the world are expected to urbanize further, especially in Africa, where the fastest growing cities are located.

Africa must then become more interdependent and its cities must act together across borders to deal with similar challenges: population growth, climate change, traffic congestion and pollution, lack of adequate and affordable housing, education and health, the integration of refugees and migrants into urban life, among many other pressing issues.

This Summit will look at Africa’s current urban living challenges and ask what is needed for the cities of tomorrow and who will be leading the way? The Smart Cities Africa Summit will bring together  city leaders to prospect best-practices and high-tech solutions for smart city realization needs.

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SUMMIT SPEAKERS

Herman Mashaba

Herman Mashaba

Mayor @ Johannesburg City
Doctor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza

Doctor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza

MMC FINANCE,ICT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Doctor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza

MMC FINANCE,ICT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Is a member of the ANC in good standing from Ward 15 in Kempton Park and is currently serving in the ANC Regional Executive Committee and he is a former ANCYL Regional Chairperson

Doctor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza with family origins in the town of Matatiele EC, completed primary & secondary education in Tembisa. He graduated with National Diploma Cost and Management Accounting in Vaal University of Technology known as (Vaal Tech)
He started his career with Standard bank in Midrand as a Front Line Customer Services in 2003. Trained in Business Administration functions in 2004 at Siemens, where he grew to take up various financial and accounting functions including Financial Controlling, IT Contracts Financial manager, as well as Business Unit Controller.

Political Work Experience
Doctor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza become a PR Councilor 2011-2015 and served a Deputy Chief Whip. In 2013 to 2015 He become a Chairperson of Oversight Committee on Mayor’s Office and legislature where he was Overseeing the institutional performance with regards to the Overall Service Delivery, Financial Performance, Governance and Compliance

From 2015-2018 he was appointed as a Member of the Mayoral Committee Water and Energy and recently appointed as a Member of the Mayoral committee in Finance and Economic Development after the democratic election for the fourth Local government administration.

Nenzeni Babs Duma

Nenzeni Babs Duma

CIO @ Corporate at WesBank
Mike Beevor

Mike Beevor

Technical Marketing Director @ Pivot3

Mike Beevor is the technical marketing director at Pivot3 and is responsible for creating the company strategy around Pivot3’s Safe City/Smart City initiative. A 15-Year industry veteran, Mike has held a number of technical roles across a wide range of start-ups, both in the field and in marketing organisations.

He regularly presents at Pivot3 industry events and participates in industry panels, as well as performing the technical evangelist role for EMEA and APAC. A keen technologist, he has a specific interest in all of the ways that IoT and analytics can be combined to build the ultimate Smart City.

Alan Browning

Alan Browning

Hyperconverged Sales Lead @ Lenovo

Alan Browning is currently employed by Lenovo as the MEA Hyper Converged System Manager and brings over 18 years of IT experience. He acquired his experience by working for a myriad of companies including Barclays Africa, MTN, Dimension Data and Gijima where he specialized in End-user Computing, Cloud and Virtualization and held numerous different positions including a virtualization architect, technology strategy consultant, a cloud evangelist and head of IAAS engineering. 

Alan holds certificates in Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and various architectural frameworks including ITIL and TOGAF. 

Alan prides himself in being able to indentify latest trends in IT and positioning himself at the forefront of these technologies and evangelizing the new technology to the IT community. 

Having lived through the exciting time when VMware changed computing as we know it when they deployed the hypervisor Alan firmly believes that the advent of the hyper converged systems will becoming the cornerstone in transforming the datacenter as we know it. 

 

www.lenovo.com

Ridwaan Bardien

Ridwaan Bardien

Executive Partner @ Gartner
Vino Govender

Vino Govender

Chief Strategy Officer @DFA
Arthur Goldstuck

Arthur Goldstuck

M.D @ World Wide Worx

Arthur Goldstuck is an award-winning writer, analyst and technology commentator. A winner of SA’s Distinguished Service in ICT Award, he is author of 19 books and editor-in-chief of South Africa’s longest-running online consumer technology magazine, Gadget.co.za. His weekly gadgets column is the most widely syndicated technology column in South Africa and he writes a weekly trends column for the Sunday Times. He is founder of World Wide Worx, leading groundbreaking market research, and presents his insights to audiences across the globe.

Mohammed Parker

Mohammed Parker

Chief Information Officer @ CapeNature
Benoit Le Roy

Benoit Le Roy

CEO @ Water Shortage SA
Dr Noluxolo Gcaza

Dr Noluxolo Gcaza

Reseacher Cyber Warfare @ CSIR

Dr Noluxolo Gcaza is a researcher at heart. She has been long captured by the cyber security domain and is passionate about making cyber security accessible to different contexts. Her research interests include but not limited to governance, cyber security awareness and education as well as cyber security culture. Dr Gcaza has written quite a number of research articles in this realm and has also published journal articles. In addition to this, Dr Gcaza has presented in local and international conferences focusing on areas that are more inclined to the human factors within the cyber security domain. Currently she is a Cyber security Researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and her responsibilities mainly reside in the cyber security governance environment.

Muyowa Mutemwa

Muyowa Mutemwa

Senior Cybersecurity Specialist @ CSIR

Fullname: Muyowa Mutemwa
Position: Senior Cybersecurity Specialist
Company: CSIR

Aurobindo Ogra

Aurobindo Ogra

Lecturer-Department of Town & Regional Planning

Aurobindo Ogra: Lecturer-Department of Town and Regional Planning

Stuart Michie: Digital Lead: South Africa at ABB

Stuart Michie: Digital Lead: South Africa at ABB

Digital Lead: South Africa @ ABB

Stuart Michie: Digital Lead: South Africa at ABB

Moshtaq Ahmed

Moshtaq Ahmed

CEO of NybSys

Moshtaq Ahmed CEO of NybSys

Kolosa Madikizela

Kolosa Madikizela

Leader for the Gauteng Built Environment @ Aurecon Group

Kolosa Madikizela – Leader for the Gauteng Built Environment at Aurecon Group

Derek Friend

Derek Friend

ICT Executive & Consultant

Derek Friend: ICT Executive & Consultant

Khanyisa Malabi

Khanyisa Malabi

Chairman NewLeaf Partners Africa

Khanyisa Malabi-Chairman NewLeaf Partners Africa

Gareth Rees

Gareth Rees

Head of Global Partnerships @ IoT.nxt

Gareth Rees-Head of Global Partnerships at IoT.nxt

Edgar Kasenene

Edgar Kasenene

Head of IoT and Emerging Business Africa @ Ericsson

Edgar Kasenene-Head of IoT and Emerging Business Africa at Ericsson

Darryl Pillay

Darryl Pillay

Managing Director @ Jungle Room

Darryl Pillay, Managing Director at Jungle Room

Dmitar Ristovic

Dmitar Ristovic

Cyber Technology and Risk @ Deloitte

Dmitar Ristovic,Cyber Technology and Risk at Deloitte

Phathizwe Malinga

Phathizwe Malinga

Acting CEO @ SqwidNet

As the Acting CEO of SqwidNet, Phathizwe Malinga will now also be responsible for building an IoT connectivity business in South Africa in partnership with International IoT giant SIGFOX.

In addition to his new role, he will continue overlooking the development of the strategy and Connected Devices Solutions divisions for SqwidNet, a fully owned subsidiary of Dark Fibre Africa. The role of leading the SqwidNet comes naturally to Malinga as he has been in various leadership roles over the years.

He is no stranger to the role of a strategist, as he consulted with both Max Healthcare and Life Healthcare Group in his previous position with the organisation. He has been involved in the information technology and telecommunication industry for over two decades, having held senior management level positions.

Before joining SqwidNet, Malinga was the Head of Application Strategy at Life Healthcare Group, and he was in charge of the IT Application strategy and Software Development for the group. Phathizwe completed his Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Cape Town and he is also a Guest Lecturer with the university as well.

Rianette Leibowitz

Rianette Leibowitz

CEO @ SaveTNet Cyber Safety

Rianette is a professional communicator – whether it is in front of the cameras, on stage, on air, as
author or sharing corporate messaging as PR representative on behalf of her clients.
Rianette is the founder and spokesperson for SaveTNet Cyber Safety, which aims to save lives by
creating awareness of responsible online engagement for the youth and their parents with the support of
national and international parties involved. She was chosen as the 1st Runner-Up for the SITA Women
in ICT Awards 2016.
In her book “Not for Sale – Relationships of Influence” she shares her passion for the power of personal and professional relationships by telling the stories of influencers and friends. Relationships are not for sale.

Rianette also thrives on the adrenalin rush caused by “lights, camera andaction”. She has presented over 100 Cyber Health features on Cliff Centra.com, and also presents the weekly Drive Time Cyber Safety feature on Radio CCFM. She often takes up the MC role and has been seen as TV presenter of a lifestyle travel show on KykNET. She is featured as Expert Contributor on platforms such s Baby Yum
Yum, Green Family Guide and more. The National Small Business Chamber presented Rianette with the
National Entrepreneur Champion Award 2011, which echoes her dedication to enhance South Africa’s economy and to make a positive difference.
Rianette is an Accredited Public Relations Practitioner (APR) with over 17 years experience as
Public Relations specialist and was the Chairperson for the APR Committee at the Public Relations
Institute for Southern Africa (PRISA).
She is Senior Managing Partner at Owitz Communications and represented Sirdar South Africa as
Marketing Specialist focusing on enterprise governance. This entrepreneur started Owitz
Communications (Pty) Ltd. in March 2009 and prior to that, Rianette managed the Public Relations and
Marketing portfolio for Adobe Systems’ Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean Islands region.
She worked for various other international companies such as Wacom, Siebel Systems, Cisco,
Microsoft, Motorola and the Business Software Alliance. From a local perspective Rianette has gained
experience in the food, entertainment, agriculture and lifestyle industries with clients such as Pinnacle
Point Beach and Golf Resort, Mr. South Africa 2010 Denver Burns, Primedia Education as well as Ndalo
Media, focusing on the launch of DESTINY MAN Magazine.
Rianette plays an active role in the upliftment and development of the local PR industry by belonging to
industry bodies such as The National Press Club, the National Small Business Chamber and the
PRISAwhere she sat on the regional committee for six years and was elected as Chairperson for the
Gauteng region for two consecutive years.
Additionally, she has worked in association with author and speaker Timothy Maurice Webster and as
ambassador for The Giving Organisation’s Entrepreneurial Development Trust. Both of these
opportunities came as a result of her passion to network and build relationships, which enabled her to
add value to these businesses.
In 2010 she was crowned as Mrs. Style South Africa Congeniality and through this event, raised
funds for charity.
Rianette has been married for 12 years and is the proud mother of a handsome boy. Family and the
time she spends with her loved ones are high on her priority list. Having a teachable approach in life and
always striving to exceed expectations drives her to achieve more.

Andile Skosana

Andile Skosana

Principal Environment and Planning @ Aurecon
Dr James Chakwizira

Dr James Chakwizira

Head of Department Urban & Regional Planning @ University of Venda
Eric Stokes

Eric Stokes

Chief Information Officer @ Pfortner Pty Ltd

Eric has over 20 years’ industry experience including leadership positions with a variety of international and local organisations. He has founded and participated in numerous start-up businesses which have led the technology industry, resulting in the creation of unique intellectual property and massive revenue growth.

Eric is widely respected throughout the enterprise technology industry with special mention in the mobility space. He is often a speaker at mobile technology conferences and appears regularly in publications with extensive experience in product development and having worked across many industries throughout Africa and the UK.

A notable highlight was leading his team to win the MTN Enterprise Mobile Application Developer of the Year award two years in a row.

Eric’s focus now is on building delivering cyber security products that fit into almost any organisation’s security and governance portfolios.

Noleen Ilunga-Muleya

Noleen Ilunga-Muleya

BIO @ Hollard Insurance

Award-winning department head and tactical planner who creates and distributes profitable solutions in new and growth-oriented companies and in a variety of industries. Through innovative strategies, the implementation of change and recovery campaigns that create organizational stability and prosperity ability to generate business and offer technical expertise worldwide, including the United States, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Dark Fibre Africa

Maredi Technologies

NYBSYS

Social TV

PC Tech

Htxt.Africa

Lenovo

SqwidNet

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ABB

Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba

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SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY

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