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

Smart Cities Africa Summit 2019

Bigger and Better Africa’s leading Smart Cities Summit returns to Johannesburg South Africa, from 3-4 July 2019.
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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Featuring a variety of sponsorship packages designed to maximize your company’s visibility, the Smart Cities Africa Sponsorship Program provides even more ways to stand out from the crowd and make the most of your budget.

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SUMMIT SPEAKERS

Philip Stander

Philip Stander

Globetom

Philip has been in the ICT industry since 1993 in various software design, development and management roles and has been working in the Telecommunications industry for over 25 years. He has a passion for building sustainable software platforms and an equal passion for understanding and driving innovation, change and organisational culture strategies. Philip holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Chemistry as well as a Master degree in Leading Innovation and Change. He is a driver in Globetom’s building of RESTful APIs to extend the reach of Globetom’s platforms and market solutions.

Mothibi Ramusi

Mothibi Ramusi

CIO @ National Lotteries Commission

Mothibi Ramusi -CIO at National Lotteries Commission

May Chang

May Chang

Library Chief Technology Officer @ University of Cincinnati U.S.A

May Chang is the Library Chief Technology Officer at University of Cincinnati (UC) and has more than 15 years international work experience in ICT and libraries and information services. Chang’s research interests include IoT and smart and connected communities, digital transformation of organizations, and robotics and AI. She views technology as a tool that can connect people and be a positive driver of change for more efficiency and citizen well-being. She is actively involved in international ICT activities, and regularly presents/facilitates at national and international conferences on ICT and new and emerging technologies. Chang is also Chair of the IT Section in the International Federation of Library Associations and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Library Hi Tech, a professional peer-reviewed journal.

Naledzani Mudau

Naledzani Mudau

Remote Sensing Scientist @ the South African National Space Agency

Naledzani Mudau is a Remote Sensing Scientist at the South African National Space Agency. Her current research areas include human settlement mapping and monitoring using Earth observation technology. Before joining SANSA, she worked as a remote sensing advisor in a power utility company in South Africa where she was responsible for integrating remote sensing products into power utility business operations. She has more than 12 years’ experience in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS.
She currently co-chairs AfriGEOSS Sustainable Urban Development and South Africa-GEO Human Settlement working groups which promote the use of Earth observation to support sustainable development. She is also participating on GEO Human Planet Atlas Initiative and co-authored a chapter on Smart Economy in Smart Cities and a number of papers on human settlement mapping and applications.

Peter Pedrick

Peter Pedrick

Board Member @ Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa

Peter started life as a management & technology consultant in London working on workflow and efficiency implementation in large corporations and developed the first ever market share database for the UK vehicle tyre industry. With his business partner, he established The Gap Year Company, the international industry name ‘Gap Year’ and created one of the world’s first social media networks – gapyear.com – developing a multimillion strong international community of young travellers. The industry grew to over US$11bn in value. The company became the international media voice for an industry, consulting and partnering with governments, service providers, banks and other financial services. Moving to South Africa, Peter has established a think tank of professionals and academics focused on Smart, Sustainable Cities & Infrastructure by integrating communication, energy, water, IoT, 4IR, drones and ICT. Opposed to the standard ‘cut and paste’ advanced economy consultancy model, framework.africa promotes mesoeconomies and distributed economy frameworks as an alternative model to solve high risk infrastructure projects and long-term, sustainable and viable economic growth in Africa. He is also a Board Member of the Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa.

Lawrence Boya

Lawrence Boya

Director in the City of Johannesburg heading the Smart City Office

I am a Director in the City of Johannesburg heading the Smart City Office which is responsible to provide leadership, coordination, and programme management of the Smart City Programme of the CoJ. I have over two decades of experience as a senior executive in different spheres and sectors of government in the Republic of South Africa. During this period in local and provincial government, I have been responsible for the following;
• Chief Director: Development planning – Gauteng Provincial Government (1995-96)
• Urban Development – former Southern Sub-Structure of the City of Johannesburg Metro (1996-2000)
• Regional Director – former Region 4 of the City of Johannesburg Metro (2000-2004)
• Head of Department – Eastern Cape Department of Health (2004-2009)
• Acting Executive Director: Infrastructure and Services – City of Johannesburg Metro (2010-2012)
• Acting Managing Director: Pikitup, a Waste Management Company of the City of Johannesburg (2011 – 2012)
• Independent Urban Development Strategy Consultant – 2012 –2014
• Project Manager: Public Transport Facilities Management, City of Johannesburg Metro – 2014 – 2017
• Smart City Leader and Director: City of Johannesburg Metro – From 2017

I have qualifications in Politics and Sociology from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and have done post graduate studies in Development Studies, University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Josette Rena Riep

Josette Rena Riep

Associate Director for Application Development @ University of Cincinnati U.S.A

Josette Riep is the Associate Director for Application Development at University of Cincinnati Information Technology unit. Riep holds a degree in business administration with a focus on technology, and has worked in software development for over 20 years. Her current responsibilities include leadership over custom development initiatives; budget planning, resource allocation and revenue generation; project planning, coordination and management; process improvement to evolve the efficiency and effectiveness of IT operations; team building and implementation of best practices among IT@UC developers. Riep is actively involved in the University’s diversity, equity and inclusion sponsorship activities including technology training and mentorship with local high school students. She is committed to ensuring an environment that embraces differences and empowers individuals and the organization to excel.

Mbonye Vicent

Mbonye Vicent

University of KwaZulu Natal

I am passionate about information technology. Regarding my education, I have achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (BIT) (Cum laude) and Bachelor of commerce honors degree in Information Systems (BCOM (hons) UKZN Westville campus. I have a Master’s degree in information systems (MCOM) from the UKZN Westville campus.
After undergoing training at HP labs on building HPE Data Center Solutions. I did cyber security training with CISCO as part of the Global cyber security scholarship. Currently I am working on a PHD in cyber security in the internet of things and smart cities supervised by Dr Indira Padayachee and Dr Prabhakar Rontala.
Also, I am currently the technical journal administrator of humanities in the global south Journal under the school of humanities (UKZN) with Prof Radhamany Sooryamoorthy as the editor in chief.
I am part of the Open journal systems project by the library where I serve as a Journal manager for African journal of governance and development, the journal of Education, alternation journal, the Journal of religion and the skills at work Journal.

Nenzeni Babs Duma

Nenzeni Babs Duma

CIO @ Corporate at WesBank
Oluwatobi Oyinlola

Oluwatobi Oyinlola

Partner and Embedded System Engineer-Avionics @ rLoop Incorporated U.S.A

Oluwatobi Oyinlola is an Experience Embedded Systems Engineer, Inventor, IoT Evangelist. He is currently implementing Pay-As-You-Cook technology to promote use of affordable LPG in Africa, Intel Awarded him as “Intel Software Innovator” representing Africa in various spotlights of innovative solutions. A passionate member of IoT Europe where he was featured representing Africa on World IoT day explaining how he uses IoT to solve some critical Africa Challenges. Oluwatobi also represented Africa in a competition organized by Hackaday in San Francisco, USA where he built a Lightning Sensor which automatically check for Thunder strike and can be logged remotely.

Recently he has been working in the avionics sector with rLoop Incorporated (a company sharing the dream of realizing the fifth mode of transportation initiated by Elon Musk, i.e. the Hyperloop) applying some of his experience in Robotics. Oluwatobi was recognized as one of the Most Influential Young Nigerians Award.

Vino Govender

Vino Govender

Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition and Innovation @DFA
Saul Pretel

Saul Pretel

Director of Catalonia Trade & Investment

Mr Saul Pretel, Director of the Southern Africa Office of Catalonia Trade & Investment, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and for one-year period attended an International Relations exchange programme at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
He has more than 5 years’ experience in Southern Africa where he has worked for the public and the private sector.
Currently he is finalizing an MBA in Henley Business School.

Catalonia Trade & Investment is the Catalan Government’s agency for foreign investment and business competitiveness. It promotes innovation, internationalisation, trade and funding of Catalan companies and start-ups. It also organises trade missions in countries chosen strategically for their business and technology cooperation opportunities.
In addition, it offers specialised one-stop-shop services to international investors and corporations, attracting foreign direct investment to Barcelona and Catalonia. Headquartered in Barcelona, Catalonia Trade & Investment operates from 40 offices around the world, covering more than 100 markets.

Philip Willemse

Philip Willemse

CTO @ Be Broadband
Willem Fick

Willem Fick

Independent Consultant
Tumi Ramonotsi

Tumi Ramonotsi

Independent Board Advisor: Technology, Strategy & Optimization
Samuel Chademana

Samuel Chademana

City Adviser @ City of Tshwane
Richard F Ngobeni

Richard F Ngobeni

MMC for Finance @ City of Johannesburg
Clare Petra Matthes

Clare Petra Matthes

CEO at Gadget Gal
Stephanie Terwin

Stephanie Terwin

Candidate architect & urban designer @ GAPP Architects and Urban Designers
Theven Naicker

Theven Naicker

Head of IT @ Scania Southern Africa

Theven Naicker – Head of IT at Scania Southern Africa

Emil Henrico

Emil Henrico

CEO at iSSC

Emil Henrico-CEO at iSSC

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.

Stuart Michie

Stuart Michie

Digital Lead: South Africa @ ABB

Stuart Michie: Digital Lead: South Africa at ABB

Edgar Kasenene

Edgar Kasenene

Head of IoT and Emerging Business Africa @ Ericsson

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

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.

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