07h00 – 08h20
GUEST REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITION NETWORKING
08h30 – 08h40
08h43 – 09h13
THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IS HERE – ARE SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESSES READY?
The world has changed drastically, but many things have remained the same. Surviving the age of augmentation requires people to create interfaces with new ways of work, play, value creation and living. This talk explores how four young Africans from different parts of the world, will collectively problem solve in 2030.
CEO & Founder
09h16 – 09h31
SESSION CONTENT COMING SOON
09h34 – 09h44
5G AND THE CONNECTED BUSINESS WORLD5G AND THE CONNECTED BUSINESS WORLD
5G networks, with its dramatic advances in transmission speed, latency, capacity, energy efficiency and connection densities, promises to bring about a smarter and more connected world that will drive massive changes across the global economy. However South Africa will only be part of this digital revolution when ubiquitous connectivity is readily available to all businesses irrespective of the area, i.e. remote or urban.
Liquid Telecom South Africa
09h47 – 10h02
PLATFORM ECONOMY IN 4IR
The platform economy is transforming how national and global economies function. South African companies that understand how platforms work can use them to gain massive advantages. We tend to think of platforms and ecosystems as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the early 21st Century. But plenty of companies and industries have employed the power of platforms and ecosystems in the past, with some instructive lessons.Examples of the 20th Century platforms include a newspaper or magazine that brings advertisers and readers together, as well as a shopping mall that aggregates real-estate, facilities management, security and parking, and attracts foot traffic.
These examples have given way to digital platform companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba and takealot.com. In 2018, five of the first 11 of the Forbes Global Top 100 Companies were digital platform companies, with a combined market cap of US$2,6 trillion.
This presentation explores the Platform economy in 4IR, and if it is suitable for a company to be an ecosystem partner or a platform provider, as both approaches can lead to huge success.
Managing Director: Technology
10h05 – 10h45
REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, a term coined by the World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab, promises to alter the way we work and live. How can you accelerate digital transformation in your business to adapt to this new world? What role does technology play in enabling and enhancing business performance, and what is slowing your digital progress? This panel will explore how you can develop a digital transformation strategy to stay relevant and competitive – and to take better advantage of the digital revolution.
Investec Bank South Africa
The Field Institute
Prof Alex Antonites
Head: Department of Business Management
University of Pretoria
10h48 – 11h18
TEA BREAK – NETWORKING & EXHIBITION VISIT
11h21 – 11h31
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FOR 4IR
This presentation will cover the high level concepts of ethical use of technology, legislation, and how business leaders can adopt technology with a clear understanding of how this will change and adapt their business – whilst still doing the right thing.
Digital Advisory Executive
11h34 – 11h54
THE DARK SIDE OF DIGITAL
Critical issues that Business Leaders should be thinking about right now
Prof. Brian Armstrong
Chair: Digital Business
Wits Business School
11h57 – 12h37
THE FUTURE OF WORKFORCE
Unemployment in South Africa is at an all-time high of 29% while 35% of jobs, almost 5.7 million, are at risk of total automation. Smart technologies present an opportunity to create new types of work – but businesses have to place people at the centre of any transformation strategy. They need to ask – how can they help employees develop the skills needed to thrive in the future workplace and seize new careers? Join us as we discuss the crucial issue of the future of South Africa’s workforce.
Organisation Transformation & Talent Director
Dr. Tashmia Ismail-Saville
Youth Employment Service (YES)
José Casado Suarez
Professor of Human Sciences & Technology
12h40 – 12h50
THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL IN HEALTHCARE
The healthcare industry stands to be one of the biggest winners as we take advantage of the fusion of technological advances in the physical, digital and biological worlds. This perfect storm of technologies sees the Fourth Industrial Revolution paving the way for dramatic changes in the way we live, and radical disruption of how we deliver healthcare in the future.
Group Chief Digital Officer
Life Healthcare Group
12h53 – 13h53
LUNCH BREAK – NETWORKING & EXHIBITION VISIT
13h55 – 14h35
WHAT DO SOUTH AFRICAN CEOS REALLY THINK OF 4IR?
President Cyril Ramaphosa is eager for South Africa to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, but what do South African CEOs really think of 4IR? In this panel discussion, CEOs from some of SA’s top businesses will debate the impacts and challenges of the revolution and share their stories of how they’ve embraced digital transformation in their own business and what they believe businesses can gain from the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
14h38 – 14h48
THE DOWNSIDES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD
It is the greatest irony of modern times; we have never been more connected and yet never more disconnected. We live in a world where we are always on, supplicants to the new religion where the sacristans are the smartphone and the tablet.
We float atop a tsunami of information, simultaneously informed and misinformed, as emotions are weaponised at the expense of common sense – and perhaps common humanity. How do we balance the ying and the yang, these inseparable 21st century contradictions? How do we liberate, not enslave, ourselves? Perhaps even more pertinently, how do we stay sane?
Dean & Director
Henley Business School
14h51 – 15h01
SESSION CONTENT COMING SOON
15h04 – 15h44
THE ROAD TO CONNECTIVITY
South Africa’s road to connectivity is littered with potholes. Data, a key input for smart technologies in the fourth industrial revolution, continues to be expensive. Fibre could unlock broader digitalisation, but roll-outs remain slow and concentrated in urban areas. Some industry experts believe the country is still stuck in the third industrial revolution. Where are we when it comes digital infrastructure? In this panel discussion, we’ll explore South Africa’s infrastructure and the road to connectivity.
Vino Govender CM(SA)
Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition and Innovation
Dark Fibre Africa
Nuclear scientist & Founder
Sun n Shield 84 Tech
Dr Ntsibane Ntlatlapa
Impact Area Manager: Networked Systems and Applications
15h45 – 16h00
CLOSING BY MC
16h00 – 16h30
NETWORKING & EXHIBITION VISIT