Past Speakers

Alex Granger, global speaker, think-shifter, author, co-founder and chief purpose officer at Twice Blue Alex Granger global speaker, think-shifter, author, co-founder and chief purpose officer at Twice Blue
global speaker, think-shifter, author, co-founder and chief purpose officer at Twice Blue
Alex Granger, global speaker, think-shifter, author, co-founder and chief purpose officer at Twice Blue

Alex Granger is an exceptional global business and motivational speaker, television personality, and outstanding MC and Facilitator.

Barry Dwolatzky Barry Dwolatzky (Dr) Professor Emeritus, University of the Witwatersrand
Professor Emeritus, University of the Witwatersrand
Barry Dwolatzky
Bongani Bingwa,Journalist and presenter, Carte Blanche Bongani Bingwa Journalist and presenter, Carte Blanche
Journalist and presenter, Carte Blanche
Bongani Bingwa,Journalist and presenter, Carte Blanche

Bongani Bingwa has been a presenter and journalist for South Africa's longest running investigative television programme, Carte Blanche, since 2007. He has interviewed thought-leaders, senior politicians, and captains of industry, authors, celebrities and high flyers on the global stage.

Carol Thomas Carol Thomas CIO, Civil Aviation Authority
CIO, Civil Aviation Authority
Carol Thomas
David Mphelo David Mphelo GM Enterprise Sales, MTN
GM Enterprise Sales, MTN
David Mphelo

Experienced Business Director with a demonstrated history of working in the ICT and digital solutions space.

Dhananathan M. Naicker, principal engineer, CSIR Dhananathan M. Naicker Principal engineer, CSIR
Principal engineer, CSIR
Dhananathan M. Naicker, principal engineer, CSIR

Danny has 20 Years’ experience in Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, Product design, development and testing, Systems Engineering, Radar Target and ECM Simulators for China, UK and Saudi Arabia: such as: Military product for testing radar systems. Digital Receiver for Saudi Arabia: Military product for detecting and classifying RF transmissions.

Setumo Mohapi, Chief executive officer, State Information Technology Agency (SITA) Setumo Mohapi Chief executive officer, State Information Technology Agency (SITA)
Chief executive officer, State Information Technology Agency (SITA)
Setumo Mohapi, Chief executive officer, State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

Dr Setumo Mohapi is the CEO of the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), a position he has held since 1 April 2015. Prior to this, Dr Mohapi was the CEO at Sentech, having worked in various technology and business positions at Transtel, Internet Solutions, Neotel and Telkom.

Dudley Petersen Dudley K Petersen Chief information officer, Department of Cooperative Governance and Department of Traditional Affairs
Chief information officer, Department of Cooperative Governance and Department of Traditional Affairs
Dudley Petersen

Dudley K Petersen, CIO at the Department of Cooperative Governance and Department of Traditional Affairs, is a visionary, skilled and goal-oriented IT senior executive with demonstrated experience in leading, planning, developing and implementing cutting-edge IT solutions to realise business goals and objectives.

Fifi Peters Fifi Peters An anchor on CNBC Africa’s flagship markets shows, ‘Power Lunch’ and ‘Closing Bell’
An anchor on CNBC Africa’s flagship markets shows, ‘Power Lunch’ and ‘Closing Bell’
Fifi Peters
Fran Greyling Fran Greyling (Dr) Chief Director eLearning, National School of Government
Chief Director eLearning, National School of Government
Fran Greyling
Gugulethu Mfuphi, senior anchor and financial journalist at CNBC Africa and host of KayaBizz Gugulethu Mfuphi senior anchor and financial journalist at CNBC Africa and host of KayaBizz
senior anchor and financial journalist at CNBC Africa and host of KayaBizz
Gugulethu Mfuphi, senior anchor and financial journalist at CNBC Africa and host of KayaBizz

Gugulethu an award winning broadcaster who is a well-versed orator, with experience in front of the camera, behind the microphone and addressing and audience.

Julius Segole Julius Segole Independent consultant (former GITOC chair and CIO, Department of Social Development)
Independent consultant (former GITOC chair and CIO, Department of Social Development)
Julius Segole

Julius Segole is an independent consultant who provides strategic advice to organisations and IT leaders.

Lee Naik, managing director, Accenture Digital Lee Naik managing director, Accenture Digital
managing director, Accenture Digital
Lee Naik, managing director, Accenture Digital

Lee Naik is Managing Director of Accenture Digital in South Africa. Over the course of his career, he has worked across all spheres of government and private sector industries.

Len de Villiers, Group CIO, Telkom Len de Villiers Group CIO, Telkom
Group CIO, Telkom
Len de Villiers, Group CIO, Telkom

Len de Villiers, chairman of the CIO Council of South Africa and previous group CIO at Absa Bank, Nedbank, First National Bank and Transaction Capital, is currently the Telkom group CIO.

Mandla Mkhwanazi Mandla Mkhwanazi Digital Business Leader, Transnet
Digital Business Leader, Transnet
Mandla Mkhwanazi

Mandla Mkhwanazi has been Transnet’s group chief process officer since September 2012, after being the group CIO for two years.

Mandla Ngcobo, deputy director-general: CIO, Department of Public Service and Administration Mandla Ngcobo deputy director-general: CIO, Department of Public Service and Administration
deputy director-general: CIO, Department of Public Service and Administration
Mandla Ngcobo, deputy director-general: CIO, Department of Public Service and Administration

Mandla Ngcobo has been appointed as the deputy director-general: CIO at the Department of Public Service and Administration.

Mmamathe Makheke Mokhuane Mmamathe Makhekhe Mokhuane Chief Officer: Digital Information Services and Technology
Chief Officer: Digital Information Services and Technology
Mmamathe Makheke Mokhuane

Mmamathe has several Information Technology diplomas from a number of Institutions as well as a MBA from the University of North West.

Mothibi Ramusi Mothibi Ramusi CIO, National Lotteries Commission
CIO, National Lotteries Commission
Mothibi Ramusi
Mthoko Mncwabe, Group chief information officer, Post Office Mthoko Mncwabe Group chief information officer, Airports Company of South Africa
Group chief information officer, Airports Company of South Africa
Mthoko Mncwabe, Group chief information officer, Post Office

Mthoko Mncwabe has over 16 years of experience in the IT industry, seven of which were spent at Absa/Barclays Africa delivering and supporting numerous business and IT solutions across a diverse client portfolio.

Dr. Pali Lehohla, statistician general, Statistics South Africa Pali Lehohla Statistician general of SA
Statistician general of SA
Dr. Pali Lehohla, statistician general, Statistics South Africa

Pali Lehohla is statistician general of South Africa, a position he held since November of 2000. He is the chair of Africa Symposium for Statistical Development, a country-led initiative established in 2006 and the aim of which is to put statistical evidence at the centre of policy in Africa. From 2005 to 2010, he served in a variety of portfolios.

Peter Ndoro,MC and TV Personality Peter Ndoro MC and TV Personality
MC and TV Personality
Peter Ndoro,MC and TV Personality

Peter Ndoro was born in Zimbabwe and went to live in England with his family, where he grew up.

Pria Chetty, Regional director, EndCode Pria Chetty Regional director, EndCode
Regional director, EndCode
Pria Chetty, Regional director, EndCode

Pria Chetty is regional director at EndCode. Chetty has 12 years’ experience as a technology law and policy advisor to public and private sector organisations, developing country governments and international organisations.

 Rammane Baldwin Ramasobane Acting CEO, Limpopo Connexion
Acting CEO, Limpopo Connexion

Baldwin started his career as Industrial Engineering Surveyor.

Riaz Osman, director/partner, Deloitte Consulting Riaz Osman director/partner, Deloitte Consulting
director/partner, Deloitte Consulting
Riaz Osman, director/partner, Deloitte Consulting

He is currently the leader of the Systems Integration business as well as the CIO Advisory capability, after spending the past 18 months as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Technology and Digital business areas.

Sello Mmakau, Group chief information officer, Airports Company South Africa Sello Mmakau Group chief information officer, Airports Company South Africa
Group chief information officer, Airports Company South Africa
Sello Mmakau, Group chief information officer, Airports Company South Africa

Sello Mmakau is group CIO at the Airports Company South Africa. He has extensive experience as an IT executive in both private and public sectors, ranging from strategic management, projects and portfolio management to operations management, enterprise architecture, business process re-engineering and implementation of turnaround strategies.

Sidima Ntsangani HoD integration and interoperability, SITA
HoD integration and interoperability, SITA

Sidima Ntsangani holds a B.Sc. Honours Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pretoria.

Victor Kgomoeswana, consultant on African business development Victor Kgomoeswana consultant on African business development
consultant on African business development
Victor Kgomoeswana, consultant on African business development

Victor Kgomoeswana is currently a TV anchor, radio commentator, author, freelance conference speaker, programme director, workshop facilitator and consultant on African business development.

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