Past Speakers

Aaron Mokobaki Aaron Mokobaki Sales Manager : Enterprise Business Unit, MTN
Sales Manager : Enterprise Business Unit, MTN
Aaron Mokobaki

The words to describe Aaron are objective, ambitious, ethical, passionate, optimistic, focussed and determined.

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
 Collin Kunene Acting General Manager : Public Sector : MTN Business
Acting General Manager : Public Sector : MTN Business

Colin is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry.

Cyril Baloyi Cyril Baloyi Group Chief Technology Officer, City of Johannesburg
Group Chief Technology Officer, City of Johannesburg
Cyril Baloyi

Cyril Baloyi is the Group Chief Technology Officer for the City of Johannesburg.

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.

 Dr Bernice Hlagala Chief Director for Youth Development, Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities.
Chief Director for Youth Development, Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities.

Dr Ramadimetje Bernice Hlagala is the chief director responsible for youth development at the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Republic of South Africa.

 Dr Denisha Jairam-Owthar Chief Information Officer: Metro Services, City of Johannesburg
Chief Information Officer: Metro Services, City of Johannesburg

Dr Denisha is the Chief Information Officer at the City of Johannesburg for Metro Services.

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.

 Eldrid Jordaan Founder & CEO, GovChat
Founder & CEO, GovChat

Eldrid Jordaan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GovChat.Org, the Official Citizen Engagement Platform for the South African Government.

 Fatima Mayet Head of Infrastructure Operations: IT Operations and Testing, MTN
Head of Infrastructure Operations: IT Operations and Testing, MTN

I have extensive experience in architecture together with an in depth technical understanding of IT solutions.

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

Fifi Peters is an anchor on CNBC Africa's flagship markets shows, 'Power Lunch' and 'Closing Bell'.

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.

Henry Denner Henry Denner IT security officer, Gautrain Management Agency
IT security officer, Gautrain Management Agency
Henry Denner

Henry Denner is a passionate security professional with over 20 years' experience in the IT industry, ranging from desktop support and network administration to IT management and information security management.

 Jean Baptiste Byiringiro Director of health information systems in Rwanda Biomedical Center/MOH
Director of health information systems in Rwanda Biomedical Center/MOH

Jean Baptiste Byiringiro is an eHealth expert who has been at the Ministry of health, Rwanda since 2010 in different IT positions.

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.

Lawrence Boya Lawrence Boya Director: Smart City Unit, City of Johannesburg
Director: Smart City Unit, City of Johannesburg
Lawrence Boya
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.

 Lindiwe Mabaso General Manager: Macropolicy and Planning, Mpumalanga Provincial
General Manager: Macropolicy and Planning, Mpumalanga Provincial
 Lindiwe Matlali Commissioner for the Fourth Industrial revolution in South Africa and founder African Teen Geeks
Commissioner for the Fourth Industrial revolution in South Africa and founder African Teen Geeks

Lindiwe Matlali is the Founder and CEO of Africa Teen Geeks; an NGO that teaches kids how to code.

Lumko Mtimde Lumko Mtimde Chief Executive Officer, USAASA
Chief Executive Officer, USAASA
Lumko Mtimde

Lumko Mtimde is the Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA).

 Lunga Madlala Chief Digital Officer, Municipality of eThekwini
Chief Digital Officer, Municipality of eThekwini

Lunga Madlala is an experienced IT executive with over 25 years demonstrated history of working in the field of information technology and services, 15 of which have been at a senior management level.

 Magatho Mello GM: Enterprise Sales, MTN South Africa
GM: Enterprise Sales, MTN South Africa

Magatho Mello joined MTN Business in 2018 as the GM of Enterprise Sales.

Mandla Mkhwanazi Mandla Mkhwanazi Digital business lead, Transnet
Digital business lead, 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.

Mark Walker Mark Walker Associate Vice President - Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey
Associate Vice President - Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey
Mark Walker

Mark Walker currently leads the Vertical Market and Insights research and consulting practice at IDC MEA.

 Martin Mirero Director ICT, Huduma Kenya secretariat
Director ICT, Huduma Kenya secretariat

Martin is a seasoned ICT professional with over 15 years’ experience in mid and executive-level ICT management in both the private and public sectors, crafting the bridge between people, processes and information technology on the one hand, and strategic business drivers and objectives on the other, to create innovative solutions that add value and drive change.

 Matshidiso Morabi owner, Ginini Consulting & LocTransie
owner, Ginini Consulting & LocTransie

IT entrepreneur Tshidi Morabi, who is the owner of Ginini Consulting, has developed an app that allows parents to track their children in real-time while they are being transported to and from school by service providers, and sends push notifications to parents during different stages of the trip.

 Matthew Khumalo General Manager: Regional Operations
General Manager: Regional Operations

Joined in MTN in 2000 , over 20 years experience in Telcom industry , served in a number of roles within MTN from New Business Accounts , National trade Marketer and a number of years as Head (SM) of in the prepaid channel looking after indirect channels.

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.

Monica Rubombora, Managing Director, Rubo Management Services Government Monica Rubombora Managing Director, Rubo Management Services Government
Managing Director, Rubo Management Services Government
Monica Rubombora, Managing Director, Rubo Management Services Government

Monica Rubombora is a founder and owner of RUBO MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY)LTD, a technology & management consulting company.

 Moshe Motlohi Port Manager, Transnet National Ports Authority, Durban
Port Manager, Transnet National Ports Authority, Durban

Moshe Motlohi holds an Management Advance Program from Wits Business School and an Executive MBA from Graduate School of Business,University of Cape Town.

Mothibi Ramusi Mothibi Ramusi CIO, National Lotteries Commission
CIO, National Lotteries Commission
Mothibi Ramusi

I am a graduate from Essex University, Colchester, UK - BEng Electronic Systems Engineering, July 1992.

Mthoko Mncwabe, Group chief information officer, Post Office Mthoko Mncwabe CIO, Airports Company of South Africa
CIO, Airports Company of South Africa
Mthoko Mncwabe, Group chief information officer, Post Office

Mthoko Mncwabe holds a B.Sc (Mathematics),B.Sc (Computer Science Hons) from the University of KwaZulu Natal.He also completed a Master’s in Business Administration from Milpark Business School and an Executive Development Programme through ABSA and GIBS.

David Mphelo Mummy Mthembu-Fawkes Highly regarded social media and branding strategist, MC, accredited facilitator and business coach
Highly regarded social media and branding strategist, MC, accredited facilitator and business coach
David Mphelo

Without any formal university qualifications, an ambitious and determined Mummy had the power of choice.

 Noluthando Pama General Manager – Enterprise Sales and Operations, MTN Business
General Manager – Enterprise Sales and Operations, MTN Business

Noluthando Pama is currently the General Manager – for Enterprise sales and operations in the various provinces.

 Nomazwi Mhloma Deputy Head: IT Services, eThekwini Municipality
Deputy Head: IT Services, eThekwini Municipality

Nomazwi Mhloma is an ICT Professional, Leader and Strategist who has become a well-respected professional, in her line of work, by virtue of her achievements.

 Nomonde White-Ndlovu Head of governance and reporting: Engineering Services, Absa Group
Head of governance and reporting: Engineering Services, Absa Group

Nomonde White-Ndlovu is an accomplished head of governance and reporting for Absa Group’s Engineering Services, one of the largest divisions at Absa Group. Previously the joint CIO for Infrastructure Services and head of technology for Barclays Africa Regional Management, she has extensive experience within the tech space.

 Norbit Williams Director: Information and Communication Technology, Department of Small Business Development
Director: Information and Communication Technology, Department of Small Business Development

Norbit Williams has more than 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector which started out with a humble commadore machine back in 1991.

Palesa Antony Palesa Antony Limpopo Provincial Coordinator, mLab Southern Africa
Limpopo Provincial Coordinator, mLab Southern Africa
Palesa Antony

Palesa is the Provincial Coordinator for mLab Southern Africa in Limpopo and her role is to unlock the potential of the digital economy in a remote area.

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.

 Puleng Makhoalibe (Dr) Keynote speaker, facilitator and published author
Keynote speaker, facilitator and published author

Dr. Puleng has a passion for creativity, design thinking and innovation. She has twenty years of experience working in the private sector, government and in higher educational institutions.

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

Baldwin started his career as Industrial Engineering Surveyor.

 Ravesh Komal CIO, Road Accident Fund
CIO, Road Accident Fund

Ravesh Komal is a seasoned IT professional with many years of experience aligning business and IT, spanning livestock, petro-chemical, FMCG, financial and pharmaceutical sectors.

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.

Seshan Krishnamurti Seshan Krishnamurti Independent Consultant
Independent Consultant
Seshan Krishnamurti

Seshan has over 30 years' international experience in the ICT industry covering a wide range of technical and business functions.

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.

 Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies
Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, responsible for executive oversight over the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies.

Surprise Mothiba, CIO, Steve Tshwete Municipality Surprise Mothiba Chief Information Technology, Steve Tshwete Municipality
Chief Information Technology, Steve Tshwete Municipality
Surprise Mothiba, CIO, Steve Tshwete Municipality

Surprise Mothiba is currently completing his Postgraduate Diploma in Programme Management at Cranefield College.

 Tsitsi Marote CEO & co-founder, Guardian Health
CEO & co-founder, Guardian Health

Tsitsi Primrose is a data scientist by profession and the CEO and co-founder of a health-tech platform called Guardian Health.

Veli Ndaba, Author, Speaker, Consultant and Life Coach Veli Ndaba Author, Speaker, Consultant and Life Coach
Author, Speaker, Consultant and Life Coach
Veli Ndaba, Author, Speaker, Consultant and Life Coach

With many years of speaking, life coaching, and most importantly, real-life experiences, his view is radically different.

 Veronica Motloutsi Board Member, Digital Council Africa
Board Member, Digital Council Africa

Veronica Motloutsi is one of the leading digital transformation executives in South Africa.

Victor Kgomoeswana, consultant on African business development Victor Kgomoeswana Author, Radio and Television Presenter/Commentator
Author, Radio and Television Presenter/Commentator
Victor Kgomoeswana, consultant on African business development

Victor Kgomoeswana has extensive experience in advising multinational corporations on their business expansion strategies across Africa.

 Dr Vuma Magaqa Director eHealth, Department of Health, Kwazulu Natal
Director eHealth, Department of Health, Kwazulu Natal

Dr Vuma Magaqa is the Director of Digital Health for 20 years in the Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal;

 William Mbongolwane ICT Governance and Risk Manager, SABS
ICT Governance and Risk Manager, SABS

William is a highly experienced ICT Manager with a total of 14 years in the ICT industry.

 William Nepo Kekana Head of Investment Facilitation, Limpopo Economic Development Agency and Chairman EXCO Sub-Committee on IT Governance at Limpopo Economic Development Agency
Head of Investment Facilitation, Limpopo Economic Development Agency and Chairman EXCO Sub-Committee on IT Governance at Limpopo Economic Development Agency

William is an experienced Chief Investment Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry.

 Wiseman Fihla Head of Regions and Provincial, MTN
Head of Regions and Provincial, MTN

Wiseman started his career in 1985 at First National Bank where he worked in various departments including Foreign Exchange and Marketing until 1996 when he joined the Nedcor Group...

Xolani Khayelihle Ngobese Xolani Khayelihle Ngobese Inter - Governmental Delivery Contracting Advisor in Programme and Project Management, National Department of Human Settlements
Inter - Governmental Delivery Contracting Advisor in Programme and Project Management, National Department of Human Settlements
Xolani Khayelihle Ngobese

Dr. Xolani Ngobese is the Inter- Governmental Delivery Contracting Advisor in Programme and Project Management at the National Department of Human Settlements.

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