Meeting the skills needs of the fourth
industrial revolution

Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Westcliff
Time: 09:00 – 13.30

“It is our task to ensure the fourth industrial revolution improves the human condition and that no one is left behind. It is our task to ensure this digital revolution responds to the needs of the developing world. It must assist in overcoming unemployment, not exacerbate it. It must bridge the digital divide, not widen it.”

Honourable President Cyril Ramaphosa speaking at the ITU Telecom World 2018 conference in Durban.

Technology has the potential to change the way government engages with citizens and delivers services, but to harness this opportunity, the public sector needs a skilled workforce.

Focused on equipping the public sector with the skills it needs to meet the opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution, the Public Sector ICT Forum’s next formal gathering will take place on 4 October, at The Four Seasons Hotel, Westcliff, Johannesburg.

If ICT skills is a challenge you’re finding hard to solve, you need to attend this event.

The Public Sector ICT Forum events have quickly become must-attend experiences on the calendar of many ICT decision-makers in the public sector. The upcoming event promises to deliver relevant content, insights from people at the forefront of ICT development in the public sector space, energetic debate and a fabulous networking opportunity during the scrumptious finger-breakfast and decadent sit-down luncheon overlooking a Jacaranda-coated Johannesburg.

THE THEME:
Meeting the skills needs of the fourth industrial revolution
in the public sector ICT space

Click here to view the full agenda.

Reserve your free seat today to ensure you don’t miss this
vital discussion set to impact SA’s future.

Attendance is free, the only pre-requisite is that you must be a senior-level public sector ICT decision-maker, a CIO, GITO or DG/DDG focused on ICT strategy within your government department (national or provincial level) or at a parastatal.

The Public Sector ICT Forum provides a platform and opportunity for public sector ICT decision-makers, such as yourself, to come together at thought-leadership events and engage to discuss topics that are key to innovation and excellence in integrated risk management.

It’s critical that the fourth industrial revolution be met with the appropriate skills. This event will assist in identifying the required skillsets for the public sector.

This event will answer the following questions:

  • Is the skills shortage an issue that affects you and holds back the IT function from achieving its objectives?
  • How will the fourth industrial revolution impact what skills you need today and into the future?
  • With regard to human capital management, how are you planning for the future?
  • How can you start to solve some of the challenges around relevant skills in the public sector?

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Gain and share invaluable insight with your colleagues and peers on subjects, challenges and solutions found that are specific to the public sector.

Join a growing community of professionals in the ICT field, within the public sector, including parastatals that are learning best practice, sharing case studies and gaining insight from local and international experts.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Job titles include:
CIOs, GITOs, DDGs and senior ICT decision-makers in the public sector.

A luncheon and networking session will close the event, giving members the
chance to engage with speakers and peers and debate the subjects discussed.

Click here to register your seat today!

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Agenda

08:30
Registration & breakfast
09:10
Opening

Mummy Mthembu-FawkesMummy Mthembu-Fawkes, social media and branding strategist, MC, accredited facilitator and business coach

09:20
Welcome and Opening Address by Public Sector ICT Forum chair

Mandla MkhwanaziMandla Mkhwanazi, Digital Business Leader, Transnet Group

09:30
Welcome Address by Provincial GITO

Lesetja Mathibe, Provincial GITO, Office of Limpopo Premier

09:40
Sponsor's address

Matthew Khumalo, General Manager for Limpopo and Mpumalanga, MTN

09:50
Skills and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Mothibi RamusiMothibi Ramusi, CIO, National Lotteries Commission

10:00
Cloud computing in government and the need for skills

Michael Moeti, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Tshwane University of Technology

10:30
Tea break and networking
10:55
Harnessing skills and driving innovation – the role of the hackathon

Sidima Ntsangani, Head of Department for Applications Development, SITASidima Ntsangani, Head of Department: Applications Development, SITA

11:15
Challenges in developing students’ skills in preparation for the Fourth industrial Revolution

Prof Mthulisi Velempini, University of Limpopo

11:35
SITA’s cloud initiatives: an update

Elsje Güldenpfennig, HSP&CP Enterprise Architect, SITA

11:50
Panel discussion

Panellists:
Mandla Mkhwanazi, Digital Business Leader, Transnet Group
Mthoko Mncwabe, CIO, Airports Company of South Africa
Mothibi Ramusi, CIO, National Lotteries Commission
Sidima Ntsangani, Head of Department: Applications Development, SITA
Elsje Güldenpfennig, HSP&CP Enterprise Architect, SITA
Prof Mthulisi Velempini, University of Limpopo

12:15
Open to the Floor
12:25
Closing
12:30
Lunch and networking
13:30
Function end
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