“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
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?
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.
Feel free to send us your thoughts, ideas and comments via our recently launched ‘CHAT FUNCTION’; see bottom left-hand corner of each page, and make your voice heard.
A proud sponsor of the Public Sector ICT Forum, MTN Business is focused on growing partnerships with the public sector to help achieve growth and facilitate government's journey from being efficient to being effective.
MTN Business believes that economic growth and the furtherance of government policies to alleviate poverty are inextricably intertwined with digital technology. As such, digitisation is the only way South Africa will reach its objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals. By enabling a digital future for South Africa through state-of-the-art technology solutions, MTN Business provides the tools with which the public sector can achieve its goals and further South Africa's growth.
These solutions include a full portfolio of the technologies needed by public sector organisations to serve their communities, such as Managed Networks, Cloud , Unified Communications, Security and IoT.
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Click here to express your interest in becoming a member of the Public Sector ICT Forum. Membership is free, with the only pre-requisite that you must be a senior-level public sector ICT decision-maker, so the CIO, GITO or DG/DDG focused on ICT strategy within your government department (national or provincial level) or at a parastatal. Acceptance of your membership is conditional on approval by the executive committee.
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