Digital Transformation Congress 2019: Join us to explore the strategic trends and technologies that are driving digital transformation and shaping the future of IT and business.

EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS

Speakers include senior business leaders, CIOs and digital visionaries. Visionaries, business leaders, industry luminaries and expert practitioners – all sharing their first-hand knowledge of real-world digital transformation journeys.

THE AGENDA

Discover tomorrow’s digital tools to solve mission critical issues and create a clear vision for your business. Provocative presentations and engaging panels will breakdown key strategies on leading digital transformation in business.

AN A-LIST AUDIENCE

Explore the ways DTC2019 can help you reach your organisational goals. Digital Transformation Congress 2019 will unite local and international CxOs, line-of-business (LoB) executives as well as heads of innovation and strategy.
Johanna Kollar

Johanna Kollar

Head of Comm. Products Partnerships, MEA, Google

Johanna Kollar is a technologist with a strong track record of new business development in Africa.

She has been a leader at Google Africa for over 10 years, and in that time has amplified the usage of Google products in these markets. In her role as Head of Communication Product Partnerships, she has excelled in finding and building strategic partnerships that benefit Google’s partners and Google users.

In her time at Google, she has cultivated the Android ecosystem in Africa, worked to solve problems for technology in new markets, and launched the Google Umbono Program, a tech start-up accelerator based in Cape Town. Prior to joining Google, Johanna worked in private equity and venture capital post-MBA studies.

Andre Hugo

Andre Hugo

CEO Virgin Money South Africa

Andre Hugo worked at Deloitte for 18 years of which he was a Consulting partner for 10 years where he worked in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA and Europe. He was responsible for internal innovation – “Deloitte of Tomorrow” where he successfully built 11 businesses and acquired 3.

For the last 8 year’s he has specialised in the design, build and commercialisation of disruptive digital business’s. Recently examples whilst at Deloitte include being part of the team that built MTN Mobile Money and Tyme which was acquired by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. After leaving Deloitte, Andre launched his own business; M4JAM (Money for Jam, a micro jobbing platform allowing people to earn money for doing sub 10 minute tasks on their cell phones.) After exiting M4JAM in March 2016 Andre built a new market place for eBay called Gumtree Connect which has successfully been launched in the Western Cape.

In 2017 Andre joined the Virgin Money Team in South Africa as CEO where he has been tasked to refine the strategy, develop and implement a roadmap to scale the Virgin Money brand, as a digital-first business.

Mayur Patel

Mayur Patel

CEO of Kwesé iflix

Mayur Patel is a leader in the technology, mobile and media sectors. He is the CEO of Kwesé iflix, Africa’s fastest growing mobile sport and entertainment TV service.

Previously, Mayur served as the EVP Strategy & Corporate Development for Econet Media, and the Chief of Staff for the Econet Group, one of the largest TMT companies in Africa. He also worked as Vice President of Strategy and Assessment at the Knight Foundation, a $2.5 billion US-based private foundation involved in digital transformation of the media field. Mayur serves on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council, and the advisory board of NYU Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights. A Rhodes Scholar, Mayur has a doctorate in international development from Oxford, and a BSc (Hons) in International Relations from LSE. Patel was born and raised in Zimbabwe.

Joseph Hundah

Joseph Hundah

Group CEO for Econet Media

Joseph Hundah is currently the Group CEO for Econet Media. He is a seasoned media and finance executive with over 20 years’ Pan-African and international experience.

He has diverse experience having worked on both the public and private sides of the media industry. He has held executive positions across various disciplines and industries including FMCG and broadcasting.

His previous senior executive positions include that of Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Modern Times Group Africa. Other roles include Chief Executive Officer of Multichoice Nigeria; Operations Director for M-Net Sub-Saharan Africa, and Chief Financial Officer for M-Net and Super Sport International Holdings Limited and General Manager Finance at the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

OUR SPEAKERS
Visionaries, business leaders, industry luminaries and expert practitioners – all sharing their first-hand knowledge of real-world digital transformation journeys.
Nathan van Rooyen

Nathan van Rooyen

IT Director at Virgin Active

I started out as a business analyst, moving onto project management and ending up as an IT Manager, now an IT/Digital Executive.

The majority of this time has been in financial services, especially banking & insurance (long and short-term). As an IT professional, I have spent my time on the business end of the industry more than a technology/technical focus. This has made me strong on understanding the need for and creating alignment between business and IT as part of a functioning organisation. I have a strong process background (BA), a commercial mindset and attempt to create sustainable business capabilities rather than taking short term solutions to solving business problems. Development of an IT or Digital strategy is key to ensure this occurs. Coupled with a strong execution ability, I have and can deliver what is promised.

More recently I've taken a keen interest in digital specifically. The trend for Marketing and IT to work more closely together in terms of exploiting digital technologies for growing the business and getting closer to clients is an exciting field. Especially the use of social platforms and mobile can create cost effective and innovative acquisition tools or business models.

Patson Malisa

Patson Malisa

Deputy President:Economic, Social & Cultural Council at African Union

Patson Malisa is a Diplomat and Advocate, currently serving as Deputy Presiding Officer of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC). Patson is the youngest Deputy Presiding Officer to be elected to the ECOSOCC Bureau. He is also President of the Organisation of African Youth, the Vice President of the United Nations Association of South Africa (UNASA), as well as High Commissioner for Africa on the Preparatory Commission for the Establishment of the Open Treaty called the Universal Education Charter.

Prior to his election, Patson served as Head of Strategic Planning and Partnerships, as well as Acting Secretary for the Infrastructure and Energy Cluster of ECOSOCC.

He has experience as Chairman for South Africa at the Organisation of African Youth, Country Coordinator for the Network of African Youth for Development, as well as the Chairman for South Africa at the International Youth Council. He has also served as Organising Secretary, Secretary for Information and Publicity for the Continental Youth Executive Committee at the Organisation of African Youth. He has also served on the Civil Society steering group, and as a member of the Investors Group of the Global Finance Facility of the Global Finance Facility.

Patson Malisa is a Tomorrow’s Leader Nominee for the class of 2014 at the Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention which is hosted annually in South Africa. He was also featured in the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans list of 2015 in the Politics and Governance category. He was named in the Avance Media 2017 list of 100 Most Influential Young South Africans.

Aneesa Ameer

Aneesa Ameer

Innovation Lead at Absa Group

A Digital Disrupter, Community Builder, Workforce Consultant, Productivity Catalyst and Innovation Engineer.
I am driven to accelerate the social engagement of colleagues, customers and communitieswith measurable results by leveraging technologies in ecosystems that reach beyond financial services

Antoinia Norman

Antoinia Norman

CEO at Richard Branson Entrepreneurship Hub, Member at UN Women

Global champion as an agent of change. Antoinia is passionate about developing more entrepreneurs and leaders by building them as change makers and innovators thus helping them overcome their fears, flaws and limitations.

Antoinia works towards developing a ‘business as a force for good’ environment, with distinct goals towards supporting more businesses that have heart first i.e purpose. Antoinia supports business development and scale through interventions via strategy, training, linkages and great partnerships. Antoinia’ s big focus is enabling women across the globe, building Africa and shifting underdeveloped countries/ ecosystems from survive to thrive , where she has undertaken to work with like-minded individuals and organizations to accelerate entrepreneurship and leadership by broadening the access to quality information, igniting digital transformation in business and enabling entrepreneurs to be investor ready. A significant area of her work is to enable women in business and tech.

Contributor to various global commerce/ entrepreneurial discussions/ forums as keynote speaker, facilitator, moderator, and panelist. Lecturer on business and entrepreneurship at major business schools and universities in South Africa, Europe, Asia and other African Countries. Business leadership coach, mentor and trainer. Serves on certain Boards.

'I without a doubt believe in predestination, we're here not by chance to merely exist. We're not bubbles that pop after whisping around for a bit. We all have a purpose to fulfill. We all have an obligation to help and support each other in every little or big way we can. I relish serving others and doing whatever I can to build, grow and flourish people for a lifetime using business and entrepreneurship as a force for good.

Avsharn Bachoo

Avsharn Bachoo

Chief Technology Officer at PPS Insurance

Avsharn is a technology strategist that specialises in digital transformation, software engineering, data analytics, machine learning, cloud computing, DevOps, and enterprise architecture.

He is an expert in translating business requirements into workable solutions, using best practice frameworks, to ensure that quantifiable outcomes are achieved. Avsharn has implemented cutting-edge innovations at major banks and insurers, working with tech giants such as IBM, Microsoft and Google.

With a PhD in Systems Architecture from the University of Witwatersrand, he has published pioneering research in international scientific journals.

Nyiko Ashley Nkuna

Nyiko Ashley Nkuna

Head : Intelligent Transport Systems at Gautrain Management Agency

Head of Intelligent Transport Systems at Gautrain Management Agency. He holds a BSc. degree from the University of the Witwatersrand with majors in Computer science and Mathematics and an MBA from Henley Business School.

Prior to joining GMA, Nyiko worked at various local and international private organisations (Ericsson, Vodacom, Cell C and MTN) at various levels of technical and commercial roles including software development, mobile network design and rollout, enterprise applications product development and management and IOT product development and management.

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Sandton Convention Centre
    Sandton, South Africa

  • July 30, 2019
    08:00 am - 05:00pm

  • Top-notch speakers
    Digital transformation leaders


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VENUE INFO

—   Sandton Convention Center 161 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton, 2196, South Africa —   July 30th, 2019 —   Time: 8:00 AM

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