The inaugural Business Day Focus 4.0, brought to you MTN – a full day conference and exhibition that awakens South African business leaders to the rapidly changing future where the physical, digital and biological spheres merge, bringing with it opportunities for growth; shifting careers and previously unthinkable future strategies.
We’ll focus on the human story in a digitally disrupted and technologically transformed age, and deliberate the opportunities and challenges for business and the economy of South Africa.
Chief Executive Officer, MTN SA
CEO & Founder, Bridge Labs
Business Development & Marketing professional
As a marketing and business development professional, Assaf also consults and advises various start-ups, and devotes much of his work to empowering young professionals in today’s new world of work. Assaf has been speaking to tens of thousands of businessmen, investors, entrepreneurs, young professionals, students and others. Assaf is also part of various start-ups and organizations.
In his past, Assaf led a start-up as CEO, was a part of Barclays Accelerator and Techstars in Israel, and worked for organizations such as BDO, Israel’s Ministry of Finance, and others. Assaf holds BA in Economics and Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Phuthi joined Naspers as CEO, South Africa in July 2019. Prior to joining Naspers, she was the co-founder and Executive Chairperson of Sigma Capital. Before Sigma she held the position of CEO at Shanduka Group, an investment holding company which she joined in 2004 and left in 2015. Prior to that, she was the Head of the Project Finance South Africa business unit at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). Phuthi began her career in New York in 1993 at Fieldstone, an international firm specialising in the financing of infrastructure assets. She later transferred to the South African office, leaving as Vice President.
Phuthi holds a BA Economics from Rutgers University, USA, and an MBA from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. She also completed the Kennedy School of Government Executive Education programme ‘Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century’ at Harvard University in 2008.
She has been awarded several accolades such as the Forbes Woman Africa “Business Woman of the Year” Award, as well as the Platinum Award by BBQ Awards both in 2014. In 2013 she was awarded a “Distinguished Achievement” Award by The Douglass Society, and the Africa Investors recognised her as a “Leading Africa Woman in Business of the Year” in 2012. The Wall Street Journal counted her among the “Top 50 women in the world to watch”. Phuthi was also selected as a Global Young Leader in 2007 by the World Economic Forum.
CEO Liquid Telecom South Africa
Reshaad is the CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa, overseeing the growth and development of digital services and enhanced network services across the country. Prior to joining Liquid Telecom, Reshaad founded SqwidNet, in 2017. Concurrently, he served as the Chief Strategy Officer at DFA from 2013 to 2018. Reshaad has held various director-level positions in the telecommunications industry at LogicaCMG, Protek, Lifetree and Cisco.
Dr. Tashmia Ismail-Saville
CEO, Youth Employment Service (Yes)
Tashmia Ismail-Saville is the CEO of the Youth Employment Service (YES), a joint initiative between business, labour and government, which addresses South Africa’s youth unemployment challenge. Together with a dedicated team she works towards creating thousands of work experiences in South Africa. Tashmia has expertise in setting up organisations and has made contributions locally and internationally in the areas of innovation, inclusive business, digitisation of knowledge and business development, economic and behaviourial research. This considerable contribution has been made through research, writing extensively, teaching, consulting and building models for multinational firms and governments.
Director, The Field Institute
Alison Jacobson is a Director of The Field Institute, a company that works globally with executive teams on strategy, disruption and digital leadership training. Previously Alison was at Dimension Data where she launched the Group’s digital advisory practice. She works with senior leadership to navigate the future of work and strategic change and is a thought leader on disruption and our responses to it. Alison coaches executives in the US, Europe and South Africa on customer-centric, data-driven strategy. She works across Pharma, Education, IT, Retail, FMCG, Manufacturing and Financial Services.
Group Chief Digital Officer
Life Healthcare Group
Suren joined Life Healthcare Group from Absa Group Limited, where he held the position of Chief Data Officer. He has over 25 years’ experience in technology, digital and data, having held senior positions within various multinational organisations including Dell Computers, IBM and Accenture. Suren was appointed to the role of Group Chief Digital Officer in March 2019. Diploma: Electronic Engineering (UKZN); Diploma: Datametrics (UNISA; Masters: Business Information Systems (NMMU).
Prof. Brian Armstrong
Chair: Digital Business, Wits Business School
Prof. Brian Armstrong
Organisation Transformation & Talent Director, Deloitte
Tumelo is the Talent Strategies leader for the Human Capital Southern Africa practice. She has expertise in driving talent and performance management, organisation design, remuneration and change management initiatives. Her core capabilities lie in advising and supporting clients to implement sustainable talent strategies with end-to-end solutions; enabling them to attract, develop and retain talent across their organisation. Tumelo has worked with both private and public sector clients to apply people and talent strategies into a total reward strategy philosophy inclusive of aligning performance measures to short and long term incentives.
Since the early 2010, Sean has pioneered investments in the Fintech industry through founding RainFin Africa’s leading Credit market Place and more recently the Leading the recapitalization of the recently launched, regulated and licensed Stock Exchange 4 Africa Exchange. 4 Africa Exchange (4AX) was one of the first new license’s to be issued in South Africa in over 100 years breaking the monopoly previously held by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Sean led an investment in 4AX in 2017 and most recently in 2019 stepped in as Interim CEO as he led a refinancing round into the business to position the exchange as a potential leader in the Financial Markets Infrastructure in the blockchain, crypto currency and security token environment.
In this role as Co-Founder and CEO of RainFin Sean was responsible for the then largest investment by a financial institution into Fintech innovation in South Africa prior to 2015, when Sean concluded the partial sale of the credit disruptor RainFin to the Barclays Africa Group and the Investment of equity and debt of over R200m by the group into the business to expand RainFin from SME and Consumer finance offering to building a Fintech utility for corporate debt and securitisations with multi country
Head: Digital, Investec Bank South Africa
Devina started her career in Private Banking in 2000. She has accumulated nearly 20 years of experience in financial services, most of which has been spent at Investec. Devina believes her experience in working her way through various roles in the bank has given her not only a firm understanding of banking, but also great insight into how the world of technology is rapidly changing our future.
Her previous positions include Private Banker, Head of Lending, and Head of Digital Channels for Private Bank. Devina spent the last 4 years in a small core management team, focused on building the digital capability within Investec Bank. She has an MBA from Wits and is an alumni of Singularity University. She lists her greatest achievement to date as balancing being a mother to her two little girls and leading a team of 100 energetic digital go-getters at Investec.
Marius Oosthuizen is a global futurist and thought leader. His passion is helping strategic leaders adapt to complex challenges with ethical awareness and future orientated decision-making. He is a member of the Gordon Institute of Business Science and specialises in strategic foresight and scenario planning. As a consultant and keynote speaker, he is often called upon to shift the mind-set of leaders and provide strategic insight.
Marius consults to professionals in government, business and civil society as well as appearing regularly as a political-economy commentator on television and radio. He is widely published in mainstream media.
Marius is an accomplished academic with a master of arts in strategic Foresight from Regent University, VA, USA, and a master of philosophy in social and political ethics. He is a recent participant in the Oxford Scenarios Programme at Saïd Business School Oxford and of the School of International Futures (SOIF) in London. He is currently completing a PhD in public leadership with Stellenbosch University, looking at best practices in multi-sector institutions.
Marius helps leaders navigate the complex changes brought about by global political and economic trends, digital and technological transformation and unpredictable social change.
Vino Govender CM(SA)
Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition & Innovation, Dark Fibre Africa
Vino Govender CM(SA)
Vino Govender’s career in the ICT industry spans approximately 21 years. A Chartered Marketer (SA), Vino joined DFA in January and is currently the serves on the EXCO of DFA as well as on the Boards of SADV and SqwidNet, the SIGFOX licensed IoT network operator in South Africa. He has previously held senior marketing, product and strategy roles at Liquid Telecomms, MTN SA. Vodacom, Neotel, Telkom, Nokia Siemens Networks and SABMiller. He has a keen interest in the application of digital technologies to create business models and ecosystems that create new platforms that drive efficiency and revenue growth.
Lesley Donna Williams
CEO, Tshimologong Precinct
Lesley Donna Williams
She breaks barriers by creating common ground between corporates, government, international developments agencies and entrepreneurs to work together. A career highlight was moderating a dialogue on Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the Future of Africa between President Barack Obama and Graça Machel at the African American Museum in Washington DC.
Lesley travels extensively around the world delivering keynote speeches, for learning, dancing salsa and leisure. Her work is celebrated through multiple awards and regular media features including CNN, Fast Company, CNBC Africa, and Entrepreneur Magazine, USA. She has also fulfilled a childhood dream of presenting to audiences at the United Nations and African Union.
Digital Advisory Executive, Altron Karabina
Dave recognises the need for customers to unpack their process and business needs, ensuring they align to the effective implementation of the Microsoft platform. With experience in a range of industries, Altron Karabina can advise clients on processes in the financial service, manufacturing, supply chain and a variety of industries. Dave is tasked with ensuring that Altron Karabina remains relevant in the areas of Digital Transformation and enabling customers to extract the value from their investments in the Microsoft platforms. Dave has been working in the Microsoft implementation, systems integration and advisory space for over 20 years and has worked with a number of companies to advise them on the effective implementation of their Microsoft and related platforms. Prior to joining Altron Karabina, Dave worked at Microsoft in various roles, Dimension Data and was the part owner of an industrial control systems implementation company called Process Dynamics.
Prof. José Casado Suarez
Professor: School of Human Sciences & Technology, IE University
Professor José Casado Suarez
Professor José Casado brings +30 years of experience in the ITC sector, having worked in some of the biggest Telco companies in Spain and worldwide, such as Nokia, Telefonica, Vodafone and Orange. José is passionate about helping clients transversally across all its business lines by preparing them for the reality of new technologies. José holds a Master in Telecom Engineering, a Master in Telecom Laws, and an Executive MBA from IE Business School. He also lectures at IE University, bringing cutting edge industry knowledge and his expertise around network economics, market vision & transformation and change management into the classroom.
Jonas Bogoshi is the Chief Executive Officer of BCX Group. With more than 28 years’ experience in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, he has a deep knowledge and understanding of the industry, with a vast network of strategic professional relationships across the country. He is a previous vice president of sales at T-Systems, CEO of GijimaAST, chief of strategic services at the State Information Technology Agency (Sita), and commercial sector manager at Cisco Systems. Bogoshi holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from UCT.
Dr Ntsibane Ntlatlapa
Impact Area Manager: Networked Systems and Applications, CSIR
Dr Ntsibane Ntlatlapa
Dr Ntsibane Ntlatlapa is an Impact Area Manager at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of South Africa. The competency area that he leads has key competencies in network planning, design and optimization; spectrum and radio propagation modelling; image and video processing and optimization; network analytics and softwarization. It carries out applied research and develops appropriate technology platforms for transfer into the South African socio-economic landscape in these and closely related fields. He has made key technical inputs in policies and regulations in the ICT sector in South Africa and continues to lead projects in technology policy and governance. He also served as a vice chair for the ITU-T Multimedia study group (Study group 16) during the 2013-2016 study period. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Auburn University in the USA.
COO, Mindworx Consulting
A strategic and visionary thinker, he is a natural solver of problems – and not on a small scale either. On a personal level, Martin’s love of fitness has seen him complete the notoriously difficult Cape Epic cycle race. A highly sociable cook and foodie, he enjoys spending time with his family, getting out on his boat over weekends, and devouring business books and biographies.
He is known for his community mindedness. As COO of Mindworx he is responsible for marketing, finance, analytics, IT, the Mindworx Academy and permanent recruitment teams, and development of the business. Martin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Founder, Sun n Shield 84 Tech
Dean & Director, Henley Business School
Dean and Director Jonathan Foster-Pedley has worked in six continents and has over thirty years of global business experience. He is a former airline pilot and senior executive in the European aerospace industry, and has guided and facilitated cohesion and productivity in international and local multicultural sales and marketing and management teams. He is also an entrepreneur, a leading academic and coach (working as a visiting professor in Strategy, Creativity and Innovation), and a writer and blogger. He is Vice Chair for the South Africa Business Schools Association.
Foster-Pedley’s expertise in strategy, creativity, design, thinking and innovation are key features of the Henley MBA curriculum. He has developed hands-on programmes designed to stimulate innovative business thinking strategies, to increase productivity in the workplace, and to develop self-confidence, self-belief, creativity, proactivity and out-of-the-box thinking.
Country Managing Director, ABB Southern Africa
Professor Alex Antonites
Head: Department of Business Management, University of Pretoria
Professor Alex Antonites
Prof Alex Antonites is currently the Head of the Department of Business Management at the University of Pretoria, as well as adjunct faculty on the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (Gibs). On an international level he also facilitates annually at the Voralberg University in Austria in the field of business model innovation.
Alex established the UP Business Incubator that is currently churning a number of new innovative start-up spinoffs as well as heading the Mamelodi Business Clinic (an informal sector business incubator). He strives to implement the principles of the Entrepreneurial University by leading the Entrepreneurship section of UP’s Work readiness and Entrepreneurship (WrEn). This program currently supports 2600 potential student entrepreneurs with The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards winner after the first year of implementation.
He is also directly involved in the world of true entrepreneurship with an extreme passion to facilitate the entrepreneurial process on a scientific and applied basis. Alex won an international award with his CIO model (Entrepreneurial Creativity, Innovation and Opportunity finding). Several papers were presented and published within the context of entrepreneurship. His core field of specialisation is entrepreneurial creativity and innovation and has led many organisations to the next level of performance, in both public and private sector environments.
Dr Ridwaan Asvat
Director, REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL
Dr Ridwaan Asvat
Over the last 15 years of management experience. Career started in finance then to an NGO focusing on community development and education across Southern Africa. Thereafter employed at one of South Africa’s latest clothing producers in finance, purchasing and the production line. Thereafter joined the Legal Aid South Africa as an administration manager. Obtained exposure within the legal fraternity.
Involved in private higher education for over 10years and currently Director: Business Development and Operations of REGENT Business School. Holds an MBA degree and PhD. Ridwaan is passionate about entrepreneurship, technology in higher education and finding solutions to addressing employability higher education.
Master of Ceremonies
Andile Khumalo runs investment firm, khumalo.co and is CEO of The Brodkast Group. He founded I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR to develop entrepreneurial leadership, is chairman of Brave Group, and a fellow of The Centre for African Management and Markets at The Gordon Institute of Business Science. Khumalo is also former MD of POWER 98.7, and COO of MSG Afrika. He has held various non-executive positions as a member of the Takeover Regulations Panel, the Directorate of Market Abuse, a director of SAA, and President of ABASA.
Joanne presents Talk Radio 702’s Afternoon Drive slot. She has presented the 4pm-6pm ‘Afternoon News’ slot on 24-hour news channel, eNCA and current affairs radio show, The Power Update on Power FM. Prior to this she was the main anchor and a bulletin writer on SABC 3’s “News at 7’. She began her career at YFM radio as a news presenter radio in 1998. Following that, she worked at Classic FM, Network Radio News and Business Day as a producer/presenter. In 1998, she moved into television, taking up the position of producer/presenter at SABC Africa. Joanne has scripted several corporate videos for clients like Afrox and produced documentaries for the United Nations Development Programme among others. She has done several high-profile live broadcasts including the live coverage of Nelson Mandela’s passing broadcast internationally, Thabo Mbeki’s presidential inauguration, the Walter Sisulu and Beyers Naudé funerals. Joanne regularly MCs corporate functions in English and French and has presented corporate videos for Life Healthcare, SAPPI, First National Bank, Standard Bank, MTN and PG Glass among others. As a media trainer, her clients included Nedbank, IBM, Pikitup, Ford, Renault and Gauteng Tourism. Joanne teaches presenting, scriptwriting for broadcast media and has a Bachelor’s degree in Drama, Film and English, and an Honours and Master’s Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures from Wits University. She is the author of bestselling novel, “Drug Muled, Sixteen Years in a Thai Prison.”
Dominic is an entrepreneur & co-founder of an organisation dedicated to building social cohesion in South Africa and abroad through enabling diverse teams and individuals to be proponents of implementing principles of equality, inclusion and connecting to our humanity within corporate spaces.
Through his work he engages daily with Executive Leaders and Professionals across multiple industries locally and globally; where he adds value as a Trainer, Facilitator & Consultant on leadership, high performing teams, EDI (equality, diversity & inclusion) and overall effectiveness of relationships as enablers to organisational performance.
Siki Mgabadeli is a freelance financial and current affairs journalist who has facilitated and moderated panel discussions for the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, the IBSA Editor’s Conference in India and the African Green Revolution Conference in Oslo, Norway.
The former daily anchor of the ‘The SAFM Market Update’ with Moneyweb and the nightly business show ‘Moneyline on Enca’, Siki also hosted Enca’s ‘The Big Debate’. She has been named the ‘Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year – TV’ twice and was included in the ‘Mail & Guardian Book of South African Women.
Winner of the acclaimed ‘Telkom ICT Journalist (TV) of the Year’ Award’; has been listed on YouTube as ‘one of the Top 10 African journalists to watch, and her alma mater Rhodes University presented her with the Emerging Old Rhodian award for 2015 in recognition of her role as one of the leading public voices on finance in South African media.
Liquid Telecom South Africa
Liquid Telecom is a leading communications solutions provider across 13 countries primarily in Eastern, Southern and South Africa that serves mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media and content companies and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity, hosting and co-location and digital services. It has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, approaching 70,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined potential 19,000 square metres of rack space and 78 MW of power. This is in addition to offering leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure across our fibre footprint. Through this combined offering Liquid Telecom is enhancing customers’ experience on their digital journey. In October 2019, Liquid Telecom was recognised as ‘The Best African Wholesale Carrier’ for the 8th consecutive year at the Global Carrier Awards.
University of Pretoria
The University of Pretoria is the largest residential, research-intensive university in South Africa with seven campuses and over 50 000 students. UP offers high-quality teaching, learning and research expertise across all nine of its faculties, including South Africa’s only Faculty of Veterinary Science, Africa’s top Faculty of Law and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
We’re proud to stand among the world’s leading research universities to find solutions to some of society’s most pressing concerns. Our graduates are critical and creative thinkers who are able to excel in a professional work environment or entrepreneurially while maintaining a strong commitment to being socially responsible, active citizens.
ABB South Africa
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.
REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL
Regent Business School is a member of Honoris United Universities; the first pan-African private higher education network is committed to preparing and educating the next generation of African leaders and professionals able to impact regionally in a globalised world. Collaborative intelligence, cultural agility and mobile mindsets and skills are at the heart of Honoris’ vision of higher education.
RBS has established two Innovation hubs at its campuses: the iLeadLABS and the Honoris Collective Lab. The iLead LABS are aimed at empowering young people with core skills and competencies to creatively bridge the gap between education and the demands of the 21st century workplace in an era of digital transformation.
Investec Private Banking
Investec Private Banking is an award-winning international private bank. Through Investec.One Place™, we offer banking and investment services, locally and internationally – all in one place. We create Out of the Ordinary partnerships with our clients on their journey to create, grow, preserve and protect their wealth. Our high-tech, high-touch service philosophy includes a specialist Private Banker and Wealth Manager, a global 24/7 Client Support Centre and Investec Online and the App.
MIP is the leading provider of affordable business/IT solutions to the financial services industry in emerging markets when measured by “number of lives covered”. Over 13 million policy holders experience MIP’s technology on a daily basis.
MIP is the world’s only software company delivering solutions across all of the financial service verticals. Its products and services are diversified to accommodate the specialised administration needs of health scheme administrations, managed healthcare, national health insurance, lending, employee benefits, individual life insurance (including funeral funds), group life insurance, motor vehicle maintenance and warrantee, legal insurance and company accounting.
MIP is also a leader in developing mobile apps for the financial services industry. The company’s specialist knowledge, gained in integrating mobile apps into organisations, is proving useful to any business wanting to build world-class mobile applications.
Dark Fibre Africa
DFA is the premier open-access fibre infrastructure and connectivity provider in South Africa. We finance, build, install, manage, and maintain a world-class fibre network to transmit metro and long-haul telecommunications traffic. We started rolling out our fibre network in 2007, and to date, we have deployed over 14,000 km of ducting infrastructure in major metros, secondary cities, and smaller towns. We have now also expanded our operations into Zimbabwe. Our network runs with an industry-leading uptime of 99.98%. We lease our secure transmission and backbone fibre infrastructure and provide associated connectivity services to telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, media conglomerates, tertiary education institutions, municipalities, government organizations, and other businesses, large and small, on equal terms.
Wits Business School
Wits Business School is part of Wits University. In its 51 year history, WBS has graduated over 10 000 alumni, many of them high-profile leaders in all corners of the world. It was the first business school in Africa to establish research chairs in the fields of digital business, African philanthropy, and African energy leadership. WBS Executive Education offers a suite of cutting edge management, digital and leadership short courses, and designs contextually relevant, customised programmes for c lients in the public and private sector. Apart from our flagship MBA programme, WBS also offers the widest range of specialist Masters of Management programmes available in South Africa – including entrepreneurship, innovation, executing coaching, strategic marketing, and finance and investment.
McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in South Africa in November 1995. Today, we operate over 284 restaurants in all nine provinces. McDonald’s is renowned for its training throughout the world. We have trained and employed over 10 000 South Africans at various levels, including franchisees, restaurant managers and crew. Currently more than 85% of all food served in McDonald’s restaurants is produced by local South African suppliers (according to our highest quality standards). The Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust approves all of our SA restaurants.
Life Healthcare Group
Life Healthcare Group is a market-leading, international, diversified healthcare organisation. Life has over 33 years’ experience in the South African private healthcare sector, and currently operates 66 healthcare facilities in southern Africa. Services include acute hospital care, acute physical rehabilitation, acute mental healthcare, renal dialysis, and employee health and wellness services. The Group owns Alliance Medical Group, the leading independent provider of medical imaging services within Europe, operating across 10 international countries. Life Healthcare also owns Scanmed S.A. (Poland) which provides healthcare and medical services in 20 Polish cities, with over 65 medical specialisations and diagnostic services available in 32 facilities.
Exxaro Resources Limited is a black-empowered South Africa-based diversified resources groups with interests in the coal, titanium dioxide, ferrous and energy markets situated in South Africa, Europe and the United States of America. As at the end of 2016, Exxaro was the largest supplier of coal to Eskom and the fourth largest South African coal exporter with current production of almost 40 million tonnes per annum, and is listed on the JSE Limited, where it is a constituent of both the Top 40 and Socially Responsible Investment indices. Although just 10 years old, Exxaro’s pedigree and skills were built over decades as a company rooted in South Africa and respected by its peers for its innovation, ethics and integrity. Based on a well-executed strategy, solid returns, access to funds and quality resources. Exxaro is a unique listed investment opportunity which foresees development and growth along the energy value chain within the African continent.
As one of the most admired brands in Africa, and the world’s leading professional services firm, Deloitte has a proud history of attracting the top talent and delivering value to clients. Over the course of 175 years, we have formed strategic alliances with some of the world’s leading companies to create breakthrough solutions that help our clients succeed in an era of complexity and disruption. Together we are transforming the way companies work in this new era; how digital innovations are changing the customer experience; how robotics are revolutionising recruiting; and how skill-building programmes are preparing millions of people for the work of the future.
Johannesburg Business School (JBS)
The purpose of the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) is to equip people to grow small- and medium-sized businesses and by so doing create jobs and expand our economy. At JBS, students will experience an innovative teaching style geared to the complex environment of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), yet at the same time remaining authentically African. Master classes, Executive Education and the MBA will use an innovative teaching style that is designed to provide students with relevant skills, knowledge and critical thinking capabilities suited to the challenges introduced by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The emphasis is on practical and useable knowledge that will have a direct benefit to the student’s business or organisation
Altron Karabina’s purpose is to deliver innovation that matters, to our customers. Through partnering with our customers we have developed an understanding of the issues they experience that are inherent in the digital transformation journey. We love what we do, are passionate about Microsoft and most importantly the impact we can make in our customers businesses and lives. Our experts understand the business challenges that come with digital transformation, the changes that need to take place, and the best way to achieve this. Built on the trusted Microsoft cloud platform, the solutions we offer include application infrastructure, data, artificial intelligence, productivity and collaboration, and business applications. It is with these solutions that we enable organisations to compete and grow.
Scibotron is an award winning South African automation systems integrator and industrial process control project house, with an internationally recognised ISO9001 certified quality management system. We provide clients with industry leading turnkey automation solutions of the highest quality through, inter-alia, agile project methodologies, ethical business practices, highly-skilled resources, established lean processes and continuous innovation. We are leaders in both Industry 3.0 and emerging Industry 4.0 technologies in the Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Mining, Water Treatment, Energy and Utilities industries. We are B-BBEE Level 2 compliant.
IE University, one of the leading European higher education institutions, shapes leaders who drive innovation and change in organizations, providing a learning environment where technologies and diversity play a key role in fostering global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset and a humanistic approach. IE University offers programmes in fields that include business administration, law, finance, international relations, architecture, big data and technology, communication and media, and human behaviour. The organization has delegations in 31 countries and runs programmes in cities that include Madrid, Segovia, Cape Town, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Providences, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Shanghai. It has been recognized internationally for the way it uses online and blended formats to transform the learning experience.
Henley & Partners
Henley & Partners is the global leader in residence and citizenship planning. Each year, wealthy individuals and their advisors rely on our expertise in this area. The concept of residence and citizenship planning was created by Henley & Partners in the 1990s and has become a topic of significant interest among internationally mobile entrepreneurs and investors.
At BCX, we pride ourselves on being a leading South African end-to-end digital partner for enterprises across Africa. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Telkom Group, we were established through the strategic alliance between South Africa’s premier information and communication technology (ICT) suppliers and a leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure; creating the digital partner of choice for clients. BCX drives business results by helping our clients place their customers at the heart of their organisations. Our capabilities include; converged communications, cloud services, industry solutions, cyber security and digital edge. We innovate solutions that deliver exceptional value through better experiences along the value chain.
Henley Business School
Henley Business School was founded in England in 1946. Henley launched the MBA in South Africa in 1992. Henley is in an elite group of 1% of global business schools holding triple accredited status from the leading UK, European and US accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Henley’s Africa campus is in Johannesburg and offers its NQF Levels 5-9 open accredited programmes, culminating in the flexible and family-friendly international MBA. This is a unique pathway from post-matric to masters for working managers. Henley also delivers co-designed custom programmes to its extensive portfolio of corporate, SME and SOE clients.
Little Green Number
We are a multi award winning social business focused on sustainable job creation, via community based micro manufacturing franchise ownership, producing a quality product that is funky and unique, that also saves the environment! One billboard at a time! Our products are 100% handmade, durable and weather resistant. We are proud to be a South African business with an upcycled, innovative product that creates sustainable jobs.
5 Elements Smart Solutions
University of Johannesburg
Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African and recognised as the country’s second strongest brand, UJ offers internationally recognised academic programmes based on curricula informed by cutting-edge developments that are designed to prepare students for the world of work and for global citizenship. UJ is underpinned by four values, namely: imagination, conversation, regeneration and ethical foundation. Six strategic objectives provide a focused means for the University position itself as The Pan-African Centre for Critical Intellectual Inquiry, with the primary goal of achieving global excellence and stature (GES4.0).
Redshift Cyber Security
Redshift is a South African cyber security company and we assist our customers in identifying and mitigating risk as part of a robust strategy for building resilience against modern cyber-attacks. At Redshift, we believe that true defence comes from an understanding of attack. This reflects in our approach to research, training of our staff and delivery to our customers, honed by cutting edge research into malware, threat actors and attack techniques. Redshift performs deep research into attacker behaviour internationally as well as locally to provide our customers with powerful insight into the risks they face as organisations move into the cloud, AI and digitisation. Redshift began as a technology start-up in 2015 and has grown significantly in terms of our expert team, capabilities and market reach. We now service customers in South Africa, the United States, Europe and Africa with customer success stories in financial services, insurance, retail, logistics, mining, hospitality and healthcare.
DHL Express South Africa
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 61 billion euros in 2018.
Established in 1990, Pragma is an engineering company that delivers enterprise asset management solutions to asset-intensive industries. We take pride in our future-focused software tools and management practices that help companies in the mining, manufacturing, local government, distributed facilities and original equipment manufacturing sectors. Every organisation has unique facilities and physical asset management needs, for this reason, we have developed a holistic suite of services, aimed at improving asset performance while managing costs and risks.
Our strategic partnerships enable us to provide bespoke communications solutions to Corporates and SME’s across all industry verticals. As the only certified Platinum NEC Partner in South Africa, your business is assured of the best products and services available, even by international standards. Operating from our Johannesburg, Durban & Cape Town offices, we have over 50 passionate, qualified staff members, ranging from technicians to account managers, thereby assuring you of personal and professional attention to your every need. Thusano Group has 10 years of experience in providing solutions to customers both big and small. This gives us a broad depth of experience to draw from in giving you the best possible communications solution. Call us today and start reaping the benefits of more reliable, cost-effective communication & surveillance
Apex Business Intelligence (BI) is all about the Power of Knowing. We understand, simplify and automate your complex data and present it in a single software platform. While our roots are in technology expense management, our SaaS platform, Clarity, goes far beyond just cost savings. Clarity supports strategic planning and financial forecasting and enables organisations to benchmark performance versus expense across all business units. The single view it provides means enterprises are empowered to create policies, rules and alerts to manage and control the environment proactively, as well as gain highly accurate and granular BI and reporting capability.
CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited (CQSA)
CommerceQuest South Africa (Pty) Limited (CQSA) in operation since 1997, is an IT software solutions and services company that provides personalized, effective data solutions to companies. CQSA provides a range of software products and technologies to enable the transformation, integration and transportation of critical data, safely, securely, reliably and protected. In addition to being a top IBM Software Business Partner providing data integration and data transportation, we also provide hosted cloud solutions. CQSA has a full range of data protection solutions to combat the ever-increasing threat of security breaches and malware scams. CQSA is an accredited BBB-EE Level 2 (51% Black Female owned) company.
Rikatec is an information management system for vehicles. Our products and services predict and detect vehicle breakdowns, simultaneously providing a connection to the nearest help option within 5 minutes of detection. We also provide predictive maintenance for fleets, monitor driving habits, wear & tear and use big data and advanced analytics to provide valuable information that can help reduce operational costs.
Milpark Business School
Milpark Business School empowers and equips current and future leaders, through business education, to effectively and efficiently manage in an age of volatility, uncertainty and complexity. Our responsive and flexible learning solutions are grounded on the premises of relevant and quality tuition, service and support excellence, and dynamic partnership with industry. All our programmes, from the MBA through to short courses, are delivered via classroom learning, online learning and distance learning. Milpark’s Masters in Business Administration [MBA] is the only AMBA accredited online MBA in Africa, as well as the only MBA in Africa with international accreditation for both contact learning and online distance learning. AMBA is the global standard for all Master and Doctorate degrees and currently accredits programs from the top 2% of Business Schools in more than 75 countries. Such accreditation is only achieved after meeting set criteria and undergoing a stringent assessment process.
Afrox has been serving multiple sectors and industries in sub-Saharan Africa since 1927. Over the years, the company has brought to the market iconic African brands like Handigas, the household name for LPG, the Saffire gas cutting range and Vitemax, the professional’s welding electrode of choice. Today, as part of global gases, engineering and technologies giant, Linde plc, Afrox is a growth-driven 21st century business. We are the largest provider of medical gases to the healthcare sector and the sole supplier to government hospitals and clinics in South Africa. Heavy and light industry, hospitality, automotive, mining, manufacturing and agriculture, fizzing drinks, fast and frozen foods. Afrox is the total solutions partner to a myriad of markets in South Africa and more than seven other African countries. Afrox, a JSE listed company, is at the core of Africa’s emerging economies, geared for growth, working to make the world more productive.
Petromarine is a Cape Town based firm with the primary focus on providing high value, dedicated and professional services to the Oil & Gas and Marine Industries. Initiated and conceptualized by Nazir Akoob who is the sole director of Petromarine, the company has identified a niche market within the oil & gas and marine sectors for the provision of services to the industry. Most of the services currently offered in this sector are predominantly provided by foreign companies and lacks true local content. The vision of Petromarine is to provide these services whilst building on local capacity in South Africa and the African continent by empowering local companies through the established relationship of Petromarine and its affiliates with many of the international companies.
Petromarine is a Level 1 BBBEE company. We specialize in facilitating and finalizing deals with interested firms to deliver products and services to a varied group of clients in the private and public sector. We identify opportunities and work to realizing the maximum benefit to our partners and clients. Our worldwide network provides continuous opportunities and we assist in deal facilitation to our clients to enhance their businesses. Our strong team and customized approach is driven by identifying opportunities and synergies and facilitating realization of these opportunities.
CZ Electronics is a world class electronic manufacturer with a strategy of continual reinvestment in technology and people. We are entirely BEE compliant and manufacture under contract for various tech conglomerates whilst also developing and manufacturing our own range of consumer electronic products. We’re committed to manufacturing world class products, making full use of the skills and resources available right here in South Africa. Investing in the best technology available, creating employment and retaining skills is the platform we use to develop great products for the ultimate benefit of the end consumer.
FlowCentric Mining focuses on supplying cost-effective, environmentally friendly solutions to the mining and construction industries. The FlowCentric Mining team takes great pride in crafting tailor-made Air Quality, Wastewater Treatment and Dust Suppression solutions that empower our clients to achieve more than legislative milestones.
Lesedi Nuclear Services
Lesedi is a proudly South African (>51% Black Owned, Level Four B-BBEE) Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company executing turnkey engineering projects as well as providing maintenance services in the power generation, oil and gas and mining industries. Lesedi provides effective solutions for bespoke projects and takes projects from concept and basic design to detailed engineering, procurement, project and contract management, installation and commissioning.
IronTree provides data management services including cloud backup, disaster recovery and specialised server hosting in a private cloud. We also offer cyber-crime and ransomware prevention, ongoing privacy law compliance management, and business continuity planning services. These services enable our clients to prevent disasters that could impact their organisations and to manage their systems and data effectively within a legal framework. We do this by offering great products hosted in South Africa, priced correctly and with unbelievable support.
Etion Limited is a diversified digital technology provider. Our purpose is to advance humanity by improving the safety, productivity, connectivity and cyber security of our customers. We create digital solutions and products, digitilise business operations and processes, connect people, entities, systems and things, and we secure identities, information and transactions in the cyber arena. In order to achieve this, we draw on a proud electronic engineering heritage dating back over 30 years, as well as on our extensive original design and manufacturing (ODM) capabilities. We create value by designing and manufacturing custom-designed and generic solutions, by acting as a distributor and a systems integrator of technology-based products, by operating an internationally recognised Trust Centre and developing solutions for the Cybersecurity global market.
Innovo Networks is a leading Communications Service Provider, and together with our partners we strive to offer a superior client service experience for client and partner organisations. Innovo Networks can provide the most stable, resilient and redundant network available and the widest and most innovative scope of service offerings encompassing the following:
- Connectivity: linking organisations internally and externally.
- Communications: linking people -media, access and device rich person-to-person communications.
- Cloud: locating systems – sourcing and situating computing resources and content optimally.
- Carrier: solving the last mile dilemma, delivered over IS, DD, Neotel, MTN, Vodacom
- Product: voice, data, internet, security
Ukwazi is a Zulu word that means “to know”. This aptly describes the nature of our business: leveraging technical and industry insight and expertise to drive commercial success and sector development. Our technical mining engineering approach – combined with the strong contract mining and mining production experience of our expert team – allows for safe operations, mining excellence, cost optimisation and continuous improvement. We are committed to transparent and effective transformation within the industry, in partnership with our clients and execution partners.
Interwaste is an innovative waste management provider that creates compliant and tailored solutions for businesses and the environment. Their solutions are not only unique – tailored to meet specific challenges – but also compliant in a rapidly changing world. Interwaste has developed an Integrated Waste Management Model that leverages their Integrated Service Offering and diverse range of skills and capabilities across the business, enabling them to assist clients in meeting their sustainability goals through understanding their strategies and unique waste streams.
With over 150 years of experience and industry knowledge, Webber Wentzel is the leading full-service law firm on the African continent. We combine the collective knowledge and experience of our firm to provide clients with seamless, tailored and commercially-minded business solutions within record times.
We value excellence and innovation and we work with our clients to help them achieve success in whatever they do. Our passion to help our clients achieve their goals shows in the quality of the delivery of our service. We aim to add value in everything we do and to be the trusted adviser to our clients.
Cranefield College is a technology-enhanced distance learning higher education institution offering academic qualifications purposefully designed to serve leadership, management and governance needs for achieving organisational value chain performance excellence in the complex Industry 4.0 economy.
Qualifications range from an Advanced Certificate and Bachelor of Business Administration to PhD in commerce and administration. Students spend only one five-hour session per month participating in lectures, either onsite at the Midrand auditorium or live online from work or home globally. Recordings are available online immediately after each lecture.
Nexio has created an integrated, secured digital ecosystem offering full visibility and control. This allows businesses and CIOs alike to drive and deliver on their digital transformation and business strategy.
Nexio offers a complete solution set, including fully managed security, multi-cloud, workforce transformation and big data offerings, as well as its pioneering digital platform – enabling organisations to gain complete visibility and control over every technology, system and process employed by the business. Nexio is a division of Vodacom and a proud BBBEE 1 Level contributor.
Our team of data scientists use an assessment of skills, a variety of viewpoints and a tool box of techniques to drive value for our clients. These tools include: Machine learning, Predictive analytics, Big data analytics, Natural language processing and Computer vision.
We provide bespoke AI solutions and proprietary AI solutions namely, Predictive Maintenance, Warehouse Labour Management and Vernacular Sentiment Analysis. Our purpose is to use AI and data science to help our clients: Make better decisions, faster; Destroy inefficiencies and Discover new revenue streams
Quill Condition Monitoring
Quill tracks key machine health metrics, providing real-time visibility, dynamic alerting and actionable insights. Using statistical analysis and machine learning, Quill detects trends and anticipates impending problems, enabling preventative maintenance activities to be scheduled timeously, ensuring that production isn’t impacted and unplanned downtime is avoided.
Quill’s open architecture allows it to integrate with multiple data sources and extract additional measurements from third-party devices, making it suitable for almost any environment and allowing customers to leverage their existing investment in other solutions.
Smart Partnerships form the cornerstone of creating a competitive advantage for our clients. Not only do they enable us to create truly customised supply chain solutions, but a culture of collaboration and accountability. Through partnerships with key industry players, we have developed numerous in house and world-class competencies and received many industry and supplier accolades and awards.
As an international provider of smart supply chain solutions, Barloworld Logistics’ focus on specific industries enables us to create depth of experience and invaluable expertise within the chosen sectors. We are then able to leverage this knowledge for the benefit of our clients.
Barloworld Logistics is not only focused on making profits and performing at our peak. We are committed to creating sustainable opportunities that benefit us individually, as a company, the communities in which we operate, and the environment.
Visa is a global payments technology company working to enable consumers, businesses, banks and governments to use digital currency.
We connect consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Visa’s journey begins in 1958, the year that Bank of America launched the first consumer credit card programme for middle-class consumers and small to medium-sized merchants in the U.S. It did not take long for the company to grow. The company expanded internationally in 1974, and introduced the debit card in 1975.
In 2007, regional businesses around the world were merged to form Visa Inc and, in 2008, the company went public in one of the largest IPOs in history. In 2016, Visa completed the acquisition of Visa Europe. Today, Visa operates in more than 200 countries and territories with products and services available on any device – cards, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. We continue to evolve, but our focus remains the same – to be the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone, everywhere.
By positioning creativity as an investment, we become obsessively involved in our client’s business, resulting in a shift to a value-based remuneration model that emphasises results, not the hours spent. This way of working leads to more proactive thinking and creates an agile, fluid way of operating that lays the foundation for a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. It also allows us to stay true to who we have always been at heart – the make it mean something company