Johannesburg gets ready for fourth IoT Forum Africa 2020

clodagh da paixao xvJVDUoGpoU unsplashJohannesburg is gearing up for the fourth edition of the Internet of Things Forum Africa

The two-day conference is set to take place from 25-26 March 2020 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Over the last few years, governments and organisations alike have had to facilitate the explosion of emerging technologies, such as AI, 5G and underpinning it all, IoT.

This global disruptor requires far more than simply the infrastructure to support it, to be used effectively, IoT will also rely on innovative solutions to keep it secure and sustainable.

Total spending on IoT devices and services is set to reach US$3.7 trillion by 2021 thanks to the expected 20.8bn connected “things” used globally in 2020. With these figures in mind, it’s not difficult to imagine how organisations will change, adapt and thrive in the future.

Under the theme, “Enabling Enterprise Transformation with IoT” IOTFA2020 will see hundreds of Africa’s tech heavyweights equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to plan and implement successful IoT projects, to get ahead of the IoT curve by moving their IoT pilots from a project phase into real-world production.

The forum will also look into IoT, AI and big data convergence, and building sustainable ecosystems that can truly tap into the potential of this connected technology.

Confirmed speakers for IOTFA2020

Jon Foster-Pedley — Dean and Director at Henley Business School, Africa

Kabelo Rabotho — Marketing Director at Nissan South Africa

Bronwyn Nielsen — CEO at Nielsen Media /Former editor-in-chief of CNBC Africa

Peter Malebye — Head of IoT at Vodacom

Nazarius Nicholas Kirama — President of Internet Society Tanzania

Jonty Koekemoer — Cyber Security Account Executive at Darktrace

Dominic Ross — Technical Manager at Siemon UK & Ireland, South Africa

Abe Wakama — CEO at IT News Africa

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