The Future of running your business in a digitally transformed world
14 April 2021 @ 7pm - SA Time
The Webinar Event
What's it About?
Anyone responsible for running a business or organisation in the Digitally Transformed world is under increasing pressure to “Go Digital”. This is true whether your organisation is a spaza shop or a multi-national corporation, or whether you are in the public or private sector.
“How do we leverage digital technologies?” is the question being asked by everyone tasked with running a business in the 2020s. “Where do we start? What are the risks and how do we mitigate against them?”
In this Webinar we will focus attention on the digital technologies that can be deployed to support digital transformation. Many business executives most fear the costs, timelines and risks associated with technology adoption when planning digital transformation projects.
Valter Adao- Panellist
Valter is recognised as an expert in the fields of disruptive innovation, business re-imagination and emerging technologies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where he does most of his work.
Valter’s works with organisations to guide them beyond potential disruption, towards creating new opportunities for relevance, growth and expansion by contextualising and leveraging emerging technologies and disruptive trends
Valter is also a TEDx Speaker, faculty member of Singularity University and recipient of the Constellation Transformation 150 award, which recognises the top global executives leading digital business transformation efforts.
He was recently awarded as the Big 4 professional of the year, by The South African Professional Services Academy, who also recognised him as a top Professional in South Africa’s Digital Industry.
Vincent Maher- Panellist
Vincent Maher is the Group Executive Head of Digital Enablement at Multichoice. Maher was the Chief Innovation Officer at Kagiso Media and the Chief Product Officer at Mxit, the mobile social network. Maher joined Mxit in October 2012 when the company acquired mobile community startup Motribe Mobile Networks, of which Maher was the CTO and co-founder. Previously he was the portfolio manager for social media at Vodacom, a South African mobile telecommunications operator. Previously he was the strategist at the Mail & Guardian Online, in Johannesburg, South Africa and the co-founder of the political blog Thought Leader and blog aggregator Amatomu.com..
Dario Fanucchi – Panellist
Dario Fanucchi is a South African entrepreneur and technologist with a passion for algorithm design and machine learning. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Isazi Consulting, which he co-founded in 2012 in order to use data to make a real, measurable impact in the world and in Africa in particular. Since then, he has run over 100 technology projects at Isazi, leveraging the power of AI to transform a number of industries with disruptive products, including supply chain optimization, document intelligence, AI audit, AI-managed crowdsourcing and many others. His is a fervent believer in the power of data, algorithms and creativity to generate drastic improvements to the status quo in the third world.
Angus Hay – Panellist
Dr Angus Hay, PrEng, CEng, MIET, MIEEE, FSAIEE, is Group Executive: IT and Partners for Africa Data Centres, a sister company of Liquid Intelligent Technologies. He was part of the team that started Neotel (now LIT South Africa) where he held various roles, including CTO. He has been involved in a variety of aspects of information and communications technology. Dr Hay was President of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) in 2010, and received the Institute’s Young Achiever award in 1999. He was Chair of the Management Committee of the West Africa Cable System (WACS), and is a Director of the Number Portability Company. As a postgraduate student in the early 1990s, he took part in the establishment of the Internet between academic institutions in South Africa.