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"Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution"
The inaugural Business Day Focus 4.0 – a full day conference that awakens South African business leaders to the rapidly changing future where the physical, digital and biological sphere merge, bringing with it opportunities for growth; shifting careers and providing 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.
- Brings key industry stakeholders together in highly interactive networking environment
- Expand your personal network by connecting with delegates and organisations
- Advance your business in this digital era – your customers, vendors and colleagues of tomorrow.
- Learn from extraordinary speakers, all of whom specialise in their area of expertise
- Thought-provoking presentations & panel discussions will provide heaps of practical takeaways
Timings7:00 AM - 4:45 PM General Hours
Entry FeesPaid Ticket Starts from 1438 ZAR View Details
35 Exhibitors Estimated Count
Category & TypeConference
IT & Technology
Editions03 Mar 2020 Interested
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Tiso Blackstar Events South Africa4 Total Events / 2 Upcoming Events
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Andile KhumaloMaster of Ceremonies
Tashmia Ismail-SavilleCEO, Youth Employment Service (Yes)
Tumelo SeaketsoOrganisation Transformation & Talent Director, Deloitte
Vino Govender CM(SA)Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition & Innovation, Dark Fibre...
José Casado SuarezProfessor IE University/ School of Human Sciences & Technology, IE...
Nomso KanaFounder, Sun n Shield 84 Tech
Schedule & Agenda
|Tue, 03 Mar 07:00 AM - 08:20 AM||GUEST REGISTRATION AND SHOWCASE NETWORKING Registration|
|Tue, 03 Mar 08:30 AM - 08:40 AM||WELCOME |
|Tue, 03 Mar 08:43 AM - 09:13 AM||THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IS HERE – ARE SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESSES READY? Session|
The world has changed drastically, but many things have remained the same. Surviving the age of augmentation requires people to create interfaces with new ways of work, play, value creation and living. This talk explores how four young Africans from different parts of the world, will collectively problem solve in 2030.
|Tue, 03 Mar 09:16 AM - 09:31 AM||PLATFORM ECONOMY IN 4IR Session|
The platform economy is transforming how national and global economies function. South African companies that understand how platforms work can use them to gain massive advantages. We tend to think of platforms and ecosystems as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the early 21st Century. But plenty of companies and industries have employed the power of platforms and ecosystems in the past, with some instructive lessons.Examples of the 20th Century platforms include a newspaper or magazine that brings advertisers and readers together, as well as a shopping mall that aggregates real-estate, facilities management, security and parking, and attracts foot traffic.These examples have given way to digital platform companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba and takealot.com. In 2018, five of the first 11 of the Forbes Global Top 100 Companies were digital platform companies, with a combined market cap of US$2,6 trillion.This presentation explores the Platform economy in 4IR, and if it is suitable for a company to be an ecosystem partner or a platform provider, as both approaches can lead to huge success.
|Tue, 03 Mar 09:34 AM - 10:14 AM||REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS Session|
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, a term coined by the World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab, promises to alter the way we work and live. How can you accelerate digital transformation in your business to adapt to this new world? What role does technology play in enabling and enhancing business performance, and what is slowing your digital progress? This panel will explore how you can develop a digital transformation strategy to stay relevant and competitive – and to take better advantage of the digital revolution.
|Tue, 03 Mar 10:17 AM - 10:32 AM||TO BE ANNOUNCED Session|
|Tue, 03 Mar 10:35 AM - 10:45 AM||TO BE ANNOUNCED Session|
|Tue, 03 Mar 10:48 AM - 11:18 AM||TEA BREAK – NETWORKING & SHOWCASE VISIT Networking|
|Tue, 03 Mar 11:21 AM - 11:31 AM||BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FOR 4IR Session|
This presentation will cover the high level concepts of ethical use of technology, legislation, and how business leaders can adopt technology with a clear understanding of how this will change and adapt their business – whilst still doing the right thing.
|Tue, 03 Mar 11:34 AM - 11:54 AM||THE DARK SIDE OF DIGITAL – CRITICAL ISSUES THAT BUSINESS LEADERS SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW Session|
Critical issues that Business Leaders should be thinking about right now
|Tue, 03 Mar 11:57 AM - 12:37 PM||THE FUTURE OF WORKFORCE Session|
Unemployment in South Africa is at an all-time high of 29% while 35% of jobs, almost 5.7 million, are at risk of total automation. Smart technologies present an opportunity to create new types of work – but businesses have to place people at the centre of any transformation strategy. They need to ask – how can they help employees develop the skills needed to thrive in the future workplace and seize new careers? Join us as we discuss the crucial issue of the future of South Africa’s workforce.
|Tue, 03 Mar 12:40 PM - 12:50 PM||TO BE ANNOUNCED Session|
|Tue, 03 Mar 12:53 PM - 01:53 PM||LUNCH BREAK – NETWORKING & SHOWCASE VISIT Session|
|Tue, 03 Mar 01:55 PM - 02:35 PM||WHAT DO SOUTH AFRICAN CEOS REALLY THINK OF 4IR? Session|
President Cyril Ramaphosa is eager for South Africa to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, but what do South African CEOs really think of 4IR? In this panel discussion, we invite CEOs from some of SA’s top businesses to debate the impacts and challenges of the revolution and share their stories of how they’ve embraced digital transformation in their own business and what they believe businesses can gain from the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
|Tue, 03 Mar 02:38 PM - 02:48 PM||TO BE ANNOUNCED Session|
|Tue, 03 Mar 02:56 PM - 03:06 PM||TO BE ANNOUNCED Session|
|Tue, 03 Mar 03:11 PM - 03:51 PM||THE ROAD TO CONNECTIVITY Session|
South Africa’s road to connectivity is littered with potholes. Data, a key input for smart technologies in the fourth industrial revolution, continues to be expensive. Fibre could unlock broader digitalisation, but roll-outs remain slow and concentrated in urban areas. Some industry experts believe the country is still stuck in the third industrial revolution. Where are we when it comes digital infrastructure? In this panel discussion, we’ll explore South Africa’s infrastructure and the road to connectivity.
|Tue, 03 Mar 03:54 PM - 04:10 PM||CLOSING BY MC Session|
|Tue, 03 Mar 04:10 PM - 04:40 PM||NETWORKING & SHOWCASE VISIT Session|
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|1438 ZAR||Attendee Standard Tickets|
Exhibitors List35 Exhibitors of Current Edition
Venue Map & Directions
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Cnr R55 & Allandale Road Kyalami Midrand 1684 R55 Rietfontein 2-Ir Midrand 1684
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