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Future Enterprise Systems Africa

16 - 17 October 2019 | Main Conference
15 October 2019 | Pre-Conference Focus Day
Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Johannesburg

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Agenda

Agenda subject to change. For more information on speaking contact ryan.matthews@coriniumgroup.com or sebastian.gazi@coriniumgroup.com
Innovation Focus Day
15 October
07:30

Registration Opens

Registration Opens

October 15 | 07:30 - 09:00

Speaking:

09:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaking:

Ryan Matthews - Corinium

Ryan Matthews

Head of Production: MEA, Corinium Global Intelligence

Welcome & Opening Remarks

October 15 | 09:00 - 09:10

Speaking:

Ryan Matthews - Corinium

Ryan Matthews

Corinium Global Intelligence

09:10

Introduction to Focus Day

The Innovation Focus Day sessions will be led by Ajwad Hashim, Vice President of Innovation at Barclays (UK). AJ not only heads up innovation within the organisation, but has been working closely with the rest of IT organisation on how to bring innovation (specifically the use of AI and blockchain) to the rest of the business. The day will consist of four interactive sessions, each tailored to a specific topic. The format of the focus day allows you to not only learn from one the global leaders on the subject, but also ask questions, interact with and share with your peers.

Speaking:

AJ Hashim - Barclays

Ajwad (AJ) Hashim

Vice President Innovation & Emerging Technology, Barclays (UK)

Introduction to Focus Day

October 15 | 09:10 - 09:15

The Innovation Focus Day sessions will be led by Ajwad Hashim, Vice President of Innovation at Barclays (UK). AJ not only heads up innovation within the organisation, but has been working closely with the rest of IT organisation on how to bring innovation (specifically the use of AI and blockchain) to the rest of the business. The day will consist of four interactive sessions, each tailored to a specific topic. The format of the focus day allows you to not only learn from one the global leaders on the subject, but also ask questions, interact with and share with your peers.

Speaking:

AJ Hashim - Barclays

Ajwad (AJ) Hashim

Barclays (UK)

09:15

Building an Innovation Team

This session will look at the basis for an innovation team and where to find a home for them. To start with, we will examine pre-existing teams within the IT organisation. What is different about innovation teams is that they tend to look at what is happening outside the organisation, identify new solutions or methodologies and apply them within. However, sometimes conflict arises when matching innovation to the current architecture of the business. What is important is the need to drive commercial value for the business alongside enterprise architecture teams. Do you already have an innovation team in place? Do you need one? Where would you start?

Building an Innovation Team

October 15 | 09:15 - 10:30

This session will look at the basis for an innovation team and where to find a home for them. To start with, we will examine pre-existing teams within the IT organisation. What is different about innovation teams is that they tend to look at what is happening outside the organisation, identify new solutions or methodologies and apply them within. However, sometimes conflict arises when matching innovation to the current architecture of the business. What is important is the need to drive commercial value for the business alongside enterprise architecture teams. Do you already have an innovation team in place? Do you need one? Where would you start?

Speaking:

10:30

Morning Coffee & Networking

Morning Coffee & Networking

October 15 | 10:30 - 11:00

Speaking:

11:00

Driving Innovation Throughout the Business

The second session will examine growing the culture of innovation beyond IT. How can we encourage the rest of the business embrace innovation? We often here about a culture of innovation being created throughout the business but what does this look like, does it really exist? What role does the c-suite have in driving change, where do you find yourself in the organisation – are you also responsible to expound innovation beyond your team? Is there a tactical roadmap you can employ to create a culture that both creates and nurtures a culture of innovation and creativity?

Driving Innovation Throughout the Business

October 15 | 11:00 - 12:30

The second session will examine growing the culture of innovation beyond IT. How can we encourage the rest of the business embrace innovation? We often here about a culture of innovation being created throughout the business but what does this look like, does it really exist? What role does the c-suite have in driving change, where do you find yourself in the organisation – are you also responsible to expound innovation beyond your team? Is there a tactical roadmap you can employ to create a culture that both creates and nurtures a culture of innovation and creativity?

Speaking:

12:30

Lunch

Lunch

October 15 | 12:30 - 13:30

Speaking:

1:30

Developing an AI Strategy

In this session we will look at how AI will be incorporated into your EA and overall business strategies. As much as business priorities have changed and evolved, AI has grown in prominence. What should now be examine is watch are the business’ top priorities and how can AI help deliver on these goals. The adoption of AI brings its own set of challenges from resource capacity, skills, tech costs and implementation. Together, we will examine and discuss proven use cases, key challenges and suggest best practices to adopting an AI strategy.

Speaking:

Jaco DuToit Vodacom-1

Jaco du Toit

Principal Data Scientist – Machine Learning, Vodacom

Developing an AI Strategy

October 15 | 13:30 - 14:45

In this session we will look at how AI will be incorporated into your EA and overall business strategies. As much as business priorities have changed and evolved, AI has grown in prominence. What should now be examine is watch are the business’ top priorities and how can AI help deliver on these goals. The adoption of AI brings its own set of challenges from resource capacity, skills, tech costs and implementation. Together, we will examine and discuss proven use cases, key challenges and suggest best practices to adopting an AI strategy.

Speaking:

Jaco DuToit Vodacom-1

Jaco du Toit

Vodacom

2:45

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

October 15 | 14:45 - 15:15

Speaking:

3:15

The Future of Innovation

To wrap up the focus day, we will look at the future of innovation and what it means. Will we reach a point where innovation becomes redundant as is just seen as part of the business process (or are we there already)? Will technology providers keep up the pace, or merely repackage old concepts as new? Are there any ethical quandaries we might face with ongoing tech development and AI adoption? What is next on the disruption horizon and are we better able predict change now than 10 years ago? Based on case examples, discussion will be open for you to participate and share your thoughts.

Speaking:

Jan-Pilbauer BankservAfrica

Jan Pilbauer

Chief Payments and Innovation Officer, BankservAfrica

The Future of Innovation

October 15 | 15:15 - 16:30

To wrap up the focus day, we will look at the future of innovation and what it means. Will we reach a point where innovation becomes redundant as is just seen as part of the business process (or are we there already)? Will technology providers keep up the pace, or merely repackage old concepts as new? Are there any ethical quandaries we might face with ongoing tech development and AI adoption? What is next on the disruption horizon and are we better able predict change now than 10 years ago? Based on case examples, discussion will be open for you to participate and share your thoughts.

Speaking:

Jan-Pilbauer BankservAfrica

Jan Pilbauer

BankservAfrica

4:30

Close of Focus Day

Close of Focus Day

October 15 | 16:30 - 16:30

Speaking:

Main Conference Day 1
16 October
07:30

Registration Opens

Registration Opens

October 16 | 07:30 - 09:00

Speaking:

08:45

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaking:

Ryan Matthews - Corinium

Ryan Matthews

Head of Production: MEA, Corinium Global Intelligence

Welcome & Opening Remarks

October 16 | 08:45 - 09:00

Speaking:

Ryan Matthews - Corinium

Ryan Matthews

Corinium Global Intelligence

09:00

Session Reserved for Lead Partner

For more information on partnership packages, please contact michelle.meldau@coriniumgroup.com

Session Reserved for Lead Partner

October 16 | 09:00 - 09:30

For more information on partnership packages, please contact michelle.meldau@coriniumgroup.com

Speaking:

09:30

The New Era of Managing Enterprise Systems & IT

  • Users are now in charge; they need data, analytics, access and systems that work for them
  • This is the age of trial and error; it’s time to be fearless
  • Empower those around you; challenge processes, change vendors, experience, innovate
  • The CIO/CTO belongs in the boardroom (some of the time), and for the rest of the day?

Speaking:

Suren Pillay - absa

Suren Pillay

Chief Architect, CTO, Absa

The New Era of Managing Enterprise Systems & IT

October 16 | 09:30 - 10:00

  • Users are now in charge; they need data, analytics, access and systems that work for them
  • This is the age of trial and error; it’s time to be fearless
  • Empower those around you; challenge processes, change vendors, experience, innovate
  • The CIO/CTO belongs in the boardroom (some of the time), and for the rest of the day?

Speaking:

Suren Pillay - absa

Suren Pillay

Absa

10:00

Multi-Disciplinary Teams Supporting the Modern CIO

  • Skill and talent diversity only works when you work together
  • Embracing agile to fail fast and succeed even quicker
  • Building an innovative enterprise architecture team that compliments business strategy
  • Diverse teams help build and maintain widespread company culture

Speaking:

George Njuguna - HF Group

George Njuguna

Chief Operating & Information Officer, HF Group (Kenya)

Multi-Disciplinary Teams Supporting the Modern CIO

October 16 | 10:00 - 10:30

  • Skill and talent diversity only works when you work together
  • Embracing agile to fail fast and succeed even quicker
  • Building an innovative enterprise architecture team that compliments business strategy
  • Diverse teams help build and maintain widespread company culture

Speaking:

George Njuguna - HF Group

George Njuguna

HF Group (Kenya)

10:30

PANEL: The Future of the IT Office

  • Why do you think the CIOs domain over technology no longer enough?
  • What does the reporting structure look like in your organisation and why does that matter?
  • The Chief Digital Officer role was seemingly short-lived; why do you think this is the case?
  • How to bring together enterprise architecture and innovation
  • Can you (still) clearly define what is “business” and what is “IT” in your organisation, or are those blurred lines?

Speaking:

Peter du Plooy - Engen

Peter du Plooy

Chief Information Officer, Engen

George Njuguna - HF Group

George Njuguna

Chief Operating & Information Officer, HF Group (Kenya)

Suren Pillay - absa

Suren Pillay

Chief Architect, CTO, Absa

Kevin Rolfe Squiggles

Kevin Rolfe

Managing Director , Squiggles and Dots

Omeshnee Naidoo City of Cape Town

Omeshnee Naidoo

Director: Information Systems and Technology - Corporate Services, City of Cape Town

PANEL: The Future of the IT Office

October 16 | 10:30 - 11:00

  • Why do you think the CIOs domain over technology no longer enough?
  • What does the reporting structure look like in your organisation and why does that matter?
  • The Chief Digital Officer role was seemingly short-lived; why do you think this is the case?
  • How to bring together enterprise architecture and innovation
  • Can you (still) clearly define what is “business” and what is “IT” in your organisation, or are those blurred lines?

Speaking:

Peter du Plooy - Engen

Peter du Plooy

Engen

Suren Pillay - absa

Suren Pillay

Absa

George Njuguna - HF Group

George Njuguna

HF Group (Kenya)

Kevin Rolfe Squiggles

Kevin Rolfe

Squiggles and Dots

Omeshnee Naidoo City of Cape Town

Omeshnee Naidoo

City of Cape Town

11:00

Morning Coffee & Networking

Morning Coffee & Networking

October 16 | 11:00 - 11:30

Speaking:

11:30

Session Reserved for Associate Partner

For more information on partnership packages, please contact michelle.meldau@coriniumgroup.com

Session Reserved for Associate Partner

October 16 | 11:30 - 12:00

For more information on partnership packages, please contact michelle.meldau@coriniumgroup.com

Speaking:

12:00

Case Study: Enterprise Business Agility

  • Finding the ability to adapt, change learn and pivot
  • Bringing together architecture, agility and the PMO teams
  • Outlining cultural and organisational change
  • Bringing this together with group tech and overall business strategy

Speaking:

Josef Langerman - Standard Bank

Josef Langerman

Group Head: IT Strategy, Architecture & Organisational Change, Standard Bank

Case Study: Enterprise Business Agility

October 16 | 12:00 - 12:30

  • Finding the ability to adapt, change learn and pivot
  • Bringing together architecture, agility and the PMO teams
  • Outlining cultural and organisational change
  • Bringing this together with group tech and overall business strategy

Speaking:

Josef Langerman - Standard Bank

Josef Langerman

Standard Bank

12:30

Building a Cloud-Native Enterprise Platform

  • What are the essential steps to becoming cloud-native
  • Defining your cloud-native strategy
  • How to identify and work with the right partner
  • What are the risks associate with cloud-native adoption

Building a Cloud-Native Enterprise Platform

October 16 | 12:30 - 13:00

  • What are the essential steps to becoming cloud-native
  • Defining your cloud-native strategy
  • How to identify and work with the right partner
  • What are the risks associate with cloud-native adoption

Speaking:

1:00

Lunch

Lunch

October 16 | 13:00 - 14:00

Speaking:

Track A:

2:00

Reserved for Stream Sponsor

Reserved for Stream Sponsor

October 16 | 14:00 - 14:30

Speaking:

Track B:

2:00

Reserved for Stream Sponsor

Reserved for Stream Sponsor

October 16 | 14:00 - 14:30

Speaking:

Track A:

2:30

Cloud Adoption

The conversation around cloud is reaching its zenith, yet we are still left with misconceptions and alternate strategies on its adoption. This peer-led discussion group will talk broadly about: Who is taking cloud adoption seriously? Why is cloud adoption inevitable? Are the drivers of adoption clear in your organisation? How to build a framework for operating across hybrid and multi-clouds? Do you have a dedicated cloud architect? Do you need one and where would they sit in the organisation? Participants are encouraged to share their views on cloud adoption, the operating and cost implications to the business, or any hesitations they might have.

Speaking:

Sergei Greyvenstein - Telesure

Sergei Greyvenstein

Head of Strategy Execution & Enterprise Projects, Telesure Investment Holdings

Cloud Adoption

October 16 | 14:30 - 15:10

The conversation around cloud is reaching its zenith, yet we are still left with misconceptions and alternate strategies on its adoption. This peer-led discussion group will talk broadly about: Who is taking cloud adoption seriously? Why is cloud adoption inevitable? Are the drivers of adoption clear in your organisation? How to build a framework for operating across hybrid and multi-clouds? Do you have a dedicated cloud architect? Do you need one and where would they sit in the organisation? Participants are encouraged to share their views on cloud adoption, the operating and cost implications to the business, or any hesitations they might have.

Speaking:

Sergei Greyvenstein - Telesure

Sergei Greyvenstein

Telesure Investment Holdings

Track B:

2:30

Architecting for CX

Putting the customer at the core of the organisation is a key driver of digital transformation initiatives. But how do you architect a business to improve on CX initiatives, how does CX (customer journey-mapping etc) impact organisational design from the “outside-in”, how does the modern IT enabled organisation provide use technology to provide a more human experience? Participants will discuss how the remapping of legacy IT is necessary to meet the needs of the modern customer-centric organisation. Discussions will cover the relationship between design thinking and enterprise architecture, how EA drives both internal employee experience and external customer experience, and how CX service architecture covers all touch-points of the customer journey.

Speaking:

Fred Beunink - Merck

Fred Beunink

Digital Customer Engagement Lead, Merck Sharp & Dohme

Architecting for CX

October 16 | 14:30 - 15:10

Putting the customer at the core of the organisation is a key driver of digital transformation initiatives. But how do you architect a business to improve on CX initiatives, how does CX (customer journey-mapping etc) impact organisational design from the “outside-in”, how does the modern IT enabled organisation provide use technology to provide a more human experience? Participants will discuss how the remapping of legacy IT is necessary to meet the needs of the modern customer-centric organisation. Discussions will cover the relationship between design thinking and enterprise architecture, how EA drives both internal employee experience and external customer experience, and how CX service architecture covers all touch-points of the customer journey.

Speaking:

Fred Beunink - Merck

Fred Beunink

Merck Sharp & Dohme

3:10

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

October 16 | 15:10 - 15:40

Speaking:

Track A:

3:40

Comparative Case Studies: Effective Enterprise Architecture Implementations

What does and effective Enterprise Architecture implementation look like? The following case studies will look into EA implementation projects, covering particular scope, methodology, outcomes and lessons learned. Each case study will be 10-15 minutes, allowing for the audience to ask questions, offer alternatives and share their own experiences.

Speaking:

Len Pienaar Image-1

Len Pienaar

Chief Executive Officer , FNB Connect

Comparative Case Studies: Effective Enterprise Architecture Implementations

October 16 | 15:40 - 16:20

What does and effective Enterprise Architecture implementation look like? The following case studies will look into EA implementation projects, covering particular scope, methodology, outcomes and lessons learned. Each case study will be 10-15 minutes, allowing for the audience to ask questions, offer alternatives and share their own experiences.

Speaking:

Len Pienaar Image-1

Len Pienaar

FNB Connect

Track B:

3:40

Crafting an Innovation Strategy That Transforms Disruption Into Opportunity Using Enterprise Architecture

Digital business transformation has brought the proliferation of disruptive technology trends that require the forward thinking enterprise architect to make strategic recommendations and assess business opportunities that unlock the value of these emerging technologies.

Organizations that seek to successfully embrace change and innovation in this highly disruptive context are collaborating across multiple channels, and organisational structures to integrate these technologies into their business models and create new business value.

Attend this discussion group to learn how next-generation enterprise architects are harnessing the convergence of these critical technology trends to speed up the delivery of value.

Speaking:

Jacques Matthee - TFG

Jacques Matthee

Senior Enterprise Architect, TFG

Eswee Vorster - FlySafair-1

Eswee Vorster

Head of IT & Innovation, Safair

Crafting an Innovation Strategy That Transforms Disruption Into Opportunity Using Enterprise Architecture

October 16 | 15:40 - 16:20

Digital business transformation has brought the proliferation of disruptive technology trends that require the forward thinking enterprise architect to make strategic recommendations and assess business opportunities that unlock the value of these emerging technologies.

Organizations that seek to successfully embrace change and innovation in this highly disruptive context are collaborating across multiple channels, and organisational structures to integrate these technologies into their business models and create new business value.

Attend this discussion group to learn how next-generation enterprise architects are harnessing the convergence of these critical technology trends to speed up the delivery of value.

Speaking:

Eswee Vorster - FlySafair-1

Eswee Vorster

Safair

Jacques Matthee - TFG

Jacques Matthee

TFG

Track A:

4:20

Living on the Edge: IoT & Fog Computing

IoT-enabled devices are quite standard in the modern business, be it working in financial services or heavy industry. But how do you effectively design systems to accommodate edge and fog computing, how do you determine whether to simply collect data or process information, and what how does this feedback into the rest of the organisation. This session will look in the practicalities of IoT and system design, providing real business case examples of successes and perhaps some failures. Use this opportunity to ask questions, share your thoughts and participate in the conversation.

Speaking:

Eswee Vorster - FlySafair-1

Eswee Vorster

Head of IT & Innovation, Safair

Living on the Edge: IoT & Fog Computing

October 16 | 16:20 - 17:00

IoT-enabled devices are quite standard in the modern business, be it working in financial services or heavy industry. But how do you effectively design systems to accommodate edge and fog computing, how do you determine whether to simply collect data or process information, and what how does this feedback into the rest of the organisation. This session will look in the practicalities of IoT and system design, providing real business case examples of successes and perhaps some failures. Use this opportunity to ask questions, share your thoughts and participate in the conversation.

Speaking:

Eswee Vorster - FlySafair-1

Eswee Vorster

Safair

Track B:

4:20

Technology vs Cultural Change: Chicken or Egg?

The great digital transformation debate of the past few years has left us still questioning whether change is driven by technology or through culture. Most would argue both, although this session aims to draw a debate on investing one before the other; the argument can be made that technology is necessary to empower change, the flipside being that without a revived culture you’re burning cash on tech junk. This session will have two intentionally opposing views, arguing the merits of both. The best part is that you get to join in the debate, and perhaps we’ll come to a not-so fore-gone conclusion in the end.

Speaking:

Kevin Rolfe Squiggles

Kevin Rolfe

Managing Director , Squiggles and Dots

Moipone Phajane Tyme

Moipone Phajane

Founder and Chief Solutionist at Thoroughled Consulting. Former Head of Strategy, Tyme Capital,

Nicki Russell PnP

Nicki Russell

Head of Innovation & Trend, PnP

Nabeela Essa Steinbuild

Nabeela Essa

Chief Information Officer, Steinbuild

Technology vs Cultural Change: Chicken or Egg?

October 16 | 16:20 - 17:00

The great digital transformation debate of the past few years has left us still questioning whether change is driven by technology or through culture. Most would argue both, although this session aims to draw a debate on investing one before the other; the argument can be made that technology is necessary to empower change, the flipside being that without a revived culture you’re burning cash on tech junk. This session will have two intentionally opposing views, arguing the merits of both. The best part is that you get to join in the debate, and perhaps we’ll come to a not-so fore-gone conclusion in the end.

Speaking:

Moipone Phajane Tyme

Moipone Phajane

Nabeela Essa Steinbuild

Nabeela Essa

Steinbuild

Kevin Rolfe Squiggles

Kevin Rolfe

Squiggles and Dots

Nicki Russell PnP

Nicki Russell

PnP

5:00

Cocktails

Cocktails

October 16 | 17:00 - 18:30

Speaking:

Main Conference Day 2
17 October
07:30

Registration Opens

Registration Opens

October 17 | 07:30 - 09:00

Speaking:

09:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaking:

Ryan Matthews - Corinium

Ryan Matthews

Head of Production: MEA, Corinium Global Intelligence

Welcome & Opening Remarks

October 17 | 09:00 - 09:15

Speaking:

Ryan Matthews - Corinium

Ryan Matthews

Corinium Global Intelligence

09:15

Session Reserve for Associate Partner

Session Reserve for Associate Partner

October 17 | 09:15 - 09:45

Speaking:

09:45

Innovation as a means of Disruption

  • Does your organisation embrace innovation
  • How blockchain is used in retail banking
  • What is the strategy behind Open Banking, and how to select the right start-up partners
  • Case studies and examples

Speaking:

AJ Hashim - Barclays

Ajwad (AJ) Hashim

Vice President Innovation & Emerging Technology, Barclays (UK)

Innovation as a means of Disruption

October 17 | 09:45 - 10:15

  • Does your organisation embrace innovation
  • How blockchain is used in retail banking
  • What is the strategy behind Open Banking, and how to select the right start-up partners
  • Case studies and examples

Speaking:

AJ Hashim - Barclays

Ajwad (AJ) Hashim

Barclays (UK)

10:15

The Future of the PMO is Business Value Delivery Management: PMO 4.0 for Industry 4.0

  • The new purpose of the PMO in the Agile Enterprise
  • The new role of the project manager in Agile & DevOps
  • Business architecture in the PMO to identify and discover business value
  • Big data ingredients in existing projects in demand and delivery
  • Business value realisation and validation – practical principles

Speaking:

Sergei Greyvenstein - Telesure

Sergei Greyvenstein

Head of Strategy Execution & Enterprise Projects, Telesure Investment Holdings

The Future of the PMO is Business Value Delivery Management: PMO 4.0 for Industry 4.0

October 17 | 10:15 - 10:45

  • The new purpose of the PMO in the Agile Enterprise
  • The new role of the project manager in Agile & DevOps
  • Business architecture in the PMO to identify and discover business value
  • Big data ingredients in existing projects in demand and delivery
  • Business value realisation and validation – practical principles

Speaking:

Sergei Greyvenstein - Telesure

Sergei Greyvenstein

Telesure Investment Holdings

10:45

Morning Coffee & Networking

Morning Coffee & Networking

October 17 | 10:45 - 11:15

Speaking:

11:15

Case Study: How to Transform a Large IT Enterprise of a Power Company

  • How to mobilise Business to create a Digital platform for itself to an IT Modernisation platform.
  • How to identify related IT initiatives to deliver Business value while providing a sustainable IM Modernisation.
  • What are the IT quick-wins that will drive the excitement and promote continued investment appetite.
  • It’s time to ask ourselves a question; Is IT Modernisation an IT Transformation or a Business Transformation programme?

Speaking:

Lungile Mginqi - SASOL

Lungile Mginqi

Vice President Applications & ERP Systems, SASOL

Case Study: How to Transform a Large IT Enterprise of a Power Company

October 17 | 11:15 - 11:45

  • How to mobilise Business to create a Digital platform for itself to an IT Modernisation platform.
  • How to identify related IT initiatives to deliver Business value while providing a sustainable IM Modernisation.
  • What are the IT quick-wins that will drive the excitement and promote continued investment appetite.
  • It’s time to ask ourselves a question; Is IT Modernisation an IT Transformation or a Business Transformation programme?

Speaking:

Lungile Mginqi - SASOL

Lungile Mginqi

SASOL

11:45

The Growing Need for Microservices

The Growing Need for Microservices

October 17 | 11:45 - 12:15

Speaking:

12:15

Transformational Change Management

Creating the knowledge imperative; the 4th Industrial Revolution and its effects on continuous professional development.

Speaking:

Gavin Ossthuizen - Premier FMCG

Gavin Oosthuizen

Knowledge Architect, Premier FMCG

Transformational Change Management

October 17 | 12:15 - 12:45

Creating the knowledge imperative; the 4th Industrial Revolution and its effects on continuous professional development.

Speaking:

Gavin Ossthuizen - Premier FMCG

Gavin Oosthuizen

Premier FMCG

12:45

Lunch

Lunch

October 17 | 12:45 - 13:45

Speaking:

1:45

Application Architecture & AI

Everything is driven by AI, right? The future of software is driven by AI, right? And when breaking down enterprise architecture into its four main components, its application architecture that can benefit the most from AI, perhaps?

This session will look into intelligent application development in the era of AI (do the bots do the building too), the benefits, and the potential unintended consequences. Use this opportunity to share your thoughts and general (mis)understandings on AI.

Speaking:

Hamman-Ferreira BankservAfrica

Hamman Ferreira

Chief Technology Officer, BankservAfrica

Fouche Du Preez

Fouche du Preez

Solution Architect , Infocare Healthcare

Application Architecture & AI

October 17 | 13:45 - 14:25

Everything is driven by AI, right? The future of software is driven by AI, right? And when breaking down enterprise architecture into its four main components, its application architecture that can benefit the most from AI, perhaps?

This session will look into intelligent application development in the era of AI (do the bots do the building too), the benefits, and the potential unintended consequences. Use this opportunity to share your thoughts and general (mis)understandings on AI.

Speaking:

Fouche Du Preez

Fouche du Preez

Infocare Healthcare

Hamman-Ferreira BankservAfrica

Hamman Ferreira

BankservAfrica

2:25

Enterprise Architecture as the CIO’s Digital Advisory Partner

Digital transformation has imposed a closer alignment between the roles of the CIO and innovative EA teams. Forward thinking EA’s have become the vanguards for the successful execution of business transformation strategies and objectives.

The once accepted separation between developing a business and technology strategy in the enterprise no longer exists due to the evolution of Enterprise Architecture as a role – which is responsible for moving EA closer to the center of the organization; directly liaising and even advising the CIO.

This discussion group will explore how to develop an agile and collaborative approach in disparate teams across the enterprise, highlight best practices for enhancing digital operational excellence, explore how EA’s advisory role has enabled strategic technology decision making and enabled senior executives to rapidly respond to business threats and opportunities in an increasingly digitised ecosystem.

Enterprise Architecture as the CIO’s Digital Advisory Partner

October 17 | 14:25 - 15:05

Digital transformation has imposed a closer alignment between the roles of the CIO and innovative EA teams. Forward thinking EA’s have become the vanguards for the successful execution of business transformation strategies and objectives.

The once accepted separation between developing a business and technology strategy in the enterprise no longer exists due to the evolution of Enterprise Architecture as a role – which is responsible for moving EA closer to the center of the organization; directly liaising and even advising the CIO.

This discussion group will explore how to develop an agile and collaborative approach in disparate teams across the enterprise, highlight best practices for enhancing digital operational excellence, explore how EA’s advisory role has enabled strategic technology decision making and enabled senior executives to rapidly respond to business threats and opportunities in an increasingly digitised ecosystem.

Speaking:

3:05

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

October 17 | 15:05 - 15:35

Speaking:

3:35

Making data-driven Decisions using Digital Twin Technology to fast-track Digital Transformation

The success of any digital business transformation initiative will require visibility, adaptability and the ability to create a ‘connected business’ at scale. What if you could create a digital ‘avatar’ of your business? The advent of digital twin technology has made this possible. This emerging technology has the potential to accelerate your path to digital transformation by leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to create simulation models that can be repeatedly improved, resulting in superior future designs and applications.

Competitive advantage in the digital era will not merely be about the best strategy, but instead it is going to be about execution; super-charging architecture with digital twins is the answer to complex digital transformations.

Participants will discuss the role of enterprise architects in taking digital twin technology from concept to reality, how digital twins can be used to gain visibility into technology and infrastructure, how to use KPI’s and data to guide strategy and analyse business operations, as well as assessing which cloud partner is best suited to your organisational needs.

Speaking:

Xolani Ndlovu Old Mutual

Xolani Ndlovu

Head of Innovation & Digital: Personal Finance , Old Mutual

Making data-driven Decisions using Digital Twin Technology to fast-track Digital Transformation

October 17 | 15:35 - 16:15

The success of any digital business transformation initiative will require visibility, adaptability and the ability to create a ‘connected business’ at scale. What if you could create a digital ‘avatar’ of your business? The advent of digital twin technology has made this possible. This emerging technology has the potential to accelerate your path to digital transformation by leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to create simulation models that can be repeatedly improved, resulting in superior future designs and applications.

Competitive advantage in the digital era will not merely be about the best strategy, but instead it is going to be about execution; super-charging architecture with digital twins is the answer to complex digital transformations.

Participants will discuss the role of enterprise architects in taking digital twin technology from concept to reality, how digital twins can be used to gain visibility into technology and infrastructure, how to use KPI’s and data to guide strategy and analyse business operations, as well as assessing which cloud partner is best suited to your organisational needs.

Speaking:

Xolani Ndlovu Old Mutual

Xolani Ndlovu

Old Mutual

4:15

Factors to Consider When Building an EA Team

How can one define the value of an enterprise architecture team to the business? Is there really an unwavering divide between the two, or is the very value of the EA team the bridge between IT functions and business process? The EA team can bring a coherence to all business systems; perhaps a little cold and decisive at times. But what factors do you consider when building your EA team, and more importantly, where do they sit in the organisation and how to they function across the business.

This session will offer some practical insight into team development, but also allows you the share your views and opinions.

Speaking:

Johann Marx Eskom

Johann Marx

Chief Enterprise Architect – Digital Strategy Execution and Architecture, Eskom

Khotso Koetle - Old Mutual

Khotso Koetle

Enterprise Architect, Old Mutual

Factors to Consider When Building an EA Team

October 17 | 16:15 - 16:55

How can one define the value of an enterprise architecture team to the business? Is there really an unwavering divide between the two, or is the very value of the EA team the bridge between IT functions and business process? The EA team can bring a coherence to all business systems; perhaps a little cold and decisive at times. But what factors do you consider when building your EA team, and more importantly, where do they sit in the organisation and how to they function across the business.

This session will offer some practical insight into team development, but also allows you the share your views and opinions.

Speaking:

Khotso Koetle - Old Mutual

Khotso Koetle

Old Mutual

Johann Marx Eskom

Johann Marx

Eskom

4:55

Close of Conference

Close of Conference

October 17 | 16:55

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