By Koketso Mamabolo
Sentech Africa Tech Week is a conference, exhibition and awards ceremony being held from 31 August until 1 September at the CTICC in Cape Town. The event is a hybrid one with delegates able to attend virtually and in person, featuring discussions on how South Africa and other countries on the continent can address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities available as we navigate through the fourth industrial revolution.
The conference will feature main sessions, breakaway sessions and technical focus sessions with industry experts. Speakers and exhibitors will share their insights and advice on how to come to grips with the sheer scale and impact of the fourth industrial revolution in an event that will allow attendees to connect with, and learn from, industry leaders.
Some of the speakers you can expect
He can’t read or write, yet has 3 500 innovations in 20 years – Meet Bob Moesta
To say Bob Moesta is a remarkable human being is a gross understatement. Not many among us can say they literally spoke a book into existence – Bob can. Having had a key role in 3 500 products being developed and brought to the world it would be an understatement to say that his knowledge could fill countless books.
A speaker at the upcoming Sentech Africa Tech Week Conference, Bob is one of the pioneers of the Jobs-to-be-Done theory and the author of Demand-Side Sales 101: Stop Selling and Help Your Customers Make Progress.
In this Business Unusual Podcast, Ralf Fletcher, CEO of Topco Media engages in conversation with Bob Moesta about how to get people to buy your products.
She’s a hacker, but an ethical one – Meet Joylynn Kirui
Microsoft Senior Cloud Security Advocate Joylynn Kirui is what is known as a ‘white hat’ – an ethical hacker. Her job is to do everything a hacker would do to compromise a system and she’s always had consistent success doing so. The Sentech Africa Tech Week speaker has hacked into everything. It’s no wonder she was named Hacker of the Year in 2020 and recognised as a finalist in the Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity in the same year.
In this Business Unusual Podcast, we engage in conversation with Joylynn about why businesses hire hackers and how the African continent is faring on the cybersecurity front. She shares with us the importance of developers, businesses and consumers being aware of security threats and protecting personal data.
Smart cities in Africa: Meet Ofentse Mokwena, Strategic Project Lead at Uber sub-Saharan Africa
‘The future is now’ is an oft-repeated phrase but Ofentse Mokwena has a spin on it that reflects the focused, forward thinking nature of his work at Uber sub-Saharan Africa: “The Future of Work is now.” A speaker at the upcoming Sentech Africa Tech Week Conference, Mokwena has a background in both business and academia, lecturing, researching, publishing papers and adding his expertise in transport economics to the industry.
In this Business Unusual Podcast we engage in conversation with Uber sub-Saharan Africa’s Strategic Project Lead, Ofentse Mokwena about building smart cities in Africa and the challenges faced by the infrastructure sector. Ofentse tells us about the journey from seeing the township transport system, to now imagining what the future of work looks like, and envisioning the infrastructure needed to support it.