CYBERTEC & Topco Media

Masterclass Series


Learn How The UN & Austria Bank Are Saving 80% On Database Administration

Jun 29, 2020 11:00 AM

Webinar Description



Join Ralf Fletcher, CEO of Topco Media, and Hans-Jürgen Schönig, CEO of CYBERTEC, an intelligent database management company. As they deep dive into the importance of database management and how to get the most value out of your data.

Key Learnings:

  • PostgreSQL as an alternative
  • Tooling to move to PostgreSQL
  • Porting applications to PostgreSQL
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Key training outcomes for success


CYBERTEC & Topco Media Masterclass: Learn How The UN & Austria Bank Are Saving 80% On Database Administration

What are the topics?


Masterclass 1

High-security databases for enterprise applications.

Masterclass 2

Moving from Oracle / DB2 / MS SQL to PostgreSQL. 


Masterclass 3

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for business applications.

Masterclass 4

CYPEX: Rapid Application Building.

Who are the speakers?

Ralf Fletcher

CEO @Topco Media

Ralf Fletcher is Chief Executive Officer for Top Media and Communications, the Top 500 host and organiser. Based in Cape Town, Topco researches, ranks and recognises South Africa’s private- and public-sector leaders through its annual publications, conferences and awards. 

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Having been involved in Topco’s growth since its beginnings 25 years ago, Ralf has in-depth knowledge of local and international business management, the who’s who of business and government, and the growing impact of digital technology on our economy. In his spare time, Ralf is an accomplished triathlete who has, several times, taken first place in his age group in the XTerra World Championships.

Hans-Jürgen Schönig


Hans-Jürgen Schönig has been a PostgreSQL expert and database specialist since the 90s. He is CEO and technical lead of CYBERTEC, which is one of the database market leaders worldwide and has served countless customers around the globe since the year 2000. 

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As CEO of CYBERTEC, Hans-Jürgen Schönig regularly advises customers in database services and creates individual concepts tailored to each client’s needs. Additionally, he regularly gives training on PostgreSQL Advanced Optimization & Performance Tuning, PostgreSQL for Business Intelligence and Mass Data Analysis, PostgreSQL Replication Professional and Linux for PostgreSQL DBAs – just to name a few.

Mark Badham

Owner & Managing Director @ Leading Edge Business Solutions.

It began in 1996 as an IT consultancy, with a primary focus on Linux solutions, support, and Linux Training. Our vision was then to take Linux into the business sector as a viable and excellent alternative to proprietary brands.

Nicky Stapelberg

Head Of Africa Business @ AxiomSL

Professional management consultant and programme manager with over 20 years of local and international experience across various industries.

What are the key learnings?

Being aware of common security threats

Protecting against data leaks

Giving secure test data to developers

Handling database security

Automated database security audits

What is possible and what is not

How artificial intelligence can be used for business

Developing a strategy to obtain the data necessary

AI and data at the core of a business strategy

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“We, as an organisation, are excited to see the power of positivity spread.” 

– Ralf Fletcher

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