September 2018 | Cape town | CTICC | #4ID


Africa Tech Week is a technology conference, an exhibition and a Technology Awards Ceremony. It focuses on educating South Africa and other African countries on the challenges and opportunities to be gained by their drafting appropriate plans and policies for the 4th Industrial revolution.

The African Tech Week will also recognize and reward companies on the continent that have demonstrated excellence in the area of innovative product development.

The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent. When compared with previous industrial revolutions, the fourth is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace. Moreover, it is disrupting almost every industry in every country.

The 3 day conference will consist of main sessions (Plenary) plus high-level industry sector-related breakaways and expert technical focus sessions.The Conference speakers and Exhibitors will demonstrate how the breadth and depth of Industry 4.0 heralds the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.

The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited.

These possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the internet of things, autonomous vehicles, 3-d printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, crypto currencies, energy storage, quantum computing and so many other inter-related technical advances.



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The main sessions will feature addresses from world authorities on aspects of the 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). They will outline the challenges and different scenarios as well as the mind blowing economic opportunities Industry 4.0 can deliver for those countries and organisations that make preparations for it.
The breakaways and focus sessions will include panels of world-leading authorities on the 4th Industrial Revolution’s effects on individual industry sectors, specific fields of production and different areas of commerce.
The expert panels will cover public and private policy aspects and their implications advantages and opportunities. It will also include industry’s leaders from the private sector, civil society, investors, partners, experts, academics all with their expert insight into the different ways artificial intelligence,cryptocurrency,IoT, will affect the future of African Development.
Sectors will include Building construction, Transport, Engineering, Automotive, Maritime, Agriculture, Security, Aquaculture, Energy generation, Water storage and delivery, Chemical industry and many others.These industries and their supporting suppliers and service providers will radically change the way they plan and function as the 4th Industrial Revolution takes hold.