September 2018 | Cape town | CTICC | #4ID
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
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 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.
AFRICA TECH WEEK NEWS
Words by Alan Goldberg, Director of Education at Digicape I have to make my position very clear. I am a firm believer that the use of technology has a crucial role to play in the preparation of today’s learners for their life beyond the confines of academia. I am also...read more
By Jeanne Els, Regional Director: Hatch The mining industry needs to embrace big data to develop models capable of describing operations and processes which, in turn, can predict outcomes such as potential failures, expected recoveries in metallurgical circuits, or...read more
By Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser, Head of Alexander Forbes Research Institute and Lesiba Mothata, Executive Chief Economist, Alexander Forbes Investments This year, the meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos is giving emerging economies a much more...read more
By Daniel Schwartzkopff, Co-Founder: DataProphet The Fourth Industrial Revolution will dramatically reshape the world of work and force us to rethink our approach to our careers, our lives, and our aspirations. With a global market estimated to reach $70-billion by...read more
By Lee Naik, CEO: TransUnion Africa Many would say that in this age of exponential technology acceleration, a start-of-the-year tech trends report is rapidly becoming an exercise in futility. But don’t believe them. Yes, tech is seemingly moving at lightspeed as we...read more
By Lubabalo Dyantyi and Baxolile Mabinya, Founders: Deviare The world is changing at a rapid rate, with digital transformation at the forefront of most companies’ minds. But rapid change does not happen in isolation, and with it comes the need for the development of...read more
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO ATTEND
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.