Chief Digital Officer Africa day one begins with insightful, different and inspiring use case presentations. Delegates have the opportunity to listen to how different organisations apply data analytics/science in different ways for business success.

The afternoon tracks feature our Discussion Groups which allow you to get involved in the agenda, ask your questions and add your opinions. These sessions ensure you leave the conference with full value from your participation.

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09:15- 09:45

The role of the Chief Digital Officer

What does it mean to bring “digital” to the heart of the organisation’s strategy Adapt, disrupt, transform, disappear… Ensuring change is customer-centric and business minded Converting digital transformation strategies from the boardroom to the reality

Herman Singh
Group Chief Digital Officer - MTN Group

10:15- 10:45

Taking agile thinking company-wide

Operating models for company-wide agile development Making “digital” speak normal everyday business language Moving from tools and processes to a cultural shift A delicate touch to organisational change and collaboration

Jamie Whittaker
Global Chief Digital Officer - Barloworld Equipment

10:45- 11:15

Morning Coffee

11:15- 11:45

Case Study – the digitisation journey at OUTsurance

• Where to start with the South African business • Lessons learned from Australia • What does “digitisation” actually look like • Meeting current challenges and setting new objectives

Matt Cole
Chief Technology Officer - OUTsurance

11:45 - 12:15

How IoT will drive digital transformation in industry

• Designing and building connected data-rich products and machines • Embedding intelligence into manufacturing operations • Building smart factories, smart agriculture and smart mining

Gareth Rees
Head of Global Partnerships - IoT.nxt

12:15- 13:00

Panel discussion: Building a culture of constant change and innovation

Culture is the operating system of an organisation – if its good you will thrive How to take “smart” risks often Break down silos, build up teams Involvement, cooperation, collaboration and feedback enable a constant flow of positive change; but when to put a pin in it?

Anton Fatti
Chief Digital Officer - Discovery Ltd.
Francois Joubert
Chief Digital Officer - PSG Konsult
James Scott
Chief Digital Officer - Wholesale - Barclays Africa

13:00- 14:00


Discussion Group A: Disruptive Technologies

14:00- 14:45

A1: Artificial Intelligence 101

AI is a rocket; data is the fuel and the algorithm the engine Automation does not equal innovation, but it can help How to prepare for the adverse impact of AI AI increases productivity, not unemployment

Christiaan van der Walt
Chief Technology Officer - MyBucks

14:45- 15:30

A2: Fintech innovation: from disruptive payments to blockchain

• Where Fintech disruption has lead to real innovation • How can we take the philosophy of “banking the unbanked” and apply it to other industries • A uniform definition of blockchain that we can all understand • How can a 100 year old business compete with a digital native organisation • Why is blockchain… Read more.

Ya’eesh Cader
Head of Digital & Direct - Sanlam Investments

Discussion Group B: Data & Analytics & the Modern Workplace

14:00- 14:45

B1: Moving from Big Data to Smart Data

Educating employees on how to interpret and exploit data How do you make big data analytics accessible to all Being ‘data-aware’ and making data more actionable Simplifying data acquisition, analytics, deployment and assessment : creating a feedback loop with real value

Vuyo Mpako
Chief Digital & Data Officer - Old Mutual Emerging Markets
Oscar Stark
Divisional Director: Digital Transformation - Liberty Group

16:00- 16:45

B2: Working in the digital age

How do you create a transformative culture that drives innovation Enabling teams who are quick to test ideas, but find solutions Mobile enablement of the workforce What will the workplace look like in 2025?

Ravinash Guiness
Manager: HR Digital Solutions & Change - Old Mutual Insure
Duran Chetty
Head: Digital & Innovation - Old Mutual Insure

15:30- 16:00

Afternoon Coffee

16:00 - 16:30

Putting data to work in your digital transformation strategy

Unlocking new customers, products and channels The deeper your digital offering the more vital it is to manage your data How to scale your data sets across the business – walk before you run The case for a collaborative approach to big data initiatives across leadership roles

Morne Bosch-Serfontein
Group GM: BI, Information & Insights - MultiChoice

17:00 - 17:30

What does digital transformation mean to your organisation

How corporate culture is influenced by digitisation How to prepare for change – or do jump right in!? Driving organisational transformation to accelerate digital innovation How to gain a competitive edge in a disruptive world

Shannon Naidoo
Chief Digital Officer - Wesbank

16:30 - 17:00

How to measure digital success

Learning to identify and recognise disruptive innovations early on is one-part experience and two-parts intuition How to turn failed attempts into opportunities – try and try again Digital traction is influenced by scale, activity and engagement Can you ensure projects meet customer needs and provide a real ROI

Carl Louw
Chief Digital & Marketing Officer - Telesure Investment Holdings

17:30- 19:30

Cocktail Reception

19:30- 21:30

Connected Think {Tank} A: What does the digitisation journey look like

Where do you start? Who is responsible? Who takes the glory? How do you merge internal and external processes How does information flow back to the Exco, and what does it look like Do you need a CDigO to make transformational change? A Corinium Connected Think{Tank} is the perfect opportunity to connect with peers, share… Read more.

Anshul Srivastav
Chief Information & Digital Officer - Union Insurance