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DTC Jo’Burg 2018 to discuss AI, IoT, blockchain, IT security, 5G, robotics, others

The city of Johannesburg, Gauteng in South Africa is getting ready for the global summit on the Digital Transformation Congress, to be hosted by IT News Africa on 26 July 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.

A statement from the organizers on Wednesday, said “The conference will bring together hundreds of senior executives who will explore emerging technology trends such as AI, IoT, blockchain, GDPR, IT security, 5G and robotics, and how they impact business operations. It is the key meeting place for business and IT leaders seeking to advance their knowledge of the latest business technologies and innovations”.

“The acceleration of innovation is becoming a source of constant surprise for organisations. For this reason, DTC 2018 will offer an interactive and educational experience where world class speakers, through provocative presentations and engaging panels, will breakdown key strategies for leading digital transformation in business, identifying competitive advantages as well as managing digital disruption.

Included in the event’s selection of world-class speakers is ‘Obama White House digital leader’, Tom Cochran. With nearly 20 years of digital experience, Tom Cochran is a digital transformation veteran who’s spent over four years in the Obama administration as a presidential appointee and digital leader.

On how to participate, the organizers said attendees can join local and international CxOs, line-of-business (LoB) executives as well as heads of innovation, technology and strategy to discuss the techniques and tools required to implement a seamless digital transformation strategy that will drive profitability and customer centricity.

“Join us as an exhibitor: Showcase your technology innovations, projects, and solutions. Put your organisation, company or SME at the centre of this one-of-a-kind gathering. Find new partnerships, investors, leads, and opportunities.

“The congress will unite local and international senior executives & enterprise IT vendors from distinguished organisations such as Petro SA, Tiso Blackstar, Transnet, Nedbank, Sasria SOC, Eskom, Loreal, Liberty Group, Alexander Forbes, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), Magic Software, Braintree, Darktrace, Parmalat & more.

Some of the key topics lined up for discussion include “Yes we can. Yes we did. Digital Transformation in the Obama White House”; Developing a Digital Transformation Roadmap; Re-Thinking Business-IT Alignment; Weaving Artificial Intelligence into the Modern Organisation; Re-Aligning the Business Model to Effectively Engage Digital Customers.

Others include tackling Security Challenges to Succeed with Digital Transformation; Accelerating Digital Transformation with IoT; and Is Africa Ready for GDPR?