East London

3 days / 23+ talks / 1 party
15th Annual ICT Summit

19th – 21st Nov 2019

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About Summit

The ICT Summit is proudly hosted in the Eastern Cape every year, and functions as a powerhouse where businesses engage in talks, networking for business development opportunities, and create platforms to strategize and discuss new topical ICT issues, trends, innovative ideas, and online communications. The Summits prime platform is to showcase the latest trends and solutions within the industry across South Africa. Each year it focuses on a different theme related to the ICT Sphere at large, highlighting key ICT topical issues over a two-day Summit and Exhibition.

The Summit has succeeded in achieving this for over fourteen consecutive years. Imbizo Events is pleased to invite you to be part of this profound event by considering investing resources into the 15th Annual ICT Summit this November. The Annual ICT Summit will award your company with the premium business opportunity to network with the elite of the industry in Government, the public sector, CIO’s and Private Sector Giants with investment interests in ICT Solutions highlighting latest developments, policies and growth in the ICT Industry to develop South Africa.

In attendance, will be the leaders from large ICT Bodies, namely;
BBBEE ICT Chapter Council, SALGA, The Black IT Forum (BITF), FTTH Council, GITO Council and various leaders from major municipalities around the county together with key role players within the medical industry.

Our Mission

• To discuss issues surrounding the field on a public and private sector scale
• To create a network of professionals in the ICT field to engage freely and strategically about new developments in the industry
• Business opportunities during network sessions
• Provincial discussions on a national platform

Who Attends

The Annual ICT Summit Audience is made up of the following:
• CEO/Managing Directors
• Executives
• CIO/IT Directors
• CFO/Finance Directors
• Managers /Network Administrators
• Development and Operational Teams
• Senior Leaders across all Government Department`s: Provincial and Municipal
• Education Institution Heads
• Medical Institution Heads
• Sales and Procurement Managers
• Top level representatives from Large,
Medium and Small ICT Private


Nov 21st

Day 01.

07:30 – 08:30

Arrival Tea/Coffee And Registration

08:30 – 9:00

Welcoming Address

09:00 – 09:35

Opening Address: How will 5G impact on Artificial Intelligence?

09:35 – 10:05

CIOs and IT managers thinking in the changing technology environment

10:05 – 10:20

Presidency Video Link ICT Sector Message of Support

10:20 – 11:00

Tea Break Vodacom/ SITA Exhibition Hall

11:00 – 12:30

Seminar 1: Cyber Security in Public Sector

11:00 – 12:30

Seminar 2: Fibre Roll-out and Sub-Contracting

11:00 – 12:30

Seminar 3: The new thinking in the changing Public-Sector environment for Government CIOs

11:00 – 12:30

Seminar 4: Critical evaluation of ICT SMME growth through procurement & strategic partnerships

11:00 – 12:30

Seminar 5: The Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) on Education

12:30 – 13:15

Lunch Vodacom/ SITA Exhibition Hall

13:15 – 13:45

Plenary: Drawing ICT Investment in Rural Areas for Universal Access and using Broadband an enabler

13:45 – 14: 30

Plenary: ICT Infrastructure and Investments

14:30 – 15:30

Seminar 1: Public Sector Procurement & Post ITU SMMEs Roundtable

14:30 – 15:30

Seminar 2: M- Health

14:30 – 15:30

Seminar 3: Dealing with Data Theft and Email intrusion in an era of hecka-prenuers

18:00 – 19:00

ICT Summit (Thuma Mina) 10km Fun Run Race

Nov 22nd

Day 02.

05:30 – 07:00

ICT Summit (Thuma Mina) 10km Fun Run

08:00 – 09:00

Arrival Tea/Coffee And Registration

09:00 – 09:15

Welcoming Address

09:15 – 09:45

Opening Address

09:45 – 10:15

Alignment with DTI in dealing with an Inclusive ICT economy in managing transformation

10:15 – 10:45

4IR Impact in our society and skills revolution required to be on the cutting edge

10:45 – 11:00

Discussion on the Deputy Ministers Presentation

11:00 – 11:30

Tea/Coffee break Vodacom/ SITA Exhibition Hall

11:30 – 12:00

Smart cities and ICT governance

12:00 – 12:30

Digitalizing Platforms that Add Pro-Active Value in the Operations of Entities

12:30 – 13:00

Plenary: Are dividends of the 5G and 4IR accessible to the vast majority of SA Citizens? How do we create inclusivity and access for all?

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Vodacom/ SITA Exhibition Hall

14:00 – 14:30

5G as a driver for an inclusive economy

14:30 – 15:00

5 Key pillars that enable digital transformation

15:00 – 15:30

Seminar 1: ISP’s Round Table discussion for SMMEs

15:00 – 15:30

Seminar 2: Broadband RoundTable

15:00 – 15:30

Seminar 3: How to Access Technology Innovation Agency funding

15:00 – 15:30

Seminar 4: SME Onboarding Course

18:00 – 22:00

Gala Dinner

21st & 22nd

Academy Training Party

10:30 – 17:00

ICT Summit Learning Academy: Structured cabling certification

08:30 – 10:00

Schools Learners Academy : Session 1 – Tanks

10:00 – 11:30

Schools Learners Academy : Session 1 – Lego Robotics Coding

11:30 – 12:30

Schools Learners Academy : Session 1 – Cyber Security Awareness Training

12:30 – 13:15

Lunch Vodacom/ SITA Exhibition Hall

13:15 – 14:45

Schools Learners Academy : Session 2 – Tanks

18:00 – 19:00

ICT Summit (Thuma Mina) 10km Fun Run Race

Meet the


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All delegates are required to register prior to the event for organizational purposes. This is the so-called Delegate accreditation pass.
The Delegate Accreditation Pass entitles you the following:

Seat for all preferred presentations, demos, and speeches

Coffee/Tea and Lunch on both days

Attendance of the Expo Exhibition Area

Drinks throughout both days (non-alcoholic)



Situated on East London’s Esplanade, providing spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

The Premier Hotel East London ICC is a contemporary designed hotel on the East London Esplanade and is located adjacent to the East London International Convention Centre. For any businessmen attending an event at the ICC, Premier Hotel EL ICC is bound to be the accommodation of choice.



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Main venue

East London ICC

Events are held in the Main hall, workshops in Second floor meeting rooms


2 Marine Park Complex, 22 Esplanade St, East London, 5201


041 818 3004



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