New Business Tech Show to revolutionise Africa’s ICT industry


Conference and exhibition producers Kinetic have announced a new Business Tech Show that will revolutionise the ICT industry.

The Business Tech Show follows identification of a key focus area that is absent from the market. The Kinetic team said they decided to combine 3 of their more successful events into one action-packed, industry-focused and audience-targeted event.

This event aims to combine crucial elements of the “Cloud and Virtualisation Africa Summit”; “IT Infrastructure & Broadband Summit” and the “Enterprise Mobility Africa Summit”; forming one dynamic platform to demonstrate how the effective use of strategic technology and innovation can be used as a tool to drive business forward and encourage digital business growth.

By combining three of Kinetic’s longstanding and popular events, sponsors and partners are able to reach out to SMEs, entrepreneurs, start-ups and large corporates alike; showcasing the latest tech trends, assessing ever-changing mobility and evaluating the application landscape with a unique focus on the evolution of cloud adoption.

The event will feature industry-focused panel discussions led by an expert advisory panel, which will include industry giants Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science
& Technology South Africa; David Visser, CIO of Coca Cola Southern Africa and Sunil Joshi, CEO & MD of Neotel Telecommunications.

Coupled with a cutting edge format and unique agenda, the event will also feature over 40 high level speakers including Daniel Guasco, Former CEO of Groupon SA; Alon Lits, General Manager of Uber Johannesburg & Durban; Yolisa Skwintshi, IT Executive at Sanlam Personal Finance; John Sanei, CEO of Future Collective; Joe Okleberry, Internet Strategist at Naspers; Antony Hlungwane, Head of Group IT of the Mr. Price Group; and Brett Commaille, Lead Partner at AngelHub Ventures.

Another unique feature is the introduction of the first of its kind in Southern Africa; a 24-hour CodeFest which will be held at the venue the day before the main event runs. Hackers, coders and tech savvy geniuses will join forces to create a unique and amazing application that can be utilised in a business environment for a potential client, all in just 24 hours.

A second key feature of the event includes a start up initiative which has been developed to encourage companies getting off the ground to feature their technology, ideas and talent to various judges during the networking breaks throughout the event. Applicants from all across Southern Africa will have the opportunity to present their unique product or proposal to a panel of judges whose knowledge and expertise lies solely in entrepreneurship and start-ups in Africa.

The Alley will feature a Business Clinic, an initiative involving the key insights of driven and knowledgeable business consultants who will act as guides to participants and mentor them in organisation success.

Merging knowledge sharing with practical insights, the show will take you from the conference room to the exhibition floor and to technical demonstrations, allowing you a 360-degree viewpoint of the latest in business technology.

Some partners and sponsors include AirWatch by VMware, LANSolutions and OutSystems.