IDC Government Congress Building Service Resilience to Maximize Value for Citizens

DIGITAL Event | November 25, 2021

Overview

As countries around the world kickstart their recovery journeys, the government of South Africa has accelerated the implementation of its National Development Plan 2030. In line with this initiative, government IT leaders are delivering new and enhanced public services using efficient, trusted, highly responsive, inclusive, and convenient technologies and methodologies.

According to IDC, annual government spending on ICT in South Africa is expected to reach $1.9 billion by 2024, up from $1.6 billion in 2019. As the country aggressively pursues its digital ambitions, an increasingly mature regulatory and policy environment – built on the promise of accountability – is supporting the needs of service providers and end users in their quest to innovate while staying secure.

However, strategic government transformation over the long term is a challenging process requiring a coordinated effort across agencies. With the South Africa government fine-tuning, readjusting, and relaunching its national digital strategy, the 2021 edition of the IDC South Africa Government Congress will cover the latest developments in government technology implementation, preparedness, response, and citizen engagement.

 

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
9:00

Networking & Platform Familiarization

10:00

Welcome Address

Vineshia Petersen

Senior Conference Manager
10:05

The New ETHIC for Global Public Sector

Massimiliano Claps

Research Director (EMEA), IDC Government Insights

National government departments, regions, and cities have used information and communication technology for over 40 years. However, the pace of innovation has accelerated in the past five to ten years. Technologies like the Internet of Things, edge computing, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic process automation, and digital twins have become affordable at scale. These technologies have the potential to not only support existing government services and processes, but also empower public services leaders to re-imagine them completely and translate the massive amounts of data they collect into valuable insights. This session will explain how public sector leaders must use data and technology to make intelligent, transparent, and timely policy and operational decisions so they can unlock the next normal of efficient, trusted, highly responsive, inclusive, and convenient (ETHIC) public services. 

10:20

Improving the Impact of Government Responses and Services with IT Partner Networks

Thabiso Hlatshwayo

Solution Consulting Manager, OpenText Africa

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10:35

Latest Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures of Threat Actors

Sergey Novikov

Deputy Director, Global Research & Analysis Team, Kaspersky

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10:50

Advanced Analytics and Security Intelligence

Joseph Musolino

Global Strategy and Sales Lead, SAS

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11:05

Building Intelligent and Agile Digital Workspaces

Zonke Nkabinde

Major Account Manager – Public Sector (Sub-Saharan Africa), F5

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11:35

Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

The Role of Government as a Digital Transformation Leader for Improved Service Delivery

11:34 - 11:35

Overview

Keoikantse Marungwana

Senior Research and Consulting Manager, IDC
11:35 - 11:50

How Governments Become Digital Leaders

Tareq Madi

Public Sector Industry Strategy Leader, Oracle
11:50 - 12:05

National Governments in the Experience First Networking Era

Miankodila Lunama Jean-Francois

Enterprise Sales Engineer, Juniper Networks
12:04 - 12:05

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12:05 - 12:20

Fireside Chat: Digital Transformation - A Business Continuity Enabler for Seamless Education Service Delivery

Keoikantse Marungwana

Senior Research & Consulting Manager

Nyiko Mutsila

Deputy Director, Gauteng Department of Education
12:19 - 12:20

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Securing Digital Government: Today’s Biggest Challenge

11:34 - 11:35

Overview

Lizelle Jones

Senior Conference Manager, IDC South Africa
11:35 - 11:50

Sovereign Cloud: Unleash the National Data Economy

Sumeeth Singh

Cloud Provider Business Head, Sub-Saharan Africa, VMware
11:49 - 11:50

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11:50 - 12:05

Challenges in Securing a Digital Government

Ron Harris

Principal Lead, Public Sector, Fortinet
12:04 - 12:05

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12:05 - 12:20

Cybersecurity Challenges and Opportunities in Government Management

Anna Collard

Evangelist & Senior Vice President of Content Strategy, KnowBe4 Africa
12:19 - 12:20

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12:20

Networking & Gamification

Meet the Partners, Network and Increase Your Scores

13:25

Close of Event

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General Information

 

 

 

Digital Event

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

 

 

 

 

10:00 AM (SAST Time)

 

 

 

 

Language
English

Registration Fee
Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT + Consultant companies)

Contact

For More Information, contact: Lizelle Jones - Senior Conference Manager, South Africa

Mobile: +27 73 4043099 | Email: ljones@idc.com

 

Proceedings

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Contact Us

Lizelle Jones

Senior Conference Manager, IDC South Africa

Lydia Botha

Senior Sales Manager, IDC Soufth Africa

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