IDC Government Congress

Reimagining the Future of Government in the Era of Digital Transformation

The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, October 19, 2022

Overview

The mission of national governments is to provide effective services to citizens, residents, tourists, and visitors while improving outcomes for both constituents and the governments themselves. Governments across the region are increasingly deploying emerging technologies and innovations to provide efficient information and services while protecting, sustaining, and enhancing societal and quality-of-life outcomes. In line with this, a recent IDC survey found that 33% of government CIOs in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa are currently deploying or exploring AI and machine learning applications, while 32% are prioritizing robotic process automation over the next 12-18 months with the aim of driving innovation and delivering world-class services.

Those governments that have accelerated digital investments and implemented national transformation strategies are expected to be more resilient to potential shocks and long-term stresses. To this end, the region’s government executives are embracing innovative digital technologies to make intelligent, transparent policy decisions that deliver seamless services to citizens and businesses.

The annual IDC Government Congress is the year's most anticipated gathering of government and public sector transformation experts. The 2022 edition will delve into a range of today’s most pressing topics, presenting essential guidance on the use of chatbots and data intelligence to personalize services and exploring strategies for accelerating digital innovation while protecting privacy and fostering digital sovereignty.

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers

Early Bird Gift – first 50 qualified attendees will receive a gift!

8:00

Networking & Registration

9:30

Welcome Address

Andries Lombaard

Country Manager, IDC South Africa
9:35

Panel Discussion: Securing Digital Government: Today’s Biggest Challenge

Norbit Williams

Director/CIO, Department of Small Business Development

John Bosco Arends

Group Head Information and Network Technology Operations, City of Johannesburg

Makabongwe Siziba

Director: Corporate Governance of ICT, Department of Public Service and Administration

Themba Mnguni

Deputy Director (IT Audit), Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development
The term digital government includes the exchange of massive amounts of data and information between public and private sector organizations. Given the sheer size of a government’s digital network, several multi-domain security challenges and citizen privacy concerns present themselves. This panel will discuss how to meet these challenges, prepare for the numerous potential threats in today’s changing security landscape, and address critical security and privacy concerns.
10:15

Data Residency vs Data Sovereignty. Is there a difference?

Sumeeth Singh

Cloud Provider Manager, VMware

The concept of sovereignty is fast emerging as a necessary component of cloud computing for many entities that process and maintain highly sensitive data, such as national and state governments, and highly regulated industries, such as finance and healthcare. National governments are also looking to expand digital economic capability and reduce reliance on multi-national firms for their cloud services. Whilst keeping data “in-country” is a key consideration, this does not always imply data sovereignty. In general, commercial public clouds provide data residency by building out regions in specific countries. While customer data may be resident locally, account information and metadata may not be. Resident data may be subject to compelled access by a foreign authority.

Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Mandela Notebook!

10:30

A Resilient Future Government: Harnessing Technologies to Create Forward-Looking Nationwide Digital Services.

Michael Langeveld

Chief Technology Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Countries across Africa are reimagining their digital governments and aiming to deliver trusted, personalized, and seamless experiences to citizens and enterprises alike. New agile policies and digital services are expected to empower individuals, create widespread equity and opportunities, spearhead development of the economy, and deliver excellent social and policy results. However, such new outcomes and value creation pursuits are not without regulatory, cybersecurity, procurement, and redundancy risks.

Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Mandela Notebook!

10:45

Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

Welcome Back Raffle & stand a chance to win a Google Home Mini!!

11:20

Enabling Zero Trust Security in Government

Ajay Govind

Systems Engineer, Fortinet

Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Laptop Ring Light!

11:35

Reimagining the Future of Government in the Era of Digital Transformation

Jonathan Tullett

Associate Research Director, IT Services Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC

The mission of national governments is to provide effective services to citizens, residents, tourists, and visitors while improving outcomes for both constituents and the governments themselves. Governments across the region are increasingly deploying emerging technologies and innovations to provide efficient information and services while protecting, sustaining, and enhancing societal and quality-of-life outcomes. Those governments that have accelerated digital investments and implemented national transformation strategies are expected to be more resilient to potential shocks and long-term stresses. To this end, the region’s government executives are embracing innovative digital technologies to make intelligent, transparent policy decisions that deliver seamless services to citizens and businesses.

Summary & Close

12:10

Lunch & Networking Venue: Lacuna Restaurant

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General Information

 

 

 

The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, South Africa

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

 

 

 

 

09:30 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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Location

The Maslow Hotel, 6 Sandown Valley Crescent, Sandton

Contact Us

Vineshia Petersen

Senior Conference Manager

Lydia Botha

Senior Sales Manager, IDC South Africa

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