PROGRAMME

TimeSessionTopicSpeaker(s)
08h00Registration opensNetworking – Exhibition Floor
09h00Opening Key NoteFTTX Council AfricaAndile Ngcaba – FTTX President
09h35Key Note AddressDepartment of Communications and Digital TechnologiesMinister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
10h00Opening NoteTowerXchangeKieron Osmotherley – CEO
10h15Opening NoteSALGAXolile George – CEO
10h35Opening NoteUnited State Trade & Development AgencyDanielle Agress – Country Manager
10h45TEA BREAK  
11h00Opening NoteMaster of Ceremonies Day 1Dobek Pater – Director, Africa Analysis
11h05Fireside ChatIn Conversation with the CIVH GroupSharoda Rapeti – Partner, Delta Partners (Moderator)
Dietlof Mare – CEO, Vumatel
Phathizwe Malinga – MD, Sqwidnet
Thinus Mulder – CEO, DFA
12h00PresentationInnovation for Tomorrow’s Network Creators, The Ultimate Power of OneAnkit Agarwal – CEO, Connectivity Solutions – STL
12h30PresentationHow Future-Ready Is Your Network?Reshaad Sha – CEO, Liquid Telecoms
13h00LUNCH
14h00PresentationRural Fibre: Does It Make Sense?Abraham van der Merwe – CEO, Frogfoot
14h30PresentationWhat 8,500 Employees Taught Me About Creating A Purposeful BusinessMteto Nyati – CEO, Altron
15h00PresentationInvesting In The TMT Sector In A Low Growth EnvironmentKeith Webb – Investment Banking, RMB
15h30TEA BREAK
16h00PresentationIoT for Fibre Network Operators – A New Business Opportunity And A Remedy For What Ails YouRoger Hislop – Chairman, IoT Council
16h30Panel DiscussionChallenges and SolutionsSimon Roberts – PPC Online
Eugene Slabbert – Executive Network Expansion, Metro Fibre Networx
Hermann Woithe – CEO, TT Connect
Hannes Pieterse – CEO, Lightstruck
17h00End of Day 1 MC Wrap UpDobek Patek – Director, Africa Analysis
17h30 – 19h00Cocktail EventA Tribute to Johnny Clegg
TimeTopicSpeaker(s)
08h00Registration opens 
09h00Plenary Sessions 
10h45 TEA BREAK 
11h00An FTTx Provider’s Gold Mine: Data AnalyticsBrad Hine – ETI Software
11h30How Workflow Automation Improves Efficiency Of Field TeamsDaniel Coetzee – Concilium Technologies
12h005G And Optical Fibre: Friend or Foe?Juan Manuel Perez Cortijo – Corning
12h30Owning the Connected Home: A Service Provider ImperativeThomas Martin – Calix
13h00LUNCH 
14h00Next-Gen Connectivity Solutions For Hyper-Scale DevelopmentSamer Naoum – Connectivity Solutions, STL
14h30Technology Innovation And Best Practices for FTTX InstallationsMarcos Mascarenha – Furukawa Electric Group
15h00Positioning Mobile Technologies for the 4th Industrial RevolutionTroy Hector – Etion
15h30TEA BREAK 
16h00Why Digital Transformation Requires People To Change As Well As TechnologyDavid Chiyemura – Intac Global
17h00Paving The Way For A Connected TomorrowVikas Khanna – HFCL
17h30 – 19h00Cocktail Event 
TimeTopicSpeaker(s)
08h00Registration opens
09h00Plenary Sessions
10h45 TEA BREAK 
11h00Introduction To The Metro Ethernet Forum
11h30SD-WAN Orchestration Case Studies
SD-WAN Service Definition Standard
SD-WAN Certification Roadmap
13h00LUNCH
14h00LSO Framework
LSO SONATA
Implementations And Case Studies
15h30TEA BREAK
16h00ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform)
Architecture Overview, Roadmap And Version Update
Blueprints: BBS, 5G, VoLTE, CCVPN, vCPE
17h00Navigating Digital Transformation
17h30 – 19h00Cocktail Event
TimeSessionTopicSpeaker(s)
08h00ExhibitionNetworking
09h00WelcomeFTTX CouncilJuanita Clark – CEO
09h10Opening NoteMaster of Ceremonies Day 2Dudu Mkhwanazi – CEO, Project Isizwe
09h15PresentationBiggest Changes On The Regulatory FrontMike Silber – Head Legal, Liquid Group & Co
09h45PresentationMonetising 5GVino Govender – Executive Strategy, Dark Fibre Africa
10h30TEA BREAK  
11h00Panel DiscussionThe Fibre Deployment Business Case For AfricaDr Jurgen Seidenberg – MD, BKTel
Antonio Nunes – CEO, Angola Cables
Lanre Kolade – CEO, C-Squared
Ives Mbuilu – Director, IngeKora
12h00PresentationThe Added Value Of Building A Converged FTTH-5G NetworkJonas Verstuyft – Comsof
12h30PresentationThe Impact of Migrating To The Cloud On TelecommsSuveer Ramdhani – CSO, Seacom
13h00LUNCH
14h00PresentationDensifying Your Network – Connecting South AfricaAbhishek Sandhir – GM, Connectivity Solutions – STL
14h30PresentationThe Trends of 2019 And What We Can Expect From The FutureBora Varliyagci – CEO, Digitalthings
15h00PresentationResearch Report: AfricaDobek Pater – Director, Africa Analysis
16h00Closing WordsFTTX CouncilJuanita Clark – CEO
TimeTopicSpeaker(s)
08h00Registration opens
09h00Alternative Funding Mechanism For DevelopersEstate Living
10h30 TEA BREAK 
11h00Sustainable Development GoalsEstate Living
12h00Large Data Collection, Sensors and AI TechnologyEstate Living
13h00LUNCH
14h00Plenary Sessions
16h00Farewell – Plenary Hall
TimeTopicSpeaker(s)
08h00Registration opens
09h00A Brief Overview Of ICT Trends And StandardsDewald Burger – Professional Communications Institute
09h30Turning Smart Cities Into Safe CitiesVanessa Tyne – Axis Communications
10h30 TEA BREAK 
11h00How To Make High Speed Internet Access Affordable For Every Human By 2030Shaheen Isfandiyar – NetEquity Networks
12h00Testing For Four Pair POEWael Dalati – Fluke Networks
13h00LUNCH
14h00Wi-Fi 6 : “What Happened To The Other 5?”Frits Haas – Swarm ITC
15h00Providing Infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT)Debbie Lane – Blue Networks & Infrastructure
16h00Closing Words

*Please note that programme and speakers may be subject to change