EMBRACING THE
FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

3 March 2020 | Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre | 08H00 – 16H00

R1 250 ex VAT per ticket
Booking 5 or more tickets? Use the promo code BDF405 and receive a 10% discount.

ABOUT

The inaugural Business Day Focus 4.0 – a full day conference that awakens South African business leaders to the rapidly changing future where the physical, digital and biological sphere merge, bringing with it opportunities for growth; shifting careers and providing previously unthinkable future strategies.

We’ll focus on the human story in a digitally disrupted and technologically transformed age, and deliberate the opportunities and challenges for business and the economy of South Africa.

Fourth Industrial Revolution Event South Africa

WHAT MAKES THE BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0 DIFFERENT?

Enables partners to play a transformative collaboration role.

Provides education on future trends, opportunities and challenges

Addresses concerns and highlights success models for consideration

Knowledge sharing through case studies and shared dialogue

Encourage initiative, sector and industry collaboration.

Brings key industry stakeholders together in highly interactive networking environment

AGENDA

07h00 – 08h20
GUEST REGISTRATION AND SHOWCASE NETWORKING
08h30 – 08h40
WELCOME
08h43 – 09h13

PRESENTATION

THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IS HERE – ARE SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESSES READY?
The world has changed drastically, but many things have remained the same. Surviving the age of augmentation requires people to create interfaces with new ways of work, play, value creation and living. This talk explores how four young Africans from different parts of the world, will collectively problem solve in 2030.
09h16 – 09h31

PRESENTATION

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
09h34 – 10h14

PANEL DISCUSSION

REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, a term coined by the World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab, promises to alter the way we work and live. How can you accelerate digital transformation in your business to adapt to this new world? What role does technology play in enabling and enhancing business performance, and what is slowing your digital progress? This panel will explore how you can develop a digital transformation strategy to stay relevant and competitive – and to take better advantage of the digital revolution.
10h17 – 10h32

PRESENTATION

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
10h35 – 10h45

PRESENTATION

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
10h48 – 11h18
TEA BREAK – NETWORKING & SHOWCASE VISIT
11h21 – 11h31

PRESENTATION

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FOR 4IR

This presentation will cover the high level concepts of ethical use of technology, legislation, and how business leaders can adopt technology with a clear understanding of how this will change and adapt their business – whilst still doing the right thing.
11h34 – 11h54

PRESENTATION

THE DARK SIDE OF DIGITAL – CRITICAL ISSUES THAT BUSINESS LEADERS SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW
Critical issues that Business Leaders should be thinking about right now
11h57 – 12h37

PANEL DISCUSSION

THE FUTURE OF WORKFORCE
Unemployment in South Africa is at an all-time high of 29% while 35% of jobs, almost 5.7 million, are at risk of total automation. Smart technologies present an opportunity to create new types of work – but businesses have to place people at the centre of any transformation strategy. They need to ask – how can they help employees develop the skills needed to thrive in the future workplace and seize new careers? Join us as we discuss the crucial issue of the future of South Africa’s workforce.
12h40 – 12h50

PRESENTATION

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
12h53 – 13h53
LUNCH BREAK – NETWORKING & SHOWCASE VISIT
13h55 – 14h35

PANEL DISCUSSION

WHAT DO SOUTH AFRICAN CEOS REALLY THINK OF 4IR?
President Cyril Ramaphosa is eager for South Africa to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, but what do South African CEOs really think of 4IR? In this panel discussion, we invite CEOs from some of SA’s top businesses to debate the impacts and challenges of the revolution and share their stories of how they’ve embraced digital transformation in their own business and what they believe businesses can gain from the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
14h38 – 14h48

PRESENTATION

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
14h56 – 15h06

PRESENTATION

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
15h11 – 16h51

PANEL DISCUSSION

THE ROAD TO CONNECTIVITY
South Africa’s road to connectivity is littered with potholes. Data, a key input for smart technologies in the fourth industrial revolution, continues to be expensive. Fibre could unlock broader digitalisation, but roll-outs remain slow and concentrated in urban areas. Some industry experts believe the country is still stuck in the third industrial revolution. Where are we when it comes digital infrastructure? In this panel discussion, we’ll explore South Africa’s infrastructure and the road to connectivity.
16h54 – 16h10
CLOSING BY MC
16h10 – 16h40
NETWORKING & SHOWCASE VISIT

SPEAKERS

Andile Khumalo

Master of Ceremonies

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Musa Kalenga

CEO & Founder, Bridge Labs

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Tashmia Ismail-Saville

CEO, Youth Employment Service (Yes)

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Prof. Brian Armstrong

Chair: Digital Business, Wits Business School

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Tumelo Seaketso

Organisation Transformation & Talent Director, Deloitte

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Vukani Mngxati

CEO, Accenture

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Vino Govender CM(SA)

Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition & Innovation, Dark Fibre Africa

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Dave Ives

Digital Advisory Executive, Altron Karabina

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Joanne Joseph

Moderator

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Dominic Gaobepe

Moderator

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José Casado Suarez

Professor IE University/ School of Human Sciences & Technology, IE University

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Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre, Midrand