• Johannesburg, South Africa

CONFERENCE

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATIONAFRICA

  • June 17, 2020
  • June 18, 2020
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
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Mishumo Dzhivhuho
Mishumo Dzhivhuho

Senior Manager: Data Science
MTN

Freddy Mahhumane
Freddy Mahhumane

DevOps Lead | Data Engineering
ABSA

Rudolph Janse van Rensburg
Rudolph Janse van Rensburg

Head of Treasury Technology and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Director
TreasuryONE (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Mpho Mokoena
Mpho Mokoena

Senior AI Specialist
Standard Bank, South Africa

Solly-Sebela
Solly Sebela

Data Scientist/AI &ML Expert
Discovery Life Insurance

Jerome Govender
Jerome Govender

Robotics and Process Automation Specialist
ABSA, South Africa

Varun Kohli
Varun Kohli

Data Science Sr. Strategist and Machine Learning Expert
Google

Atenkosi (Siwisa) Ngubevana (MBA
Atenkosi (Siwisa) Ngubevana (MBA

Executive Head of Department : Digital Process Re-engineering
Vodacom, South Africa

Dr. Avsharn Bachoo
Dr. Avsharn Bachoo

Chief Technology Officer
PPS Insurance, South Africa

Benedict Uzoma Anyalenkeya
Benedict Uzoma Anyalenkeya

Chief Information Officer
Accion Nigeria
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MD/CEO
New Capital Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Nigeria

Prof. Dr.-Ing Mbang
Prof. Dr.-Ing Mbang

Head of Digitalization & Simulation of Manufacturing Load Cases
TecFactory of Mercedes-Benz Cars Operations, Daimler AG, Germany

Donalda Pretorius
Donalda Pretorius

CIB Head of Intelligent Automation Operations Techonology
Standard Bank Group, South Africa

Vikram Pandya
Vikram Pandya

Director, Fintech and AI/ML Expert
SP Jain, Dubai • India • Singapore • Sydney

Ayaz Shaikh
Ayaz Shaikh

Digital Transformation Expert
PwC South Africa

Dunn Mukosa
Dunn Mukosa

Co Founder & Managing Partner
BI Technologies Africa

Jacques Ludik
Jacques Ludik

Founder & President
Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa

Johan Steyn
Johan Steyn

Chair: Special Interest Group - Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA)

Modibedi Oliphant
Modibedi Oliphant

Group Chief Information & Digital Officer
Prostar Paints

Peter Oeschger
Peter Oeschger

Head of IT
Grobank

Rohan Daya
Rohan Daya

Head of Information Security
Old Mutual Insure

Thavash Govender
Thavash Govender

Data and AI Solution Specialist
Microsoft

Timothy Baloyi
Timothy Baloyi

Business Applications Architect
Microsoft, EMEA

Towela Mukosa
Towela Mukosa

Managing Partner
Bi-Tech Africa

Neil Gage
Neil Gage

Head of the Group Metadata Guild
Standard Bank Group

Raymond Mahlangu
Raymond Mahlangu

Group Chief Data Officer
Alexander Forbes

Sandeep Bhalekar
Sandeep Bhalekar

Associate Director, Group Regulatory Reporting
National Australia Bank

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EVENT SUMMARY

Intelligent automation—the combination of artificial intelligence and automation—is starting to change the way business is done in nearly every sector of the economy. Industries like Manufacturing, Automation, Healthcare, Energy, Transport, Defence, Space, Data Mining and many others have incorporated intelligent automation into their operations and it’s growing by the day. The reason for this is not far-fetched. Today’s professionals in different organizations are challenged to continuously reduce the cost of operations while also addressing the demands and expectations of increasingly tech-savvy customers. To achieve this, they are turning to intelligent automation to achieve higher-quality outputs, enhance their customer experience and increase capacity to handle higher business volumes. Recent huge investments in advanced manufacturing and automation, as well as advancements in robotics are fueling a new era of intelligent automation. Hence, it is important for companies in all sectors to understand and adopt intelligent automation, or risk falling behind.

Intelligent Automation Africa is apt at this moment to provide a spectrum of opportunity to expand knowledge and share new concepts amongst the Technologist, Professionals, Industrialists, Researchers, Innovators, and students from research areas in Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Internet of Things.

 

With the theme: “Restructuring the future of work with robots”, the Intelligent Automation Africa 2020 forum believe that the future of the industrial revolution rests on the advent of disruptive technologies and advancements in artificial intelligence and automation. Experts will share their research experiences and engage in many interactive discussions at the event. Learners, on the other hand, will get a first-hand chance to discuss their vision with the eminent speaker. Therefore, Intelligent Automation Africa 2020 will also act as a bridge between the learners and learned.

 

Intelligent Automation Africa 2020 targets at developing a coordinated plan and platform to encourage IA education across the Africa continent, incentivize entrepreneurship in the IA sector, and facilitate collaboration between intelligent automation (IA) and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers and experts in health care, aerospace, defense, automotive, energy, agriculture and other sciences. The forum promises to provide a Pan-African strategy: a set of ambitious goals for IA and AI education, research and development and industrialization.

Intelligent Automation Africa 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa will also be a common platform to experience B2B/B2C Meetings, Panel Discussions, Q&A sessions, Industry expert interactions, Roundtable meetings, Young Researcher Forums (YRF), e-Poster presentations, Video presentations by the experts from both Industry and Academic school of thought. It promises to be impactful and everyone attending will have so many things to benefit.

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PARTNERS

  • Attendees
    50+
  • Date
    June 17, 2020
  • Speakers
    22 Professionals
  • Johannesburg
    South Africa
Event Details

Intelligent Automation Africa (IAA) 2020 will provide a spectrum of opportunity to expand knowledge and share new concepts amongst the Technologist, Professionals, Industrialists, Researchers, Innovators, and students from research area of Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Internet of Things.

The conference will move forward with the theme: “Restructuring the future of work with robots” as we believe the future of the industrial revolution rests on the advent of disruptive technologies and intelligent automation. Experts will share their research experiences and engage in many interactive discussions at the event, whereas learners will get a first-hand chance to discuss their vision with the eminent speaker.

The forum will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Mbang Sama who is currently the Head of Digitalization & Simulation of Mercedes-Benz Cars Operations, Daimler AG, Germany. Prof. Dr. Mbang is high-level expert in digital transformation and digitalization technologies who is presently coordinating the Horizont2020 EU funded project ALLIANCE (Affordable Lightweight Automotive Alliance), with the support of EUCAR (European Car Automotive R&D).

Meeting Summary
  • Exclusive 2 Days – Case Studies, Panel Discussions, Interactive Round Table Discussions, Networking and Experience Exchange
  • 25+ Enthusiastic Speakers – Industry Leading Companies and Thought Leaders
  • Attendees – Limited Number, High-level Participation
  • Engaging agenda and powerful presentation
  • More than 10 hours of networking time
  • Strategic 1:1 Meetings
Key Topics And Discussions
  • Intelligent Integration & Automation of Product, Process and Resources
  • Unleashing the potential of Artificial Intelligence for Information Security
  • Maximizing Robotic Process Automation to Help with Regulatory Compliance
  • Robotic Processes in the Banking World: The Next Step in the Efficiency Game for Banks to Deliver Better Customer Experience
  • The Co-Existence of Robots and 4th Industrial Revolution Workforce
  • Financing the Digital Transformation: Unlocking the Next Wave of Innovation for a Sustainable Africa
  • Leveraging Intelligent Automation to Ensure Financial Inclusion and Digital Banking
  • The Rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Cloud
Schedule

Atenkosi Ngubevana (MBA) | Executive Head of Department - Digital Process Re-engeneering, Vodacom, South Africa

CASE STUDY DAY 1

Atenkosi (Siwisa) Ngubevana (MBAThe Emergence of Intelligent Automation: The Status Quo and Future Trends

  • What’s now and next in analytics and intelligent automation?
  • Examining and comprehending the state of intelligent automation in Africa
  • Exploring the rise of automation and the impact on the workforce
  • Intelligent Automation – threat or opportunity for Africa?
  • Dissecting the blurry boundaries between digital transformation and intelligent automation
  • Why intelligent automation will remain central in the future of work?
  • What does the future hold for intelligent automation in Africa

Vodacom, South Africa

Donalda Pretorius | CIB Head of Intelligent Automation Operations Techonology, Standard Bank Group, South Africa

CASE STUDY DAY 1

Donalda PretoriusThe Road to Automation: Making it work for your Business

  • Considering the future and the prospect of intelligent automation in Africa
  • Comprehending the necessity of automation for effective business growth
  • Achieving maximum efficiency and turbocharging your business through IA
  • Examining automated processes that work faster while reducing redundancy in tasks and overall operating costs
  • Providing visualizations as to where automation might be implemented and help you prioritize
  • Exploring key recommendations that all businesses should be considering as they embark on the ever-changing business technology landscape

                                                                     Standard Bank Group, South Africa

Prof. Dr. Mbang Sama | Head of Digitalization- Simulation of Manufacturing Load Cases, Daimler AG, Germany

CASE STUDY DAY 1

Prof. Dr.-Ing MbangIntelligent Integration & Automation of Product, Process and Resources.

  • Introducing key Industry 4.0 technologies to realize automation
  • How to design an automation strategy
  • How to design intelligent products
  • What is needed to integrate and automate the process chain
  • How to monitor, trace and track success (both business &  operational strategy)

 Daimler AG, Germany

Sandeep Bhalekar | Associate Director, Group Regulatory Reporting, National Australia Bank

CASE STUDY DAY 1

Sandeep Bhalekar Power of AI : The What and How

  • Why many traditional businesses have been slow to automate
  • Effective ways to transition from human to digital-powered decisioning
  • Ways to prevent mass job losses through intelligence augmentation

National Australia Bank

Vikram Pandya | Director, Fintech and AI/ML Expert, SP Jain School of Global Management, Dubai • India • Singapore • Sydney

CASE STUDY DAY 1

Vikram PandyaAutomation DNA: Past, Present and Future

  • Evolution of Automation
  • Overview of IPA
  • Trends in RPA
  • Case Study: RPA vs IPA
  • Role of emerging technologies
  • RPIA 5.0: SIA
  • Overview of SIA
  • AaaS and Bundled Service Packs
  • Impact and Value creation journey

                                                                     SP Jain School of  Global Management

Avsharn Bachoo | Chief Technology Officer, PPS Insurance, South Africa

CASE STUDY DAY 2

Dr. Avsharn BachooThe Rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Cloud

  • Delving into artificial intelligence solutions to streamline business processes
  • Devising generic machine learning and AI solutions as platforms for end to end data driven processes
  • Utilizing cloud AI systems that fit specific business stream characteristics
  • Understanding how AI/ML-as-a-Service is transforming DevOps

PPS Insurance, South Africa

Rudolph Janse van Rensburg | Head of Treasury Technology and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), TreasuryONE (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

CASE STUDY DAY 2

Rudolph Janse van RensburgMerging Data Analytics and RPA for Unprecedented Digital Workforce

  • Achieving cost-effective and non-invasive way of automating repetitive business processes
  • Applying modern data analytics tools to RPA-generated data to unlock further process insights
  • Gaining an unprecedented understanding of your organizational structures and workflows
  • Simulating process changes and identifying precise process improvement opportunities                   

 TreasuryONE (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Varun Kohli | Data Science Sr. Strategist and Machine Learning Expert, Google

CASE STUDY DAY 2

Varun KohliComputer Vision: Giving Eyes to the Machines

  • Diving deep into the Convolutional Neural Networks.
  • Architecting and building deep learning models for image and video recognition.
  • Identifying objects in the videos and images to build the next top-notch security camera or self-driving car.
  • What does the future of Computer Vision beholds?

Google

Mishumo Dzhivhuho | Senior Manager: Data Science, MTN

CASE STUDY DAY 2

Mishumo DzhivhuhoOperationalize IA with RPA: Driving a New Era of Business and IT Alignment

  • Leveraging analytics, RPA and IA to build an evidence-based view of an organization’s operational processes
  • Achieving the extension of RPA into the IA domain
  • Managing unstructured data through the symbiosis of IA and RPA
  • Exploring the conversational interface between the two disruptive technologies                                                                                      

MTN

Benedict Anyalenkeya | MD/CEO, New Capital Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Nigeria

CASE STUDY DAY 2

Benedict Uzoma AnyalenkeyaLeveraging Intelligent Automation to Ensure Financial Inclusion and Digital Banking

  • Transforming your business with digital transformation
  • Converting your operations into a competitive advantage
  • Understanding the regulation and supervision of digital financial services.
  • Achieving high productivity improvement, return on investment and accuracy in your business
  • Leveraging digital technology to expand the reach of our products and services                                                                       

New Capital Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Nigeria

Key Learning Benefits
  • Meet the intelligent automation, artificial intelligence, internet of things & robotics experts & technocrats from different countries around the globe
  • Assess a world-class platform to exhibit your products, services, innovations and ideas
  • Participate in the special workshop/symposium, B2B and interactive sessions with industry sponsors and exhibitors
  • Understand how to choose and integrate appropriate artificial intelligence technologies
  • Secure and maximize the return on investment (ROI) of your next project
  • Boost your expertise about the advanced innovation in intelligent automation and artificial intelligence
  • Discover the technical know-how to use intelligent automation to improve operations, innovate, or grow
  • Explore the spatial layout of evolving machine learning applications
  • Position yourself in the current market of automation and be prepared to take upon your next business making opportunity
  • Gain valuable insight into the latest technologies, innovative design and service models in automation industry
  • Assess and mitigate a host of risks, from cyber threats and privacy breaches to product liability
  • Develop talent strategies and staffing and training plans as intelligent automation changes the skills, job descriptions, and organizational models that companies need
  • Learn how to successfully enhance your customer experience and increase capacity to handle higher business volumes.
  • Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to meet stakeholders in an informal setting
Reasons To Attend
  • Gain insights into the African market and its enormous potential
  • Expand your network of top-level business contacts
  • Promote your business in Africa and internationally
  • Hear from enthusiastic speakers with powerful presentation
  • Use this exceptional platform for discussions and debates about then industry challenges
  • Benefit from our matchmaking and 1:1 meeting
  • Join our panel discussions, world cafe, interactive workshops, networking, strategic meetings and round tables discussion
Who should attend

Presidents, VPs, Directors, Heads, Mangers, Engineers, CTOs, CIOs, CDOs of;

  • Information Technology
  • Digital
  • Operations
  • Big Data
  • Performance Optimization
  • IoT
  • Research & Development
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software management
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Mechatronic systems
  • Security
  • Industrial Automation
  • Deep Learning
  • Intelligent Automation
  • Technology
  • Innovation
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