After a successful summit in 2018 attended by senior business executives & enterprise IT vendors from leading organisations such as Petro SA, Transnet, Nedbank, Sasria SOC, Eskom, Loreal, Liberty Group, Alexander Forbes, Parmalat, Adobe, T-Systems, TransUnion, Braintree, Darktrace, and more return to the Johannesburg for the second annual Digital Transformation Congress.

This Digital Transformation Congress (#DTC2019) is one of the most all-inclusive technology events of 2019, where hundreds of senior executives aim to advance their knowledge of the latest business technologies and digital innovations such as AI, IoT, blockchain, IT security, 5G and robotics, and how they impact business operations.

This event is innovative in that the Congress will outline ways businesses can use technology to gain an edge over competitors. With this year’s focus on Redefining The Future Organisation Through Digital’ let’s look at what this Congress has to offer your business.

What are the goals of the Digital Transformation Congress?

Digital transformation is the amalgamation of technology into all areas of business, which changes how businesses operate and interact with their customers. The adoption of technologies like automation and blockchain is creating a change in the way executives think about their business models.

This event is organised by IT News Africa and brings together over 300 industry experts to discuss how digital transformation is changing modern-day business operations, and explore the strategic trends and technologies that are motivating digital transformation and influencing the future of IT and business.

#DTC2019 will highlight the strategies that businesses can use to stay ahead of the trend and keep up to date with the digital transformation phenomenon.

Key topics for DTC 2019

Speakers and invited industry experts will converse over important issues at DTC 2019 that span a wide collection of topics, such as:

  • Accelerating Digital Transformation in Government for Enhanced Service Delivery
  • The Role of the CIO in Enabling Effective Digital Transformation in Complex Organisations
  • Upskilling Your Workforce in Preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Actionable Insights for Superior Customer Experience
  • Becoming a Transformational Business Leader to Ensure a Smooth Transition to Digital
  • Preparing for the Disruption that’s Coming to your Industry

To find out more, view the DTC 2019 Agenda

5 reasons why you should join

If those topics have not yet convinced you, here are 5 reasons more why you should attend.

You’ll be in good company – You will gain a superior networking experience with the biggest names in the African technology arena. Meet and engage with top of the line speakers, exhibitors, and delegates from organisations such as Google, Transnet, Auto Trader UK, Kwesé iflix, Econet Media, Mafikeng Innovation Hub as well as many others.

New business – This is a premier business development opportunity: a high-profile event featuring discussions on the advantages of digital transformation for hundreds of business leaders. You are certain to find new partnerships, investors, leads, and opportunities.

New process – Discover how to ensure that digital innovation becomes a key process within your organisation as part of your transformation in order to achieve a competitive advantage.

Beat challenges – Address the challenges specific to your industry with their industry-specific tracks and discussion streams.

Real-world approach – Hear real transformation stories from over 30 local and international operators, solution providers, senior government functionaries, CxOs and IT leaders for a cross-industry perspective to overcoming digital disruption.

Additionally, this event will not disappoint as some of the key speakers for DTC 2019 include:

  • JOHANNA KOLLAR - Head of Products Partnerships, MEA at Google
  • MAYUR PATEL - CEO of Kwese iFlix
  • ANEESA AMEER - Innovation Lead at ABSA Group
  • AVSHARN BACHOO - CTO at PPS Insurance
  • JOSEPH HUNDAH - Group CEO at Econet Media
  • NATHAN van ROOYEN - IIT Director at Virgin Active, South Africa
  • ANTOINIA NORMAN - CEO, Richard Branson Entrepreneurship Hub, Member at UN Women
  • ANDRE HUGO - CEO at Virgin Money South Africa

Who should attend DTC 2019?

The Digital Transformation Congress will be held on 30 July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg and is the key meeting hub for IT and business executives in Africa. The conference will interest senior decision-makers, local and international CxOs, line-of-business (LoB) executives as well as heads of innovation, technology and strategy.

How to participate?

Now that you know what to expect, you can:

 Join as an attendee: Connect with local and international CxOs, line-of-business (LoB) executives as well as heads of innovation, technology and strategy to discuss the techniques and tools necessary to implement a seamless digital transformation strategy that will drive profitability and customer centricity.

Join us as an exhibitor: Showcase your technology innovations, projects, and solutions. Put your organisation, company or SME at the centre of this one-of-a-kind gathering. Find new partnerships, investors, leads, and opportunities.

For more information regarding the conference, visit:

Be part of the change

For any business to acclimatise and innovate in the ever-changing technology landscape it is vital that organisations adopt digital initiatives that are situated in line with their company culture and customer needs. That is why this event will be both a great opportunity for businesses to use in order to help that make that change and be part of the digital revolution.

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