PositionIT Events Diary

Infrastructure Communication Technology

Date: 25 September 2017 – 26 September 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Villa Rosa Kempinski
Address: Chiromo Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The Infrastructure Communication Technology 2017 conference, is one of the most happening topics in the world today. It is widely spread across the globe and has contributed to the development of many infrastructures around the world – Kenya’s development is a product of this technology. Come join us at our conference, where these and much more discussions and innovations would be highlighted upon.

Registration: Email: comtech@bricsaconsulting.com   or http://infraoutlook.com/contact-us/?event=ICT17
Contact: Rachel Mawer, Bricsa Consulting, comtech@bricsaconsulting.com


1st African Operations Management Conference 2017

Date: 2 October 2017 – 4 October 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 18:00
Venue: Misty Hills Country Hotel
Address: Muldersdrift Estate, Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The University of South Africa is proud to host the African Operations Management with the theme “Competitive Operations Management for Driving Africa Forward”. The aim of the conference is to bring together industry giants and experienced academics in this unique international setting. Our vision is to be in the front line and to drive Africa forward by harnessing the knowledge and experience within the field of Operations Management. Themes to be covered include: Production and Operations Management, Safety Management, Quality Management, Work Study, Project Management, Office and Administrative Management, Sustainability, competitive intelligence and ethics, Supply Chain, Competitive intelligence, Humanitarian operations management, Industry 4.0 revolution in Operations Management, Business Enterprise Systems and Technology.

Registration: Email: thereza@technoscene.co.za or www.regonline.com/aomc2017
Contact: Anthea Amadi-Echendu, UNISA, Tel 012 429-2627, amadiap@unisa.ac.za


Innovation Funding

Date: 3 October 2017
Type of event: Evening Talk
Time: 18:30 – 19:00
Venue: Maxwell Office Park, Midrand
Address: Building 1, Magwa Crescent West, Maxwell Office Park, Waterfall City, Midrand
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

SACAC proudly presents a FREE evening talk by Mr T Chipfupa on the topic of Industrial Innovation Funding. Entrepreneurial innovation drives new business creation and corporate innovation strengthens existing business. The South Africa Government has identified innovation as crucial for job creation and enhancing South Africa’s competitiveness in the global economy. A number of government grants and incentives have been established to encourage innovation through research and development. The talk will discuss some of these, such as the Support Program for Industrial Innovation (SPII), the Partners in Industrial Innovation (PII) fund, and the R&D tax deduction allowance as stipulated in Section 11D of the income tax act. Mr Chipfupa is a joint managing director at Cova Advisory & Associates, a consultancy firm that specialises in government grants and incentives. Before founding Cova he was the Deputy Director-General, responsible for the suite of incentives offered by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and was instrumental in the introduction of a number of their major incentives. This talk is intended to provide some insight into the innovation grants and incentives value chain, and how to identify projects that qualify. Please RSVP before 29 September by clicking the link below.

Registration: Email: secretariat@sacac.org.za or http://sacac.org.za/pages-2/innov-funding/
Contact: Keri Garland, South African Council for Automaton and Control, Tel 011 021-8196, secretariat@sacac.org.za


Stellenbosch University Synthetic Aperture Radar Symposium

Date: 10 October – 13 October 2017
Type of event: Symposium
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue:   STIAS Wallenberg Centre
Address: 10 Marais Road, Private Bag X1, Matieland, Stellenbosch
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The Stellenbosch University Synthetic Aperture Radar (SUNSAR) Symposium provides a forum for discussion and sharing of research on the development and application of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery in South Africa. SAR is becoming prevalent in South Africa’s earth observation sector, with new applications (and new sensors) being developed in academia, research councils and private industry. SAR imagery is being successfully used in domains such as agriculture, urban monitoring, maritime domain awareness, woody biomass estimation, water body mapping, geohazards etc. With the free availability of Sentinel-1 imagery now a reality, spaceborne radar imagery is becoming more accessible than ever – even to those who are not SAR experts.

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/Hru3zirLLIeVEp3l2
Contact: Jaco Kemp, Stellenbosch University, Tel 021 808-9147, jkemp@sun.ac.za


AVI AFRIQUE 2017

Date: 25 October 2017 – 26 October 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 08:00 – 16:00
Venue: CSIR – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Address: Meiring Naude Rd Brummeria Pretoria 0184
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

The AVI AFRIQUE Summit theme for 2017 is ‘In Africa. For Africa. By Africa. Enhancing aviation sustainability of the African market within the global space’. As such the Summit seeks to explore infrastructure development and participation of the small medium and micro enterprises (SMME) in the aviation market in order to contribute to economic development and growth. Collaboration between the major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and SMMEs in African countries will also be explored in order to understand how this can contribute to the development of local products/technologies that meet Africa’s environmental challenges.

Registration: Email: percymo@atns.co.za, http://www.aviafrique.co.za/register.php
Contact: Percy Morokane, Air Traffic and Navigation Services, Tel 011 607-1234, philisiwe@lithacommunications.co.za


AfricaCom 2017

Date: 07 November 2017 – 09 November 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 19:00
Venue: The Cape Town International Convention Centre
Address: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8001
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

AfricaCom is the essential must attend event of the year. Bigger and more comprehensive than ever before, with a broader free content programme, 450 exhibitors, and 100’s of prominent industry speakers, AfricaCom offers an unparalleled opportunity to; discover pioneering innovation that will influence Africa’s progression; network with thousands of like-minded individuals and; forge new collaborations that will move your business ahead. In 2017, explore the path towards Industry 4.0 – Accelerating Africa’s digital revolution; Digital connectivity as an engine for economic development and social empowerment; Fuelling entrepreneurship and innovating business models in digital Africa and; Unleashing the power of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem showcased in a new Innovation Hall.

Contact: Kaz Henderson, KNect 365, Tel 021 201-1522, kaz@networxpr.co.za


Digital Transformation Congress

Date: 16 November 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 08:00 – 16:00
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre
Address: 19 Richard Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1685, South Africa
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

The Digital Transformation Congress organised by ITNewsAfrica brings together unexpected groupings of over 300 industry experts from diverse sectors for frank conversation on how digital transformation is changing business operations as we know them today. The Congress is a unique interactive experience where world class speakers through provocative presentations and engaging panels will breakdown the key strategies on leading digital transformation in business, fostering a culture of innovation and talent management, and identifying competitive advantages as well as managing digital disruption.

Registration: Email: philani@itnewsafrica.com or http://digitaltransformationcongress.com/tickets/
Contact: Philani Moyo, ITNewsAfrica, Tel 011 026-0981, philani@itnewsafrica.com


Workshop on process data analytics

Date: 6 December 2017
Type of event: Workshop
Time: 08:30 – 17:00
Venue: Lilliesleaf, Rivonia
Address: 7 George Avenue Rivonia, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

Process data analytic methods rely on the notion of sensor fusion whereby data from many sensors and alarm tags are combined with process information, such as physical connectivity of process units, to give a holistic picture of health of an integrated plant. The discovery and learning from process data refers to a set of tools and techniques for modeling and understanding of complex data sets. Such data sets generally include normal numerical (or non-categorical) data but should also take into account categorical (or non-numerical or qualitative) data from Alarm and Event (A&E) logs combined with process connectivity or topology information. The latter refers to the capture of material flow streams in process units as well information flow-paths in the process due to control loops. The emphasis in this workshop will be on tools and techniques that help in the process of understanding data and discovering information that will lead to predictive monitoring and diagnosis of process faults. The international speakers include Sirish L. Shah, who has co-authored three books, the first titled “Performance Assessment of Control Loops: Theory and Applications”, a second book titled book titled “Diagnosis of Process Nonlinearities and Valve Stiction: Data Driven Approaches” and a more recent brief monograph titled, “Capturing Connectivity and Causality in Complex Industrial Processes” and Babatunde A. Ogunnaike is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, and four books including a widely used textbook, “Process Dynamics, Modeling and Control” (1994), and “Random Phenomena: Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers” (2009). Local speakers include Lidia Auret (Stellenbosch University, Department of Process Engineering) and Margret Bauer (honorary professor at the University of the Witwatersrand).

Registration: Email secretariat@sacac.org.zahttp://sacac.org.za/pages/ccaworkshop/
Contact: Keri Garland, SACAC, Tel 011 021-8196, secretariat@sacac.org.za

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