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Digital Council Conext Conference 2022 in Cape Town

September 28, 2022 | 8:00 am - September 29, 2022 | 5:00 pm SAST


The Digital Council Conext Conference 2022 takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town from 28 โ€“ 29 September 2022.

Conext Conference 2022 is a digital infrastructure summit featuring key note addresses, presentations, panel discussions, and networking on topics covering Streaming, 5G, and Cloud computing.

Some of the speakers lined up for the event include:

  • Deputy Minister Philly Mapulane, Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies
  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau โ€“ International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
  • Dr Andile Ngcaba, President โ€“ Digital Council Africa
  • Dr Kgosientsho Ramakgopa, Lead Infrastructure South Africa
  • Goran Marby, President and Chief Executive Officer โ€“ ICANN
  • Evan Jones, Chief Strategy Officer โ€“ Harambee
  • Tomas Lamanauskas, Head of the Corporate Strategy Division โ€“ International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
  • Eddy Kayihura (TBC), Chief Executive Officer โ€“ AFRINIC
  • Rosalind Thomas, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ SAEx SA
  • Ryan Sher, Chief Operating Officer โ€“ WIOCC
  • Prenesh-Padayachee, Group Chief Digital Officer โ€“ Seacom
  • Belinda Tshehla, Executive Head: Wholesale Business โ€“ Cell C
  • Deena Rajah, Wholesale Business Development Manager โ€“ Cell C
  • Nomvuyiso Batyi, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Association of Communications and Technology
  • Loueen Blunden, Executive Head Capital Projects โ€“ American Tower Corporation
  • Nicholas van Slyck, Senior Director Africa/Asia โ€“ SBA Communications
  • Dobek Pater, Director โ€“ Africa Analysis
  • Gareth Whitaker, Director of Solutions and Innovation โ€“ Software AG South Africa
  • Michele McCann, Head of Interconnection & Peering โ€“ Teraco
  • Matome Madibana, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ MICT SETA
  • Gary Bolton, President and CEO โ€“ Fibre Broadband Association North America
  • Vincent Garnier, Director General โ€“ FTTH Council Europe
  • Rusafie Alam, Associate Manager โ€“ FTTH Council Asia Pacific
  • Kholoud Al-Dorgham, Director General โ€“ Fiber Connect Council MENA
  • Nelson Hiroshi Saito, President Latam Chapter โ€“ Fiber Broadband Association
  • Jan-Jan Bezuidenhout, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Metro Fibre Networx
  • Dietlof Mare, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Vumatel
  • Abraham van Der Merwe, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Frogfoot Networks
  • Deon Geyser, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Liquid Telecom
  • Lanre Kolade, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ C-Squared
  • Jenny Cargill, Chief Executive โ€“ Strategy Execution Advisers
  • Dominic Cull, Owner โ€“ Ellipsis Regulatory Solutions
  • Ditshego Tsebe
  • Rufus Andrews (Moderator), Director Businesss Development Africa โ€“ Corning Optical Networks
  • Alain Malanda, Country Manager โ€“ C-Squared DRC
  • Chidi Ajuzie, Chief Operations Officer โ€“ WTES Nigeria
  • Eng. Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Benya Capital Egypt
  • Wiaan Vermaak (TBC), Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Afrifiber Djibouti
  • Steve Song
  • Bora Varliyagci, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Digitalthings
  • Juanita Clark, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Digital Council Africa
  • Iain Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Comsol
  • Louise Pillay, Telecoms Equity Research Analyst โ€“ Investec
  • Sunil Piyarlall, Executive, Network Architecture and Modeling โ€“ Open Serve
  • Dr Charley Lewis (TBC), Acting Chairperson โ€“ ICASA
  • Bora Varliyagci, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Digitalthings
  • Dr Ayotunde Coker, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Open Access Data Centres
  • Mike Silber, Group Chief Regulatory Officer โ€“ Liquid Intelligent Technologies
  • Siyabonga Madiybi, Executive Director โ€“ Microsoft South Africa
  • Karabo Motlana, Head: Public Policy Sub Saharan Africa โ€“ Amazon Web Services
  • Ben Maynard, Director of Communications โ€“ CISPE
  • Paul Schonborn, Group Executive : Business Development & Sales โ€“ Africa Data Centres
  • Ziaad Suleman, Chief Commercial Officer โ€“ EOH
  • Vino Govender, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer โ€“ Bester Technologies
  • Bora Varliyagci, Chief Executive Officer โ€“ Digitalthings

Please visit the Conext Conference 2022 registration page to reserve your space at the event.

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September 28, 2022 | 8:00 am SAST
September 29, 2022 | 5:00 pm SAST
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Conext Conference Africa
+27 12 655 2009
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Cape Town International Convention Centre
Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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+27 (0)21 410 5000
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