iD AFRICA 17
Cape Town, South Africa played host to the SES Industry Days 2017 at The Lookout Waterfront.
The annual event provides you with the latest technology updates for satellite reception and distribution.
ABOUT THE EVENT
ID Africa is the perfect platform to network with global industry professionals, executives and technical specialists who share a passion about the industry and who appreciate the positive impact satellite technology can have in connecting Africans to the digital world.
In 2017, we took a closer look at:
Market and Industry Trends
Examine future business opportunities
Discuss industry-specific challenges and how satellite can help overcome them
Agenda for this years' ID Africa 17 Event
ID Africa 17 boasts a number of exciting keynote addresses as well as an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals within your industry. This event promises to provide you with the latest technology updates for satellite reception and distribution.
08:00 - 09:00 Registration and morning coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Opening and Welcome | SES
09:15 – 09:30 Exhibitor videos
09:30 – 10:00 Africa –10 Million households & beyond | SES Panel discussion
10:00 – 10:30 Technology enabling a Connected society | Advocate Thuli Madonsela
Video Session: “Innovating Video delivery”
10:30 – 11:00 Satellite enabling digital broadcast | Panel discussion
11:00 – 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 – 11:50 Standards and the future of broadcasting
11:55 – 12:20 Monetising FTA platforms
12:25 – 12:45 Interactive TV using Push VOD
12:45 – 13:05 Delivering services for African broadcasters
13:10 – 13:30 Exhibitor videos
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
Networks Session: “Connecting Africa”
14:30 – 14:50 Technology as a disruptor | Justin Spratt Uber
14:55 – 15:15 Connectivity without limitations
15:20 – 15:40 Education beyond the classroom
15:45 – 16:05 Africa connected | Panel discussion
16:10 – 16:30 Hybrid satellite solutions
16:30 Closing / Questions
Justin Spratt (Uber SA)
Moving Bits & Atoms - the intersection between technology businesses that are disrupting traditional physical businesses. For example, Uber vs Taxis; Amazon vs Walmart, etc.
It Looks Like A Toy! - talking about how innovation starts at the periphery, is not a hyper-rational process and it often looks like a toy. For example, Snapchat, Uber, Facebook, etc.
Seeing Around Corners - trying to predict the future of Africa with regard to technology
Advocate Thuli Madonsela
Thuli Madonsela was awarded a Doctor of Laws degree, LL.D. (Honoris causa) from the University of Stellenbosch. She was further awarded another Doctor of Laws degree, LL.D. (Honoris causa) from the University of Cape Town. She also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Rhodes and the University of Fort Hare.
Madonsela has worked for trade unions and in both the public and private sectors since the 1980s. She was a member of the team who drafted the final constitution of South Africa promulgated by then President Nelson Mandela in 1996. Madonsela was appointed Public Protector by President Jacob Zuma for a non-renewable seven-year term commencing 19 October 2009, with unanimous support from the multi-party National Assembly.
As Public Protector, Madonsela also investigated complaints regarding public spending on Zuma's private homestead in the KwaZulu-Natal town of Nkandla.
She is studying at Harvard and designing an App for the layman to be able to access legal advice on their phones.