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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.


Market and Industry Trends
Examine future business opportunities
Discuss industry-specific challenges and how satellite can help overcome them


If you would like to exhibit at Industry Days Africa 2017, follow the link below. 


Register to attend Industry Days Africa 2017 and find out more about industry trends.

Agenda for this years' ID Africa 17 Event

Morning Sessions

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

17:00   Cocktail

Keynote Speakers

Justin Spratt (Uber SA)

Current topics:

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.