Johannesburg to host IoT Forum Africa 2017


The Internet of Things is the next big wave in technology, with major repercussions for Africans. By connecting to the everyday devices to the internet the Internet of Things opens up a host of new opportunities and challenges for companies,governments and consumers.

The IoT has the potential to solve many of the issues the African continent is currently facing. And many African countries have already embarked on the IoT journey.
-Healthcare providers in Ethiopia are monitoring the health status of outpatients to better adjust treatment.
-Intelligent traffic lights in Nairobi are helping ease traffic congestion.
-Utility providers in South Africa are using load-limiting smart meters that can warn residents ahead of imminent controlled outages.
– Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), satellite imagery, DNA analysis and apps are being used as part of conservation efforts – by predicting poaching attempts and monitoring wildlife.

The potential is limitless. As technology advances and encroaches upon most people’s day-to-day lives in some shape or form, people can expect more IoT enabled solutions that address the unique issues facing Africa.

There is no question: the IoT is coming to Africa and African businesses cannot ignore it.

IoT Forum Africa 2017 will bring together senior IT executives, service providers, developers and CxOs from diverse fields, with representation from healthcare, manufacturing, energy, utilities, rail, transport and retail to name a few.

Keynotes and interactive sessions will focus on carefully selected topics such as:

The IoT Revolution: From “Things” to business outcomes Deploying an IoT solution.

A strategic overview for decision makers Creating a sustainable framework for IoT
Integration Creating value from connecting “things” and assessing the commercial feasibility and monetization of IoT IoT, Big Data & the City: A standards perspective Reinventing IT security to support IoT How will IoT remake your industry? In what ways can IoT improve efficiency, enable innovation and drive real business transformation?

Speakers have already been confirmed from Dangote Industries Limited, Woolworths,Aon South Africa, FNB Fiduciary, Discovery Limited, Barclays Africa Group, FastNet,Kenya Bankers Association and McAfee amongst others.

Be a part of Africa’s largest IoT event and be a part of insightful discussions at IoT Forum Africa 2017


Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at) On Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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