African Smart Cities Summit Programme

11 June 2019, Gallagher Convention Centre

Time

09:00

Session 1: Keynote session

 09:00 Welcome from the organisers
Daniel Claassen, Programme Director, dmg events

09:20 Keynote Address from Host City
Cyril Baloyi, Group Chief Technology Officer, City of Johannesburg

09:40 A Smart City starts with a digital roadmap?
Vaughan Harris, President, BIM Institute

 10:00 Panel discussion: Taking African Smart Cities from dream to reality

  • What socio-economic objectives are at play and how are Smart City projects aligned to this?
  • How can smarter cities alleviate African urban challenges?
  • Public and private sector co-operation to support smart city transition

Moderator:
Sharoda Rapeti, Partner, Delta Partners

Panelists:
Juanita Clark, Chief Executive Officer, FTTX Council Africa
Monique Griffith, Deputy Director: Smart City Programme, City of Johannesburg
Tshepo Kgobe, Senior Executive, Gautrain Management Agency
Martine Mtonga, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet and National Coordinator, Electronic Government Division – Smart Zambia

10:45

Networking coffee break

11:00

Session 2: Smart and sustainable city spotlights

 A series of practical case studies from local and international smart and sustainable city initiatives to discover where we stand in leveraging proven solutions in Africa.

Chairman: Duncan Bonnett, Director, Africa House    

11:00 Five major Smart City trends in Africa
Jon Williams, City and Urbanisation Leader, PwC

 11:20 Ntshongweni, KwaZulu-Natal: Creating a living, working urban node
Erky Wood, Director, GAPP Architects & Urban Designers

11:40 Getting smarter with sustainable neighborhood and building developments
Marloes Reinink, Founder and Sustainable Building Consultant, Solid Green

12:00 City of Joburg Smart City spotlight
Monique Griffith, Deputy Director: Smart City Programme, City of Johannesburg

12:20 Smart Mauritius: Opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt
Tony Lee Luen Len, Partner, Ecosis Ltd, Mauritius

12:40 Implementation of Smart City solutions in Zambia
Martine Mtonga, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet and National Coordinator, Electronic Government Division – Smart Zambia

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Session 3: Enabling resilient cities

Chairman: Duncan Bonnett, Director, Africa House

14:00 Trends in Urban Resilience
Grahame Cruickshanks, Managing Executive: Market Engagement, Green Building Council of South Africa

14:20 Transport infrastructure as a catalyst in developing smart nodes and cities of the future
Tshepo Kgobe, Senior Executive, Gautrain Management Agency

14:40 Microgrids and the future of energy management in cities
Sebastian Granow, Head of Location Management Africa, Siemens

15:00

Session 4: Connected, intelligent and inclusive cities

15:00 Tshimologong Precinct: Innovative technology, blockchain and smart city solutions
Lesley Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Tshimologong Precinct

15:20 Panel: Connected, intelligent and inclusive cities

  • Connecting the cities of the future: The Role of 5G in realising Smart Cities in Africa
  • How IoT and smart technology contribute to smarter living and unlock citizen focused service models
  • Digital ecosystems and new thinking in smarter infrastructure

Moderator:
Juanita Clark, Chief Executive Officer, FTTX Council Africa

Panelists:
Jeremy Gibberd, Architect and Specialist in Built Environment, Gauge
Tony Lee Luen Len, Partner, Ecosis Ltd, Mauritius
Bora Varliyagci, Chief Executive Officer, digitalthings