Registration & Networking
Workshop Session 1
Estie BoshoffHoward DieselPaul GroblerEbert Otto

Choice of 2:

Option 1: Messy to ready - trust your data gain - Presenters: Estie Boshoff, Howard Diesel & Paul Grobler
Option 2: Productivity management in a multi-dimensional hospitality environment - Presenter: Ebert Otto

  • Estie Boshoff (Data Management Consultant at Altron Systems Integration)

    Estie Boshoff

    Data Management Consultant at Altron Systems Integration
  • Howard Diesel (President at DAMA)

    Howard Diesel

    President at DAMA
  • Paul Grobler (Data Management and Software Development Professional at dataGambit)

    Paul Grobler

    Data Management and Software Development Professional at dataGambit
  • Ebert Otto (Managing Director of iSolvents)

    Ebert Otto

    Managing Director of iSolvents
Welcome & Keynote 1
Sonja Blignaut
  • Sonja Blignaut (Managing Director of More Beyond)

    Sonja Blignaut

    Managing Director of More Beyond

    Sonja will be a Keynote Speaker. She is an internationally recognised expert in the field of complexity. She is passionate about partnering with leaders, teams and organisations to become complexity fit and find their way in uncertainty. Sonja is the managing director of More Beyond, and a founding member of Sensemaking Partners, an international network of complexity theorists and practitioners.

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Tea & Networking
Parallel Session 1
Parallel Session 2
Cocktail Function
Registration & Networking
Workshop Session 2
John DoranHandré Dreyer

Choice of 2:

Option 1: Soft-skills for Tech' Spec's - Presenter: John Doran
Option 2: Introduction to advanced planning and scheduling using Simio - Presenter: Handré Dreyer

  • John Doran (Go4Gr8 Asset Sevices)

    John Doran

    Go4Gr8 Asset Sevices
  • Handré Dreyer (Solution Manager at SETEC)

    Handré Dreyer

    Solution Manager at SETEC
Keynote 2
Lerato Mogoatlhe
  • Lerato Mogoatlhe (Founder of Johari Africa)

    Lerato Mogoatlhe

    Founder of Johari Africa

    Lerato will be a Keynote Speaker and her talk is titled: Lessons from my travels around Africa


    Lerato Mogoatlhe is a travel and editorial entrepreneur, journalist and the author of the best-selling travel memoir, Vagabond: wandering through Africa on faith. She started her career as a journalist, working in various roles at some of Africa’s leading media companies before quitting her life and job in South Africa in 2008 to live her dream of travelling Africa to document home and shift stereotypical narratives. She publishes www.vagabond.Africa and also curates immersive group trips inspired by her travel memoir.

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Parallel Session 3
Tea & Networking
SAIIE Awards Function
Pub Quiz Night

Delegates are responsible for their own dinner

Registration & Network
Workshop Session 3
Sydney ThekoJan MullerKem RamdassKgabo MokgohloaBarnes Sookdeo

Choice of 2:

Option 1: Standardised Work - Presenters: Sydney Theko & Jan Muller
Option 2: Exploring the space for entrepreneurial engineers for the future - Presenters: Kem Ramdass, Kgabo Mokgohloa & Barnes Sookdeo

  • Sydney Theko (Senior Project Manager at SPDC t/a AIDC)

    Sydney Theko

    Senior Project Manager at SPDC t/a AIDC
  • Jan Muller (Project Manager at AIDC)

    Jan Muller

    Project Manager at AIDC
  • Kem Ramdass (Associate Professor at UNISA)

    Kem Ramdass

    Associate Professor at UNISA
  • Kgabo Mokgohloa (Lecturer and Associate Chair: Research and Innovation at UNISA)

    Kgabo Mokgohloa

    Lecturer and Associate Chair: Research and Innovation at UNISA
  • Barnes Sookdeo (Associate Professor at UNISA)

    Barnes Sookdeo

    Associate Professor at UNISA
Keynote 3
Azukaego Chukwuelue
  • Azukaego Chukwuelue (Supply Chain Director of Kimberly Clark, Nigeria)

    Azukaego Chukwuelue

    Supply Chain Director of Kimberly Clark, Nigeria

    Azukaego will be a Keynote Speaker and her talk is titled: Africa's readiness for the inevitable future - Processes, systems, organizational, behavioral & cultural integration


    Azukaego Chukwuelue is a certified professional, with a wealth of commercial experience spanning two decades in West, East and Central Africa. She currently works as the Supply Chain Director at Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, where she is responsible for the Supply network and operational accountability in line with strategic business goals.

    Over the course of her 20-year career, which saw her work in Cadbury and Pfizer (later Neimeth), she has gained versatility and depth working across different field, including Sales & Marketing as well as Supply Chain. Her passion for transformative leadership and the ability to harness team power earned her several recognitions, including Leadership Imperative Award for Ownership and Accountability and AMEA Recognition for supportive team in Cadbury. Recently, she was named among the 100 females professionals in 20 industries advancing excellence and professionalism in Nigeria's corporate sector.

    Beyond her work she mentors young women, through Truss Empowerment Foundation, a nonprofit that runs an internship program for young minds, aimed at getting them ready for professional and business growth via a simulated MBA course content and actual problem-solving-based learning for managing complex Supply Chains and learning team dynamics and skills.

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Parallel Session 4
Parallel Session 5
Tea & Networking
Panel Discussion
Conference Dinner
Grant Christie
  • Grant Christie (Director of Itchyfeet SA)

    Grant Christie

    Director of Itchyfeet SA

    Grant will be a Keynote Speaker at the Gala dinner. He is a man with a (possibly unhealthy) obsession with walking. He is that friend who always says, “We don’t need an uber, we can just walk.” In fact, his escape plan from his civil engineering career was to walk the entire coastline of South Africa. Grant has always been an avid sportsman and a nature enthusiast, but it was this eight month, 3 500 km expedition that served as his springboard into the outdoor world. After his coastal expedition Grant worked at an adventure centre for a year before moving into the freelance space. He has led school expeditions and corporate challenges around the globe. Locally Grant guides mountain and nature trips and facilitates school Journeys. Most recently Grant completed a 500km fundraising walk around the Greater Kruger and Panorama route during the 2020 lockdown. This year Grant has joined local guiding and tour operator Itchyfeet SA as a co-director. When Grant is not walking or planning walks he takes photographs, writes the odd feature article, chases birds, stares at stars, and strums his guitar.

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