Strategies, Practices and Skills for Competitiveness in the Digital Economy
Date: Monday 4 August 2014
Venue: University of the Western Cape Campus
The competitiveness of companies in the digital economy is a business concern Eighty two large South African companies participated in a study on strategies, practices and skills for competitiveness in the digital economy - in that manner demonstrating their willingness and commitment to contribute towards the local understanding and exploration of this topic.
Join us for this one-day conference where these results and insights will be shared and the implications will be discussed. More importantly, join in and participate in exploring the business opportunities for growth and development, through finding ways of harnessing and unlocking our people potential to leverage digital technologies towards competitiveness.
Who should attend?
As the study is about competitiveness of companies, the findings are relevant for all the roles within a management or executive team. This conference is not primarily for CIOs but all those roles that utilise technology to manage and develop the business; thus CEOs, Marketing Executives, Strategists, HR Directors, Business Development Executives, Financial Executives and Community
Registration: Complete the attached registration form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact
Lorna at (021) 959 2257.
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 11:00 Presentation of Study and Results
Dr. Leona Craffert (UWC),
Prof. Marius Ungerer (USB),
Prof. Kobus Visser (UWC),
Dr. John Morisson (USB);
Prof. Walter Claassen (iNeSI)
11:00 - 11:30 TEA/COFFEE
11:30 - 12:30 Panel Discussion:
Critique and Implications
Prakash Patel (CSO: Fogg Experiential Design),
Becky Mosehle (HR Executive: Woolworths Financial
Emson Moyo (Agemn Consulting & Projects);
12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 - 14:00 What have leadership and culture to do with it?:
The Cape Agri Story Johan Liebenberg (HR Director)
Sean Walsh (MD) & Charl Graham (GM IT)
14:05 - 14:35 Partnerships for social innovation:
The BCX Story
Barco Smit (Business Development)
& Rory Bosman (Business Development)
14:40 - 15:10 The infinite cycle of influence between digital
technology and human behaviour: Looking at mobile
in South African media brands.
Willem Breytenbach (founder and director, Lumico)
15:10 - 15:30 Conclusion
15:30 - late TEA/COFFEE and NETWORKING