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20 th Edition

Manufacturing IT
Summit 2022

Re-imagine | Innovate | Transform

MANUFACTURING IT SUMMIT SOUTH AFRICA 2022

In a fast-moving digital landscape, IT leaders from the manufacturing sector have a long way to go when it comes to sustainable transformation.

There is a constant need to innovate processes, drive cultural change, and become agile. At the Manufacturing IT Summit, South Africa’s top IT leaders will share their best practices and case-studies from their transformation journey.

The summit will gather 150+ IT heads to drive discussions on overcoming the glaring challenges facing the manufacturing industry.

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Why Sponsor

  • Prior notification of pre-qualified attending decision makers 5 days before the event along with information about their current challenges and technology requirements.
  • Speed networking: to introduce and exchange business cards with all the event attendees.
  • Guaranteed one-to-one meetings with the delegates of your choice and a dedicated account manager from Exito to execute these meetings during the event.
  • Dedicated networking table in the networking area with your branding to have discussions with your prospects.
  • Standalone speaking slot in the agenda to address the entire delegates (in select sponsorship packages).
  • Opportunity for a senior management executive to be part of a Panel of your choice as a moderator or as a panelist (in select sponsorship packages).
  • Gain brand visibility and a competitive edge to be showcased as the go-to solution provider for the IT leaders.

Past Speakers

Remi Afon

President
Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria Association(CSEAN )

Mmantlha Sankoloba

Chief Executive Officer - Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association & Chairperson of the Advisory Board
University of Botswana’s Department of Marketing

Oratile Sematle

Digital Business Solutions LEAD - [Southern Africa & North America]
Sasol

Sihle Mthiyane

CIO
NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd

Eugene Van Der Merwe

Group CIO
AVI Limited

Phyllis Wakiaga

CEO
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM)

Rean Opperman

CIO
Afriplex Pharmaceuticals

Oriyomi Fowler

Head-Information Security & Network Operations
Dangote Industries Limited

Sethumadhavan PT

Vice President and Group Manufacturing Head
Olam Internationa

Temitope Adenigba

Director - Manufacturing Excellence, Africa
Unilever

Olabode Agboola

Director - Training and Education
Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN )

Amit Saxena

General Manager & Head-IT Southern & Eastern Africa
Godrej Consumer Products Limited

Why Attend

  • Brilliant Content: In-depth, trend-forward sessions – with tons of practical takeaways and ideas to keep you ahead in the technology space.
  • Brilliant Speakers: Gain in-depth guidance from expert speakers on fine-tuning the IT needs in your organization.
  • Continued Learning: Gain access to speaker presentation slides and recordings, for your company to reference and use in your marketing and business initiatives, year-round.
  • Connections : Hundreds of seasoned CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CDOs, Technology experts, strategists, operations heads, marketers, and more to mingle and connect with. Meet your customers, vendors, expert resources, friends and colleagues of tomorrow.
  • Showcase of technology solutions: Gather practical perspectives from many real-world use-cases shared by the market’s leading players, including early adopters and leaders from across the region.
  • Network with leading solution providers: As a delegate, you will experience cutting-edge technology from solution providers from around the world that can fulfil your business requirements.

Featured Discussions

INDUSTRY 4.0 REVOLUTION: TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN THE POST COVID WORLD
  • IOT: gateway to transformation; role in integration, data intelligence, cost-effectiveness and improved visibility
  • Automated factories:
    - How AI and ML are contributing to build smart factories?
    - RPA to Hyper automation: Is Africa Ready?
    - Advent of cobots: Advantages and challenges.
    - Digital Twins in Manufacturing
  • Major challenges faced in implementation of Industry 4.0 and experts advice to overcome it
  • Your views about evolution of Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0.
OVERCOMING MANUFACTURING CYBERSECURITY HURDLES
  • Increased security threats brought about by IT-OT convergence
  • What is the type and level of risk present in smart factories today ?
  • Building cybersecurity controls in smart factory initiatives
  • Importance of having a damage control strategy in case of attacks.
  • Blockchain and its contribution in scaling large scale manufacturing
DATA MONETIZATION AS A BUILDING BLOCK IN MANUFACTURING
  • Asset performance management- Going beyond data collection Implementation and challenges
  • Use of industrial IoT or sensor data to analyse and increase the efficiency of manufacturing operations
  • The scope of predictive analytics in optimizing shop floor efficiency and reducing downtime - challenges in its implementation
  • Location-based intelligence
    - Empowering true supply chain visibility with location-based intelligence.
    - How it helps in the optimization of assets and resources for better productivity.
  • Contribution of AI in the filed of data management
MANAGING CYBER RISKS & ADOPTION OF CLOUD COMPUTING IN AFRICA'S MANUFACTURING SECTOR
  • Major concerns when it comes to the adoption of cloud technology
  • Addressing piracy and cyber crime threats brought about by cloud adoption.
  • National digital strategies which ensures data security and IP protection.
  • Development of risk based cyber security system
  • Building risk based management systems to ensure operational security
CLOUD COMPUTING - ESSENTIAL TO THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
  • Cloud adoption in Southeast Asia overcoming the challenge of disparate systems and legacy software.
  • Cloud adoption serving as a base for facilitating innovation and paving the way for further digitization.
  • Formulating the right cloud strategy to optimize your manufacturing processes keeping the organizations business goals in mind.
  • How cloud computing enhances agility and expands flexibility. Addressing the security concerns.
PROMOTING AUTOMATION TO ACHIEVE NEW LEVELS OF PRODUCTIVITY & OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
  • Understanding the importance of automation and investing in it and finding ways to activate automation to gain competitive advantage
  • Leveraging technology like AI, ML and additive manufacturing - Is Southeast Asia ready ?
  • What are the infrastructural challenges around the implementation?
  • Advancement in robotics: Development of Cobots designed to work directly with humans

JOB TITLES

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Pharmaceuticals
Food Processing
Chemicals
Automobiles
Electronics
Textile
Plastic manufacturers
Home appliances
Steel
Defence and Aerospace
Plastic and polymers
Oil and Gas

What Clients Say

Past Partners

  • With a meticulously curated agenda, the Digital Transformation Summit brings you engaging panel discussions, inspiring keynote sessions, and insightful case-studies relevant to your specific challenges
  • Digital Transformation Summit is designed to give you a fulfilling event experience through its seamless networking and meeting options.
  • The event will house renowned solution providers who will showcase their digital capabilities to support your digital roadmap
  • A great mix of industry experts sharing their transformation stories; highlighting their setbacks and success
  • Be an active part of crucial discussions pertaining to digitization of various business value chains
  • Hear from industry veterans, luminaries and early adopters who will share the best practices, case studies and transformation stories
  • Discuss the integrated approach needed to tackle the critical infrastructure requirements
  • Understanding the competitive dynamics of technology
  • Learn a systematic framework for evaluating, experimenting with, and prototyping your ideas
  • Network with industry leaders and peers in innovative virtual formats
  • Explore the latest technology solutions that can empower your organization to overcome challenges and expand your capabilities

Testimonials

Emilia Clarke
Jay Chavez
( Chief Operating Officer), Ionics EMS Inc
I found the event very insightful and learnt a lot especially on the case studies in different industries.
Emilia Clarke
Sandy R
IT Development Leader (Section Head) Astrido Group
It was a great opportunity to meet executives from many countries and glad to have insights about technologies used in various companies.

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