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Wednesday, October 7
 

10:40am SAST

Women in tech - all talk and no action?
One year on from the Women in Tech panel last year and a bunch of new initiatives have been launched. A whole lot of talking has been going on. And there's been a whole lot of negative press about the bully-boy culture in certain sectors of the tech space. So, are we getting anywhere? If not why not? And what do we need to do to bridge the gap? Join Samantha Perry, co-founder of WomeninTechZA, & 4 panelists (2 men, 2 women) as we dissect the state of the tech nation and what needs ot happen next.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Perry

Samantha Perry

Human in charge, WomeninTechZA
Samantha Perry is the human behind WomeninTechZA (womenintech.co.za) - an initiative that aims to help address the gender gap in the ICT sector. Only 23% of tech jobs are held by women in South Africa – out of 236 000 ICT (tech) roles, women occupy 56 000 of them. As a sector... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am SAST
Keynotes/Social/Misc Track

3:40pm SAST

CloudGate simplifies: Hybrid Cars, Hybrid Power, Hybrid Computing
The benefits of a 'hybrid' are very apparent: it helps you leverage the best of both worlds within a complex environment. Hybrid cars combine the power of combustion engines with the economy of electric motors. Given South Africa's recent energy troubles, 'hybrid power' - augmenting electricity from the grid with renewable energy - has become increasingly relevant. CloudGate simplifies 'hybrid computing', a powerful combination offering the benefits of both localised computing and cloud computing. So users get their personalised settings, apps, and more, while, businesses benefit from increased security, lower unit and maintenance costs, and reduced power consumption.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Timperley

Brian Timperley

Managing Director, Turrito Networks (Pty) Ltd
Co-Founder of Turrito Networks and CloudGate. Enthusiast of all things tech, and the phenomenal people that create it. 15 years in the Telecoms and IT industry.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm SAST
Technologist Track
 
Thursday, October 8
 

3:40pm SAST

How a girl from Soweto bridges the gap between offline and online
I'd like to share my story from being just another girl in Soweto, to building a career, to becoming a entrepreneur. And how tech helped me make all of that work.

Speakers
avatar for Phumelele Bezu

Phumelele Bezu

Co-Founder / Retailer Extraodinaire, Hair On Fleek


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm SAST
Startup Track