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Building an inclusive ICT Growth Through Open Access

31st October - 1st November, Midrand Conference Centre

Objectives Of The Symposium

The objective of the Symposium is to discuss and debate the upcoming new ICT legislation and amendments of the current and older laws to be in line or synchronized with the integrated ICT white paper

Intended Outcomes

  1. Facilitate a debate and prepare a position paper by Previously Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs) [as defined in the PPPFA Regulations of 2001] BEE Groups, Grass-root organizations and rural communities.
  2. Prepare an input to be presented to the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications
  3. Prepare an input to be submitted to the Minister of DTPS
  4. Prepare an input to be discussed with ICT industry associations.

Structure of the Discussion or Debate

The structure of the debate will take the format of the ICT White Paper and potential new legislation. The discussion will also take a deep dive in the current and past laws that have significantly shaped the business environment of the ICT industry today. Symposium Participants are encouraged to discuss the white paper beforehand and prepare their positions on specific matters. There will also be an opportunity to engage in an online platform both before and after the symposium.

Research Activity

Integrated ICT Policy What Paper team will engage with research organizations both locally and abroad in order to better understand global trends in internet and ICT in general.

Contextualization

In an economy that is sluggish at best and depressed at worst, ICTs have to take the lead in finding new growth patterns whilst transforming our society to a modern one. Transforming the ICT sector sits at the core of this journey and the current ICT whitepaper and potential change in legislation is a key enabler. All interested stakeholders want an ICT industry that is globally competitive and innovative and one that provides solutions to the key issues of society. The debate or discussion will be centered on issues of BEE and sustainable transformation in the ICT sector in general and spectrum specifically. The debate will also look at technologies and frequencies that can be used in rural and township areas.

Who's Speaking?

Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele

Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele

Minister Of Telecommunications And Postal Services

Ms Innocentia Pule (CA,SA)

Ms Innocentia Pule (CA,SA)

CFO National Empowerment Fund

Chose Choeu

Chose Choeu

Divisional Executive Corporate Affairs Eskom & Former President Information Technology Association

Vivian Ramathuba

Vivian Ramathuba

Senior Project Manager At Industrial Development Corporation

Motse Mfuleni

Motse Mfuleni

Secretary General Black IT Forum

Joe Mjwara

Joe Mjwara

Acting Director-General Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata

Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata

Executive Director of Library Services at the University of South Africa

Puleng Kwele

Puleng Kwele

Chief Executive Officer Broadband Infraco

Vuyo Jack

Vuyo Jack

Executive Chairman Empowerdex

Irene Charnley

Irene Charnley

CEO Smile Communications

Romeo Kumalo

Romeo Kumalo

CEO of Washirika

Xolani Qubeka

Xolani Qubeka

Former CEO of the Black Business Council

Andile Ngcaba

Andile Ngcaba

Chairman and Founding Partner of Convergence Partners

Symposium Organizing Committee

Andile Ngcaba – Chairperson

Motse Mfuleni – Stakeholders Convener

Adv. Mongezi Tshongweni – Legislation Coordinator

Silas Selekane – Chief Digital Officer

Mothibi Ramusi – Technology & Cyber Security

Valencia Risaba – Policy Coordinator

“We thank all the Participants”

Event Schedules

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Registration, Tea & CoffeeAll 07:45 - 08:30Plenary
2Program Directors - Motse Mfuleni & Mothibi Ramusi
3WelcomeEddie Funde 08:30 – 08:45
4Keynote AddressJoe Mjwara 08:45 – 09:45Plenary
5Road to 5G [establish 5G Forum in SA and the continent]Andile Ngcaba 09:45 - 10:15Plenary
6Panel Discussion 1: Digital Fund Model (Venture Capital / Private Equity) – BEE 2.0 [should BEE equity be above 51% in future spectrum licenses]Ms Innocentia Pule (CA,SA) , Vuyo Jack , Zodwa Ntuli 10:15 – 11:15Plenary
7Tea & CoffeeAll 11:15 – 11:30
8Ministerial AddressMinister Dr Siyabonga Cwele 11:30 – 12:00
9Panel Discussion 2: Allocation of Equitable Spectrum Resources - An Entrepreneur Approach [Price of Data and Connectivity]Irene Charnley , Romeo Kumalo , Andile Ngcaba 12:00 – 13:00
10LunchAll 13:00 - 14:00
11Seminar 1: Universal service and Access, Innovation and Fair Competition, ICT and Convergence, Open Access- Infrastructure Supply and demand Side IssuesAll 14:00 – 16:00
12Seminar 2: The Internet, Digital Transformation, Society and Active citizens, E-sport and Institutional frameworkAll 14:00 – 16:00Plenary
13Seminar 3: Technology, Electromagnetic Frequency Spectrum (5G) and IoT Accelerating economic growth through market driven approach. Functional and structural separation All 14:00 – 16:00Plenary
14Seminar 4: ICTs in Dynamic Markets, Creating an Inclusive ICT growth Strategy, Digital FundAll 14:00 – 16:00
15Seminar 5: Legislation, Bills and AmendmentsAll 14:00 – 16:00
16Tea & CoffeeAll 16:00 – 16:15
17Continue With Breakaway Sessions: Seminar 1 – 2 3 – 4 - 516:15 – 18:00
18Open Access CocktailsAll 18:00Plenary
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Arrival Tea & CoffeeAll 07:45 – 08:30Plenary
2Program DirectorChose Choeu Plenary
3Keynote Address 08:30 – 09:00Plenary
4Portfolio Committee Telecommunication – Legislative process 09:00 – 09:30Plenary
5Panel Discussion: Funding ICT Infrastructure new business models, BEE approach and digital funds(DF)Vivian Ramathuba , Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata , Puleng Kwele , Xolani Qubeka 09:30 – 10:30Plenary
6Tea & Coffee10:30 – 11:00Plenary
7Seminar 1: Universal service and Access, Innovation and Fair Competition, ICT and Convergence, Open Access- Infrastructure Supply and demand Side IssuesAll 11:00 - 13:00
8Seminar 2: The Internet, Digital Transformation, Society and Active citizens, E-sport and Institutional frameworkAll 11:00 - 13:00
9Seminar 3: Technology, Electromagnetic Frequency Spectrum (5G) and IoT Accelerating economic growth through market driven approach.All 11:00 - 13:00
10Seminar 4: ICTs in Dynamic Markets, Creating an Inclusive ICT growth Strategy, Digital FundAll 11:00 - 13:00
11Seminar 5: Legislation, Bills and Amendments11:00 - 13:00
12LunchAll 13:00 - 14:00
13Continue With Breakaway Sessions: Seminar 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 - 5All 14:00 - 15:30
14Report Back15:30 - 17:15
15Final Communique17:15 - 18:00Plenary
16Networking18:00Plenary

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Venue

Midrand Conference Centre

661 Pendulum Rd, Halfway House Ext 12,
Midrand,
2010
www.midrandconferencecentre.co.za

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Contact Details

Email: info@ictwhitepaper.co.za

For Media Queries:

Motse Mfuleni (Secretary General) sg@ictwhitepaper.co.za