C4IR SA 2022 Digital Transformation Expo was held on the 05 September 2022 at the CSIR ICC. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness amongst SMMEs about the importance of adopting IoT technologies, demonstrate capabilities and real practical examples of implemented use cases of IoT, how they work, what value they create and how the deployment of emerging technologies can make the Fourth Industrial Revolution more tangible for SMMEs.
There were two panel discussion sessions chaired by Ms Harsha Desai, Associate Director Strategy Consulting, Deloitte. The first panel discussion was titled “Digitalisation VS Automation Case of Africa (Challenges & Opportunities)”. The Panellists were Dr Mfanasibili Ngwenya, Digital Strategist; Mr Yanesh Naidoo, Sales and Design Director; Mr Riaan Smit, Principal Client Architect, Ms Sinegugu Tshabalala, Operations Lead; Dr Motlokwe Thobejane, IT Infrastructure Manager and Mr Malcolm Subramony, Executive Head IoT Solutions.
The second panel discussion was titled “Use cases for Accelerated Adoption of IIoT by SMMEs”. The panellists were Mr Gerald Barth, Hart Automotive; Mr Maynard Gesha, TK Manufacturing; Mr Iman Boeije, Hudson Rubber; Mr Thishen Naicker, CSIR; Mr Aldo Russo – C4IR Brazil