TUESDAY, 15 MAY 2018


VENUE: ROOM  1.6.3

09:30
Opening Keynote

11:30
Exhibition and lunch

SESSION 1.1
CRITICAL ICT INFRASTRUCTURE

Moderator:
Bobbi Harris, VP, Market Strategy & Development, Utilities Technology Council (UTC), USA

13:30
What’s working across African utilities?

Speaker:
Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Director, AUTC, South Africa

13:45
Case study: Internet of Things at Southern Company Services

Speaker:
Roger Bryant, IT Project Manager, Southern Company Services and USA Chairman, Utilities Technology Council (UTC), USA

14:15
Panel: Requirements for a utility owned telecom infrastructure

  • Critical Information Communications Technology (ICT) requirements and the use of cases for utilities

Speakers:
Roger Bryant, IT Project Manager, Southern Company Services and USA Chairman, Utilities Technology Council (UTC), USA
Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Director, AUTC, South Africa
Fessor Mbango, CEO, ErongoRED, Namibia
Mlindi Mashologu, Senior Manager – Telecom Network Engineering, TransNet Rail, South Africa

14:45
Coffee break

SESSION 1.2
REAL WORLD ICT STRATEGIES FOR UTILITY BUSINESSES

Moderator:
Bobbi Harris, VP Marketing Strategy and Development, Utilities Technology Council (UTC), USA

15:15
Infrastructure replacement: Why strategies fail

Speaker:
Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Director, AUTC, South Africa

15:30
Narrowband telecommunications technology options for delivery of electricity distribution and smart city requirements

Speaker:
Ziyaad Gydies, Chief Engineer, Eskom, South Africa

15:45
Panel: The technology replacement implementation dilemma

Speakers:
Jason Kleinhans, System Architect, SUBNET Solutions, Canada
Mahumbulo Mmbengwa, Senior Engineer, Radio Frequency, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa
Ziyaad Gydies, Chief Engineer, Eskom, South Africa
Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Director, AUTC, South Africa

16:30
Day 1 Close and Drinks Reception


WEDNESDAY, 16 MAY 2018


VENUE: ROOM  2.6.4

09:30
Keynote

11:30
Exhibition and lunch

SESSION 2.1
ICT COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Moderator:
Mlungisi Mkhwanazi, Director, AUTC, South Africa

13:30
Reliable communication infrastructure for utility operations and service delivery

Speaker:
Dunston Kawana, ICT Manager, ErongoRED, Namibia

13:50
Enhanced asset utilitisation by the use of telecommunication technology

Speaker:
Mlindi Mashologu, Senior Manager – Telecom Network Engineering, Transnet, South Africa

14:05
Q&A

14:45
Coffee break

SESSION 2.2 (Room 2.6.4)
SMART WATER TECHNOLOGIES IN TIMES OF DROUGHT AND TIMES OF PLENTY

Moderator:
Bobbi Harris, VP, Market Strategy & Development, Utilities Technology Council (UTC), USA

15:15
Technology in water: An imperative for survival

Speaker:
Maanda Ramutumbu, Senior Manager, Accenture, South Africa

15:30
Non-Revenue with technology

Speaker:
Martin Nang’ole, ICT Director, Nairobi City and Sewerage Company, Kenya

15:45
Making the technology case for smart utility

Speaker:
Pascal Motsoasele, Senior Automation Engineer, Rand Water, South Africa

16:00
Panel: The Future is NOW: What does smart water utility look like?

Speakers:
Refilwe Buthelezi, Automation Assets Manager, Rand Water, South Africa
Martin Nang’ole, ICT Director, Nairobi City and Sewerage Company, Kenya
Maanda Ramutumbu, Senior Manager, Accenture, South Africa
Pascal Motsoasele, Senior Automation Engineer, Rand Water, South Africa

16:30
Day 2 Close and Awards Gala Dinner


THURSDAY, 17 MAY 2018


VENUE: ROOM  2.6.4

SESSION 3.1
THE FUTURE OF AFRICA’S POWER AND ENERGY SECTOR: SCENARIO REPORT

12:00
Exhibition and lunch

SESSION 3.2 (Room 1.6.3)
PROTECTING INFRASTRUCTURE AND CYBER AND PHYSICAL ATTACKS

Moderator:
Bobbi Harris, VP, Market Strategy & Development, Utilities Technology Council (UTC), USA

13:15
Protecting the grid from cyber-security threats: now and in the long run

Speaker:
Sherry Zameer, SVP Mobile & IoT Solutions, Gemalto, Emirates United Arab

13:30
Panel: What are the biggest considerations for protecting power sector data and assets?

Speakers:
Sherry Zameer, SVP Mobile & IoT Solutions, Gemalto, Emirates United Arab
Sfiso Tshabalala, Senior Manager, Accenture, South Africa
Henni Scholtz, General Manager Product Development and Application, Aberdare Cables, South Africa
Ansgar Hinz, Chairman and CEO, VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies, Germany

SESSION 3.3 (Room 1.6.4) THE FUTURE OF UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS AFRICA

Moderator:
Bobbi Harris, VP, Market Strategy & Development, Utilities Technology Council (UTC), USA

14:30
Panel: What is the future of utility infrastructure across Africa?
A wrap-up of the week for AUTC delegates and a look to the future
Fessor Mbango, CEO, Erongo RED; Namibia

Speakers:
Mlindi Mashologu, Senior Manager – Telecom Network Engineering, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa
Francis Baestaens, Business Development Manager, OTN, South Africa
Pascal Motsoasele, Senior Automation Engineer, Rand Water, South Africa

16:15
AUW Closing Drinks Reception