The My World of Tomorrow conference will be happening from the 22nd through to the 24th of October at the Sandton Convention Centre, and will see business and technology leaders collaborating around the theme of “Africa’s Internet of Things”.

Over the course of the three-day conference various leaders from business and the technology sector will address attendees on topics ranging from forensics to the impact technology is having on humanity.

As is the case with events of this magnitude, getting around can be a mad rush so we’ve taken the liberty of showcasing some of the speakers that will be at the My World of Tomorrow conference to help you plan who you’d like to see.

Ramés Gallego

Ramses Gallego
Ramses Gallego

Ramés Gallego is the Security Strategist and Evangelist at Dell Software where he steers the security discipline of the company. He has visited over 24 countries and has become a widely recognised public speaker. Most recently Gallego was awarded the John Kuyers award for Best Speaker/Conference Contributor in 2013, and this year he was named the Privacy by Design Ambassador by the Government of Ontario, Canada.

This, coupled with an educational background in Business Administration and Law, makes him the perfect person to discuss the topic, “When Security became Cybersecurity” on Friday the 23rd of October.

Kojo Baffoe

Kojo Baffoe
Kojo Baffoe

Heralding from the landlocked state of Lesotho is Kojo Baffoe, a man who possesses knowledge about everything from innovation to lifestyle, from marketing to technology.

You can expect an address tailored for the audience in Baffoe’s signature style on the topic of “Understanding content in a Digital world” on the first day of the My World of Tomorrow conference at 12:30.

Emma Sadlier

Emma Sadlier
Emma Sadlier

When people have questions regarding electronic media law they invariably turn to Emma Sadlier. A qualified lawyer with a BA LLB from the University of Witwatersrand and an LLM in Information Technology, Media and Communications Law from London School Economics she has quickly risen through the ranks. Her book “Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex… And Other Legal Advice For The Age of Social Media” was released last year and has been described by Professor Jonathan Jansen as one of the most important textbooks a student can own.

Sadlier will be presenting her keynote on the topic of “The Legal, Disciplinary and Reputational Risks of Social Media” on Friday afternoon at My World of Tomorrow.

Other speakers in attendance include:

  • Ross Atkin
  • Stephan van Coller
  • Aki Anastasiou
  • Dr. Gwendoline M. Ramokgopa
  • Kent Eriksson
  • Dominic White
  • Carl Wocke
  • Paul Maritz
  • Etienne Louw
  • Barlow Manilal
  • Dr. Craig Blewett
  • Siya Xuza
  • Clem Sunter
  • Anton Musgrave
  • Arthur Goldstruck
  • Dion Chang
  • Jessica Knight
  • Prof. Enrico Jacobs
  • Jason Jordaan

htxt.africa is an official media partner for the My World of Tomorrow conference, which takes place from the 22nd to the 24th of October at Sandton Convention Centre. Catch us in the main expo – it’s free!