7 – 9 JUNE 2022
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
Programme at a glance
As an African Smart Cities Summit Delegate, you will have access to a full three-day programme. Highlights include:
Tuesday, 7 June 2022
Stakeholders Engagement Forum
Smart City Product Demos
Wednesday, 8 June 2022
African Smart Cities Breakfast*
African Smart Cities Summit
Thursday, 9 June 2022
African Smart Cities Summit programme
Wednesday, 8 June 2022
Registration, Networking and Early Morning Refreshments
African Smart Cities Breakfast – by invitation only
Welcome and opening address
Sean Bennett, Chief Executive, NEXTEC
Njombo Lekula, Managing Director, PPC
The Way Forward
Vote of Thanks
Registration, Networking and Early Morning Refreshments
Session 1: Africa is ready
Chairman Opening Remarks & Introduction of the First Session
1.1 Thought leadership: PPC’s Building Africa Report
Africa is developing and constructing smart cities at an improved pace. Whilst policies and digital technologies are being introduced and rolled out, who is addressing the actual construction of these new cities, and who can we entrust with the transformation of our existing cities to sustainable smart cities?
- Explore the Building Africa Report
- Understand the construction plan and thought leadership pertaining to smart cities
- Discover the various methodologies in building smart cities
- Know the impact of industry harmony in the construction of smart cities
Ashraf Garda, Founder, Champion South Africa
Chris Greensmith, Technology Director, Zutari
Francois Fouche, Research Associate, University of Pretoria
Delon Perumal, Head of Operations, PPC
1.2 Data centres as the corner stone of smart cities
Data Centres need to be designed, built and operated to the highest standards demanded by today’s leading cloud providers, carriers and enterprises – providing government and private sector peace-of-mind for the functioning of a smart city.
Lee Perrin, DCE Business Lead, CBRE Data Centre Solutions, Middle East & Africa
1.3 Smart Cities – Technological innovation to drive citizen-centric service
delivery and sustainable cities
- Understanding the road map toward becoming a digital city
- How did we create the most electronically advanced Smart City?
- Reinventing government to bring convenience to the people
- Optimising revenue through accurate billing and collections
- Automating processes and driving real time solutions
- Building a single platform on which to deliver real time digital solutions to all stakeholders
Martin Nangoro, Executive Director, Interfile, South Africa
Networking and Refreshments
Session 2: Green Buildings as key elements of future sustainable cities
2.1 Case study: Smart building as a building block for smart cities
80% of energy use over a building’s life cycle is from the building’s operation. This indicates a major opportunity for Facility Managers to contribute to a sustainable future by improving the operation of assets in the built environment.
- Understand the role of technology in people centric smart buildings
- Investigate the practicality of digital twin implementation
- Discover key technologies used for digital twinning
Richard Matchett, Digital Lead, Zutari, South Africa
Nev Lalloo, Divisional Executive, Interfile, South Africa
2.2 Case study: Harnessing the power of interconnectivity through experience and expertise
The formation of a Smart City is not a one stop process: it is a journey. This journey is entirely dependent on the maturity status of each individual metropolitan and the substantial pain points being experienced in that city. The number of green buildings in Africa are expected to rise by 50% over the next five years, spurred by a wave of climate consciousness, legislation and an increasing range of financing options for investors. This session will investigate how small changes to already existing infrastructure can in the long run make old cities smart cities and old buildings green buildings.
Sean Bennett, Chief Executive, NEXTEC, South Africa
2.3 Designing & constructing sustainable net-zero carbon houses in African cities
Net Zero-rated buildings are set to become the minimum global standard of sustainable architecture over the next 20 years. This will largely be led by cities, encouraged by programs such as C40. Cities in Africa that are currently set to participate in this ambitious vision are Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Tshwane, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Lagos, Accra and Dakar.
Sisonke Mgwebi , Frost & Sullivan, South Africa
Networking and lunch
Session 3: Smart city concept: the African perspective
3.1 South Africa spotlight: Lanseria Smart City Initiative
The aim of Lanseria smart city development is to create the first post-apartheid city in South Africa based on ‘best practice’ in urban sustainability and the principles underpinning the smart city. The city will be built surrounding the Lanseria International Airport, north of Johannesburg, in a project which is expected take around 25 years to complete. This session will explore the progress of the Lanseria Smart City Initiative to date, its investment plan and financing gap.
Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgoba, Head of Investment & Infrastructure Office at The Presidency
Jak Koseff, Deputy Director-General: Economic Planning and Development, Department of Economic Development, Gauteng Provincial Government
3.3 Regulatory & strategic frameworks for smart cities
There are several pieces of legislation, policies and strategies (locally and internationally) that directly and indirectly regulate the framework for implementing smart city components. Without necessarily indicating the numerous relevant pieces of legislation that govern the local government and the technology sector, the policy framework that controls or facilitates smart city initiatives is worth mentioning. On the international front at least, the following are worth mentioning: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement (French: L’accord de Paris) and the Africa Agenda 2063 – The Africa We Want.
Konstant Bruinette, Senior Deal Originator, Development Bank of Southern Africa
Lawrence Boya, Director: Smart City Programme, City of Johannesburg
Networking and refreshments
Session 4: Smart mobility
Reimagining the future of transportation technology and sustainable cities
Programme chairman: Geci Karuri-Sebina, Capacity Building & Knowledge Management Expert, DBSA-World Bank Programme
4.1 Infrastructure of tomorrow: SANRAL – Pioneering smart mobility in Africa
Smart mobility is one of the most dynamic and exciting challenges of the future. To remake cities by democratizing transport, leaders and innovators must have a comprehensive understanding of the three pillars of modern smart mobility – technologies, technicalities, policies – and how they interact with complex, real-world systems.
- Navigate policy gaps, resource needs, and disparate motives to create successful public-private partnerships
- Discover how large-scale urban transit infrastructure changes have been implemented in the past and how such practices need to be adapted for the future
- Illustrate the role land use and value capture play in urban transportation planning
- Create proposals for sustainable, integrated urban transit systems that take advantage of new transportation modalities (e.g., autonomous vehicles)
Siveshni Pillay, Gauteng Open Road Tolling Projects & the Freeway Management System, SANRAL, South Africa
4.2 Decarbonising the last mile of E-Commerce deliveries with eMICROMOBILITY
Victor Radebe, Founder, Mzansi Aerospace Technologies, South Africa
Andile Skosana, CEO of CityCon Africa & Director of Mobility Centre for Africa NPC, South Africa
Branding and sponsorship
If you’re looking to gain brand and solutions awareness and connect with a highly targeted audience of private and public stakeholders, we have a range of sponsorship opportunities to suit your budget.
Attend as a delegate
Secure your seat at this exclusive summit and be inspired to create change in your city. Register for your seat by 29 April 2022 for Early Bird package rates.
“There was a good balance of private sector and public sector speakers sharing very engaging content and robust practical use cases. This conference is a must attend for professionals working on any aspect of Smart Cities.”
“The Summit provided a great platform for learning as well as networking with other implementers of Smart City solutions.”