Omeshnee Naidoo is Director of Information Systems and Technology at City of Cape Town. She’s the CIO at the City. We explore digital projects at the City of Cape Town, technology’s role in improving service delivery and quality of life, the importance of real-time service delivery, tech investments, the collaboration between municipalities, private-public sector collaboration, and her vision of the city in 2040.
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Digital Projects at the City of Cape Town
Current trends and opportunities for City of Cape Town
Technology’s role in improving service delivery and quality of life
Importance of real-time service delivery
Has Covid-19 stopped you from investing or are you investing more on technology?
The case for collaboration between municipalities
Private-public sector collaboration
City of Cape Town’s biggest challenge to secure a bright future
Omenshee vision for City of Cape Town in 2040
Omeshnee Naidoo is the current CIO at the City of Cape Town. She has worked in the ICT industry for over 15 years and brings with her a wealth of public sector and FMCG industry-based experience.
In this digital transformational world, Omeshnee is a strong believer and advocate of being able to adapt to “new” ways of doing things on a daily basis. This can be seen from her own career of having consulted across the globe on various systems and strategy implementations and then moving on into local and regional CIO roles. She has extensive experience in leading large-scale ERP-based implementations through to driving strategy and implementations for digital transformation.
Omeshnee has a personal passion for people development, most especially in the female and small business entrepreneurship spaces.
Vino Govender is Executive for Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Innovation at Dark Fibre Africa. We explore the typical architecture and technological layers of a ‘Smart City’, his definition of a ‘Smart City’ in the African context, what will help us become smarter cities, improving Public-Private sector collaboration, how the Internet of Things will impact Africa over the next 5 years, the one thing he would change with his magic wand and what he hopes to see happen over the next 5 years.Play Now
Siphelele Ngobese is a Researcher in the Inclusive Cities Programme at SA Cities Network (SACN) and is responsible for the Urban Safety Programme. We explore the Urban Safety Programme and its objectives, accomplishments, and how they are inspiring action. We look at current urban projects incorporating inclusion, wellbeing, and safety. Finally, we consider the challenges of stakeholder collaboration and Siphelele’s hopes for cities in 2040.Play Now
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Tshepo Kgobe is Chief Operating Officer at Gautrain Management Agency. We explore the impacts of the pandemic on Gautrain, their plans for recovery and future expansion, the future of public transport, lessons from 2020 and how Gautrain will integrate with other modes of transport.Play Now
Prof. Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha-Chipungu is a Professor of Town and Regional Planning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, SARChI Chair for Inclusive-Cities, and Academic Leader for Planning and Housing. We explore the challenges keeping us from inclusive cities, what can be done to solve the challenges, improving the role of local authorities in inter-governmental dialogues and how to build cities that respond to the people’s needs.Play Now