Nine thought leaders share their insights on how public - private sector collaboration can be improved and how challenges can be overcome.
This episode is brought to you in partnership with Digital Council Africa
Steve Apps is a Smart City and Industry 4.0 technology expert. He’s past CTO of Huawei Southern Africa for government services.
Omeshnee Naidoo is Director of Information Systems and Technology at City of Cape Town.
Vino Govender is Executive for Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Innovation at Dark Fibre Africa.
Craig Kesson is Executive Director for Corporate Services at the City of Cape Town.
Juanita Clark is the Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Council Africa.
Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina is a multi-disciplinary scholar-practitioner currently occupied in several capacities working at the intersection between people, place and technological change, focusing on the global south.
Rehana Moosajee is the founder at The Barefoot Facilitator and a past Member of the Mayoral Committee of the City of Johannesburg.
Thulani Kuzwayo is Co-Founder of PaperThinkLAB and served as the WorldGBC Africa Regional Network Chairperson.
Dr. Marco Macagnano is the Smart Cities Leader at Deloitte Consulting.
About the Digital Council Africa
Digital technologies offer widespread disruption and will, with it, unlock new opportunities for rapid economic growth, innovation, job creation, and access to services. The goal of the organisation is to stimulate growth in the digital sector by sharing knowledge on this subject with policymakers, operators, and influencers.
The Digital Council's mission is to support the public and private sector to work together to deliver on the expectations of a gigabit society. Through developing the digital transformation stack - we hope to educate and guide all involved in the framework and infrastructure for the next generation of Internet applications and platforms and ultimately to remove the boundaries of technological inclusion.
Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina is a multi-disciplinary scholar-practitioner currently occupied in several capacities working at the intersection between people, place and technological change, focusing on the global south. We discuss her work, stakeholder collaboration, smart cities, inclusive cities, what she would change if she had a magic wand and her vision for cities in 2040.Play Now
Bob van Bebber is a Director at Boogertman + Partners Architects and overall winner of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards. We explore his background; challenges and solutions for businesses, the built environment and cities; legislation he would change if he had a magic wand; his definition of a ‘Smart City’; how to make cities more inclusive; his hope for future cities and words of encouragement.Play Now
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Henning Rasmuss is a Founding Director and International Projects Director at Paragon Group - Architects. He has personally worked in 23 countries in Africa. We chat about how cities will change, impacts on Covid-19 on architecture and the built environment, continued urbanization, positive vibes, the new 'normal' and do we actually need sport?Play Now
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