OpenText Summit Africa 2023

It's a wrap.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and partner sponsors for supporting us at OT Africa Summit this year.

We had the privilege to host over 500 customers and partners at our flagship annual event, where delegates had the opportunity to hear from our emerging markets regional executives, listen to an awe-inspiring keynote by Miles Khubeka, Chief Executive Officer, Wakanda Food Accelerator, and listen to an inspirational Women in Tech panel discussion led by Susan Page, Sales Director, OpenText Africa.

The tracks also didn’t disappoint. Attendees could attend the “Discover Business Value” or “Discover Digital Value” streams and learn how OpenText is enabling organizations to become more agile, innovative and gain a competitive edge. 


Summit Plenary

Executive Welcome: The Future of Information Management
Harald Adams, Vice President, Emerging Markets, OpenText
Tsepa Ramoriting, Vice President, Sales, Africa, OpenText

Keynote: The Future of Work in a Complex Digital World
Suren Naidoo, Vice President, International Presales, OpenText 

Panel Discussion:
From Disruption to Leadership: How Women are shaping the Tech Industry in Africa

Moderator: Susan Page, Sales Director, OpenText Africa
Nirvani Dhevcharran, CTO, Platforms and Operations, The Foschini Group
Stephanie Du Toit, Head of Technology & Information, Remgro Management Solutions
Kholiwe Makhohliso, Managing Director, SAP Southern Africa
Portia Simelane, Head - IT Governance, Risk & Compliance, Old Mutual Insure
Tala Gxoyiya, General Manager - Project Delivery Office, MTN


Diamond Partner Keynote: USA TODAY EXCLUSIVE, 6 September 2030: How did OpenText manage to predict the future?  An exclusive interview onboard The Endeavour.
Arno Hanekom, Digital Strategist, Datacentrix 
Phil Anderson, Sales Leader, Datacentrix

We join the Datacentrix leadership in their exco meeting in 2030 to discuss their partner OpenText’s uncanny ability to predict the future, and the value they have delivered to their clients over the past 7 years.  They talk about the evolution of the product portfolio to harness the power of technologies such as AI, Hyper Automation and Machine Learning, creating solutions that transcended mere content management and kicked the competition into touch.  They highlight how OpenText created tangible value for their clients by adapting and integrating emerging technologies to deal with the massive explosion of content; delivering hyper personalised and intelligent content delivery, seamless process automation, predictive analytics and enhanced security into the product stack. They discuss the successful outcomes Datacentrix and OpenText have delivered in the market, implementing deeply immersive customer experiences that drastically enhanced efficiency in their clients’ business execution.

Guest Speaker Keynote: An Entrepreneurial Mindset - All about business sustainability and embracing sustainability (not only in the food industry but in business in general)
Miles Khubeka, Chief Executive Officer, Wakanda Food Accelorator  

Entrepreneur Miles Kubheka, a refreshing keynote speaker and author, is the poster child for the audacity of hope. Having once been employed by a leading multinational, he went out on a limb and ingeniously created a restaurant with the same name and branding as a fictional restaurant portrayed in a famous ‘beeg beeg dreamer’ TV ad campaign. In doing so, he catapulted into media stardom, and soon translated his innovative thinking into entrepreneurial success.

Keynote: Emerging Trends Shaping the Future of Work
Thabiso Hlatshwayo, Solutions Consulting Senior Manager, OpenText Africa
Jeniffer Ramnath, Managing Director, Technology Strategy and Advisory, Accenture


Discover Business Value Streams

Master Modern Work in the Cloud
Thabiso Hlatshwayo, Solutions Consulting Senior Manager, OpenText Africa
Kiran Parbhoo, Senior Solution Architect, Faranani DocTec 

Adolph Tomes, Business Operations Executive (Acting), SANRAL

Create Customers for Life with OpenText Digital Experience
Thabo Kokoali, Lead Solutions Consultant, OpenText Africa
Glen Thompson, Principal Solutions Consultant, Datacentrix 
Feroz Vahed, Area Head: Application Development and Maintenance, South African Revenue Service (SARS)

Master Modern World of Content
Carmen Davids, Principal Solutions Consultant, OpenText Africa
Ntshegisng Mphande, Application Specialist – ERP/FINANCE IT, 
AECI Limited
Glen Thompson, Principal Solutions Consultant, Datacentrix 
Shaid Greeff, Senior Principal SAP Business Technology Platform Solution Advisor, SAP 

Optimize Decision Making with AI & Analytics
Subin Kesavan, Lead Solutions Consultant, OpenText Africa
Rui Fernandes, Technical Director & Partner, Datafinity 

Discover Digital Value Streams

IT Operations Management in the Age of Automation and AI
Kevin Leslie, Director, ITOM International, OpenText 
Charl Joubert, Change and Configuration Manager, University of Pretoria
Chris Visage, Consultant, iOCO 

•    Enterprise Service management 
•    Leveraging Open Text Content and Service management with LLM 
•    Service assurance for on premise and Cloud 


Unleash Quality while Accelerating Application Development
Jacques Vermeulen, Application Delivery Management Software Presales, OpenText 
Leon van Niekerk, Head of Testing at Pick n Pay
Dumisani Mukansi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dugson Consulting 
Wessel Janse van Rensburg; QA Software Test Manager, Pick n' Pay
Rakesh Sambhu; Chief Data Officer, VIC-IT

Information Protection & Risk Mitigation Strategies
Tamer El Refaey, Cybersecurity Presales Leader, Emerging Markets, OpenText
Predhayen Govender, Senior Manager Information Security, MTN 

Evolving end point management: securing devices and protecting data
Kevin Kemp, Sales Specialist Application Modernization, OpenText 

With the evolution of endpoint management, more and more endpoints are being managed through cloud-based services while still using embedded management options within Android, iOS, and Windows. This session will cover these modern management options and how OpenText ZENworks can complement them to manage and secure your devices, as well as protect the data that resides on them. 

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