The annual MyBroadband Conference took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand yesterday, with 4,000 delegates from the IT and telecoms industry attending.
The MyBroadband Conference once again proved why it is the premier IT and telecoms event in South Africa, with the country’s top IT and telecommunications companies partnering with MyBroadband for the conference.
Telkom and Neotel were lead and co-lead sponsors respectively, with Vodacom, DFA, and Huawei the Title, Executive, and Diamond sponsors respectively.
SEACOM was the official connectivity partner at the MyBroadband Conference, and provided a record-breaking 10Gbps of Internet bandwidth to attendees for free.
The event also gave delegates great insight into the IT and telecoms market, with presentations by Telkom’s Chief Commercial Officer Brian Armstrong, Neotel’s Head of Data Centres and Managed Services Angus Hay, Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub, DFA Chief Strategy Officer Reshaad Sha, SEACOM Chief Development Officer Suveer Ramdhani, and Huawei’s Cross-Domain Consultant Maurice Borman.
Delegates were also able to see the latest products and services on offer from South Africa’s top IT and telecoms companies in the conference’s exhibition hall, which was constantly brimming with IT executives and managers.
MyBroadband Conference 2016 – Photos
For those who missed this year’s conference, below is a pictorial of what took place on the day.
The MyBroadband Conference hall is set
Delegates started arriving from the early morning, first visiting the expo area
The expo hall was soon packed with IT executives and managers
The MyBroadband Conference 2016 gets underway with a laser show by the FTTH Council Africa
SEACOM sponsored a record-breaking 10Gbps of bandwidth for all delegates to use
MC Aki Anastasiou opening the conference
Telkom’s Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Brian Armstrong discusses the “Outlook for Broadband in South Africa: Demand, Technology & Regulation”
Neotel’s Head of Data Centres and Managed Services Dr. Angus Hay discussing Neotel’s achievements over the last 10 years
Comedian Kagiso Lediga had the crowd laughing about Internet speeds, Jacob Zuma, and Caster Semenya
DFA Chief Strategy Officer Reshaad Sha talks about fibre in South Africa
SEACOM Chief Development Officer Suveer Ramdhani discusses the local technology and telecoms landscape
Tech Panel – headed by MyBroadband’s Rudolph Muller, featuring Afrihost CEO Gian Visser, Vodacom’s Jannie van Zyl, and Vumatel CEO Neil Schoeman
Delegates enjoy lunch sponsored by Telkom
There was an array of exhibition stands on display
The MyBroadband Awards for 2016 were awarded to this year’s winners
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub talks about the mobile industry and the challenges players face in South Africa
Many prizes were handed out at the conference
Huawei’s Cross-Domain Consultant Maurice Borman discusses the change in mobile technologies over the last two decades
Liquid Telecom CEO Willem Marais talks about South Africa’s ICT sector
ICT Panel – headed by MyBroadband’s Jan Vermeulan, featuring ISPA’s Mike Silber, Mike Lawrie, and Avanti’s Clint Brown.
Aki closes the MyBroadband Conference 2016
Cocktails, sponsored by Vodacom and DFA, and delegate networking