The 2019 MyBroadband Conference and Expo took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on 17 October, and it was a sellout event.
This year’s conference showed once again why it is the premier IT and telecoms conference in South Africa, with excellent local and international speakers and top exhibitors.
Thousands of IT executives and decision-makers from across South Africa attended the conference to interact with companies, listen to the speakers, and network.
MTN was the lead sponsor of the event, with Liquid Telecom joining as a co-lead sponsor and Vodacom as the title sponsor.
Delegates were treated to excellent presentations from local and international speakers.
MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa and Liquid Telecom SA CEO Reshaad Sha delivered the keynote presentations.
Other speakers included Prof. Brian Armstrong, SqwidNet MD Phathizwe Malinga, Bell Labs Consulting Fuad Siddiqui, Vodacom chief officer Jorge Mendes, and Huawei’s Nigel Bruin.
There was also a Q&A with Q-KON Africa CEO Dr Dawie de Wet and a panel discussion featuring MyBroadband’s Jan Vermeulen, Vodacom’s Jannie van Zyl, Supersonic’s Calvin Collet, and Huawei’s Akhram Mohamed.
The expo hall was packed with excellent exhibitions from South Africa’s top IT and telecommunications companies, showcasing their latest products and services.
Here is a look at what happened at the 2019 MyBroadband Conference and Expo.
Delegates arrive for the conference
The speaking hall is packed
Emcee Aki Anastasiou opens the conference
Godfrey Motsa – MTN SA CEO
Reshaad Sha – Liquid Telecom South Africa Chief Executive Officer
Prof. Brian Armstrong – Chair of digital business at Wits Business School
Phathizwe Malinga – SqwidNet Managing Director
Fuad Siddiqui – Senior Partner and VP at Bell Labs Consulting
Jan Vermeulen – MyBroadband editor-at-large
Jannie van Zyl – Executive Head of Innovation for Vodacom
Calvin Collett – Chief Executive Officer for Supersonic
Akhram Mohamed – Chief Technology Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group SA
Lunch is served
MyBroadband Awards, sponsored by Mind The Speed
Q-KON Chief Executive Officer and Engineering Executive Dr Dawie de Wet
Jorge Mendes – Chief Officer: Consumer Business Unit for Vodacom
Nigel Bruin – Principal Consultant of Business and Network Consulting for Huawei Carrier Business Group
Expo Area and Networking