The Internet and Social Media Summit is created to function as a power tool where businesses engage in talks, networking for business developments opportunities, and create platforms to strategize and discuss new topical issues, trends, innovative ideas and the impact of the internet and Social Media in our everyday lives. Its designed as a tool for business development opportunities also creates a platform to strategize and discuss online communication issues.

The Internet and Social Media Summit awarded companies with the premium

Business opportunity to network with the elite of the industry in Government departments, CIO’s

and Private Sector Giants with investment interests in ICT Solutions.

 

In attendance, will be the leaders from large ICT Bodies, namely; The Black IT Forum (BITF), The

Information Technology Association of South Africa (ITA) and The Computer Society

of South Africa (CSSA) together with various government leaders from the Western Cape.

Day 1: 14 June 2016

The Summits objective is to create social dialogues on Black Economic Empowerment in the Province whilst creating a platform where Provincial Government and Big Businesses can interact directly with Black Business Professionals and Owners through associates like the Business Chamber.

This year’s Theme: “Creating Black Industrialist”

Day 2: 15 June 2016

Industrial Tour with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) CEO Ms Khanyisile Kweyama at the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), Coega IDZ.

Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhise

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

The ICT Conversations create networking opportunities for the ICT Industry to converse on topics of current interest prior to the Annual ICT Summit.

The ICT Conversations Hosted the Honourable Deputy Minister of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Prof Ms Hlengiwe Mkhize.  The event is designed to engage in ICT related talks focusing on the “importance of connecting the Eastern Cape municipalities and the opportunities brought by broadband and WIFI with a focus on township connectivity”. The event will also focus on the “role and contribution of women with in the ICT Industry”.

The Annual ICT Summit designed as a tool for business development opportunities through matchmaking sessions as well as to create a platform to discuss topical ICT issues, trends and innovative ideas.

The Summit has succeeded in achieving this for twelfth consecutive years in the Eastern Cape.

The ICT Summit will award your company with the premium business opportunity to network with the elite of the industry in Government departments, CIO’s and Private Sector Giants with investment interests in ICT Solutions.

In attendance, will be the leaders from large ICT Bodies, namely; The Black IT Forum (BITF), The Information Technology Association of South Africa (ITA) and The Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA), various leaders from major municipalities in the Eastern Cape together with key role players within the medical industry.

The Internet and Social Media Summit is created to function as a power tool where businesses engage in talks, networking for business developments opportunities, and create platforms to strategize and discuss new topical issues, trends, innovative ideas and the impact of the internet and Social Media in our everyday lives.

Mission

  • To discuss issues surrounding the ICT field on a public and private sector scale
  • To create a network of professionals in the ICT field to engage freely and strategically about new developments in the industry
  • Create an environment for Business opportunities during evening network sessions
  • Promote discussions on a national platform regarding ICT related developments
  • Highlight and engage in the growth of ICT Companies within the (Western Cape)
  • Highlight the fundamental role of ICT’s in modern economic growth

The Eastern Cape has a footprint of 6063 across 254 cities and towns, the inadequacy and disadvantages of the Provence lives a gap in most schools that prejudices the leaners, teachers and surrounding rural communities. Providing Eastern Cape schools with ICT resources is a challenging task. At the most basic level, there is a serious shortage of the minimum infrastructure to support ICTs at many schools. E-Learning is flexible learning using ICT resources, and applications, while also focusing on the interaction among teachers, learners, and the online environment and on collaborative learning.

The Summit has become resilient in the ever-changing world of ICT demand industry, herewith are the Summit Main Objectives:

  • To coordinate a stakeholder inclusive e-Learning Summit, under the leadership and advice of the Provincial Education Department.
  • To contribute towards a global agenda of internet access for children of the world.
  • To galvanize key stakeholders in the learning environment.
  • To assist in the growth of the teaching professionals using e-Learning teaching tools.
  • To contribute in the academic performance of learners using e-Learning tools.
  • Develop with ICT and Teaching professional’s tools that can help in the management of schools leveraging on connected tools technologies.