Wrap-up: Telenor Connexion IoT Gathering South Africa

September 18, 2019 in Pretoria, Sydafrika

Telenor Connexion and Business Sweden hosted the IoT Gathering together at the Swedish Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, on September 18. The event brought together thought leaders from across key industry verticals who presented innovative strategies and eye-opening use cases during one afternoon.

Among the speakers presenting at the conference were: Roger Hislop, Executive Head, The IoT Industry Council of South Africa; Emad AlMasri, CTO Network Products, Ericsson South Africa; and IoT-experts from Telenor Connexion.

Cecilia Julin, Swedish Ambassador in South Africa, spoke about the influence of Nordic innovation and expertise. She highlighted Telenor Connexion’s ongoing strategic work in the region and compared it to the Swedish Embassy’s ambition to embrace digitalization.

The conference attracted more than 40 attendees specialized in the IoT domain, including research projects, large industries, SMEs, developers and policymakers.


14:00 – 14:10  Welcome Remarks

Speaker: Thomas Strandin, Head of EMEA, Telenor Connexion

14:10 – 14:30 IoT – Why Connect?

Why do you want to connect your product? IoT is revolutionizing the way companies do business – allowing them to become faster, smarter, safer, and more efficient. Learn how innovative companies across various verticals have adopted IoT and successfully transformed their business.
Speaker: Svante Svanberg, Strategic Segment Manager, Telenor Connexion

14:30 – 15:00 South Africa’s Adoption of IoT

In this session The IoT Industry Council of South Africa will talk about connecting users and building bridges using solutions providers. Attendees will also get an overview of the current trends shaping the region as well as a forecast for the future. In addition, you’ll get an overview of the key technologies being designed and deployed by leading South African IoT companies.
Speaker: Roger Hislop, Executive Head, The IoT Industry Council of South Africa

15:00 – 15:40 Coffee break

15:40 – 16:10 Why Telenor Connexion solutions

Telenor Connexion is a leading, Scandinavian provider of global IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity and cloud services with 20 years of experience working with enterprises around the world. Being early pioneers within IoT we have today connected more than 10 million things in 180+ countries across every vertical. We know where the common pitfalls are and why some customers succeed and others don’t. Listen to how we build flexible solutions with qualitative support for each customers requirements.
Speakers: Tomas Svidén, Key Account Manager EMEA, Telenor Connexion; Siva Pillay, Regional Sales Manager Africa, Telenor Connexion and Kaj Granström, Technical Solution Manager, Telenor Connexion

16:10 – 16:30 5G, IoT, and the Automotive Industry future

5G is the subject of a lot of hype right now. With deployments for use cases being launched, the automotive industry is well-positioned to benefit from 5G and IoT technology. In this Ericsson presentation you’ll learn about what the vehicles of the future could look like.
Speaker: Emad AlMasri, CTO Network Products, Ericsson South Africa

16:30 – 17:00 Automotive Trends and Consequences

What type of macro trends can we see within the automotive industry and how will they affect society?
Speaker: Svante Svanberg, Strategic Segment Manager, Telenor Connexion

17:00 – 19:00 Q&A, Mix and Mingle

Food and drinks will be served

Meet us there

If you are interested in attending the conference, please send a mail to [email protected] or [email protected]