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Future of Technology


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Future of Technology

  1. 1. Future of Technology Dr Mlungisi Cele Actiing CEO 16 May 2018
  2. 2. 2 Fourth Industrial Revolution: about Convergence
  3. 3. Convergence of physical, digital and biological spheres 5/19/2018 3
  4. 4. 4 Which Paradigm? Industrial Revolution Source: The 4 Industrial Revolutions (by Christoph Roser at
  5. 5. 5 Product Lifecycle Management Platform
  6. 6. 6 Converging Technologies Platform Etc.
  7. 7. 7 Aeroswift – Photonics and Additive Manufacturing Source: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Aerosud Training Centre
  8. 8. 8 ICT RDI Roadmap (2013) Source: DST and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  9. 9. 9 ICT RDI Roadmap (2013) Source: DST and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  10. 10. Accelerated Capacity Building in Data Science (DSIDE) • Since 2014, 149 trainees • 88% black, 31% female • 40+ employed at financial, ICT and energy companies. • Targets for 2018/19 and 2019/20 are 60 and 70 trainees respectively. 10
  11. 11. 11 Mobile Laboratory Southern Africa (mLab) Some of the mLab startup graduates: GoMetro, AftaRobot, Afroes and Tour2.0 • In 2017/18, 26 start-ups. • Number of youth trained in coding skills (Skills Academy) in last three years is 394. • Expansion of the mLab outside to Limpopo, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga. • Target to train 60/year/province for 3 years.
  12. 12. 12 • XX – XX • XX GoMetro Source: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  13. 13. Risks of increased digitalization Source: Shutterstock and Source: id:analytics Trust and Security
  14. 14. IdentityAuthenticationSmartTokens SharkTank Cybersecurity Training Platform NetworkandData Security Concept Design Technology Demonstrators Out of Lab Demonstration Technology Packages Name Ear biometric acquisition system Name Infant fingerprint acquisition device Service Delivery Automated vehicle license disc renewal system Name Smart card terminal software SharkTank Cybersecurity training platform Name Iris recognition software Name Signature recognition system Name Biometric match-on-card solution Name Smart ID card applet NAME Fingerprint template protection solution NAME Physical document signing solution VeristicPrint SDK Fingerphoto processing software NAME Two-factor authentication system BACP Visitor identification system Impimpi Network intrusion Detection system Name CSIR Fingerprint Processing Library OCT-FPAD Contactless internal fingerprint acquisition system Service Delivery Indigent management system OCT-FPAD2 Non-destructive latent fingerprint acquisition system Name Fingerprint fast matcher Building Capabilities in Cyber/Information security A Focused Human Capital Development Programme in Information Security produced: 9 Undergrads, 25 MSc & 5 PhD HCD
  15. 15. Stats on skills and shortages Global shortfall of 2.9-million data scientists with 1,000's required across corporate South Africa (Source: Business Report). Domains related to RIF Industry Artificial Intelligence E-Commerce (Smart logistics) Data analytics Health Internet of Things Production lines 5G Networks Telecommunica tions Industries that could benefit from the 4th Industrial Revolution (FIR) Skills in highest demand on LinkedIn, South Africa. (Source: LinkedIn, 2017) 1. Statistical analysis and data mining 2. Java development 3. Network and information security 4. Mobile development 5. Perl/Python/Ruby 15 Industries and Skills Gaps
  16. 16. 5/19/2018 16 Industries Impacted by FIR
  17. 17. 17 • Digitalisation and digital disruption are a reality, and South Africa needs to embrace this global trend or risk becoming less and less competitive on the global stage, despite the associated risks and fears. • The DST is currently investing in the technological building blocks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and plans to develop a public-funded science, technology and innovation plan of action over the next 12-18 months for Socio-Economic impact in the context of this revolution. • Through smart investments in research and development, informed by the country’s developmental challenges and societal imperatives, the DST is helping to support South African industry to grow and create more jobs through building scientific, technological and knowledge- based capabilities which are relevant to the era of rapid technological change that we live in today. Conclusions
  18. 18. Conclusion 18 NSI human capital development pipeline remain constrained: Higher education Increasing female & PDIs SET enrolment Increasing postgraduate SET enrolment Stagnant undergraduate SET enrolment (30%) TIMSS Low scores at no-fee public schools Poor ECD Low maths & science performance NSC/ matric Slight improvement in past 3 years Maths & science passes with 50% remain low (<20%) Declining # of female learners passing maths & science with > 60% (43% & 44% in 2016) Constrained Human Capital Pipeline
  19. 19. 19 Dankie Enkosi Ha khensa Re a leboga Ro livhuwa Siyabonga Siyathokoza Thank you