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Technology Leadership is a key driver for change in Africa

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Technology Leadership is a key driver for change in Africa

  1. 1. Technology Leadership is a key driver for change in Africa – Live, Learn, Love, Leave a Legacy Hendus Venter, Group CIO 17 May 2018 Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise.
  2. 2. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technology Leadership requires “superhuman” abilities 2 IT LEADERS What I think I do. What my mom thinks I do. What finance thinks I do. What I’m actually doing.What business users want me to do.What business users think I do.
  3. 3. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technology Leadership loves what they do…leaves a legacy…making an impact…caring for the greater cause…. 3
  4. 4. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technology Leadership loves what they do…leaves a legacy…making an impact…caring for the greater cause…. 4 INTERNET.ORG Digital India (DI) https://world.taobao.com Charter cyber schools
  5. 5. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technology Leadership in Africa…changing lives, changing communities… 5 Pattison Mutambiranwa, Entersekt’ss senior vice president EMEA Yoco CEO and co-founder Katlego Maphai Malan Joubert and Philip Joubert Dave van Niekerk , CEO of Frankfurt- listed FinTech, MyBucks Schalk and Dewaldt Nolte
  6. 6. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technology Leadership in Africa…changing lives, changing communities… 6 Amanda Dambuza (Uyandiswa founder) James Paterson and Benji Meltzer TOWNSHIP-BASED, FULL SERVICE & DIGITAL-FIRST MARKETING AGENCY Lebogang Mokubela (Lemok founder) https://smartfunder.co.za/app/ Francois Liebenberg and Henco Wiid
  7. 7. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technology Leadership requires different perspectives what it is really about… 7 Winning Technologies creates opportunities for PEOPLE (Leaders!) to create winning societies and communities
  8. 8. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Six shifts in the business technology environment are changing business models… 8 Work Adapts to Broader Role for Machines ■ Automation and machine learning move into more complex, less structured activities. ■ Employees must demonstrate greater judgment creativity, flexibility and collaboration. Example: Microsoft Botresolving customer queries; Google Assistant making calls Demand Grows More Personal ■ Customers seek services that align with their preferences and values as individuals (not segments). ■ Customers demand lower-effort, non- intrusive service. Example: Curve can provide a loan at the point of need based on up to date credit score and bank balance; Emirates improves client experience by Facial & Voice recognition Everything Accelerates (Except Large Companies) ■ New capital-light competitors scale rapidly. ■ Demand changes at a faster rate. ■ Size, complexity, and regulation slow incumbent responses. Example: Many organisations face internal hurdles to keep pace with Fintechs, aggregators and XaaS providers. ■ Value creation shifts toward information-rich services. ■ Companies facilitate or broker services through an interface. Example: Discovery Eco-system (Medical, Lifestyle (Vitality), Card and Insurance) Products Become Information-Rich Services Data Reliance Deepens ■ Customers rely on data, especially from peers, for purchase decisions. ■ Managers and employees use data for virtually every business decision. ■ Overabundance and uncertain veracity of data make it harder to reach decisions quickly. Example: Uber, AirBnB, Amazon, Pocketslip, Smartfunder Internal and External Boundaries Blur ■ Companies collaborate through open models. ■ Functional boundaries and hierarchies give way to fast-changing matrices. ■ Employees pursue flexible roles, employment models and career paths. Examples: Amazon: a big retailer, a media company, the biggest cloud provider; Offer Zen and Root Bank 1 2 3 4 5 6 Source: 2018, Corporate Executive Board Source: Adapted from 2017, Corporate Executive Board
  9. 9. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technologies of tomorrow, available today 9
  10. 10. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technologies of tomorrow, available today 10
  11. 11. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technology Leadership in Africa…changing Education, Our children, our future… • At the 2018 World Economic Forum, Jack Ma/Ma Yun (Alibaba) says that only by changing education and our choices as parents and leaders, can children compete with machines. • Robots could replace up to 800 million jobs by 2030 (2018, McKinsey Global Institute) • Education in a digital and tech world is becoming a major challenge. • If we do not change the way we teach, 10 years from now we will be in trouble. • The way we teach, the things we teach our kids, are the things from the past 200 years. It is knowledge based. • We cannot teach our children to compete with machines - they are smarter. • Teachers and Parents must stop teaching KNOWLEDGE...we have to teach something UNIQUE, so a machine can never catch up with us. Compare to the view “Coding as the 12th language in SA”?) 11
  12. 12. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technology Leadership in Africa…changing Education, Our children, our future… • These are the soft skills we should be teaching our children: • Values • Believing • Independent thinking • Teamwork • Care for others • These are the soft parts of humanity that knowledge will not teach you. • Audience Reflection – How do we are Technology Business Leaders and societies, value these soft skills? • That is why I think we should teach our children : • SPORTS, • MUSIC, • PAINTING, • ART, • HUMAN SCIENCES - to make sure humans are different. • Everything we teach should be different from machines. • If a machine can do it better, we need to re-think our approach. 12
  13. 13. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Technology Leadership in Africa…changing Education, Our children, our future… So, Mr Technology Leader – what do you teach…your children…your staff ? Why do you teach it? How do you teach? How do you ensure the face of humanity prevails in the Technology of tomorrow, which is available today? How are you changing our country and continent for the better? And what is the legacy you leave behind? 13
  14. 14. Disclaimer: This presentation was prepared by me, Hendus Venter, in my personal capacity. The opinions and/or views expressed herein and shared pursuant to this presentation are my own and do not reflect the views of South African Airways or any other State Owned Enterprise. Thank you 14

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