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DAY 1: Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The conference will consist of punchy presentations and explore how to make South African smart cities a reality. Together we will define how to navigate social, financial, environmental, and technological hurdles to build cities that will secure the environment, quality of life and freedom of movement.

Session 1: Making South African Smart Cities a reality

Chairman: Vaughan Harris, Chief Executive Officer, BIM Institute


Welcome from the organisers


Cape Town’s strategy to becoming a Smart City
• Omeshnee Naidoo, Director of Information Systems, City of Cape Town
• Cheryl Walters, Director: Development Management, City of Cape Town


How to unlock R50 billion worth of private sector investment?Tshwane Auto City: Africa’s first multi-OEM Auto City
Brendan Falkson, Director and Developer, Rosslyn Hub
Msokoli “Soks” Ntombana, Senior Manager: Special Programs, Automotive Industry Development Centre


Panel Discussion: Getting skin in the game
• Omeshnee Naidoo, Director of Information Systems, City of Cape Town
• Sharoda Rapeti, Non-Executive Partner, Delta Partners
• Nyiko Ashley Nkuna, Senior Manager: Intelligent Transport Systems, Gautrain Management Agency
• Wolf Stinnes, Smart Buildings and Digital Cities Solutions Architect, Dimension Data



Session 2: Intelligent infrastructure, technology and services


Bringing digital cities to life
Wolf Stinnes, Smart Buildings and Digital Cities Solutions Architect, Dimension Data


Integrating high density developments: Why transport is key
Francois Botes, Senior Transport Economist, PWC


The role of transport infrastructure as a catalyst in developing smart nodes and cities of the future
Ravi Pillay, Executive Manager: Commercial and Contracts, Gautrain Management Agency



Session 3: Towards an inclusive and digital economy


How to leverage data in the 4th Industrial Revolution, the change from systems to business services 
Tshepo Kgobe, Senior Executive Manager: Technical Services, Gautrain Management Agency 


The New Mining: How proof-of-work is redefining trust and disrupting energy infrastructure 
Warren Gray, Partner, BlockStarters


South Africa’s readiness to implement sustainable Smart Cities
Sharoda Rapeti, Non-Executive Partner, Delta Partners


Affordable housing, a cornerstone for South African Smart Cities
Megan Sager, Director, Sustainable Solutions

Rate – R1,995 (ex VAT + 5% service fee)

DAY 2: Thursday, 13 September 2018

The day will be focused around a series of quick fire discussions on how Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Smart Cities compliment and complete each other, covering the latest technologies and challenges for the industry offering practical solutions for the day to day challenges you face with an extensive list of speakers from across the industry.


Session 1

How do we most effectively develop a culture which enables a digitally integrated approach to positively impact our built environment and our insurance industry?
Vaughan Harris, Executive Director, BIM Institute


Session 2

As digitisation lays the foundation for smart cities, technology is making life and work safer, easier, and more profitable for everyone. But smart cities are still uncharted territories, containing potential risks that must be addressed with flexible strategies. This session takes a look at a few of the emerging risks associated with components of every smart city.
Charle Halgryn, King Price

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Session 3

Think of a digital twin as a bridge between the physical and smart digital world.
Kirstin Kusel, ArchiCAD Graphisoft SA user 
Paul Meyer, Phillips & Van Jaarsveldt Architects

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Session 4


Connected Construction with Autodesk BIM 360 
Anria Erasmus, Modena 

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Join BIM Institutes in a panel Q&A session

• Charle Halgryn, King Price
• Graham Harding, PrQS Associate, Program, Cost, Consultancy, Africa
• Vaughan Harris, Executive Director, BIM Institute
• Kirstin Kusel, ArchiCAD  Grahisoft SA user
• Werner Matriz, Director, Oracle Construction & Engineering
• Paul Meyer, Phillips & Van Jaarsveldt Architects

Session 5


To be competitive in the future, engineering and construction companies need to transform the way they do business. By looking at best practices from other industries and adopting what makes sense you can implement integrated project portfolio management processes that ensure project delivery success.
Werner Maritz, Director, Oracle Engineering & Construction 


As quantity surveyors our primary focus is to impart a culture of collaborative cost management amongst the entire project team; thus ensuring that we are optimising client funds at every opportunity to ensure smarter, quicker, and more cost effective solutions are being applied for smart cities.
Graham Harding, PrQS Associate, Consultancy Africa


Session 6

Define clear routes to demonstrate what is expected of Professional engaged in BIM on projects.
Richard Matchett, Director, Aurecon group


Session 7

Join BIM Institute in a strategy panel speaker session to help develop a BIM framework and digital construction policy for private and public projects in South Africa
• Richard Matchett, Director, Aurecon group
• Graham Harding, PrQS Associate, Consultancy Africa
• Werner Matriz, Director, Oracle Construction & Engineering
• Anria Erasmus, Modena

and free to attend for all South African Smart Cities delegates