The two-day SATNAC conference features a number of plenary sessions and presentations focusing on the theme: The Future of Cloud and its Impact on Industries and Total Human Experience, with speakers and panelists representing local and international telecommunication, software, network and infrastructure providers.LEARN MORE ABOUT SATNAC
SATNAC always provides a schedule filled with noteworthy, valuable, and memorable events. Check out the schedule page for an overview of the upcoming events, which includes presentations, panels, dinners, and a golf day.
— Prof Anish Kurien
Node Director: F’SATI TUT
Section Head: Electrical Engineering (PG, RnI)
Professor: Electrical Engineering
— Gys Booysen
— Marius Mostert
Chairman & Chief Technical Officer
— Prof Karim Djouani
NRF SARChI Chair in Enabled Environment and Assistive living
Digital Product Designer Lead
Ana is a digital product designer with over a decade of shaping operations and experiences for fintech, gaming, and telcos in the US, EMEA, and Latin America - working for companies like UOL Pagseguro, allyouplay, and CSG. Ana is passionate about creating, shaping, and optimizing experiences that put the human factor at the forefront of technology and business. For her, design is a powerful way to channel our curiosity and creativity to think about, react to, and solve problems.
Deloitte Consulting Africa
Arun Babu is the Managing Director/ CEO of Deloitte Consulting Africa, leading the Consulting business across Southern, East and West Africa. He also focuses on working with clients on business transformation initiatives and new-age digital solutions. Arun brings together strategy, business operations and digital technology experiences for his clients and has extensive experience in growing businesses and leading large teams.
Azania Mosaka is a South African broadcaster, journalist, radio and television personality, businesswoman, producer and philanthropist. Over the years, she has built a reputation as a trusted presenter, MC, brand ambassador, podcaster and voice over artist. Winner of the Style Award, Azania brings authenticity, professionalism and warmth to all her collaborations.
Executive: Technology Development & Innovation
Charlene has extensive business and technical knowledge of the Telco Industry with 15 years of experience, ranging from Technical Product Development across Technical Regulations and Legal Affairs, to Unified Communications Product Portfolio Management.
Executive: Research & Innovation
Dr Molapo is the Head of Research and Innovation at Telkom. She leads Telkom's Research and Development (R&D) portfolio, which includes the Telkom Centres of Excellence Programme and other research-led innovation functions.
Group Executive: Innovation & Transformation
Dr. Jantjies is the Group Executive of Innovation and Transformation at Telkom. She is an NRF Rated Researcher, a SAYAS and SAICSIT Member. She began her career in Technology Consultancy and spent several years in Innovation, Research and Technology Policy Development. She has also served in various strategic leadership roles, including Head of Information Systems at UWC and NWU.
Group Executive: Regulatory Affairs & Government Relations
Dr Mahlangu is responsible for the Group’s strategy and approach to regulation. His area of responsibilities stretches over technical regulation, spectrum and international regulation, regulatory economics, policy and regulatory compliance, and government relations.
Chief Technology Officer, TCS, Middle East and Africa
Dr. Supriya Kummamuru is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Tata Consultancy Services, Middle East and Africa. Her role revolves around driving the innovation quotient to strengthen the TCS brand across the geography. She is also responsible for collaborations with start-ups and academia, driving tech innovation-led community initiatives, running Agile Innovation Centers with customers, among others.
Emmanuel de la Gardette joint ZTE at the beginning of 2011 after 20+ years in international IT companies such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Andersen Consulting where he held managing and engineering positions.
Executive Secretary & Chief Executive Officer
Jacob, an Engineer by profession, works for the Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA) as the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer and has more than 25 years of experience working in the Telecommunications and Information & Communication Technology Industry.
Carrier BG Cloud business CTO
Jeffrey joined Huawei for 6 years, acting as Carrier BG Cloud business CTO. Every year he has provided several Digital transformation journey for Carrier and Enterprise customers.
Managing Executive: Mobile Network
Lebo Masalesa is the Managing Executive for Mobile Network at Telkom. He has over 19 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. Lebo holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
Executive: Group Pricing Compliance & Regulatory Economics
Liza Zouabi is a seasoned economist who started her career as a lecturer in Economics at the University of South Africa in 1992. As an academic she conducted research and published extensively in the areas of development economics and monetary policy.
Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies
Mohlopi Phillemon “Philly” Mapulane was appointed by the President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa, on the 05th of August 2021 as the Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies
Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer
Peter Eckert is a Customer Experience Design visionary, recognized by many top global companies as one of the best Experience Design leaders. As Chief Experience Officers and Co-Founder of projekt202, Peter is responsible for helping organizations worldwide develop and establish meaningful company-wide holistic experience strategies.
Chief IT Governance & Risk Officer
Portia Maluleke is the Group Executive of IT Governance & Risk at Telkom. Maluleke served in numerous IT executive roles in the financial services, aviation and technology sectors. She serves on various boards and committees, as well as, mentoring professionals and small businesses. Her portfolio covers process optimisation, data governance, information security governance, compliance, risk and audit management.
Chief Strategy Officer
Pushkar is a senior leader with global experience across strategy and technology. As the Chief Digital and Strategy Officer, Openserve, Pushkar holds a diverse portfolio, which includes business and technology (IT and Network) strategy; and oversees the execution of strategic initiatives across the organisation.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Serame has been appointed GCEO Designate in August 2021. He has taken over the role of Telkom’s Group Chief Executive Officer from 1 January 2022. Serame was appointed at Telkom in June 2018 as CEO of the Consumer Business Unit, taking responsibility for both its Mobile and Fixed Consumer businesses.
CoE Engineer: Digital & Strategy
Tapiwa Chindeka is an Engineer within the Openserve Engineering Centre of Excellence and performs the role of IT Solution Architect for Openserve. She holds an MSc in Computer Science from Rhodes University and previously presented a full paper at SATNAC (2019). Tapiwa is the Social Media Coordinator for SATNAC.
Senior Director Regional PLM
Wolfram Sturm is currently the head of Regional Product Management and Consulting Engineering for Optical Networks in the EMEA region at Nokia. He has received a diploma in Electrical Engineering from Technical University Darmstadt. He was previously the head of the R&D of Optical Cross Connects and Advanced Technologies team in Nokia Optics Business Unit.