Dates & Venue

Wednesday & Thursday, 28 to 29 August 2019. Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa.

Theme

The ICT Infrastructure 2019 conference and exhibition will bring together leading thinkers and doers around the theme “ICT Infrastructure to fuel the growth of South Africa’s economy”.

Given South Africa’s current economic climate and the powerful role of ICT in advancing economic, social and sustainable development, this conference will look at new technology, practices, and solutions to benefit business, people, and for the country as a whole.

The conference seeks to promote ICT infrastructure solutions and professionals, serve as a networking platform, and grow the sector and business alongside the South African economy.

Subject matter

The event will feature a major technology expo and conference for social, economic and business development through improved ICT infrastructure. It will cover a wide range of hardware, software and best practices required for the development of world-class ICT infrastructure. The conference will explore ICT infrastructure considerations and solutions across the entire value chain, including:

  • Data centre design and implementation; data centre infrastructure management.
  • Data centre management including IoT for environmental monitoring; power supply, water supply, air conditioning and cooling fire protection.
  • Data infrastructure services, hosting services, data back-up and archive services.
  • Cyber security, virus, Trojan, malware and spam protection services.
  • Data management, big data and analytics; real-time analytics.
  • Business continuity, risk assessment and management; uptime, redundancy and reliability; disaster recovery.
  • Power supply; grid supply; back-up and emergency power; DC power supplies; UPS and battery energy storage; energy storage; renewable energy, going green and going off-grid.
  • ICT infrastructure across Africa; submarine cabling; points-of-presence; SACS.
  • ICT training and skills development; meeting industry demand; considerations for working in the African ICT industry.
  • Surge protection, cost of equipment failures; lightning and power surge; lightning protection of structures; earthing practice and techniques.
  • Supporting equipment, cabling, accessories and tools; associated standards and testing.

Target audience

  • Owners and users of ICT infrastructure in business, commercial, industrial, mining and utility installations
  • ISPs, WISPs, fixed and mobile telecoms and data service providers
  • Developers, owners and operators of data centres and associated ICT infrastructure
  • Owners and users of ICT infrastructure in the public and private sectors
  • IT, electrical, electronics and information engineering consultants, specifiers, designers, engineers and technicians
  • Providers of power, standby power, emergency power and alternative energy systems for ICT infrastructure
  • Providers of cloud services for ICT infrastructure
  • ICT infrastructure project companies and system integrators
  • Manufacturers, importers and suppliers of equipment, systems and services for ICT infrastructure
  • Developers, contractors, installers, facilities managers and maintainers of ICT infrastructure
  • Suppliers of products, systems, services and solutions for ICT infrastructure
  • Regulatory, standards, testing and conformity assessment bodies
  • Relevant government departments, agencies and SOEs

If you’re interested in presenting at ICT Infrastructure 2019, please see our call for papers, or register to attend as a delegate. If you/your company want to be a sponsor or exhibitor, confirm your place now.