GovTech 2017 to focus on transformation in the ICT sector

durban 190906 640The event will be held in Durban. (kfw1018/Pixabay)GovTech 2017, the digital government transformation conference, is going to be held at the Durban International Conference Centre from 29 October to 1 November 2017

The conference plans to bring together government and the ICT industry to share knowledge aiming to serve citizens in a better way.

Organised by the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), GovTech is expected to provide an ICT thought leadership platform that will showcase the latest technological advances, solutions and trends as well as brings together diverse stakeholders across the public and private sectors.

Under the theme of ‘Unlocking Possibilities to Build a Functional Society’, the 12th event is seen to place renewed emphasis on all stakeholders to understand the real need of service delivery to the citizens. The conference is expected to add value to significantly altering the way business operates through the use of technology.

The multi-faceted programme will include discussions on the challenges faced by SMMEs, social cluster, justice crime prevention cluster and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA).

Given that the future of a dynamic and functional South Africa is inextricably linked to SMMEs, the programme has as a high priority on SMMEs, with a focus on access to the market and commercialisation of innovation.

A key outcome of the conference will be to develop implementation roadmaps to address emerging challenges through a collaborative approach with all relevant stakeholders who can contribute to service delivery solutions.

Some of the proposed angles for the discussions include transformation in the ICT sector, how service delivery can be assisted with ICT, the role of SMMEs in contributing towards a more functional South Africa, the latest ICT trends in dealing with service delivery issues, how ICT interventions can contribute towards government’s socio-economic transformation agenda and enabling societal change through creativity and innovation.

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