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Digital Cape Town Workshop

December 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am

Accelerate Cape Town is hosting our Digital Cape Town workshop on 2 Dec 2015 which follows on from our Digital Cape Town Thought Leaders Breakfast held in Oct. The objective of the workshop is to understand the focus and provide input into the City of Cape Town’s Digital City Strategy which looks at the four pillars of Digital Economy, Digital Infrastructure, Digital Government and Digital Inclusion. The workshop will be facilitated by Deloitte Digital.

 Aims of the Workshop

  • Unpack the City of Cape Town’s Digital City Strategy and provide input and confirmation of the strategy
  • Gain a greater understanding of what is in progress at the City and the planned next steps
  • Understand the City’s constraints and how business can leverage the City’s current investments
  • Provide an overview of the WC Government’s Broadband Infrastructure and Digital Inclusion projects and how they integrate with the City’s programme.


07:30 – 08:00   Registration
08:00 – 08:15   Welcome – Ryan Ravens, CEO and Juliet Prowse, Programme Manager
08:15 – 09:00   City of Cape Town’s Digital City Strategy – Andre Stelzner, CIO, City of Cape Town
09:00 – 09:30   Broadband and Digital Projects – Jo-Ann Johnston, Chief Director, WC Government
09:30 – 09:40   Coffee
09:40 – 09:50   Overview of Workshop – Deloitte Digital Africa – Valter Adão, Tim Bishop, and Phil Barrett
09:50 – 12:00   Workshop: Digital Economy, Digital Infrastructure, Digital Government and Digital Inclusion
12:00 – 12:30   Light Lunch


  •  André Stelzner is CIO of the City of Cape Town, and chair of the City’s Digital City Work Group. Andre was responsible for the implementation of the City’s SAP-ERP system in 2002 which was one of the largest SAP implementations in local government globally. In 2009, he was appointed as CIO and spends his time guiding the City’s digital agenda of which the implementation of municipal telecommunications infrastructure is an important component.
  •  Jo-Ann Johnston is Chief Director of the Western Cape Government for Strategic Initiatives at the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Jo-Ann focuses on a number of provincial initiatives, including the initiation and development of the Western Cape Broadband Strategy which focuses on developing the broadband infrastructure and digital inclusion in the Western Cape.


The facilitators of the workshop are the Deloitte Digital Africa team of Valter Adão, Tim Bishop, Phil Barrett, Lucie Vos and Chris Metcalfe. Valter leads Deloitte Digital and Innovation in Africa; Tim is a Director and CTO of Deloitte Digital Africa with over 20 years in the online and mobile industry; Phil Barrett is Associate Director and founder of Flow Interactive, UX design consultants, which was bought by Deloitte Digital in 2014; Lucie Vos is a consultant and heads up Greenhouse in Cape Townthe new Deloitte workshop facilities; and Chris Metcalfe is a UX Manager at Deloitte Digital Africa.


December 2, 2015
8:00 am