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 Nie Cele


Throngs of techno savvy people are expected to converge at Montecasino, Fourways in Johannesburg for the first of its kind and  biggest  ICT Indaba and masterclass  event, Thanks to Niche Integrated Solutions.


Organizers of this trailblazing event have promised that this one day conference will feature both the leaders in ICT innovation together with local emerging ICT innovators all under one roof at Monte Casino on the 14 of September 2018.


Some of the Global Leaders in ICT have signed up for the event.

Huawei, PCCW Global, Hitachi Vantara and many more will be represented by an impeccable line up of speakers from across the globe and South Africa.


The event is a brainchild of Niche Integrated Solutions, a South African Black women owned and lead ICT emerging company, and will take place under the theme ‘TechX Africa’.

According to Nisha Maharaj, Managing Director of Niche Integrated Solutions, this conference was triggered by recent  PwC’s 2018 CEO Survey findings .

“ 38% of surveyed CEOs indicated that the ‘availability of key skills’ presents a threat to organization’s growth. The ‘speed of technological change’ concerned 38% of CEOs. Some 63% of CEOs in Africa indicated the difficulty to attract digital talent. There is evidence showing strong links between gender diversity, collective intelligence and team performance”.

Maharaj also revealed that As Niche Integrated, they are committed to reducing this gap by leading more women to the frontier of emerging technologies thereby contributing to the continents greater prosperity.

Pressed to elaborate more  about the conference, she said,

“TechX Africa is an impressive opportunity to experience next generation thinking and philosophy with keynote addresses, case studies and world-class leading speakers, on a transformative platform of new technology that is fit for purpose for the African continent. Come join and connect with us at an event fuelled by woman in Tech, transporting you into the era of Purposeful Cost and Market disruption.”


Did you know?

The event is open to all industries:

Regulations and Authorities, Government, Agriculture, Automotive, Aviation, Chemical, Pharm and Petrochemical, Building and construction, Financial Services, ICT, Manufacturing and Engineering, Medical, Mining, Public Enterprises, Defence, Aerospace.


The following companies will be fully represented.


  • Barlow Manilal, Chief Executive Officer, Technology Innovation Agency South Africa
  • Steve Apps, Chief Technology Officer, Huawei
  • Leon van Deventer, Executive Matsei
  • Steve Pinto, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, New Reality
  • Ms Bertha Dlamini, SA Ambassador for the women in Africa Initiative
  • Reem Ornath, Director of Cyber Security, PCCW Global
  • Lindile Xoko, Head of smme, MTN
  • Loay Jaber, Regional Manager, Big Data, AI and IOT, Hitachi Vantara
  • Craig Price, Senior Vice President for international projections, Hong Kong Telecomms Global development services



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