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Invitation: The Internet of Things (IoT): An IITPSA Special Interest Group in AI and Robotics (SIGAIR) Event

March 11 @ 07:30 - 09:30

The Internet of Things: Smart Devices for Smarter Living

The rise of the “Artificial Intelligence of the Internet of Things” poses both incredible business opportunities – from medical care through to smart buildings and smart cities – but it also opens up a can of worms related to privacy concerns and the loss of control of essential infrastructure.

Join us as we hear from industry experts on how to effectively apply the use of smart devices in our homes and business.




Johan Steyn, Chair: Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with the IITPSA. Senior Manager: IQbusiness.

Johan is an Artificial Intelligence enthusiast and speaks globally at conferences on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Emerging Technologies. He is a published author who regularly contributes articles on thought-leadership to well-known publications.

Welcome & Opening Remarks


Gerhard van Wyk, Associate Partner: IQbusiness. Head of Software Engineering and Architecture.

Gerhard is an experienced and certified Solutions and Integration Architect with 20 years’ experience providing consulting services within financial services, healthcare, retail and logistics industries. He leads the Software Engineering and Architecture teams at IQbusiness, and is responsible for architecting, designing, and implementing custom software solutions and products.

Talk title: Fruit, Pies and Mosquitoes – My Home Automation Journey


Craig Boshoff, COO: Real Telematics

Craig has been involved in telemetry and automation for over 25 years. He was involved in some of the earliest remote monitoring and SCADA projects implemented in the municipal space, with products including advanced telematics for forklifts and other warehousing equipment and a range of low cost battery powered IoT sensors that have been adapted to work in a variety of projects.

Talk title: The Internet of Things: Beyond the Buzzwords


Pieter Pienaar, CEO: Informed Decisions (Overall winner of 2019 MTN IoT Awards)

Pieter has been involved in product development and project management for over 22 years and has extensive experience in FMCG, Engineering and Supply Chain. He has a vast network across industries and has been involved in designing and developing technology solutions for companies such as SABMiller, Vodacom, etc.

Talk title: General IoT in the market and where we see it going



Date & Time

Wednesday 11 March 2020

07:00 – 09:30


The Wanderers Club, 21 North St, Illovo, Johannesburg



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Delegate fee

Free to IITPSA, WIIT, ISACA and ISC2 members, students

Non-members: R200.00


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March 11
07:30 - 09:30


Alice Khumalo


The Wanderers Club
21 North Street
Illovo, Gauteng South Africa
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