The ,,Green Energy & Smart Cities Digital Transformation Forum” highlights the tools, technologies and people working to make our cities smarter, more efficient, better places to live.

Today, more than ever, people’s lives are dependent on energy. Most of our known energy sources come from exhaustible sources, some of which will not be available soon. Also, solid fuels have a negative impact on the cleanliness of the air and the environment. What are the opportunities, challenges, and ways we can use green energy?

Hear from industry leaders, connect with colleagues and gain new ways of thinking about the cities of the future. Technology is continuing to move at an immensely fast pace, and cities must keep up with this change by progressing their IoT initiatives.

The virtual event is based on the following:   

  • B2B Meet and Match – directed at specific actions and achieving results
  • Am opportunity for small and medium technological companies to present and show their achievements through special platforms
  • Increasing the speed of digital transformation for the business (not only) through access for up to date themes and recent materials
  • Growing young people’s interest to digital technologies, which in time will give results concerning their development
  • Getting up to date in the world for innovations in digital technologies and needs for the business

[About Conference]

[Our Speakers]

Founder and CEO
BSANOU consulting Ltd

Senior Consultant
Customized Energy Solutions

Grant Samms, CC-P

Climate and Energy Research Analyst

Yariv Lotan

Head of Strategic Sector Development
Startup Nation Central

Stellenbosch University

Assistant Director
Ministry of Planning and Finance

Tertius Rust
South Africa

Digital Transformation and Innovation Advisor
TR Solution Cities

Peter Pedrick
South Africa

Managing Director
Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa

President & Director, Cyber Defense
Terranova Defense Solutions

[Our Timetable]

The organizers reserve the right to change the program!

25 MARCH 2021

10.00 – 11.30 GMT

Session 1: Embracing the power of digital-smart technologies in Africa`s renewable future

  • Deployment of innovative technologies and new business model to facilitate the transformation of the sector
  • Can digitalization be the solution for Africa`s energy deficit?
  • Digitalization of energy transmission and distribution
  • Digital planning for off-grid energy – accelerating the continents` electrification efforts
  • Enhancing use of energy storage in Africa through new technologies
  • Q&A


Stefano Tempesta, Building Azure Confidential Computing, Microsoft, Australia; 
Ivan Reutner, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems specialist, Royal Haskoning DHV, South Africa; 
Mohua Mukherjee, Green Energy Economist, Harvard Kennedy School, India
11.30 – 11-40 Virtual Coffee Break

11.40 – 13.00 GMT

Session 2: Digitalizing Africa`s energy sector – challenges, opportunities and new business models

  • Reducing cost and improving performance of the solar value chain
  • Driving solar scalability through digitalization
  • Aggregation of new renewable energy models through AI and blockchain
  • Blockchain technologies – potential for the solar sector in Africa
  • Prospects for digital mini GRIDs
  • Opportunities for increasing profitability of solar manufacturers an installers
  • Q&A


TBC, Jinko Solar, South Africa
Refilwe Ledwaba, Founder & Executive Director, GFPA Foundation, South Africa
TBC, Schneider Electric, Egypt

26 MARCH 2021

10.00 – 11.30 GMT

Session 1: Unclicking the Smart City Revolution in Africa

  • Smart Cities sustainable development planning – social and economic impacts for Africa`s cities
  • Urban innovation and mobility
  • Smart City meeting Smart Industry
  • Opportunities of self-consumption business models for both residential and commercial buildings
  • Advantages for the growth of the smart city development in Africa
  • Limited regulatory drawbacks attracting investment potential and implementation of smart city programs
  • Q&A


Kelvin Joseph Bwalya, Professor University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Jabu Madlala, Founder, African Smart Cities, South Africa
Dishard Modak, Urban Planning & Design Dept City of Cape Town, South Africa
11.30 – 11-40 Virtual Coffee Break

11.40 – 13.00 GMT

Session 2: Technologies to drive change in the African smart urban development

  • How 5G will help cities improve transportation, health and safety?
  • Penetration of digital smart technoligies in the everyday urban life
  • Mobility solutions entering Africa`s biggest cities
  • Tunring Africa`s megacities into playground for technological innovations
  • Smart cities and IoT
  • Opportunities for solution providers
  • Q&A


Jatin Lad, Founder & Managing Director NVIRON1, UAE
Macdoland Ndovi, Business Development Director Cloud Suite Ltd., Zimbabwe
Mohammad Shalan, Head of Technology Omar Kasem Alesayi Group – Aqarat Real Estate Development Saudi Arabia
John Tanui, CEO Konza Technopolis, Kenya

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