Attend The IEEE Open Data Summit - 5 February, Cape Town

Join IEEE at our Open Data Summit!

5 February 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (SAST)
Cape Town, South Africa
*Networking Reception immediately following the Summit

How does Open Data impact society? What value can society derive from Open Data? How can Africa create economic value from Open Data? These are some of the questions that will be explored at the upcoming Open Data Summit that will take place in Cape Town.

This Summit will highlight the value of Open Data for society by featuring the City of Cape Town's local government Open Data Initiative, and by showcasing how the Cape Town startup community, civil society and academia have used Open Data.

The event also intends to introduce investors and donors to an expanding sector that seeks and supplies Open Data to achieve development goals in Africa and across the globe.

This will be an opportunity to see how Open Data can improve:

Economic growth
Agriculture and nutrition
National development goals


Zackie Achmat, Activist, South Africa
Wesley Diphoko, Information Architect, South Africa and Chair IEEE-SA Industry Connections, Open Data Initiative, IEEE-SA South Africa
Ellen Fischat, Director, Silicon Cape
Prof. Louis Fourie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Knowledge and Information Technology Services, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Neil Hoorn, Open Data Project Manager, City of Cape Town
Cheroline Ripunda, Water Data Researcher, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Hannah Williams, Freelance Designer, South Africa

Who can benefit by attending this event?    

Business leaders
Government technology leaders
Startups (data focused)
Investors and donors

Learn more details and register today!

Please RSVP by 31 January 2018. As space is limited, we encourage you to register as soon as possible.