M&G C-Suites & Business 4.0 breakfast

Tue Oct 15, 08:00 - Tue Oct 15, 11:30
Microsoft SA, 3012, William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, JHB

Business 4.0 – today’s business environment generated by digital technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Business 4.0 is now dramatically reshaping the roles and responsibilities of C-Suite executives from across sectors, spanning from financial, manufacturing, mining, healthcare, retail, education, logistics, transport, energy, media & entertainment, government to professional services such as legal. 

Not only do C-Suites need to drive and lead digital transformation within their functions and organisations by leveraging on the abundant opportunities, they must also be equipped to tackle the immense challenges and critical risks caused by the disruption.

In this regard, M&G will be launching a series of exclusive C-Suites breakfast events to help leading executives deal with and succeed in the Business 4.0 climate.

The first event is C-Suites & Business 4.0 Breakfast, followed by specific C-Suite i.e. CMO & Business 4.0, CHRO, CFO, CIO, CEO, CISO, CDO, CRO etc.

C-Suites & Business 4.0

  • is part of M&G Breakfast Club
  • is an exclusive breakfast event held at an intimate 5-star environment
  • brings together around 30 - 50 leading senior professionals and decision-makers from across industry sectors, from private and public, large enterprises and medium size organisations
  • is an exclusive platform to discuss latest digital transformation driving their function, business and industry
  • includes keynote, corporate stories and lively panel discussion
  • provides insights, first-hand case studies by leading corporate practitioners on challenges, overcoming roadblocks, best practices, opportunities and breakthrough strategies
  • will have visionaries, innovators and game-changers discuss future strategies, solutions and practical approaches to champion digital transformation
  • provides fantastic networking opportunities with peers


Summer Place, Sandton, Johannesburg

69 Melville Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

Date & Time

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

7.30 am - Registration

7.45 am - Networking breakfast 

8.25 am - Welcome

8.30 am - Keynote

9 am - Strategic panel and dialogue 

10 am - Tea/coffee

10.15 am - Strategic panel and dialogue

11.15 am - Ends

Keynote by
Prof Tshilidzi Marwala
Vice-Chancellor & Principal, University of Johannesburg (UJ)
Deputy Chair, South Africa's  Presidential Commission on Fourth Industrial Revolution
Panellist confirmed include:
  • Anton Fatti, Group Chief Digital Officer, Discovery
  • Grant Field, Chief Executive Officer, FedGroup
  • Natalie Jantjies, Director: Digital Transformation, Heineken South Africa
  • Daniel Padiachy, Chief Marketing, Communications and IT Officer, McDonald's
  • Ravikumaran Govender, Digital Executive, Nedbank
  • Avsharn Bachoo, Chief Technology Officer, PPS Insurance
  • Julia Phillips, Head of Digital Client Experience, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Sagren Pather, Executive Head - Digital, Direct Marketing & Marketing Analytics, Standard Bank Group 
  • Lee Naik, Chief Executive Officer, TransUnion Africa 
  • Justin Spratt, Head Of Business Development: Africa and Middle East, Uber
Moderator for breakfast: Michael Avery, Anchor, Classic Business, Classic FM
The event is designed for all C-Suites, senior decision-makers, heads of business functions, innovation and strategy from across industry sectors from both private and public organisations - from financial, manufacturing, mining, healthcare, retail, education, logistics, transport, energy, media & entertainment, government to professional services such as legal. 
The fee to attend event is R1200/p. 

Solution providers, consulting and vendor companies unfortunately are unable to attend as delegate but to participate as Partner Sponsor for event.

Contact [email protected] for further queries.
Solution providers and consultants for Industry 4.0 and digital transformation which include:
- Digital technologies
- Cloud, IoT & mobility
- RPA, artificial  intelligence, machine learning, robotics & automation
- Big data, analytics & business intelligence
- Gamification
- Enterprise risks & cybersecurity
- Blockchain technology
- etc

Are invited to attend as Partner Sponsor

M&G's offerings for Partner Sponsor include:
  • Live event
  • Digital, online & mobile
  • Special print supplement
  • Social media
Benefits for being a Partner at event:
  • engage with leading and senior corporate decision-makers under one roof at one time
  • be part of the discussions that shape the future of their function, business and industry
  • share thought leadership, announce new developments, solutions, products and services to a captive audience
  • collaborate with businesses to ensure they succeed in their digital transformation in the 21st century
  • network, build client relationship and develop new contacts that will grow your business
  • position  your company as a committed digital leader and game-changer, at the forefront of innovative solutions
  • improve brand credibility and media exposure
  • stand out from competitors and gain competitive advantage
Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information on investment packages and opportunities for Partner.

At the University of Johannesburg “The Future. Reimagined” is not simply a catchy phrase.

The institution is taking the lead across Africa in 4th Industrial Revolution. Thinking. Reimagining the future for all disciplines.

4.0 is the next wave of industrialisation that we need to understand and shape in order to build the future this country – and the African continent – so richly deserve.

4.0 is not just about robotics and automation; it is about the advancement of society to empower people and uplift generations!

As the world moves forward into the 4th industrial revolution, so does UJ with “Education 4.0” – bringing 4.0 thinking and technology into the curriculum across different courses and using innovative blended-learning technologies. This means that UJ graduates are better prepared to embrace the future of business and industry as AI and 4.0 play a bigger part in the way we live and work.

As the University of Johannesburg it is our duty to embrace and navigate the future leaders of our country proudly and boldly through the unimagined complexities of 4.0 so that they may take full advantage and deliver a better tomorrow.

To do this; there are two critical two parts of the equation we have to be focused on.

The first is to change the way we prepare graduates. Give them the tools and the skills they need to succeed in a world that is still being built. This part of the equation is heavily focussed internally on our curriculum and how and what we teach.

The second part of the equation is centred around not institution itself; but rather the continent as a whole. 

Here we are leading courageous conversations; pushing and shaping the design of a new tomorrow.

Here we are taking action and building the new world.

We’re creating tomorrow. We’re talking about it today.

Professor Marwala is an accomplished scholar with multi-disciplinary research interests that include the theory and application of artificial intelligence to engineering, computer science, finance, social science and medicine. He has an extensive track record in human capacity development and has published 15 books in artificial intelligence.

Professor Marwala is the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg and prior to this he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation and Executive Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment both at the University of Johannesburg. 

He was recently appointed as Deputy Chair of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


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