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Some fun in the South African technology sun!

A quick view of 5 trending themes for companies in South Africa in 2019 :) Touching on technology, the future of work and us humans! A talk I gave at USB Executive get together talking about what is on the horizon for South Africa & Technology in Business in 2019. Enjoy :)

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Some fun in the South African technology sun!

  1. 1. South Africa Technology. Work. Us :)
  2. 2. Annette Muller www.flexyforce.com @nettyml @flexyforce_adventures #flexyworking
  3. 3. www.slideshare.net
  4. 4. 5G Launches in South Africa MTN APP Award Winner
  5. 5. And in practice, it is not about the technologies - TECHNOLOGY IS JUST THE ENABLER It is about how we as humans use technology to solve problems leveraging data, to make better decisions for our country, economy, safety, health and our children. BUT FOR TODAY
  6. 6. 2019on the horizon
  7. 7. 1 I wear my on my sleeve.
  8. 8. 1.Sensors 2.Networks 3.Data 4.RFID 5.Wireless 6.Devices 7.Fibre 8.Drones 1999 “ we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost “
  9. 9. In 2019, South Africans are really starting to embrace and reap the benefits of the Internet of Everything.
  10. 10. CODING AND PROGRAMMING IS WHAT KIDS WERE STUDYING YESTERDAY DATA SCIENCE IS WHAT THE KIDS OF THE FUTURE IS STUDYING
  11. 11. GENERATION Z
  12. 12. 2 On-demand delight, lets gig
  13. 13. 2019 = the gig-economy in action A new way of earning, on the go, online, all the time. Made possible by leveraging technology to track, allocate, monitor and pay for 
 “ micro tasks “
  14. 14. Work 9-5, from HQ One company per person Earn/Pay once a month Slow Formal Recruitment Processes Work anytime, anywhere Various companies per person Earn/Pay all the time, on-demand Fast, Informal, Gig Working Ladder Career Management [ Linear ] Network Career Management [ Non-Linear ] PAST: FUTURE: The new Dynamic “ Flexy Career “
  15. 15. Online Learning Co-Working ToolsPeople #flexyworking
  16. 16. Often comes with software with verification automation, real time pricing and availability and machine learning for matching algorithms,
  17. 17. Globalisation III is here, but we have challenges here in South Africa
  18. 18. COMPANIES ADOPTING ON-DEMAND WORKFORCES “ More and more Fortune 500 giants are starting to migrate towards a flexible, on- demand labor model as the benefits of an agile workforce manifest themselves in a fiercely competitive global economy “
  19. 19. GLOBALfor the individual
  20. 20. In 2019, South Africans will start seeing the benefits of earning & working on-demand, enabled by technology and automating the process to “ micro-work” but, access to cost effective data and alternative rapid skills development is crucial to the gig-economy ever benefiting the vast majority of South Africa.
  21. 21. LEARN TO EARN.
  22. 22. 3 Have you seen an insuretech anywhere?
  23. 23. In 2019, South Africans will start using different financial services, with insuretech leading the pack as the new kid on the block, powered by technologies such as AI & blockchain bringing 
 more transparency, faster and better service + lower fees.
  24. 24. 4 Open the doors to open source?
  25. 25. GARTNER SYMPOSIUM NOV16 By 2020, 30% of your Strategic vendor relationships will shift to the right
  26. 26. SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT The revised policy is the following: THE POLICY 1)  . 1 The South African Government will implement FOSS unless proprietary software is demonstrated to be significantly superior. Whenever the advantages of FOSS and proprietary software are comparable, FOSS will be implemented when choosing a software solution for a new project. Whenever FOSS is not implemented, then reasons must be provided in order to justify the implementation of proprietary software. 3 All new software developed for or by the South African Government will be based on Open standards, adherent to FOSS principles, and licensed using a FOSS license where possible. 4 The South African Government will ensure all Government content and content developed using Government resources is made Open Content, unless analysis on specific content shows that proprietary licensing or confidentiality is substantially beneficial. 2 The South African Government will migrate current proprietary software to FOSS whenever comparable software exists. 5 The South African Government will encourage the use of Open Content and Open Standards within South Africa.
  27. 27. OPEN CULTURE “ THE MEETUP CHAT ROOM SLACK CHANNEL “ FAST. OPEN. UNDERGROUND
  28. 28. In 2019, South African companies who embrace “ open source” will win. And the rapid growth of “ meetup “ cultures continue across major cities.
  29. 29. PEER-2-PEER COMMUNITY LEARNING
  30. 30. HUMAN CREATIVITY + SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AI/ROBOTICS AUTOMATION 5 Will the robot take my job?
  31. 31. EVERYTHING IS LIVE and work, skills circulation & tasks moving faster and faster
  32. 32. Self Empowered Learning Co-Working Live WorkingOn-demand Working
  33. 33. In 2019, South Africans who embrace automation, flexibility and start tapping into their innate and creative skills, will step ahead in their careers. Companies who empower self learning and invest in alternative rapid skills development programs alongside automation will find new opportunities to save costs and increase productivity in the long run.
  34. 34. ENCOURAGE CURIOSITY & CREATIVITY TO SELF LEARN
  35. 35. TRANSPARENCY TRUST OPEN SOURCE INCLUSIVE DIVERSITY FLEXIBILITY Technology advances is demanding new leadership 2019 - the year to UNLEARN
  36. 36. Independent, Instant, Informal, Inspired Hello i Generation
  37. 37. THE ENGINEER HUNT Do you speak code? 2019 and the story of the
  38. 38. - Passion = drives Self Education - Curiosity = to ask questions as we enter a sensor driven, augmented reality and ai layered world - Perseverance = Kill the myth of over night technology success A message for leading an ever more digital connected youth in 2019:
  39. 39. If we are to li, Africa from her current circumstances, we will need a genera7on of learners that are gi,ed with curiosity about the world in which they live, and the tools to understand and shape the world. - Mark ShuAleworth
  40. 40. @nettyml www.flexyforce.com THANK YOU!

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