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A Leading Event for IT & Cyber Security Professionals Across All Levels of Government

Information Security | Citizen Data Protection | Managing Data Privacy

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CDAO Africa 2019

GovSec Africa 2020 is one of a kind in the African region. It tackles specific challenges that government has with regards to IT and Cyber security, brings forth real time solutions and paves the way forward to taking government to the next level where IT Security is concerned.

Research has uncovered these major strategic challenges:

  1. InfoSec Awareness - raising consciousness regarding potential risks of the rapidly evolving forms of information and the rapidly evolving threats to that information which target human behavior
  2. How to secure departments with limited budget – taking into account budgetary constraints in buying security systems / tools. 
  3. Innovation in cyber security – Achieving great success through innovation and innovation in Government
  4. Compliance vs Real security - Enforcing compliance to minimise attacks

    GovSec Africa 2020's stellar speaker line-up of Industry leaders will share their experiences and strategies for overcoming these challenges, making IT Security an integral business value driver


Dr Denisha Jairam-Owthar , City of Joburg
Dr. Denisha Jairam - Owthar is currently the CIO in the City of  Joburg. She was previously ICT Head: Shared Services at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and has played a pivotal role at the Development Bank which is affiliated to the National Treasury and lead by the Minister of Finance, to deliver Infrastructure in South Africa. 
She has had the great privilege to work with the CFO of SARS from a risk perspective during the implementation of SARS E-Filing System.It was during her SARS E-filing System implementation whereby she pursued her MBA in technology management in which she achieved a first class pass. Her primary degree is a BCOMPT Accounting Sciences Honours at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Denisha has also achieved the youngest Doctorate in Leadership qualification in the history of the University. She is therefore a leader in her field, and has become impactful beyond the boundaries of just her work. The hall-mark of Denisha is her ability to drive change and innovation strategically; and being a consistent over-achiever in all that she does. She has achieved several accolades throughout in her career in every job she has been in, which has left sustainable benefits both long and short term, in the divisions. Her accolades for each position she had held, is outlined in her detailed CV. In her tenure at Barclays London and Absa, she headed many Vice President’s posts such as Head of Business Intelligence for Africa, Head of Analytics for the Africa for 15 African COO’s, Head of Banking Fraud Analytics & Specialized Services for Africa for 15 African countries.
She will be speaking  on It security leadership in a digital world.
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30+ Speakers

150 Attendees

4 Themed Tracks


Over 30 Expert Speakers

Muyowa Mutemwa

Security Operations Center Manager, City of Joburg

Jongikhaya Stuurman

Head IT Department, Buffalo City Municipality

Vuma Magaqa

Director eHealth, Department of Health, KZN

Jacky Mampana

Head: Data, Analytics & Insights, Hollard Insurance

Dr Denisha Jairam-Owthar

CIO, City of Joburg

Simphiwe Makhoba

Cloud Architect Lead, Exxaro Resources

Tumelo Zwane

Chief Information Officer, Special Investigation Unit

Glesby M.

Information Technology Audit Manager, Motus

Phuti Masegela

Performance Audit and Performance Information Audit Specialist, City of Johannesburg

Tshembani Maluleke

IT Manager, Insurance SETA

Yondela Roboji

Director: Corporate Support Services, Rustenburg Local Municipality

Themba Mnguni

Deputy Director IT Audit, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Simphiwe (Kubheka) Hlophe

Head: IT Infrastructure, Systems Integration & Security, Department of Home Affairs

Ophelia Mataboge

Divisional Head: Systems Development, Government Security Cluster

Mduduzi Mthethwa

ICT Manager : Systems , Gert Sibande District Municipality

Maclaud Mafaiti

General Manager IT Security & Trust Centre, South African Post Office

Khomotso Maimela

Senior Professional Officer: Business Continuity Management, Government Administration

Khensani Khoza

Chief Information Officer, AgriSETA (Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority)

Janade Sewnarain

Manager - Enterprise Services, SARS

Henry Denner

Information Security Officer, Gautrain Management Agency

Amine Idriss Adoum

COO/Senior Executive, Public and Private Sector, NEPAD Agency

Celia Mantshiyane

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) , Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

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