Message from the CEO, Juanita Clark
Dear Members and Colleagues,
2020! What a year it has been. This year will go down in the history books as the most memorable or disruptive year in our lifetime, depends on perspectives.
The event that got everybody talking, and it’s immediate consequences have posed a serious challenge to our thinking, societies, governments, and businesses in profound and perhaps unprecedented ways.
The fibre sector is also impacted severely, largely responsive to the outbreak and the economic consequences thereof. Some companies the impact was positive, however, some smaller companies absorbed severe losses, and will take some time to fully recover.
It is clear is that widespread digital transformation is here to stay, and the pace of digital disruption is accelerating, at lightning speed,(pardon the pun) As an integral part of the sector, we as Digital Council Africa and our members, have to ready ourselves to act on the demand presented before us. This demand which is forecasted to increase as companies and societies transform to the ‘new normal’ to harness digitisation.
This is the important role of #FibreCONEXT2020 Virtual Conference. Its mandate is to gather together as many of the Disruptors and Change Agents (the Think Tank) of the fibre sector, to engage and converse on how to help us all “Navigate Changing Environments, which is our theme for our inaugural virtual event. This year’s conference and exhibition are no different from the previous years. We will have better opportunities to listen to industry leaders in the sector, as they share strategies and views and inform the sector of their plans, which helps gear and steer the sector for what lies ahead.
Good thought leadership not only informs and educates us, it helps us in our quest to effectively plan and develop our businesses.
Digital Council Africa welcomes you to be a part of our virtual experience this year, at our state-of-the-art virtual platform, and CONEXT with us along this journey. Browse through our virtual exhibition, enjoy a virtual drink in our VIP networking rooms, engage with industry leaders in our breakaway technical sessions, giving you the freedom and access to building your itinerary for the week. Sponsors and exhibitors can be part of and track the progress on the design of their exhibition stands.
Your support means the world to us and we endeavour to ensure that the event is a success. We encourage you to sign up or register, as this event. We express our gratitude to those companies who have signed up. We will ensure you have the best virtual eventing experience and to add a little more, the event can be used to full advantage to maximise exposure of each sponsor’s brand.
2020 is in a transitional state, and a year of epic transformation, leading fundamental change in the fabric of society, that being ‘behavioural change’ meaning, how we consume and communicate moving forward. The digital industry has an incredibly important role to play in laying the foundation for our ‘the new normal’.
I am excited to be engaging with you during the conference as we prepare to unpack our role in this new era, and to remember and remind ourselves to be kind and always put human-beings at front and centre of what we do.