SATNAC 2014 explores broadband and the human connection
As technology continues to change the world around us, this year’s Southern
Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC)
will explore the possibilities of ubiquitous broadband as an enabler to
“As technologists we have front row seats to the digital revolution. The
consumption of broadband has reached epic proportions and this appetite
continues to grow. Ubiquitous broadband is necessary in ensuring that South
Africa is not left wanting as the world journeys toward ‘connected everything’,”
says Mr Alphonzo Samuels, Telkom’s Chief Technology Officer and Conference
“This year SATNAC will explore the possibilities of ubiquitous broadband
and its ability to transform lives for the better,” he adds.
Hosted by Telkom, the three day conference will run from 31 August to
3 September 2014, and will take place at The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino
in Port Elizabeth.
SATNAC is popularly known for its ability to attract first rate local
and international speakers. Delegates to this year’s conference can look
forward to keynote speaker, Mr Siyabulela Xuza – a young South African
rocket scientist and futurist with a passion for developing the potential
The conference will see keynote addresses from captains of industry including
Mr Sipho Maseko, Group CEO of Telkom, Mr Philippe Keryer, Chief Strategy
and Innovation Officer at Alcatel – Lucent and Mr Walid Wakim, Principal
Engineer at Cisco.
The conference starts with a Welcome Function on Sunday evening. The traditional
icebreaker golf day will begin at 09:00 on Sunday at the Humewood Golf
All registrations have to be completed online (www.satnac.org.za
Information on hotel accommodation can also be found on the website.