We welcome Telkom as they join AI Expo Africa 2019 as Silver Sponsor

In 2013 Telkom had significant challenges to address. It had declining financial performance, its mobile position was weak, it needed to pay a Competition Tribunal fine of R449m, and the share price had plummeted to R13 per share.  By 2018 Telkom had overcome many of these critical challenges, creating portfolio growth through the acquisition of BCX, developing more competitive wholesale and retail pricing structures, and delivering strong profit uplift through cost efficiencies. The share price had rocketed to reach R97 per share.

But Stefan Steffen, Lead Data Scientist at Telkom Strategic Insights, says the race is not won yet. Visit the Telkom exhibit at the AI Expo Africa on 4 and 5 September to see how the Telkom group is developing its data centric culture, investing in future skill and technologies, and becoming AI first to deliver on its customer promises and business strategies.

Stefan, Lead Data Scientist at Telkom, will be speaking at AI Expo Africa 2019

Telkom’s commitment to innovation and skills development in South Africa has been visionary and its efforts to accelerate South African investment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution has been tireless. As such we are excited to partner with AI Expo Africa in support of the ground-breaking work that they are doing in building out the African AI Ecosystem.

This year’s event will see a range of new features, ensuring maximized and immersive learning experiences for CxOs, entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors – including an African AI Demo Zone, AI Innovation Cafe, AI Art & Music Challenge, Innovation Wall, as well as a series of intensive executive and skills development workshops. “Telkom is excited to form part of the 36 vendors exhibiting in the Expo Hall where our team will showcase the transformative work happening across the Telkom Group businesses”, said Stefan Steffen, Lead Data Scientist of Telkom Strategic Insights.

About Telkom:

Telkom SA SOC Ltd is a leading information and communications technology services provider in South Africa. Our mission is to seamlessly connect people to a better life. We carry this through in all our brands, whether at the consumer, business or wholesale level.

Telkom SA SOC Limited’s organisational structure includes the following business units:

  • Telkom Consumer (division)
    • Telkom Consumer includes both fixed and mobile broadband services as well as voice technology.
  • Openserve (division)
    • Openserve is at the heart of connectivity and has successfully built and run high-speed broadband networks that link banking systems, hospitals and schools.
  • Small and Medium Business (division – This includes Yellow Pages.)
    • Telkom Small and Medium Business focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises within Telkom and includes data and voice connectivity, information technology services and marketing services.
  • BCX (owned subsidiary)
    • BCX is Africa’s premier end-to-end digital solutions partner, and helps enterprises to future-proof their business.
  • Gyro (owned subsidiary)
    • Gyro is structured to provide three business services – masts and towers, property management services and property development. Certain properties and all masts and towers were sold to Gyro Properties and Gyro Masts and Towers respectively.

For more information, please contact Stefan Steffen on steffes@telkom.co.za or visit our exhibition at AI Expo Africa.

About AI Expo Africa 2019

Curated by AI Media Africa, AI Expo Africa 2019 is focusing on real world applications & trends driving the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data Science Economy in Africa.  AI Expo Africa is the largest Business focused AI Community conference and expo on the continent.  With 700+ delegates, 60+ speaker programme, 40+ exhibitor Expo Hall, allied to the unique Innovation Cafe showcasing the latest AI start-ups in the region, we deliver a truly integrated event experience.  Our speaking programme and workshops are aimed at CxOs, analysts and investors with the primary goal of educating business leaders about AI & Data Science applications solving Enterprise challenges TODAY as well as generating real business and learning opportunities for sponsors, speakers, buyers, suppliers & innovators alike.  We also have FREE student / young engineer workshops to foster grass roots job creation & skills development opportunities.  If you would like to join the event as a delegate or would like take up one of the exhibition, Innovation Cafe or speaking opportunities simply visit click on the links below. Learn more at www.aimediagroup.co.za

  • Register – Buy your ticket today via our secure ticket platform Quicket
  • Sponsor – Secure pride of place in the Expo Hall / Innovation Cafe

For event information, please contact Sonja Arendse (Events Support Manager) at enquiries@aiexpoafrica.com.

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