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BPESA Member Technical Consultation Workshop on the Department of Communications & Digital Technologies List of Digital Occupations

*In the event that you are not able to register using the registration link provided please email skills@bpesa.org.za to receive a registration link to the workshop session.

DCDT TECHNICAL WORKSHOP 17 Sept

*Detailed information has been sent out via email to all paid up 2020/2021 BPESA Members

Event Date 09-17-2020 12:00 am
Event End Date 09-18-2020 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered 6
Individual Price TBA

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Join  Everest for a complimentary 60-minute webinar

Thursday, September 10, 2020
9 a.m. CDT, 10 a.m. EDT, 3 p.m. BST, 7:30 p.m. IST

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has been one of the most significant disruptors of our time – and global services delivery has not escaped the impact.

In this webinar, we move beyond commiseration and conjecture and provide a fact-based view of the already-visible effects of the pandemic based on our extensive tracking of outsourcing deals, new global business / shared services centers, location-specific trends, and service provider developments.

Our experts will take a deep dive into the implications of these developments on your future delivery and locations strategies, such as key changes to delivery portfolios, trends in onshoring vs. offshoring, locations portfolio consolidation vs. diversification, rise in large scale hubs vs. small scale centers, and adoption of a remote / work from home delivery model.

The webinar will also provide perspectives on how your organization can benefit from a design-principles-led locations portfolio approach to account for the increasing complexity of locations decisions.

What questions will the webinar answer?

How has COVID-19 impacted outsourcing and offshoring services?

How do global enterprises seem to be changing their delivery strategies (e.g., sourcing model, shoring mix, investments in digital and transformation)?

What changes are we already seeing in leverage of delivery locations (onshore/nearshore/offshore); how is things likely to change going forward?

What changes will we see in how enterprises orchestrate their delivery portfolios (e.g., integrate remote delivery, hubs vs. spokes vs. satellites, growth in tier-2/3 cities)?

How should firms navigate this massive disruption by going back to design principles?

Who should attend and why?

Senior executives of Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management Contract Management organizations

Location portfolio strategy professionals

Head of workforce strategy

Global business / shared services centers executives

CPOs, CIOs

Service provider executives

Can’t join us live? Register anyway!

All registrants will receive an email (typically within 1-2 business days of the live presentation) containing the link to the slides and on-demand playback.

Reserve my seat

 

About Everest Group

Everest Group is a consulting and research firm focused on strategic IT, business services, engineering services, and sourcing. Our clients include leading global enterprises, service providers, and investors. Through our research-informed insights and deep experience, we guide clients in their journeys to achieve heightened operational and financial performance, accelerated value delivery, and high-impact business outcomes. Details and in-depth content are available at www.everestgrp.com.

Event Date 09-10-2020 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price TBA

COBRA

A three-part webinar series with influential businessmen Cas Coovadia (BUSA CEO), Martin Kingston (BUSA President) and Sandile Zungu (BBC CEO). Join us as COBRA unpacks how business and government should work together to solve the economic problem facing South Africa.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

BBC 10 Sept 2020

 

Event Date 09-10-2020 12:00 am
Event End Date 09-11-2020 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price TBA

Register with Ingrid Green at ingrid.green@pivotalgroup.co.za

PIVOTAL CEM Africa

Date: Tuesday, 8 September at 11h00

Join Pivotal Data, Showmax and The Walt Disney Company for a webinar: 'Understanding, implementing and deriving value from Voice of Customer'. Pivotal Data’s Tanya Phillips will unpack using data analytics to deliver hyper personalised experiences. .

 

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Event Date 09-08-2020 11:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price TBA

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS WITH THE BUSINESS SERVICES INDUSTRY

Become the engine of Enterprise Transformation: Reset, Re-Engineer, Revolutionise

There has never been a more exciting time for business and shared services leaders as SSC becomes the engine of enterprise transformation! As we celebrate 20 years with the business service industry, it has never been more pertinent for the industry gather with the critical mission to reset for a future proof operating model, re-engineer processes and culture and revolutionise the way we add value.

Join us at #SSOW2020

Event Date 09-08-2020 12:00 am
Event End Date 09-12-2020 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price TBA

International Excellence Forum (IExForum) in association with International Intellectual Property Law Association, Inc. ( IIPLA ) Presents “11th World Litigation Forum 2020 Amsterdam”

Venue: Virtual Conference

Date: 8-10 September 2020

Who Attends: World Litigation Forum 2020 Amsterdam is being produced for in-house counsels, law firm partners and legal outsourcing service executives, service providers, buyers, investors, policy makers and other stakeholders in the legal industry.

Event Date 09-08-2020 12:00 am
Event End Date 09-12-2020 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price TBA

IAOP's Research Partner, Everest Group, presents:

OUTSOURCING PRICING: KEY OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE COSTS NOW

Thursday, September 3 | 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT / 17:30 GMT+2

When it comes to outsourcing pricing, do you know what you don’t know? The method and manner of pricing outsourcing deals never stops changing. Some recent changes have come on the scene rapidly and are significant – others are simply incremental shifts. Join Everest Group as they explore recent IT and BPO transaction pricing changes that we’re seeing in the market.

 

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Event Date 09-03-2020 5:30 pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price TBA

COBRA

A three-part webinar series with influential businessmen Cas Coovadia (BUSA CEO), Martin Kingston (BUSA President) and Sandile Zungu (BBC CEO). Join us as COBRA unpacks how business and government should work together to solve the economic problem facing South Africa.

 

REGISTER HERE 

 

B4SA 2 Sept 2020

 

Event Date 09-02-2020 12:00 am
Event End Date 09-03-2020 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price TBA
SOUTHERN AFRICA
CITY STUDIES CONFERENCE


Seminar 31 August - 4 September
We are pleased to present the programme for the 2020 Southern Africa City Studies Conference to be held from 31 August to 4 September. This is a free online conference and we would welcome your attendance at sessions that interest you.

The 2020 conference is the fifth event in this series, following earlier conferences in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016. These conferences are interdisciplinary forums for urban scholars and are hosted by a network of South African urban research units.  

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is a co-host of the 2020 conference, along with the Centre for Urbanism & Built Environment Studies (CUBES) and the NRF Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning, both at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. A key motivation for the GCRO’s involvement was to mark the ten year anniversary since our establishment, and we wanted to do so by contributing to a wide ranging forum of this nature. 

As all of us are well aware, the world in which we began planning this conference in 2019 is no longer the world that we inhabit. Until March we were intending for this conference to be a two day event hosted at Wits. When this became an impossible prospect, we were enormously gratified that a large number of researchers were willing to join us in creating an online conference. We also did not, until recently, anticipate having to accommodate the impact of viruses on cities as a major topic. We are therefore grateful that some of the presenters and session organisers will be taking this on, alongside the impressive range of perennial urban studies topics on the programme.
 
We encourage you to scan the topics below, have a look through the abstract book, and if there are sessions that you would like to attend, please do complete the short registration form whereupon you will be provided with the meeting links.
 

Southern Africa City Studies Conference Programme


Monday 31 August 
09h00 – 11h00
OPENING PLENARY. Urban Research Agendas 2020 and Beyond
 
11h30 – 13h30
PANEL. Building an Academic Career in Times of Crisis: Responding to Pressures and Needs of Early Career Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa
PANEL. Covid-19: Reshaping Gauteng and its Governance?
PAPER SESSION. Civic Engagement: Acting In and On Public Space
 
14h00 – 16h00
PAPER SESSION. Economic Growth & Decline
THEMED SESSION. Living the Urban Periphery: South Africa & Ethiopia
PAPER SESSION. Civic Engagement: Co-Production and Participation
 
16h30 - 17h30
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION DISCUSSION. Edge City (Mark Lewis)
 
Tuesday 1 September 
09h00 – 11h00
PAPER SESSION. Large Scale Spatial Interventions
PANEL. The Lockdown Diaries: Cape Town and the Impact of COVID-19
PANEL. ‘Cities of Power’: Challenges and Contemporary Planning in National Capital Cities
 
11h30 – 13h30
CREATIVE WORKSHOP. dARTa I
PAPER SESSION. Land: Markets, Justice, Contestation I
 
14h00 – 16h00
PANEL. Culture, Heritage, Justice and Belonging I
PAPER SESSION. Land: Markets, Justice, Contestation II
PAPER SESSION. COVID-19: Resident and Community Responses  
 
16h30 - 18h30
FILM & DISCUSSION. Solidarity? Revealing the Everyday Lived Reality of Covid-19 in Kliptown, Soweto
 
Wednesday 2 September 
09h00 – 11h00
PANEL. Culture, Heritage, Justice and Belonging II
PANEL. City Level Data Scarcity and Responses
PAPER SESSION. Housing: Interrogating Need and Provision
 
11h30 – 13h30
PAPER SESSION. Climate & Environment: Urban Resources
PAPER SESSION. Innovative Urban Research Methods
PAPER SESSION. Housing: Afterlives of State Housing
 
14h00 – 16h00
PAPER SESSION. Climate & Environment: City Planning and Design
THEMED SESSION. ‘Homelessness', Social Justice and the City
PAPER SESSION. Challenges to Informal Settlement Upgrading
 
16h30 - 17h30
BOOK PRE-LAUNCH. The Agonistic City? State-Society Strife in Post-Democratic Johannesburg
 
Thursday 3 September 
09h00 – 11h00
PAPER SESSION. Climate & Environment: Urban Metabolism
THEMED SESSION. Measuring Quality of Life in Gauteng, South Africa: The GCRO's QOL Survey I
PANEL. Narratives of Home and Neighbourhood in State-Delivered Housing
 
11h30 – 13h30
PANEL. Global Circuits in Making Large-Scale Developments: Contradictions and Potential
THEMED SESSION. Measuring Quality of Life in Gauteng, South Africa: The GCRO's QOL Survey II
ROUNDTABLE. Just and Sustainable Government Housing          
 
14h00 – 16h00
CREATIVE WORKSHOP. dARTa II
THEMED SESSION. Property & Real Estate Processes and Projects in Southern Africa
 
16h30 - 17h30
BOOK PRE-LAUNCH. Densifying the City? Global Cases and Johannesburg
 
Friday 4 September 
09h00 – 11h00
PAPER SESSION. Migrant Urbanism: Arrival Cities and Departure Cities
PANEL. Situated Engagements in Making Large-Scale Developments: Contradictions and Potential in African Urban Futures
PAPER SESSION. Governance: Politics, Power and Finance I
 
11h30 – 13h30
PAPER SESSION. Street Trading
PAPER SESSION. Sharing Space I
PAPER SESSION. Governance: Politics, Power and Finance II
 
14h00 – 16h00
THEMED SESSION. Navigating African Cities: Gender, Identity and Mobility
PAPER SESSION. Sharing Space II
CREATIVE WORKSHOP. dARTa III
 
16h30 - 18h00
ROUNDTABLE. The Quest for Integrity in South African Cities: The Temptations of Planning and Land Development

Full details of paper titles, presenters and abstracts

How to register

GCRO news article: GCRO at the 2020 Southern Africa City Studies Conference
Event Date 08-31-2020 12:00 am
Event End Date 09-04-2020 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price TBA

The NSA is hosting part three of its series of webinars to engage audiences on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting education, skills development and training in South Africa.  NSA Webinar Series: “COVID19-Impact on Education, Skills Development and Training,” is unpacking a wide range of topics to prepare and assist stakeholders in dealing with the current new reality.

As South Africa is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown,  skills development and training requires high attention during this time. 

The NSA invites you to join the last part of the three-part Webinar series for a discussion on “Skills Development and the future of learning during and post the COVID-19 pandemic”, featuring esteemed panellists.

Date:    28 August 2020

Time:    11:00 – 13:00

Venue: Online

 

Please follow the link to register for part three of the Webinar series:

https://event.webinarjam.com/register/346/8vz8pa4z

Please contact fran@bpesa.org.za for the concept note for more information on the discussions as well as any other event queries.

You are invited to share the invitation broadly with other colleagues and skills development stakeholders.

Event Date 08-28-2020 12:00 am
Event End Date 08-29-2020 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price TBA

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