IEEE Open Data Summit in Cape Town



Join IEEE at our Open Data Summit!

How does Open Data impact society? What value can society derive from Open Data? How can Africa create economic value from Open Data? These are some of the questions that will be explored at the upcoming Open Data Summit that will take place in Cape Town.

This Summit will highlight the value of Open Data for society by featuring the City of Cape Town's local government Open Data Initiative, and by showcasing how the Cape Town startup community, civil society and academia have used Open Data.

The event also intends to introduce investors and donors to an expanding sector that seeks and supplies Open Data to achieve development goals in Africa and across the globe.

This will be an opportunity to see how Open Data can improve:

  • Health
  • Energy
  • Education
  • Economic growth
  • Agriculture and nutrition
  • National development goals


  • Zackie Achmat, Activist, South Africa
  • Wesley Diphoko, Information Architect, South Africa and Chair IEEE-SA Industry Connections, Open Data Initiative, IEEE-SA South Africa
  • Ellen Fischat, Director, Silicon Cape
  • Prof. Louis Fourie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Knowledge and Information Technology Services, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Neil Hoorn, Open Data Project Manager, City of Cape Town
  • Cheroline Ripunda, Water Data Researcher, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Hannah Williams, Freelance Designer, South Africa

Who can benefit by attending this event?    

  • Academics
  • Business leaders
  • Government technology leaders
  • Startups (data focused)
  • Investors and donors

Learn more details and register today!

Please RSVP by 31 January 2018. As space is limited, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. 

  Date and Time




  • Date: 05 Feb 2018
  • Time: 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Pretoria
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  • Workshop 17
  • 17 Dock Road
  • Cape Town, Gauteng
  • South Africa 8002
  • Room Number: Workshop 17
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  • Co-sponsored by IEEE-SA

Attend The IEEE Open Data Summit:
5 February 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (SAST)
Cape Town, South Africa
*Networking Reception immediately following the Summit