Tshwane, 24 July 2017. The Innovation Hub – the innovation agency of the Gauteng Province under its smart industries programmes – will host another instance of Innov8 themed Cyber Security for Connected things at The Innovation Hub Conference Venue on 26 July  2017.

The Innovation Hub focuses on fostering innovation; enterprise development; skills development as well as providing enabling spaces for emerging knowledge workers, in the smart industries (ICT and advanced manufacturing), bioeconomy (health and agro-processing) and the green economy sectors (water, waste and energy).

The Innovation Hub is strategically focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) in ICT and Industry 4.0 in advanced manufacturing. These strategic focus areas are aligned to powerful industry and market trends that are reshaping the global economy. Apart from their specific impacts on the ICT and manufacturing sectors, IoT and Industry 4.0 overlap in certain areas (e.g., industrial IoT and industrial robotics), and have many cross-cutting impacts on other sectors. Through its smart industries programmes, The Innovation Hub has positioned itself as Gauteng Province’s IoT / Industry 4.0 innovation partner of choice for private sector, public sector and social sector stakeholders.

Once fully realised, IoT will involve the internetworking of billions of disparate objects. This poses considerable cybersecurity challenges, many times greater than is experienced in the Internet today.

Innovators and stakeholders in the ICT sector are invited to another thought-provoking Innov8 session which will engage Cyber security, and its impact on an ever expanding network of interconnected technology and interdependent industry and technology ecosystem.

About GGDA                                          

The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA), is an agency of the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED). GGDA is the implementing arm of the GDED and assists the department in leading, facilitating and managing sustainable job creation and inclusive economic growth and development in the Gauteng City Region.

About The Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub, a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) is the innovation agency of the Gauteng province and is responsible for managing Africa’s first internationally accredited Science and Technology Park of the same name, and is a full member of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP). Strategically located in Tshwane, South Africa’s executive capital in the ‘smart’ province of Gauteng, The Innovation Hub implements initiatives identified in the Gauteng Innovation Strategy and Green Economy strategy to advance the economic development and growth of the Province through innovation.  The Innovation Hub has created unique spaces, in Tshwane and the rest of the Gauteng province, for high-tech entrepreneurs, world-class businesses, academics, researchers and venture capitalists to meet, network and prosper.

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