2016 TMT Predictions
Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry group brings together one of the world’s largest pools of deep industry experts – respected for helping shape some of the world’s most recognized TMT brands and helping companies of all shapes and sizes thrive in a digital world.
About the event
Every year, the TMT Predictions brings together industry leaders to catalyze discussions around significant developments that may require companies or governments to respond. We believe that across every industry, knowing in advance what is likely (and unlikely) to come in the TMT trends serves as a key competitive differentiator. The last 15 years have been a golden era for innovation with multiple TMT products and services which we now take for granted were niche or non- existent.
Mark Casey: Global Media & Entertainment Leader
Mark Casey is currently the Global Media & Entertainment Leader, appointed to develop the TMT business in the region. He is also the Member of the Global executive with responsibility for learning/talent worldwide.
He has focused his efforts on media clients in recent year across a range of disciplines, but primarily on M&A, risk advisory and analytics. He leads the firm’s China Services Group, focusing on inward Chinese investment into Africa and also leads the Japanese Services Group for the firm.
Arun Babu: TMT Advisory Leader
Arun is a telecommunications transformation leader and an experienced management consultant. Arun has managed the delivery of several complex projects and solved critical business challenges for clients in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) industry.
Arun is the Deloitte Consulting Africa Industry Leader for the Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry. Arun also leads the TMT Strategy & Innovation practice for Deloitte Consulting South Africa.
Tim Bishop: Director - Deloitte Digital Africa & CTO
Tim is a Director and Chief Technology Officer at Deloitte Digital Africa. He provides world-class strategy, digital transformation and ‘Meaningful Mobile' solutions to leading global brands in the enterprise and consumer space. Tim is passionate in 'Mobilising the Masses', enabling brands and enterprise to take advantage of the prolific handset usage and growth across Africa.
With over 20 years in the online and mobile industry and with focus on 'Digital for the Masses', Tim has been instrumental in high profile strategic and technological developments within Africa and across the globe, creating digital brand strategy and enhanced user experiences across online, touch and mobile platforms.
Our Panel Members
Dr. Brian Armstrong: Telkom Group Chief Commercial Officer
Dr. Brian Armstrong is responsible for the strategic growth agenda for the Group, as well as group strategy, regulatory and transformation office portfolios.
Brian has over 25 years ICT experience, in ICT research and development, telecommunications, technology management, networking services, and outsourcing. Before joinng Telkom in 2010 he was BT’s Vice President for Middle East and Africa (MEA), with overall responsibility to oversee and grow BT’s activities across the region, extending from Turkey in the North, to Pakistan in the East, down to South Africa.
Craig Holmes: Vice President – Cognitive Solutions IBM for Middle East & Africa.
Craig has undertaken a number of MEA leadership roles to champion the Industry and Solutions business in MEA. Having built a SA Telco Industry team in 2011, Craig went on and built the Africa Telco strategy and a team of Industry specialists and CTA’s before accepting the role of GMU Communications Sector VP. Here he was responsible for defining the Industry strategies and leading the overall delivery thereof.
Returning to MEA in 2014, Craig ran the MEA Industry Solutions Sales team and developed a well-defined and deliverable set of replicable Industry Solutions coupled with development of a strong culture of sales and industry eminence.
Lorenzo Gonzales: Strategist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise EMEA
Lorenzo is a Strategist within HP’s EMEA Enterprise Group, taking the leadership in strategic initiatives of digitaltransformation and innovation. Lorenzo works with customers and partners across EMEA as a leader in all aspects of new and emerging technologies to meet client objectives.
Lorenzo’s broad experience in large international projects and initiatives is a key value in digital transformation initiatives triggered by the big emerging trends in IT industry. He regulary leads multi-disciplinary teams with senior professionals to define strategic solutions to complex business, technical and organizational challenges.