Digital Forum

Co-Chairpersons:         Lionel Moyal (Director: Commercial Partners – Microsoft)

                                          Ricardo Rosa (Partner, Consulting Lead Africa & Southern Africa – PwC)

Vice-Chairperson:        Fred Beunink (Digital Customer Engagement Lead – MSD)

Launched in October 2015, the Amcham Digital Forum was formed as a response to member demand to become more involved in digital issues in South Africa, to compile policy submissions on ICT legislation and to network with professional and government organisations within the ICT and digital landscape. The Forum places specific focus on the digital economy and the 4th Industrial Revolution.


  1. To articulate the Digital Opportunity in the South African contect for our members;
  2. To identify the important factors, enablers and blockers towards effective digital transformation;
  3. To drive Digital Readiness to take advantage of the Digital Opportunity:
    • Skills/Education programmes
    • Solutions to drive jobs/employment
    • Technology prerequisites/regulation/legislation
    • Global Competitiveness; and
  4. To advise/guide on governance and digital responsibility (Alignment with King IV, Privacy, cybersecurity, ethical AI)

Past Speakers have included:

  • Martin Meiring, Director and Co-Founder-, and Wesley Patrick, Director and Co-Founder at QuidPro; and Paul Horsfall, AmCham Honorary Life and Board Member, on “Cryptocurrencies and the difference between Bitcoin & Libra”
  • Leishen Pillay, Associate Director for Risk and Advisory Service Line at Deloitte, on “Managing risks in areas of Data Protection and legislation”
  • Kevin Mackenzie, Managing Director at Conversations in Growth, on “What stays Unchanged in a Digitally Transformed Business, and why does it matter?”
  • Lionel Moyal, Director: Commercial Partners at Microsoft, on “Articulating the Digital Opportunity”
  • Kevin Richards, Global Head: Cyber at Marsh, on “Managing the threat of Cyber Risk”
  • Lionel Moyal, Director: Commercial Partners at Microsoft, on ” The Digital Journey”
  • Dylan Piatti, Senior Chief of Staff: African Consumer and Industrial Products division at Deloitte, on SA’s readiness for Industry 4.0
  • Tielman Botha, Associate Director for Advisory Services at PwC, on “Riding the wave of the continent’s digital transformation”
  • Warren Hero, Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft South Africa, on “Digital Transformation as a driver for growth”
  • Richard Hurst, Director: Enterprise Research at Africa Analysis, on the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper
  • Rohan Isaacs, Privacy & Technology Lead at Norton Rose Fulbright, and Likonelo Magagula, Regional IP Head at Norton Rose Fulbright, on “Technology Trends”
  • Bongani Khanyile, General Manager: Electro-technical Business Unit at the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) on the role of the NRCS in South Africa and its mandate
  • Chose Choeu, Chairperson: Social Chamber of the National ICT Forum, on the ICT Forum and its objectives

Copies of these presentations can be accessed here.

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