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SUCCESS THROUGH SYNERGY OF PEOPLE, PROCESS AND TECHNOLOGY

29th SAIMAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

23 to 25 October 2019

 

The Southern Africa Institute of Management Services invites you to participate in the 29th Annual Conference of the Institute. (Venue to be confirmed – KwaZulu-Natal province).

Both academia and practitioners are encouraged to contribute to the conference with abstract submissions on any theme related to the topic of this year’s conference.

 

SCOPE

The word synergy is derived from the Greek word synergos, which means “working together”. In business usage, synergy refers to the ability of people, process and technology to generate greater value working together than they could working apart. Business transformation shapes and aligns the people, process and technology activities of an organisation. Through innovative business strategies, long-term objectives can be defined and achieved, and the organisation can develop the flexibility to respond quickly to mission requirements. Transformation need not be disruptive to ongoing operations; changes must align with the organisation’s mission and goals, allowing the organisation to work more efficiently and with greater purpose.

A business strategy can only be as good as the established business system; or more specifically the combination of the people, the processes and the technology employed by the business.
People are the backbone of any business and the drivers of business processes. The ones most likely to recognise the need for change within processes. Business processes can only be effective if they are properly aligned with the roles and responsibilities of people and the necessary technology. Only then can management make informed business decisions based on reliable information. The integration of technology solutions with the right processes and aligned with the roles and responsibilities of people enable businesses to manage big data and ultimately invent their future. Fit for purpose technological solutions are available for better results.

When there is synergy between these three components, improvement initiatives are more likely to be carried out successfully. This may seem simple when described like this: People + Processes + Technology = Success. However a myriad of variations that can result from the mixture of this triad must considered. Each of the thirds works differently, but is equally important, so you need to have professionals with adequate preparation in each of these areas, to know and fully understand their needs and requirements. Once these three components are properly aligned within an organisation, it really starts to operate systemically, so that everyday work becomes simple, occurs organically and runs naturally.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Conference: 23 to 25 October 2019

Abstract submission (first call) * : 10 May 2019 (first call)
Authors notified of acceptance : 31 May 2019, at the latest
Full papers/Slides required : Middle September 2019

*if necessary, a second call for abstracts will be invited

 

ABSTRACTS:

Speakers will have around 50 – 60 minutes for their presentation, including time for questions. The time allotted for each presentation will depend on the session to which the abstract is allocated.

If you would like to propose a paper for this year’s conference, complete the form below and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 086 558 7183 by the target date indicated. The Conference Committee will consider all submissions and will make their decisions by 31 May 2019. Abstracts must comply with the conference theme.

 

PRESENTATION DETAILS

Presentation Title:

Presentation Summary: (1 or 2 sentences) 

Abstract in 300 words:

 

 

SPEAKER DETAILS

NAME
JOB TITLE
COMPANY/ORGANISATION
POSTAL ADDRESS
BUSINESS TEL. NUMBER
CELLULAR NUMBER
FAX NUMBER
EMAIL ADDRESS
A BRIEF RESUME

One paragraph is sufficient
*separate attachment is in order

 

REGISTRATION FEES
Tariffs
STANDARD REGISTRATION FEE: Till 30/08/2019
SAIMAS Members: R 6 350, 00
Non-Members: R 7 045, 00

CLOSING REGISTRATION FEE: From 02/09/2019 to 11/10/2019
SAIMAS Members: R 7 035, 00
Non-Members: R 7 720, 00

For every group of four (4) delegates from one organisation, the 5th delegate may attend free of charge.

For delegates, registration fees include conference material, refreshments and lunches, but exclude accommodation and travelling costs.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Enquiries about the conference can be addressed to:

(Papers / Speakers) (Registration, Administration)
Conference Organiser: SAIMAS Office:

Ria Loubser
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 083 271 4028 079 497 9183

Postal Address: P O Box 7045, Centurion, 0046

 

Looking forward to welcome you to the 2019 SAIMAS Conference!

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