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SAIMAS' 29th Annual Conference

 

The Southern Africa Institute of Management Services invites you to participate in the 29th Annual Conference of the Institute on: 

 

SUCCESS THROUGH SYNERGY OF PEOPLE, PROCESS AND TECHNOLOGY

30, 31 October and 1 November 2019

Venue:

Drakensberg Sun Resort, Central Drakensberg, Cathkin Park, Winterton

 

 

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.

 PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2019

 15:00 – 16:00

 REGISTRATION

 18:15

WELCOMING FUNCTION

 

THURSDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2019

 08:30 – 08:55

 REGISTRATION

 09:00 – 09:10

 WELCOME AND OPENING

Nomathemba Kgwefane, SAIMAS Vice-Executive President

 09:10 – 10:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE

Jánis Myburgh Senior Manager (Process Re-Engineering & Business Architecture) ODP Department, Transnet Freight Rail, Transnet

 10:00 – 10:50

BUILDING PEOPLE SYNERGY IN A POLARISED SOCIETY: STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS AND MEANING-MAKING

We live in a world and society that is becoming increasingly polarised around issues such as race, politics, religion and other issues. This presentation explores the challenge of bridging this polarisation in the workplace through the application of systems thinking, to create a cohesive and engaged workforce that is able to function in synergy.

Dr John Eliastam, CEO, Smartchoices

 10:50 – 11:10

 TEA/COFFEE

 11:10 – 12:00

BUILDING PEOPLE SYNERGY IN A POLARISED SOCIETY: STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS AND MEANING-MAKING

Continues

 12:00 – 12:50

THE FUTURE OF WORK

The impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the world of work will be discussed, with reference to technologies, augmentation of existing jobs, the demand for new roles as well as agile learning. The reality of 4IR is illustrated through a use case allowing participation of the audience.

Dr Dina Jacobs, CEO, triVector and Mr Carel Jacobs, Director, 6th Wave Solar

 

 12:50 – 14:00

 LUNCH

 14:00 – 14:50

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Continues

14:50 - 15:40

FINAL ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN FRAMEWORK FOR GAUTENG PROVINCE MUNICIPALITIES

Ms Nomathemba F Kgwefane, Director: Municipal Institutional Support, Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs Department (COGTA), Gauteng

17:15 - 18:50

TEAM BUILDING

 19:00 -

 BRAAI and Networking

FRIDAY, 1 NOVEMBER 2019

 08:30 – 10:25

 Know yourself: Aligning people with process and technology?

The application of the Enneagram, with specific emphasis on how the different types of people react to processes and technology and what techniques can be utilised to convince them of the acceptance thereof. It can also be applied to leadership styles. It indicates nine (9) different personality types, linked to definite behaviour, good and not so good behaviour. It also shows what happens when you experience stress and how to grow out of it.

Magriet EngelbrechtHuman Development Consultant, Magriet Engel Coaching

 10:30 – 10:45

 TEA/COFFEE

 

 10:45 – 11:45

 WORKSHOP continues……

 

11:45 – 12:00

 CLOSURE AND PRIZE GIVING DRAW

 Ria Loubser - SAIMAS Conference Organiser

12:05 –

 LUNCH

 

  

The organisers reserve the right to cancel or alter the programme without prior notice (money received will be returned).

 

 

 ACCOMMODATION

 

ATTENDANCE FEES

Fees include VAT, welcoming function on the Wednesday night, lunches on the Thursday and Friday, morning and afternoon teas / coffees and snacks, and dinner on the Thursday night.


Cancellations cannot be refunded later than 10 working days prior to the conference date. Cancellations prior to 10 days before the conference date will be refunded less a 20% cancellation fee. Substitution of delegates will be permitted. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing.

Tariffs

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

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) from one organisation, the 5th may attend free of charge.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please

Circulate this programme to all

your friends, colleagues and

other departments in

your organisation.

 

Thank you!

CONFERENCE ORGANISER:

SAIMAS Organising Committee

Tel: 079 497 9183

Fax: 086 558 7183

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PLEASE NOTE:

All delegates are responsible for their own accommodation (bed and breakfast only) reservations.

Delegates will be responsible for any additional costs should there be any for special dietary requirements

No VAT is charged and no input tax credit may be claimed.

Confirmation of bookings and map will be provided on reservations

Delegates are personally responsible for the payment of the conference fee

 

Please contact us at tel. 079 497 9183,
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if you do have any questions.