JOHANNESBURG
21 - 25 May 2018

CAPE TOWN
28 & 29 May 2018

Hackathon mentors and judges

Meet the mentors

Bernard Mashala Bernard Mashala ('Kwena')

Bernard Mashala
Charity Chirowamhangu Charity Chirowamhangu

Chirowamhangu is an expert in Cyber Security, IT Risk and Assurance for the past 14 years. Previously worked in the Big Four and has been in the Banking and Financial Services industry since.

She has a passion for Cyber security and, over the years, has gained local and international significant knowledge and experience in both the technical (operational) and management areas of Cyber security. Previous roles have included working in Dubai and India. Her qualifications include an MBL, CISSP, CGEIT, CISA, and Honors in Information Systems and Business Management.

Charity Chirowamhangu
Noluxolo Gcaza, cyber security researcher, CSIR Noluxolo Gcaza cyber security researcher, CSIR
cyber security researcher, CSIR

Noluxolo Gcaza is a researcher at heart. She has a PhD in Information Technology obtained at Nelson Mandela University. From her masters degree she has been captured by her interest in Cybersecurity focusing aspects including governance, awareness and education as well as culture. Inherently her research interests remain in the realm of cybersecurity. She has written quite a number of research articles on the this realm both conference and journal articles. Currently she is a Cybersecurity researcher at the CSIR and her responsibilities include developing cybersecurity policies, conducting gap analysis, conducting risk assessment and writing research articles.

Noluxolo Gcaza, cyber security researcher, CSIR
Ridewaan Hanslo, senior cyber defence specialist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Ridewaan Hanslo senior cyber defence specialist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
senior cyber defence specialist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Software engineer by profession, Ridewaan has been actively involved in the IT industry since 2002, spanning experience across departments such as development, cyber security, analysis, networking, teaching, research and support.
Highlights of experience and credentials includes, being a Senior Software Engineer, Cyber Defence Specialist, Advisory Board Member, Online Tutor, Director, volunteer Software Architect, existing MSc: Computer Science academic and Certified IT Professional.

Ridewaan Hanslo, senior cyber defence specialist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Steve Jump Steve Jump Head of corporate information security governance, Telkom SA SOC Ltd
Head of corporate information security governance, Telkom SA SOC Ltd

Steve Jump has an unashamedly technical background, being both an engineering graduate and a chartered engineer. He uses it to translate complex technology into serious business. He is presently head of Corporate Information Security Governance at Telkom South Africa, where he expresses support, sympathy, incredulity, and fortunately, frequent flashes of inspiration at the state of information security governance in business today.

Jump started his career a long time ago in electronic systems engineering, and his practical experience in the design and testing of objects that were supposed to only go bang at the right time and place helped him develop not only a healthy disrespect for poor process and badly written software, but an eye for systemic problems that could not only lead to error and failure, but actually enable fraud.

He has established manufacturing centres and Internet communication providers around Africa, and has broad practical experience in technology, security and systems strategy. From his first encounters with Internet security, when he found out that in fact he didn't have any, he has spent a long time making sure others have the benefit of that knowledge.

Having worked in an industry that is governed and lives according to Moore's law for his entire working career, with in-depth experiential knowledge of electronic and IT systems development and the potential of contemporary software ecosystems, Jump is well able to both identify and predict the changes and risks in information management that consumerisation brings not just to the economics of the enterprise, but to society as a whole.

More recently, Jump has developed comprehensive information security and IT strategies, including enterprise architecture alignment of IT towards business needs, and the creation of a business-centric information security framework. Jump has transitioned a conventional IT security group function into a security governance function, almost recognisable as a part of enterprise risk management. He is conversant in the translation of new technologies, new regulatory requirements and new business models into the means to improve governance, reduce costs, and reduce information security risk to business.

Steve Jump
Sophia Moganedi, cybersecurity researcher, CSIR Cyber Security Department Sophia Moganedi cybersecurity researcher, CSIR Cyber Security Department
cybersecurity researcher, CSIR Cyber Security Department

Cyber defense researcher by profession. Involved in Information Security domain since 2014. Experience include software development, Cybersecurity analysis and research in security and privacy in Internet of Things domain. Currently pursuing Masters Degree in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things.

Experience include: Software developer, Cyber Defence Specialist, Cybersecurity Researcher.

Sophia Moganedi, cybersecurity researcher, CSIR Cyber Security Department
Francois Mouton, CSIR Francois Mouton CSIR
CSIR

Francois Mouton, CSIR
Nithen Naidoo,  CIO and co-founder, Snode Nithen Naidoo CIO and co-founder, Snode
CIO and co-founder, Snode

Nithen Naidoo, CIO and co-founder of Snode, has over 12 years of experience providing cyber security services in numerous countries, including the US, UK, Germany, the UAE, Nigeria, Vietnam and Egypt. He has been invited to speak at various conferences, such as The International E-Crime Forum, Information Security South Africa, Microsoft Security Conference and the ITWeb Security Summit.

Nithen Naidoo,  CIO and co-founder, Snode
Ivan Regasek, CEO, ITWeb Ivan Regasek CEO, ITWeb
CEO, ITWeb

Ivan Regasek has a lifelong love for all things computing and code, and goes without saying he much enjoys a good hackathon.

He started his career at ITWeb, went off into the big wide world where he worked on numerous applications from startup to enterprise, recently returning to ITWeb as Digital Officer and is now replacing his father as ITWeb's Chief.

He spends most of his time thinking about the future of information and how to do his bit to make Mzansi and the world a slightly better place.

Ivan Regasek, CEO, ITWeb
Grant Thompson, General Manager Information Security Operations, MTN Group Grant Thompson General Manager Group Security Operations, MTN
General Manager Group Security Operations, MTN

Grant has over 16 years' experience in the Information Security industry and has been involved in security projects in Africa and Europe. His career spans various industry sectors including Financial Services, Internet Service Providers, Telecommunications and numerous disciplines such as Product Development, Architecture, Consulting, Incident Response and Forensics. He holds the following degrees/certifications BSc in Information Technology Management, National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, CISSP, SCF, GSEC, GCFE, CCNP Security, CCDA, CCSE.

Grant Thompson, General Manager Information Security Operations, MTN Group
Keitumetsi Tsotetsi, consultant, PwC Keitumetsi Tsotetsi Cyber security risk assurance consultant, PwC
Cyber security risk assurance consultant, PwC

Keitumetsi Tsotetsi is a cyber security risk assurance consultant at PwC. She takes part in cyber maturity assessments and advisory, user awareness programmes, penetration testing and social engineering for industries including financial services, public services, telecommunications, logistics and mining.

Tsotetsi is also a technologist at Geekulcha, which is a hub for young IT professionals to collaborate in developing IT solutions that provide efficiency in the business environment. She is responsible for Geekulcha's technological architecture, corporate identity and governance.

Other places where she has spoken

  • National Science and Technology Forum (privacy)
  • ITWeb 2016 (digital divide – first world vs third world countries)
  • Carte Blanche (password security on social media)
  • Various hackathons organised by the Geekulcha team

Keitumetsi Tsotetsi, consultant, PwC

Meet the judges

Mohammed Hassem, Hassem Prag (previous CIO at First Rand India) Mo Hassem founding partner; Hassem Prag
founding partner; Hassem Prag

Mohammed Hassem, Hassem Prag (previous CIO at First Rand India)
Jay Prag, founding partner, founder partner, Hassem Prag Jay Prag founding partner; Hassem Prag
founding partner; Hassem Prag

Jay is a highly competent technology expert with a passion for IT. Jay joined Barclays Bank in September 1983, which became FNB and started a journey into becoming an IT Specialist over a 33 year period. Jay acquired expert knowledge in both business and technology in financial services with skills and competencies across the length and breadth of technology.

Areas of expertise include in-depth architectural knowledge on core banking with supporting technologies to enable large scale transactional volumes. The ability to manage and extend the banking platform with real-time integration to channels and to launch services across all channels has been a critical experience gained through thinking innovatively extending core capabilities. Enabling security with cryptography has been the core of some of the challenges relating to encrypting critical transactional processes.

The ability to design and provide banking solutions that are cost effective, innovative and superior with regards to Continuous Availability, Real-Time Processing Requirements and sustainability of architecture is extremely well founded with a knowledge base built over many years of experience.

Jay Prag, founding partner, founder partner, Hassem Prag
Lee Annamalai, CAM SMART Systems, CSIR Meraka Institute Lee Annamalai CAM SMART Systems, CSIR Meraka Institute
CAM SMART Systems, CSIR Meraka Institute

Lee Annamalai has a master's degree in engineering (electronics) from Pretoria and executive development from the University Of Stellenbosch. Up until 2008, he had spent nine years with the CSIR, six of which were as manager of the Optronics Sensor System within the Defence Peace Safety and Security Unit.

In July 2008, he was requested by the Department Science and Technology to formally manage the establishment of the South African National Space Agency, within the CSIR, having previously been involved in the development of the agency business case – The National Space Strategy and feasibility studies for future space programmes. In 2010, he was appointed to the Board of the SA National Space Agency, and chaired the Business Planning, Strategy and Governance committee. He had oversight responsibility over the Agency Strategy and Organisational Performance.

In 2011, he re-joined the CSIR at the Meraka Institute, to head up the Earth Observation and ICT team, and currently is manager of the SMART Systems Group with an emphasis on digital disruption technologies for Industry 4.0. He has assumed leadership and innovation management roles in the electricity distribution restructuring of SA, feasibility of projects in the National Space Programme, new applications and commercial solutions development in Earth observation using space technologies, strategic equity partner at Aurecon, and he cofounded Optronics Africa.

Annamalai has 17 years of experience in engineering and technology management and business turnaround, inclusive of lean start-up, technology, research and innovation programme management (multiple projects), business governance, engineering and entrepreneurial human capital development, business strategy and implementation.

Lee Annamalai, CAM SMART Systems, CSIR Meraka Institute

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