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IOT FORUM AFRICA 2017

March 29-30, 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Internet of Things is the next big wave in technology, with major repercussions for Africans. By connecting everyday devices to the Internet, the Internet of Things opens up a host of new opportunities and challenges for companies, governments and consumers. The IoT has the potential to solve many of the issues the African continent is currently facing. And many African countries have already embarked on the IoT journey. Healthcare providers in Ethiopia are monitoring the health status of outpatients to better adjust treatment. Intelligent traffic lights in Nairobi are helping ease traffic congestion. Utility providers in South Africa are using load-limiting smart meters that can warn residents ahead of imminent controlled outages. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), satellite imagery, DNA analysis and apps are being used as part of conservation efforts – by predicting poaching attempts and monitoring wildlife.