South Africa
January 23, 2018


Date:                    23 January 2018

Time:                    09h00 – 13h30

City:                      Johannesburg

Address:               Johnson & Johnson Medical S.A. | 0A Medical Road | Midrand 1685 | South Africa

Refreshments:     Tea/coffee in the morning and lunch

Following the success of the Collaboration Workshops in Johannesburg & Cape Town in 2017, Johnson & Johnson and WEConnect International in South Africa have partnered to host a one-day Collaboration Workshop for Women in ICT on 23rd January 2018 at the J&J office in Midrand.

This workshop is specially focused at building more collaboration between women business owners (WBOs) and women’s business enterprises (WBEs) in ICT. Leading businesses are learning how to collaborate more effectively to drive business results. The evolution of the modern workforce is driven by necessity (fast-paced, global competition and change) and opportunity (enabling technologies). Today’s workplace features fluid, cross-functional teaming amid globally dispersed and decidedly mobile businesses. Correspondingly, the ability to collaborate virtually is becoming a key driver of value creation.

A key focus of the day will be to ensure that the Women in ICT all get to know each other more and explore how they can best collaborate to exploit significant opportunities for networking and expertise. The workshop will focus on some identified market opportunities; market challenges, technology Trends in 2018 and business drivers behind digital transformation and cyber security

To kick off session each attendee will be asked to present about their business for 1 minute. The objective of this collaboration session is to:

  • Gain essential knowledge on collaboration principles and practices, such as rules of engagement
  • Establish rules of engagement for collaboration
  • Assist the groups in the clear distinction between collaboration, cooperation and consensus
  • Foster a collaborative culture that values talent, diversity, relationships and connections
  • Develop the collaborative leadership and management skills required to create trusting, collaborative environments that inspire and engage diverse groups of people to co-create.


 Registration -Tea and Coffee for Attendees   08:30 – 09:00
 Welcome, Introductions, Objectives of the Session Jean Chawapiwa, Country Director – WEConnect International in SA
Jacob Pretorius, Johnson & Johnson, South Africa
  09:00 – 09:10
1-Minute Pitch    All   09:10 – 09:30
Breakdown of IT capabilities  Marilyn Radebe, Soma Solutions   09:30 – 10:30
Technology Trends in 2018  Maeson Maherry, LawTrust   10:30 – 11:15
Tea Break   11:15 – 11: 30
Business Drivers Behind Digital Transformation and Cyber Security  Maeson Maherry, LawTrust   11:30 – 12.15
Next Steps: Compilation of ICT Company Register: Select Representative(s)   12:15 – 12:30
Lunch & Networking   12:30 – 13:30
Review workshop & actions  Organising team   13:30 – 15:00


For more information, contact: Jean Chawapiwa, Country Director of WEConnect International in SA: jchawapiwa@weconnectinternational.org I +27 836606586