Innovation 2018: UCT Techfest to feature futuristic gadgets this year!

13 Mar 2018 - 09:15

On 17 and 18 April 2018, UCT's preferred IT vendors, as well as Cell C, SMD Technologies, and Microsoft, will be showing off the latest tech at the UCT Technology Festival (Techfest).

DISCOVER

The event will be hosted in Memorial Hall on upper campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., so make sure you pop in and check out the coolest gadgets available, grab some free popcorn and play with some awesome technology!

This year we are joined by UCT's School of IT, who will bring along some amazing technology for you to view and play with. Their offerings include drones, VR headsets, an emotive headset, and a 3D printer. This will be in addition to the fantastic tech offered by our vendors.

 

LEARN

There is also an exciting line up of info sessions on various topics from software to productivity, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure running in the venue, using silent disco technology. Seating is limited, so we recommend booking ahead of time. To book, pleas email icts-training@uct.ac.za

 

WIN!

There will be loads of prizes and giveaways, too. Enter the lucky draw at the door. There will also be exciting tech and accessories for sale at the event, so come prepared. Be sure to scan your staff or student card as you come in, to enter the competition.

Some of the prizes include:

The event is open to all, but only UCT staff and students are eligible to win prizes (see the Terms and Conditions of the competition). There's no entry fee, but you will need to scan your student or staff card at the door to enter the competition.

 

INFO SESSIONS

17 April

Time slot

Topic

Blurb

Presenter

10:00 – 10:45

Virtual Desktops

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In this session, we will demonstrate how virtual desktops and apps hosted in the cloud can assist you to access Windows applications and computers over any network, anyplace, anytime.

This exciting new service will mean you can securely access the UCT desktop environment from all your devices wherever you are.

Bruce Fielies (ICTS) & EUC Africa

11:00 -  11:45

Modern Productivity

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With a new workforce graduating from their studies, we see a generation used to instant, on-demand access to information with an 'anywhere, anytime' approach to the way they work.

In this session, we'll see how 5 different generations – from young to old – can work together and express themselves using the tools and channels they're used to.

Michael Mullany (Microsoft)

12:00 – 12:45

iPad - Busting the Myths

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Many people consider the iPad to be a device which is primarily for consuming content – be it web, email, news, or video.

Join us and see why, for most people, the iPad with iOS 11 is not only the best device they need for all their digital requirements, but also the most appropriate.

Come and learn about the true power and possibilities of the iPad!

Alan Goldberg
(Director of Education at Digicape)

13:00 – 13:45

Skype for Business

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Many people in our organisation have a need to communicate and collaborate with co-workers and business partners around the world.  By leveraging Skype for Business features such as IM, video calling, voice and content sharing via your PC or mobile device, Skype for Business enables you to stay in contact with co-workers and business partners regardless of their location.

Join us as we guide you through the steps which will enable you to take advantage of these features.

Craig Beukes & Mcguigan Lakay (ICTS)

14:00 – 14:45

The Power of OneNote

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OneNote is a free-form information-gathering and multi-user collaboration tool. Take notes and screenshots, create course material, present content, save, search and tag notes, and use it to organise, collaborate, and share content.

Join us and learn how to use this great tool.

Laz Taho (ICTS Training)

18 April

Time slot

Topic

Blurb

Presenter

10:00 – 10:45

Paperless, Cashless, and Faceless

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Come and find out how computer technology like cloud computing has given rise to a confluence of paperless, cashless and faceless services.

Without realising it, many of us constantly use paperless, cashless and faceless services to make our lives easier and more efficient. In this info session, we will find out more about how they work and what they are capable of.

Kevin Johnston,
(School of IT)

11:00 -  11:45

Office 365: Collaboration and productivity

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Modern technologies are changing everything in the workplace. Office 365 offers you features that make it easier to communicate, collaborate, and be productive from anywhere at any time.

Join us to learn more about the apps and features that can help you achieve efficiency and enhanced productivity in your work and studies.

Ghamza Jacobs
(
ICTS Training)

12:00 – 12:45

Azure in Africa

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Microsoft has announced the launch of two Azure data centres in South Africa, the first in the African region for any major cloud provider.

Learn more about Azure and how cloud computing has revolutionised entire industries – from education to business – and how small start-ups can use this remarkable tool to instantly match Fortune 500 companies in technical and agile power.

Michael Mullany (Microsoft)

13:00 – 13:45

iPad - Busting the Myths

BOOK NOW

Many people consider the iPad to be a device which is primarily for consuming content – be it web, email, news, or video.

Join us and see why, for most people, the iPad with iOS 11 is not only the best device they need for all their digital requirements, but also the most appropriate.

Come and learn about the true power and possibilities of the iPad!

Paul Wernich,
(Apple Education Trainer at Digicape)

14:00 – 14:45

Empowering Digital Workplaces in Higher Education

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In an era of globalisation and advanced telecommunications, the Higher Education sector is growing enormously and diversifying its offerings both locally and abroad. With huge challenges come huge opportunities, and leaders in the field must ponder the opportunities for partnerships and collaboration on various levels. Shaheed Cajee
(Ricoh)

 

OUR SPONSORS

COMPETITION WINNERS

 

  • iPad mini
    • Winner: George Rautenbach
  • Microsoft XBOX ONE (eligible students only – see terms and conditions)
    • Winner: Arthur Ngwenya
  • HM Jamoji Bluetooth Speaker from Digicape
    • Winner: Pabalelo Moreti
  • Skullcandy STIM headphones from Digicape
    • Winner: Miya Majola
  • Proline UC10 2 in 1 tablet.
    • Winner: Hope Popela
  • 2 x UBTECH Jimu Robot from Proline
    • Winner: Sandisa Kock
    • Winner: Nokuthula Shabalala
  • Logitec Wonderboom wireless speaker from Proline
    • Winner: Dino Kingsley-Rizzo
  • 2x Rocka Edge Series HD Action Cameras from SMD Technologies
    • Winner: Rachael Leslie
    • Winner: Jamie Petersen
  • 2 x Volkano Power Banks from SMD Technologies
    • Winner: Wadia Joseph
    • Winner: Graham Davies
  • 1 x  Rocka bluetooth headphones from SMD Technologies
    • Winner: Lerato Ngexe
  • 2 x Rocka Bluetooth Speakers from SMD Technologies
    • Winner: Pumlani Totoyi
    • Winner:
  • 2 x Rocka earphones from SMD Technologies
    • Winner: Cassandra Mokoto
    • Winner: Tlhologelo Moswane
  • 2 x Laptop backpacks from SMD Technologies
    • Winner: Stella Buley
    • Winner: Jayne Alexander
  • 3x SP213SUw wireless printers from Ricoh
    • Winner: Wian Van Zyl
    • Winner: James Stoffberg
    • Winner: Joel Paries
  • 1x Theta 360 camera from Ricoh 
    • Winner: Prashil Narotam
  • 5 X 10gb data sim cards from Cell C
    • Winner: Russel Williams
    • Winner: Divan Jagers
    • Winner: Danny Kamika 
    • Winner: Takudzwa Mugombi
    • Winner:
  • Western Digital LIVE media player
    • Winner: Luci Graham
  • 3 x Laptop bag
    • Winner: Shelley Niekerk
    • Winner: Junaid Musa
    • Winner: Alyssa Ramwell
  • 10 8GB flash drives
    • Winner: Janine Dunlop
    • Winner: Sphamandla Nyawo
    • Winner: Raeesah Cassiem
    • Winner: Lerato Mahanuke
    • Winner: Nuraan Nackerdien
    • Winner: Yondela Matwele 
    • Winner: Loyiso Gasa
    • Winner: Fayrooza Rawoot 
    • Winner: Tiiso Motabola 
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