Military ICT to take centre stage at symposium

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its benefits to develop the defence community will take centre stage at the Military Information Communication Symposium of South Africa (MICSA) that will get underway next week.

“The aim of MICSSA 2018 is to continue with the tradition of building on the opportunity of promoting information and communications related development between the Defence Community, Government and Industry; local and international. MICSSA provides the platform where ideas, strategies, requirements and potential solutions can be shared and discussed,” said the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

MICSA 2018, which is set to take place from 14 to 18 May 2018, at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, will be held under the theme “Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a military capability”.

SANDF together with Armaments Corporation of South Africa (ARMSCOR), Counsel for Scientific and Information Research (CSIR) and State Information Technology Agency (SITA), will play host to though leaders in the military ICT sector during the symposium.

High profile speakers such as Professor Basie von Solms, research professor in the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Johannesburg and Hemoed-Römer Heitman, South African author and military analyst will take to the podium to discuss the management of military ICT.

“The management of Military ICT has become very complex due to the flexibility that it requires to accommodate a wide range of diversified operations. Added to this is the provision and management of the enabling administrative ICT abilities underpinning the successful achievement of effective operations,” said the SANDF.

MICSA is seen as a great platform for all military ICT stakeholders to showcase talents and knowledge of the subject at hand and gain recognition from the defence community, as well as government and other ICT related industries, both local and international. 

Patronship opportunities by civilian companies/organisations are available in support of MICSSA 2018. Registration is done via the MICSSA Website: –

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