Mr Pieter Theron – Industry 4.O Country Lead

We will explain what it takes to be a ‘Digital Champion,’ companies that gain real competitive advantages by viewing digitization in ways that are aggressively innovative, well beyond mere automation and networking. In a recent report, we surveyed more than 1,155 manufacturing executives in 26 countries (including South Africa) to explore the role of Digital Champions and what distinguishes them – to uncover the recipe that potentially allows them to outpace their competitors. This presentation is intended to lay out the strategic, operational, technological and people-related capabilities that you need to be one of those companies.

Pieter is a Partner/Director (Pr.Eng) within the Technology Consulting division of PwC South Africa working with clients in the Energy, Utilities, Mining, Industrial Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Retail, Transport and Logistics industries since 1991.  He is the South African sponsor for Industry 4.0. He is experienced in a wide range of areas with specific key expertise obtained working on advisory, project management, construction and system deployment in his focus industries.  He likes to activate client thinking around digital transformation opportunities.