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##SiliconBurgPOT Vol.5 Networking Event

'Silicon Burg International (Pty) Ltd' is proud to host 'The Power of Technology Networking Event Series' on the first Thursday evening every 2 months. In this next event we move to the heart of Sandton. Our topic for the evening is ‘POPI Act and GDPR.’ If you run any sort of business or thinking of starting a business the ‘POPI Act and GDPR’ applies to you and your business whether you are online or not. Have you taken the necessary steps to be compliant as well as avoid liability? There will be a round table discussion with 2 special guests to elaborate and expand in more depth:

1. Okeletsang Mookeletsi from O.R. Mookeletsi Attorneys
Okeletsang is an admitted attorney who finished her articles in Pretoria in 2009. She went on to work with big brand companies including the likes of Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd, Nedbank Limited and British Petroleum (Pty) Ltd. She is well versed in drafting, reviewing and negotiating legal agreements. Her experience includes ensuring companies comply with the law, training on new legislation, consulting on legal issues and providing holistic legal solutions. As a commercial attorney who specialises in among other things, technology law and alternative dispute resolution procedures, she believes in providing bespoke solutions to clients. She has a peculiar interest in space, as in outer space. As such, she has enrolled for a Masters degree with UCT on the Philosophy of Space Studies. Outside work she is a member of Mandela Washington Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI.) She is also involved in working with under privileged communities through an organization called the National Council of African Women (NCAW). This organization was established in 1937 and it lives to improve the lives of vulnerable South Africans to date.

2. Marika Scott from Legal Empire (Pty) Ltd
Marika is the Managing Director and a Senior Legal Advisor at Legal Empire (Pty) Ltd and legal advisor to Woman of Stature. She has spoken on radio many times with regards to many dynamic legal topics including the legal stance in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Contracts, Children’s Rights, POPI, GDPR and many more. She litigated on a vast variety of matters as a practicing Advocate during 2000-2006, joined the Corporate Sector thereafter and won a Medal from China for excellent work in the Contractual field. Marika is currently on the forefront of commencing the operation of a unique business model in making legal services more widely accessible and affordable to individuals across South Africa.

Mingle amongst successful business owners, entrepreneurs and innovators, we will talk business/technology, apps will be soft-launched, and yes everyone will get an opportunity to grow their network.

At #SiliconBurgPOT we are always looking to add more value and after a discussion between some of our Sponsors/Partners we have decided we to open another section we call ‘Airtime.’ Here either established businesses or aspiring entrepreneurs will get 120 seconds to pitch. Thereafter we as a community will pose questions or provide feedback. If you are interested in this please email a 1000 character description of your business or idea to: Make sure you are there on the night to see if you got selected

Date: 2nd August 2018
Time: 17h30 for 18h30
Venue: OPEN Sandton
Address: 138 West Street, Sandton (opposite Sandton GauTrain and Nelson Mandela Square)
Price: this is a free event
Limited secure parking will be made available (parking available at Sandton City if parking is full)
Seats available: 120
Agenda: In general we will be talking about technology and business
Technical aspect: POPI Act and GDPR
Social - #SiliconBurgPOT

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