Nov. 5–6, 2015 – Berlin, Germany

Hugo van Zyl

SA Telkom

Hugo has almost 14 years' progressive experience leading fixed and mobile network and IT service delivery (design and development) and network operations.  Hugo spent six years on the supplier side, and the last eight years with operators. A career highlight has been contributing to the the successful launch and management of Telkom’s multimillion-dollar business program for Mobile services, involving vendor management beyond deployment into Managed Services Operations.

Hugo leads and manages a high-performance and multi-cultural team that work cross-functionally to achieve ongoing aggressive business goals.  With one foot in the Network and the other in IT  he has a unique understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of both areas of work.

Hugo is married and raising three sons, currently living in Johannesburg, South Africa.


The Smart Emerging Economy, empowered through tech-laboration”. Emerging economies stand to benefit greatly from the enabling and empowering effect that data brings through information, organising and ultimately tech-laboration between people to fuel the micro economy. We’ll look here into the possibilities that access to the internet brings to fuelling emerging economies in a sustainable way, and shed light on challenges of access to the exciting new internet.