Business leaders, c-suite executives and senior managers across industries converged on the Forum in Bryanston, Sandton, on 27 September 2023 as 4Sight Holdings presented the 2023 Converge AI Summit.

The conference took place against the backdrop of rapid advancement and innovation driven by artificial intelligence (AI) in corporate and industrial business environments.

“In the last six months, the world has changed considerably due to the impact that automation in data processing and generative AI is having on society at large and businesses in particular,” said Tertius Zitzke, CEO at 4Sight Holdings.

4Sight Holdings presented the 2023 Converge AI Summit on 27 September 2023. Supplied by 4Sight Holdings

4Sight Holdings presented the 2023 Converge AI Summit on 27 September 2023. Supplied by 4Sight Holdings

“The reality is that AI is here, and the time to adopt this technology is now. If business leaders hesitate to make the decision to invest and start their journey to AI-enabled operations today, they risk losing ground to their competitors.”

Ravi Bhat, chief technology and solutions officer for Microsoft – Africa region, presented the event keynote together with Tertius Zitzke, on AI in Business.

Willie Ackerman, 4Sight’s chief sales and marketing officer said, “The event, themed ‘Future Forward 4Sight’, hosted a prominent panel of speakers who shared significant insights with the 300 delegates in attendance, empowering them to accelerate their digital AI transformation journeys and future-proof their businesses.”

“The breakaway sessions that followed, spanned three streams – operational technologies, information technologies and business environment. These streams covered customer use case presentations and 30 technology presentations, which all included a link to AI in different vertical sector and market contexts,” added Ackerman.

“Attendees experienced real-world examples showcasing how companies successfully integrate AI and other advanced digital technologies into their operations to advance their digital capabilities and improve their operations,” continued Zitzke.

Experts from 4Sight Holdings and the event’s strategic partners covered topics related to digitalising business across all major vertical markets and industries to unlock the power of visibility, enhance efficiencies, minimise risk and maximise profitability.

“Speakers also took a future-forward look at AI’s role in businesses, with presentations that covered the application of AI in the industrial metaverse, workplace modernisation in preparation for AI and the future of an ESG-integrated business with AI at its heart, among others,” continued Ackerman.

“Multiple streams demonstrated how 4Sight combines market leading technologies with our unique approach and the domain expertise held by our people to help businesses make the quantum leap to Enterprise 5.0 organisations of the future – no matter the industry in which they operate,” concluded Zitzke.