DKVG Advisory Services & Digiblu Conference
4iR – The impact on your business

13 March 2020
08:00 – 14:00 (registration from 08:00 and starts @ 09:00).
FNB Auditorium, Portside
FNB Portside (parking arrangements will be provided closer to the date).

1. Danny Myburgh - Managing Director at Cyanre
2. Corne Goosen - Advocate of the High Court
3. Steve Burke - Co-Founder and CEO at Digiblu
4. Stephan Claassen - Provincial Head of
Western and Eastern Cape Provinces at First National Bank
5. Gerrie van Gaalen – Head of IT & IP at
De Klerk & van Gend Inc. and
DKVG Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd



Danny Myburgh

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Corne Goosen
Advocate of the High Court

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Steve Burke

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Stephan Claassen
First National Bank

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Gerrie van Gaalen

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Danny Myburgh
Managing Director at Cyanre

Danny Myburgh is the Managing Director of Cyanre, The Digital Forensic Lab and LexTrado EDS, which specialises in digital forensic investigations, Managed Security Services, Incident Response, e-discovery services and litigation support services. He established and commanded the SAPS National Computer Crime Investigation Unit from 2000 until 2002.

Danny was the chairman of the Interpol African Working Party on Cyber Crime from 2002 until 2005 and represented Africa on the Interpol International Steering Committee on Cyber Crime. He was the chairperson of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Cyber Forensic Forum from 2011 to early 2016 and again since the beginning of 2018. Finally, Danny was also a member of the BRICS Expert Working Group on Cyber Security aimed at enhancing the coordination on Cybersecurity issues between the BRICS States.

Danny holds a BCom Honours degree in Information Systems - Cyber Forensics (UCT-2013) (Cum Laude) and a MCom – Forensic Accounting degree (NWU-2016) (Cum Laude).

Topic: Understanding the Cyber Attack Chain and how to protect yourselves against it.

Most victims of cybercrime at some stage ask the question – WHY ME? or WHY DID THIS HAPPEN TO US? – well, typically a cyber-attack is not the result of a hacker waking up one day and thinking it would be a great idea to attack your organisation. It is typically the result of either an automated “search” for potential victims or a painstaking, methodical assessment of potential victims to identify the most vulnerable or most susceptible to an attack. If you understand how a criminal selects his victim, you could strengthen your defences. In this discussion we will walk you through a typical Attack Chain – the methodology an attacker will follow – and point out how they identify weaknesses and exploit it, with the aim of assisting organisations to improve their security.

Corne Goosen
Advocate of the High Court

Corne is a member of the Pretoria Bar and specialises in Labour Law and the Law of Contract. As a CEDR accredited mediator, Corne has had appearances in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Disciplinary Hearings, High Court, Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court. He is also an Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Topic: The impact of technological developments on your workforce and how to work with the consequence thereof.

Steve Burke
Co-Founder and CEO at Digiblu

DigiBlu uses software robotics and AI to create and operate digital workforces. We also provide Automation-as-a-Service offerings from our Robotic Operations Centre in Cape Town. With offices in the UK and SA, DigiBlu is a Blue Prism Partner of the Year and Steve sits on their Partner Executive Council. In addition to Blue Prism, our ecosystem for Intelligent Automation includes AntWorks, BluePrismCloud and TrustPortal technologies.

Steve operates at the vanguard of digital innovation. He was the Business Development Manager for Digitization at Marconi Electronic Systems in the late '90s. He then went on to management consulting with AT Kearney, where he helped design and launch a dotcom business for an international insurer. He then transformed the UK Pensions Service and lead the operations transformation for a retail bank. In SA, he joined Absa bank to set up and run the group’s strategic programmes and was integration director after the acquisition by Barclays. Over the next ten years, Steve developed strategies and ran transformation programmes for many banks and insurers.

He is also a keen boxer and owns the renowned Armoury Boxing Club in Cape Town.

Steve was formerly a Major in the British Parachute Regiment and was trained in leadership, strategy and tactics at Staff College and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He holds an MSc in Design of Information Systems (Cranfield) and a BSc (Hons) in International Politics (Aberystwyth).

Topic: The impact of Intelligent Automation on organisations and people

Automation is becoming more pervasive with the focus switching towards Intelligent Automation. Consequently, Robotic Process Automation is becoming the mainstream route begin followed impacting organisations, their people and the population at large.

Stephan Claassen
Provincial Head of Western and Eastern Cape Provinces at First National Bank

Stephan Claassen studied BCom LLB at the University of Stellenbosch and is an admitted attorney. He has been with the FirstRand Group since 2000 and has held various positions, incl. Deputy CEO of FNB Commercial and Executive Director of FirstRand India. As part of his career, he worked and he lived in East Africa, as well as in India while setting up FirstRand Bank there.
He is an entrepreneur at heart with investments in some innovative businesses in the fields of entertainment/technology, manufacturing and property. He also serves on the boards of a number of NGO’s and loves mountain biking and travelling with his family.

Bringing home the 4iR: How platforms and technology are changing South Africa’s businesses and creating growth opportunities.

South Africa is not immune to the influences and impact of the 4iR. The 4iR is playing a leading role in how South African businesses run their business as well as in the creation of growth opportunities.

Gerrie van Gaalen
Director, DKVG Attorneys

Gerrie grew up in Empangeni in Zululand, where he was the head boy of Empangeni High School. He obtained his B Com (Law) and LLB degrees at the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and was admitted as an Attorney in 1997.

Between 1997 and 2004, Gerrie worked in London and Amsterdam in the Global Transaction Services division of ABN AMRO Bank. During his stay in London, he obtained his LLM (Computers and Communications Law) degree from Queen Mary College, University of London. Upon returning to South Africa, Gerrie joined Van Gaalen Attorneys in Johannesburg, where he stayed until joining DKVG in 2016.

Gerrie has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of IT (fintech, crypto assets, NFTs, Artificial Intelligence), intellectual property, eCommerce, communications (and related corporate and commercial transactions), data protection (locally and internationally), risk management, and corporate governance.

Gerrie has shared his niche legal knowledge via numerous media articles, radio interviews, and conference addresses. He serves on the governing body of SNAP Academy, a school for children with autism and developmental disabilities. When he’s not spending time with his wife and three children, Gerrie indulges his passions for mountain biking and art.