The Cloud Developer Bootcamp

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Learn to rapidly develop and deploy mobile, IoT (Internet of Things) and analytics applications in the Cloud.

We are running 3 Tracks during the day and guest are able to attend all three, or specific tracks of interest.


Mobile: 10h00 to 11h30
Learn to use the cloud to create your mobile app or add mobile capabilities to an existing web app.

Early Lunch: 11h30 to 12h30

IoT (Internet of Things): 12h30 to 14h00
Learn to rapidly compose and extend apps that take advantages of data and analytics from your connected devices and sensors.
Guest Speaker: Martin Weiss (Biography below)

Coffee Break: 14h00 to 14h30

Analytics: 14h30 to 16h00
Leverage the cloud environments to uncover insights faster, and with more ease, from all types of data by using IBM Embeddable Reporting to embed analytics into your applications.

Guest Speaker - IoT: Martin Weiss

Martin has been in the telecoms development industry since 1991. He has extensive experience in electronic design, product development and solutions engineering within the instrumentation and telecoms fields. Most recently, he has served as the Technical Director of Trinity Telecoms, a South African M2M startup service provider where he was responsible for the company’s technical strategy for future development. Martin has successfully secured and been granted six technology patents and his qualifications include a BSc in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Medicine in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently working with GHIA - a partnership between the SA Medical Research Council and PATH, a Seattle/Washington based NPO (see and, with a mission to design, develop and bring appropriate health technologies to the market at primary care level, focussing on women and children in SA and Africa at large. His role within GHIA is to define the strategy for connected medical devices for National Health in South Africa.

Activities during the day:

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Our Speakers:

Kearan Mc Pherson (Mobile)
Kearan is a Cloud Technical Specialist, the Cloud Orchestration Lead for MEA and a certified IT Specialist. He has extensive experience with emerging technologies like cloud and mobile. Kearan has authored an IBM Mobile Redbook and holds a BSc Honours degree in Computer Science.

Indran Naick (IoT)
Indran is the CTO for IBM Cloud Ecosystem in MEA, a Certified Senior IT Architect and an IBM Master Inventor. He has extensive experience working with enterprises and
startups having spent over 14 years working for IBM in Austin, Texas. Indran has presented at several global conferences, is a graduate of WITS and holds over 2 dozen patents.

Gcinumzi Sincadu (IoT)
Gcinumzi 'Gman' is an IT Specialist for Cloud Ecosystem at IBM. He joined IBM in 2009 as graduate. During his tenure in IBM, Gcinumzi has worked with IBM partners to assist them in incorporating IBM hardware & software in their solutions. He also enables the IBM ecosystem of developers, startups and academia on IBM Cloud technologies such as Bluemix. He is a graduate of WITS.

Kugendran Naidoo (Analytics)
Kugendran is an Analytics Architect with over 15 years of industry consulting experience in Banking, Telco and Energy & Utilities. He is an adventurer and technology fundi who also enjoys curling up to a good fantasy novel ... when the wind direction is just right.

Stefan van der Stockt (Watson)
Stefan is an applied researcher and senior developer in the IBM Watson Prototypes & SWAT team in Austin, Texas. Stefan has been with IBM for 11 years and has worked in diverse areas such as BPM, SOA, Cloud and Predictive Analytics. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Artificial Intelligence and is a passionate inventor with 6 US Patent filings.