Prof. Brian Armstrong is an industry veteran and thought leader on technology and digitalisation.
He has over 30 years business experience, most recently as the Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Telkom, where he is widely credited with having turned around Telkom Business and being a key part of the Telkom group turnaround team.
Before that he established BT Global Services in the Middle East and Africa.
He has a PhD in Electronic Engineering from University College London and has recently accepted an offer from Wits Business School to take on the role of Adjunct Professor in the Chair of Digital Business.
Business Scientist, Businessman, Speaker
Brian Armstrong is South Africa’s pre-eminent thought leader on Digitalisation and Business Strategy.
Sought after as a Board member and advisor and consultant on digital transformation and brings a unique depth of insight and practical experience to this often hyped and confused field.
Brian Armstrong is known as one of the industry’s most engaging speakers and consistently gets in excess of 80% “9 & 10” scores for his presentations and workshops.
His talks are simultaneously engaging, actionable and challenging, and provide a clear clarion call as businesses embark on their exciting, but sometimes daunting, journeys into the digital future.
Prof. Brian Armstrong
The talk, “Lessons from the present ‐ where to play and how to win in the digital age” looks at case studies and lessons from the present to formulate a model of where businesses should focus, and how they can compete better, to achieve sustainable competitive advantage in this digital age.
Business, Society and Technology: A heady cocktail of disruption
Digitalisation in South Africa / Africa: Opportunities and Challenges
Digitalisation: strategy, opportunities and dilemmas
The dark side of Digital – critical issues that Business Leaders should be thinking about now
Brian currently lectures at WITS and is available for virtual and keynote talks