Postgraduate Research &
Innovation Symposium (PRIS)

Join our Industry/ Tech Talks

Our Industry/ Tech Talks provide a symbiotic interface between our students and members of the industry.

Students get an industry perspective from working professionals, who in turn get to address the next generation of talent in STEM fields. 

Take a look at our 2024  Industry/ Tech Talks

Date

Company

Topics

Video

7 Aug 2024

  • A Day in the Life of an Industrial Research Engineer

  •  Overview of Sasol bursaries and graduate development program.

Coming soon…

8 May 2024

  • ICT Quality Assurance Matrix in Practice

  • Gradhack Presentation

  • UKZN Alumni

25 April 2024

  • AI tools and Deployment

  • The Youth Offerings at Standard Bank

12 April 2024

  • Cloud Computing – Cloud Storage
  • BSG Recruitments and Student Opportunities
  • UKZN Alumni

10 April 2024

  • Data & Analytics in Banking
  • FNB Recruitments and the Graduate Programme
  • Graduate Programme at FNB

Coming soon…

Take a look at our 2023  Industry/ Tech Talks

Date

Company

Topics

HITS

Video

11 October 2023

  • Navigating the choice of on-premise vs cloud-based solutions
  • Recruitment initiatives
  • Product Awareness
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03 – 04 August 2023

  • FNB – Application Programming Interface
  • BSG – Accelerate your Career proudly brought to you
  • Alumni – How did studies at UKZN prepare you for life after university?
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02 August 2023

  • Generative AI
  • Perspectives and Policy on Generative AI
  • Navigating the Legal Landscape of Generative AI: Research and Consideration
  • Generative AI in Busines
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26 April 2023

  • Introduction to Git and GitHub
  • Graduate opportunities at BSG
  • Journey and experience at BSG since graduating from UKZN
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25 May 2023

  • Generative AI: the good and the bad
  • Graduate opportunities at FNB
  •  Graduate training in System Analysis
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Take a look at our 2022  Industry/ Tech Talks

Date

Company

Topics

HITS

Video

25 Oct 2022

  • First Principle of AI/ML
  • University Recruitment
  • Selection Process at BSG
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19 Oct 2022

  • Microsoft FarmBeats: AI, Edge & IoT for Agriculture
  • University recruitment

TBD

 

To be added

 

13 Oct 2022

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  • The world is changing so is MinTek
  • Semi-passive biological treatment of acid mine drainage
  • Alumni perspective

TBD

7 Oct 2022

  • A Transputer-Based Digital Controller with high performance I/O for Motion Control Applications
  • Overview of Contour Technology
  • What we offer students
  • What we look for in graduates

TBD

5 Oct 2022

  • The Zoom Developer Platform Offers Solutions, Tools, And Resources That Enable Developers to Build Applications & Integrations That Use Zoom’s Video Based Communications Solutions or Integrate Core Zoom Technology
  • Recruitment Opportunities

TBD

23 Sept 2022

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  • This informative presentation aims to assist prospective registrants understand and navigate their way to successfully achieving ECSA registration and recognition

TBD

To be added

 

21 Sept 2022

  • Internet of Things Use Cases and Opportunities for Start-Ups
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15 Sept 2022

  • Overview of the CSIR Energy Centre
0

13 Sept 2022

  • Overview on Sasol Timelines for the Intake of Bursaries and
    Intake of Graduates on the Sasol Development Programme
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9 Sept 2022

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  • A brief company profile and an expose’ on how various academic fields (such as IT, Health sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry etc) converge at inqaba biotec
  • Recruitment Process and what potential applicants need to know
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7 Sept 2022

  • N2/N3 developments and jobs opportunities
  • SANRAL Recruitment Initiatives
  • SANRAL External Bursary Programme
0

Aug 2022

  • Recruitment process at Singular
  • Discovering Singular as a company
  • What is Management Consulting
  • The impact of Covid-19 on Management Consulting

 

0

Aug 2022

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  • Leveraging Open Source Software
  • Recruitment, employment opportunities and more
  • UKZN alumnus working @ Allan Gray
0

Aug 2022

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  • Elsevier career opportunities
  • Becoming an Elsevier Ambassador
  • LinkedIn Profile tips and tricks
  • Expanding your network
  • Awards at the Elsevier Foundation for Researchers
0

Aug 2022

  • Application of Data Science tools and techniques in retail
  • Recruitments, employment opportunities and more
  • Career journey since graduating from UKZN
0

Aug 2022

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  • Eskom skills development opportunities
  • Evolving Electrical Power Generation Mix and Power Grid 
  • Career Journey Since Graduating from UKZN
 
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Aug 2022

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  • Agricultural Opportunities for Young People
  • Role of young people in agriculture through the implementation of norms and standards for extensions and advisory services
  • Recruitment and selection procedures at KZN-DARD
0

Aug 2022

  • Learnership and Graduate Opportunities at Boxfusion
  • Overview of Boxfusion as a company
  • A sneak preview to the life of a BA/Dev in the work place

 

0

June 2022

  • Coding advice and tips for students in preparation on for the working world
0

June 2022

  • ITC quality assurance metrics in practice: use cases
  •  Recruitment, employment opportunities and more
0

May 2022

  • Software Quality Management and Testing

  • Recruitment, employment opportunities and more
0

Take a look at our 2021 Tech Talks

Date

Company

Topics

HITS

Downloads

Dec 2021

  • We invited 20+ research institutions and public/ private organisations to exhibit at the PRIS 2021, and present what their organisation’s had to offer.

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Nov 2021

  • Recruitment initiatives
  • Internship opportunities
  • Vacation work
  • Bursary opportunities
0

Oct 2021

  • Recruitment process at MS Office
  • Latest trends in IoT, cloud computing & AI
  • Industry perspective on using MS Office
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Sept 2021

  • The world of Agile and DevOps in industry
  • Career journey and experience since graduating from UKZN
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Aug/ Sept 2021

  • Recruitment process at Amazon
  • How I went from student to entry Engineer
  • Software testing and quality assurance
  • Amazon workshops
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Aug 2021

  • Understanding the environment
  • State management
  • Reacting to data
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