Innovations in Smart Environments


Thursday, November 8

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Gold / Silver Room

Sponsored Plenary Session

Innovations in Smart Environments

Technology is evolving at a pace that often exceeds our ability to apply it to best effect. Sometimes this is a resource constraint, other times it is innovation and how we apply its potential. We have confidence that the best uses of technology improve the human condition and environment in which we live. 

Dimension Data and Juniper believe in doing great things with the use and adoption of technology, and in this keynote session, will share some of our favourite innovations in smart environments.


Grant Sainsbury
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice-President, Dimension Data

Grant Sainsbury is Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President of Solutions, and a member of the Executive Leadership Team for Dimension Data Americas. As an industry thought leader, Grant has responsibility for the innovation and development of market-relevant, services-based solutions. He has been with Dimension Data for 17 years, and prior to joining, held positions with Cisco Systems, the National Bank of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Army.

Grant is a Certified Management Accountant, and also holds a BCA and BSc from Victoria University of Wellington (NZ). He has held a variety of technical and industry certifications throughout his career and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the North Carolina Technology Association and on the board of the Sunset Learning Institute.

Grant is a regular contributing author and spokesperson for Dimension Data, and has been a speaker at many industry events.