Speakers

Dr Alex Rummel,  business development and engagement design, Digital Pathways Dr Alex Rummel  Business development and engagement design, Digital Pathways Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Business development and engagement design, Digital Pathways
Dr Alex Rummel,  business development and engagement design, Digital Pathways

Dr Alex Rummel has been working with blue-chip companies since 1995, in Europe and SA, in the areas of financial services, retail, telco and media. He was instrumental in designing and implementing customer-facing solutions for the likes of Old Mutual, Sanlam, Investec, Vodacom and Edcon.

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Andrew Moodley, Chief digital officer, Axiz Andrew Moodley  Chief digital officer, Axiz Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Chief digital officer, Axiz
Andrew Moodley, Chief digital officer, Axiz

Andrew Moodley joined Axiz in September 2013 as the executive for Advanced Technologies, the value-added start-up within Axiz. He brought over six years’ experience in the distribution sector and prior to that spent 10 years in various technology and business roles within the ISP and telco sector.

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Anish Shivdasani,CEO and co-founder, Giraffe Anish Shivdasani  CEO and co-founder, Giraffe Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
CEO and co-founder, Giraffe
Anish Shivdasani,CEO and co-founder, Giraffe

Anish Shivdasani is CEO and co-founder of Giraffe, an award-winning mobile technology start-up that helps businesses recruit medium-skilled workers 10 times faster and cheaper than any other way – by automatically matching jobseekers with employers.

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Anton Cabral, Partner and managing executive, LRMG Performance Agency Digital Anton Cabral  Partner and managing executive, LRMG Performance Agency Digital Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Partner and managing executive, LRMG Performance Agency Digital
Anton Cabral, Partner and managing executive, LRMG Performance Agency Digital

Anton Cabral began his career in computer-related positions after completing a BSc in mathematical sciences (computer science and informatics). He joined LRMG (www.lrmg.co.za) in October 2004 as part of the eLearning team.

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Ben Shaw, CEO, HouseME Ben Shaw  CEO, HouseME Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
CEO, HouseME
Ben Shaw, CEO, HouseME

An Allan Gray fellow, Ben Shaw completed his studies in finance and accounting at the University of Cape Town, and left the CA track in order to more quickly gain corporate experience in Johannesburg as an M&A investment banker at JP Morgan.

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Brett StClair, professional international speaker and keynote speaker Brett StClair  Professional international speaker and keynote speaker Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Professional international speaker and keynote speaker
Brett StClair, professional international speaker and keynote speaker

Brett StClair has spent the last 20 years building and growing digital businesses and products.

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David Ambler, People and organisation digital product development and manager, PwC David Ambler  People and organisation digital product development and manager, PwC Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
People and organisation digital product development and manager, PwC
David Ambler, People and organisation digital product development and manager, PwC

David Ambler completed his BCom honour’s degree in financial economics and began a career in management consulting. After a number of years delivering projects across various levels of government and private sector, he was asked to look at accelerating the commercialisation of new services within PwC.

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David Prosser  CEO, ComUnity Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
CEO, ComUnity

David Prosser has been CEO of ComUnity for seven years. Prosser is a mobile and Internet entrepreneur, passionate about connecting people with services they need and trust over all mass market communications infrastructure.

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Gareth Whitaker, pre-sales director, Software AG South Africa Gareth Whitaker  pre-sales director, Software AG South Africa Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
pre-sales director, Software AG South Africa
Gareth Whitaker, pre-sales director, Software AG South Africa

With over 19 years' local and international experience in software solutions, Gareth Whitaker is uniquely able to bridge the gap between business and technology.

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Geoff Nell, Co-founder, MetraTrans Business Services Geoff Nell  Co-founder, MetraTrans Business Services Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Co-founder, MetraTrans Business Services
Geoff Nell, Co-founder, MetraTrans Business Services

Geoff Nell is co-founder of MetraTrans Business Services, a digital transformation consulting business started in 2014, focused on helping businesses adapt to the future.

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Ivo Vegter, Author, speaker, columnist Ivo Vegter  Columist, speaker, author Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Columist, speaker, author
Ivo Vegter, Author, speaker, columnist

Ivo Vegter is an independent journalist whose flagship column appears weekly in Daily Maverick.

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Jason Levin, Director, Elevation Jason Levin  Director, Elevation Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Director, Elevation
Jason Levin, Director, Elevation

Jason Levin’s career has spanned many aspects of business, including strategy and marketing. He is now in the start-up space. He headed up Africa's leading youth insight and activation agency, HDI Youth Marketeers, for eight years, but before that, he had started Elevation in 2006, which did then, and is again now, doing exciting things in the start-up space.

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Kamogelo Mmutlana, CEO, Barloworld Logistics Kamogelo Mmutlana  CEO, Barloworld Logistics Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
CEO, Barloworld Logistics
Kamogelo Mmutlana, CEO, Barloworld Logistics

NaKamogelo Mmutlana, CEO of Barloworld Logistics, is a South African business leader with 21 years’ senior business executive experience in operations and management in various sectors.

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Koen Mathijssen, founder, Enable-U Koen Matthijssen  founder, Enable-U Africa Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
founder, Enable-U Africa
Koen Mathijssen, founder, Enable-U

Koen Matthijssen is a proud Ajax Amsterdam fan who runs Enable-U Africa, in that order.

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Lee Naik, CEO, TransUnion Lee Naik  CEO, TransUnion Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
CEO, TransUnion
Lee Naik, CEO, TransUnion

Naik is recognised as one of South Africa's leading digital and technology transformation experts. He leads a portfolio of TransUnion’s businesses in using big data and information services to help consumers and organisations make more informed decisions.

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Matt Brown, CEO, Digital Kungfu Matt Brown  CEO, Digital Kungfu Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
CEO, Digital Kungfu
Matt Brown, CEO, Digital Kungfu

Matt Brown is CEO of Digital Kungfu, a digital business consultancy that specialises in helping companies accelerate innovation and disrupt traditional markets by enabling them with new ways to do business that serve their customers more effectively and responsively.

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Mojapela Makau, Executive of Strategic Projects, Tracker Mojapela Makau  Executive of Strategic Projects, Tracker Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Executive of Strategic Projects, Tracker
Mojapela Makau, Executive of Strategic Projects, Tracker

Mojapela Makau’s role ensures Tracker’s corporate strategy is executed and that technology overall is aligned with and supports stated business objectives.

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Nicola Columbine, MD, Integrative Consulting Nicola Columbine  MD, Integrative Consulting Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
MD, Integrative Consulting
Nicola Columbine, MD, Integrative Consulting

Nicola Columbine is a systems and design thinker, with a passion for people, design, innovation and technology and how this is playing out in shaping the new world of work. She is MD of Integrative Consulting, an innovative advisory, consulting, training and design business and a senior OD, change and communications consultant.

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Paige Dos Santos, Senior specialist: digital transformation and innovation, EMEA South, SAP Africa Paige Dos Santos  Senior specialist: digital transformation and innovation, EMEA South, SAP Africa Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Senior specialist: digital transformation and innovation, EMEA South, SAP Africa
Paige Dos Santos, Senior specialist: digital transformation and innovation, EMEA South, SAP Africa

Paige Dos Santos is a senior specialist: digital transformation and innovation, EMEA South, for SAP Africa. Dos Santos vehemently disagrees with the proverb “curiosity killed the cat”. She is currently focused on developing new business models for top SAP customers across Africa, leveraging current and emerging technologies.

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Reshaad Sha, CEO, SqwidNet Reshaad Sha  CEO, SqwidNet Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
CEO, SqwidNet
Reshaad Sha, CEO, SqwidNet

As CEO of SqwidNet, Reshaad Sha is building an IOT connectivity business based on the Sigfox technology. As chief strategy officer at DFA, he is responsible for corporate strategy, product innovation and long-term business planning.

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Rory Moore, CEO,  innovation lead, Accenture Rory Moore  innovation lead, Accenture Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
innovation lead, Accenture
Rory Moore, CEO,  innovation lead, Accenture

Rory Moore is the Innovation Lead for Accenture as well as Adjunct Faculty at top business schools. Rory Moore was previously CEO of the Innovation Agency. He is able to rigorously combine academic principles with real-world experience.

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Ryan Smit, MD, BMI-TechKnowledge Ryan Smit  MD, BMI-TechKnowledge Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
MD, BMI-TechKnowledge
Ryan Smit, MD, BMI-TechKnowledge

Ryan Smit is the newly appointed MD of BMI-TechKnowledge, and a professional futurist.

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Valter Adão, Chief digital and innovation officer, Deloitte Africa Valter Adão  Chief digital and innovation officer, Deloitte Africa Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Chief digital and innovation officer, Deloitte Africa
Valter Adão, Chief digital and innovation officer, Deloitte Africa

As chief digital and innovation officer for Deloitte Consulting, Valter Adão leads a diverse team of specialists that create a leading digital ecosystem to assist organisations in understanding and undergoing digital transformation, uplifting their digital experiences and becoming digital at the core, in order to remain viable and completive in a world of ever changing digital technologies.

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Zachariah George, Founder and MD, Cactus Advisors and co-MD, Startupbootcamp Zachariah (Zach) George  Founder and MD, Cactus Advisors and co-MD, Startupbootcamp Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Focus Rooms, Sunninghill
Founder and MD, Cactus Advisors and co-MD, Startupbootcamp
Zachariah George, Founder and MD, Cactus Advisors and co-MD, Startupbootcamp

Zachariah George, founder and MD, Cactus Advisors, has advised numerous African start-ups and SMEs since 2010 and is an angel investor in several African tech start-ups. In early 2017, he took on the role of co-MD for Startupbootcamp Africa – the world’s leading multi-corporate backed venture accelerator programme.

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