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Africa Tech Week is a technology conference, an exhibition and a Technology Awards Ceremony. It focuses on educating South Africa and other African countries on the challenges and opportunities to be gained by their drafting appropriate plans and policies for the 4th Industrial revolution. The African Tech Week will also recognize and reward companies on the continent that have demonstrated excellence in the area of innovative product development. The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent.

Keynote Speaker – Salim Ismail

 

Salim is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, a sought-after business strategist, and a serial entrepreneur, having founded technology companies including Confabb, PubSub Concepts, and Ångströ, which was acquired by Google in 2010. He led Brickhouse, Yahoo!’s internal incubator, and was recently named an XPRIZE Foundation Board member. Salim is also Founding Executive Director of Singularity University; Chairman of ExO Works; Founder of The ExO Foundation; an Aion Advisory Board member; and General Partner of Rokk3r Fuel ExO Venture Fund.

Exponential Organizations reached No. 1 on Amazon’s “Best-Sellers in Business Management,” and was named Frost & Sullivan’s “Growth, Innovation and Leadership Book of the Year.” ExO Works and its corresponding Network were founded to transform global business by catapulting organizations into the world of exponential thinking.

Works counts numerous global, Fortune 1000 companies as clients, with more coming on the first quarter of 2018. The Network contains more than 120 certified consultants from 28 countries, speaking 11 different languages.

Recently, Ismail founded The ExO Foundation, a global consultancy dedicated to solving humanity’s most pressing challenges. The ExO Foundation’s mission will be aided by world-changing ideas executed by exponential startups that have been funded by the Rokk3r Fuel ExO investment fund.

Salim is a prolific speaker, having given more than 100 talks in 2017 to audiences of all sizes in 12 different countries. He has been profiled across a vast array of media outlets, including The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, WIRED, Vogue, and the BBC.

Emilie Sydney-Smith

CEO

ExO Works

Lorien Gamaroff

CEO

Bankymoon and Centbee

Craig Lubbe

CEO

BidorBuy.co.za

Zachariah George

Co-Founder & Chief Investment officer

Startupbootcamp – Afritech

Fola Olatunji-David

 Head of Startup Success and Launchpad Africa

Google, Nigeria 

Videsha Proothveerajh

EMEA strategic growth Director

Intel Corporation   

Phathizwe Malinga

Managing Director

SqwidNet

Michael Leadbetter

CEO

Pivot Factory

Daniel Guascor

Founder

Click2Sure

Arthur Goldstruck

Founder & Managing Director

World Wide Worx

Wendy Tembedza

Associate

Webber Wentzel

Dr Morne Mostert

Director: Institute for Futures Research 

Stellenbosch University

Yusuf Khan

Founder

MCX Technologies

Mark Walker

Interim Director

Telecomms and IoT: Africa – IDC

Abraham Omani Quaye

Founder

Farmart

Dr Jacques Ludik

Chairman/Founder

MIIA

John Kamara

Founder

Jambrorow

Aaron Fu

Managing Director

MEST

Chris Currin

Data Scientist

AI – Neuroscience

De Wet Swanepoel

Co-Founder

HearxGroup

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