Speakers

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.

Zachariah George

Zachariah George

Co-Founder and Chief Investment officer - Startupbootcamp – Afritech
Lorien Gamaroff

Lorien Gamaroff

CEO - Bankymoon and Centbee
Mark Walker

Mark Walker

Interim Director: Telecomms and IoT: Africa - IDC
Phathizwe Malinga

Phathizwe Malinga

Acting CEO - Sqwidnet
Wendy Tembedza

Wendy Tembedza

Associate: Technology, Media, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property - Webber Wentzel
Arthur Goldstruck

Arthur Goldstruck

MD - World Wide Worx
Dr Morne Mostert

Dr Morne Mostert

Director: Institute for Futures Research - Stellenbosch University
Aaron Fu

Aaron Fu

Managing Director - MEST
De Wet Swanepoel

De Wet Swanepoel

Co-Founder - HearxGroup
Yusuf Khan

Yusuf Khan

Founder - MCX Technologies
Abraham Omani Quaye

Abraham Omani Quaye

Founder - Farmart
Chris Currin

Chris Currin

Data Scientist - AI - Neuroscience
Dr Jacques Ludik

Dr Jacques Ludik

Chairman/Founder - MIIA
John Kamara

John Kamara

Founder - Jambrorow
Michael Leadbetter

Michael Leadbetter

CEO - Exo

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