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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. 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

Co-founder of
Singularity University

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; Co-Founder and Chairman of OpenExO; Chairman of ExO Works; Co-Founder and board of Fastrack Institute; Board member of Rokk3r Inc.; 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.” Following this success, Salim co-founded OpenExO and partner ExO Works to transform global business by catapulting organizations into the world of exponential thinking. He created a methodology (the ExO Sprint) to help businesses and organizations achieve 10x performance. ExO Works counts numerous global, Fortune 1000 companies as sprint clients, with more coming in the first quarter of 2019.

OpenExO is a global transformation ecosystem that connects world-class professionals with organizations, institutions and people who want to be transformed for the future through cutting-edge ideas and methodologies (e.g. Exponential Organizations). The consulting ecosystem consists of over 155 certified coaches and advisors from 29 countries speaking 24 different languages.

In fall 2018, Salim co-authored and released his second book, Exponential Transformation, which open sources the ExO Sprint methodology.

In addition, Salim has been the Chairman of Fastrack Institute since 2016. This non-profit organization works to accelerate technology into society by finding holistic approaches to solving problems, by using Exponential Organizations methodology with a focus on large urban centres.

Salim is a prolific speaker, having given more than 150 talks in 2017 and 2018 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.

SPEAKERS

speakers

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

Daniel Guasco

Chairman/CEO

Click2Sure & Founder, Groupon SA

De Wet Swanepoel

Co-Founder

HearxGroup

Naomi Snyman

Blockchain Lead

Standard Bank Group

Kobus Louw

Founder and CEO

Digemy, South Africa

Simon Robinson

Founder and CEO

Inspire

Rory Moore

Liquid Studio Director

Accenture

Grant Brown

Managing Director & COO

Zando

Benjamin Meltzer

Co-Founder & CTO

Aerobotics

Sean Reitz

CEO

United Drone Holdings

Richard Nefdt

CEO

Reality Check

Chris Currin

Data Scientist

AI - Neuroscience

Luc Albinski

Managing Partner

Vantage Capital

Anthony Miller

CEO

Simply

Samantha Perry

Co-Founder

WomenInTechZA 

Khutso Ngoasheng

Manager of Science Processing

SA Radio Astronomy Observatory

Melody Musoni

Legal Consultant

Rurik McKaiser Attorneys

Craig Michelmore

Head of Intervate

T-Systems SA

Antoine Paillusseau

Co-Founder & CEO

FinChatBot

Willem van der Post

CEO

xTechCapital Partners

Amanda Arumugam

Partner

Bowmans

Jabeen Quadir

Executive Director

Fastrack Institute

Wendy Tembedza

Associate

Webber Wentzel

Dr Morne Mostert

Director: Institute for Futures Research 

Stellenbosch University

Dean Hodgskiss

Chief Hustler

Speak Geek?

Jeremy Matthews

Regional Manager

Panda Security

Chijioke Egejuru

Investment Officer

Telecommunications, Media and Technologies Group, IFC

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

Nicholas Hall

Head

Interactive Entertainment

Troye Griffiths

Director

ESTEQ

Miguel Oliveira

Director

Technology Cluster of Oracle South Africa

Riaan Singh

Head of Digital Client Solutions

Alexander Forbes

Lance Greyling

Director

City of Cape Town

Alderman James Vos

Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Management

City of Cape Town

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