Innovate. Accelerate. Ignite!

Thought leadership at its best. Meet the inspirational innovation speakers who contributed to the success of the 2016 Summit.

Speakers @ The 2016 Summit

Aki Anastasiou

Aki Anastasiou

Host of Technobyte on Radio 702 and TechBusters on CNBC Africa
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Dion Chang

Dion Chang

Owner, Flux Trends - Innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank
SOUTH AFRICA
Lydia Ofori

Lydia Ofori

Founder & CEO, Victoria Lion Partners, LakeStreet, PAAMI
UNITED KINGDOM
Peter Alkema

Peter Alkema

CIO FNB Business
SOUTH AFRICA
Hema Parbhoo

Hema Parbhoo

Director: Umbo Human Potential Solutions
SOUTH AFRICA
Jordi Montserrat

Jordi Montserrat

Venturelab Director
SWITZERLAND
Aurelia Albert

Aurelia Albert

Innovate Durban - eThekwini Municipality
SOUTH AFRICA
Matsi Modise

Matsi Modise

SiMODiSA StartUP Managing Director
SOUTH AFRICA
Lydia Ntlhophi

Lydia Ntlhophi

Divisional Head: Business relations Management, Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality
SOUTH AFRICA
Edwin C. Constable

Edwin C. Constable

Vice President: The University of Basel, Switzerland
SWITZERLAND
Danai Musandu

Danai Musandu

Investment Analyst: Goodwell Investments
SOUTH AFRICA
Tsakana Ngoepe

Tsakana Ngoepe

Impact Investment Analyst: Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at UCT’s Graduate School of Business
SOUTH AFRICA
Nonhlanhla Mkhize

Nonhlanhla Mkhize

Chief Director: Innovation for Inclusive Development Department of Science and Technology
SOUTH AFRICA
Beat Schillig

Beat Schillig

Co-managing Director: Venture Kick
SWITZERLAND
Nneile Nkholise

Nneile Nkholise

Social Innovation award winner and the World Economic Forum’s top female innovator in Africa for 2016
SOUTH AFRICA
Vukosi Marivate

Vukosi Marivate

Data Scientist - Senior Researcher: Council for Scientific and Industrial Researcher
SOUTH AFRICA
Sherry Lassiter

Sherry Lassiter

Director of the Fab Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Jason Goldberg

Jason Goldberg

Co-founder Edge Growth; Co-founder Vumela (early stage impact Fund); Founder 10X-e
SOUTH AFRICA
Dimitrios Noukakis

Dimitrios Noukakis

Director: MOOCs for Africa, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL
SWITZERLAND
Ulrich Meyer-Höllings

Ulrich Meyer-Höllings

Director & Head of Business Design: Future by Design
SOUTH AFRICA
Bruce Adrain

Bruce Adrain

Head of Innovation Capability, Group Enablement, Liberty
SOUTH AFRICA
Bertus Louw

Bertus Louw

Facilitator - Synnovation and Internal producer and presenter - 50|50 TV show
SOUTH AFRICA
Craig Wing

Craig Wing

Partner: FutureWorld International
SOUTH AFRICA
Morne Mostert

Morne Mostert

Director, Institute for Futures Research, Stellenbosch University
SOUTH AFRICA
Bridgit Evans

Bridgit Evans

Manager: SAB Foundation
SOUTH AFRICA
Anita Nel

Anita Nel

Senior Director: Innovation and Business Development, Stellenbosch University
SOUTH AFRICA
Godfrey Mashamba

Godfrey Mashamba

Chief Director: Science and Technology Investment
SOUTH AFRICA
Jorro Segabutla

Jorro Segabutla

Divisional Head for Community Enterprise development, Ekurhuleni
SOUTH AFRICA
Patricia M Gouws

Patricia M Gouws

I-SET coordinator and Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing, CSET UNIA
SOUTH AFRICA
Tanja Karp

Tanja Karp

I-SET Fulbright Scholar from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Keet van Zyl

Keet van Zyl

Investment Partner: Knife Capital
SOUTH AFRICA
Claire Reid

Claire Reid

CEO and founder of Reel Gardening (social innovation award winner)
SOUTH AFRICA
Corne Eloff

Corne Eloff

Head of Space Business Development: Southern Africa
SOUTH AFRICA
Alejandra Díaz de León Lastras

Alejandra Díaz de León Lastras

Fab Kids Latin America Coordinator
MEXICO
Fabio Lopez

Fabio Lopez

Fab Lab Architect
COLOMBIA
Abu Adam Abukari

Abu Adam Abukari

Associate Mechanical Engineer, Fab Foundation (MIT)
UNITED STATES
Carl Wocke

Carl Wocke

CEO Merlynn Intelligence Technologies
SOUTH AFRICA
Este Digue

Este Digue

Head: Customer Value Proposition and Segmentation | Regent Insurance
SOUTH AFRICA
Lesley Williams

Lesley Williams

Cofounder & CEO: Impact Hub Joburg
SOUTH AFRICA
Urs Heutschi

Urs Heutschi

Owner and CEO of Swissenviro GmbH
SWITZERLAND
Vipul Kumar

Vipul Kumar

Global Director Clients
INDIA
Roseanna Avento

Roseanna Avento

Coordinator, Food Security Expert and Development Practitioner, University of Eastern Finland
FINLAND
Pamela February

Pamela February

University of Jyväskylä / University of Namibia
FINLAND
Kaisa Haukka

Kaisa Haukka

Entrepreneur, Microbiologist, Adjunct professor
FINLAND
Janne Karjalainen

Janne Karjalainen

Oulu University of Applied Sciences
FINLAND
Jan Nåls

Jan Nåls

Co-ordinator | Documentary & Diversity, Arcada University of Applied Sciences
FINLAND
Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Technical Lead - PeerCorps-TDLI University of Turku, School of Economics FINLAND
FINLAND
Solomon Oyelere

Solomon Oyelere

Early Stage Researcher: School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland
FINLAND
Merle O'Brien

Merle O'Brien

Founder: Creation iLab, Futurist
SOUTH AFRICA
Habib Noordbhai

Habib Noordbhai

Lecturer and Researcher in Sport Science at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
SOUTH AFRICA
Jovin Hurry

Jovin Hurry

Strategist & Writer
FINLAND
Dr. David Phaho

Dr. David Phaho

Head: Capacity Development and Enablement – Group Technology: Sasol
SOUTH AFRICA
Chandru Wadhwani

Chandru Wadhwani

Joint Managing Director: Extrupet
SOUTH AFRICA
Hennie Botes

Hennie Botes

CEO of moladi
SOUTH AFRICA
Ela Romanowska

Ela Romanowska

Director Technology Transfer, Wits Commercial Enterprise (Pty) Ltd, Vice President Innovation and Technology Transfer, Southern African Research and Innovation Manager’s Association, Chairperson SmartSpot Quality (Pty) Ltd
SOUTH AFRICA
Chris Abshire

Chris Abshire

Investor at Fenox Venture Capital, and Executive Director of Startup World Cup
UNITED STATES
Henning du Preez

Henning du Preez

CIA and co-founder TMARA
SOUTH AFRICA
Anthony Nathan

Anthony Nathan

CEO and co-founder TMARA
SOUTH AFRICA
Puleng Makhoalibe

Puleng Makhoalibe

Educational Experience Partner: Henley Henly Business School & Head of the School of Innovation and Branding
SOUTH AFRICA