Quraish Behari
Quraish Behari is the CEO of Derivco – a leading software development and IT services company in the global gaming world, employing over 1500 of the brightest minds in the industry. Having started his career as a Software Developer, Quraish quite literally learnt the technology “business” from the inside out and brings a unique point of view to the boardroom table as he works to shape a culture where technologists can thrive.
Professor Mashudu Tshifularo
A Professor at University of Pretoria. Prof. Tshifularo extensive experience and expertise has led to several innovations in the field of
otorhinolaryngology. As a clinician, his ability to successfully assess the medical
needs of patients has allowed him to implement suitable treatment plans across a
wide range of ear, nose and throat conditions. In 2019, Professor Tshifularo
pioneered the ground-breaking 3D middle-ear transplant technique.
Nokoane Ndazi
Head of Transformation - Software AG.
Hamish Erskine
CEO at Dube TradePort - Hamish joined Dube TradePort in 2003, and has
provided invaluable contributions to various key areas of the
development to date. These include Property Development, Sales,
and Operations; Commercial ICT and telecommunications; and Air
Services and Route Development.
Klariska Moodley
Head of Experimentation at United Nations Development Programme - Over the last 10 years Klariska has been involved in the areas of product development,
research and innovation, and project/product management. Since 2017 she served as Manager
for Systems Product Development at Nedbank where she played the role of product owner on
an agile digital disruption programme. The programme sought to transform how corporate
and business clients do business.
Lebo Gunguluza
CEO at GEM Group - Entrepreneur, Turnaround Strategist, Inspirational Business Speaker and Dragon Investor - known as the "The Breakthrough Entrepreneur". A true trailblazer and leader in high technology innovation and great passion for FinTech and Cyber-Security. He is a pioneer in the 4th Industrial Revolution and has made investments in various financial technology companies and digital innovations. He is a Dragon investor from Dragon's Den Africa.
Mbali Hlongwane
Founder of Pink Codrs Africa - Pink Codrs Africa is an organisation focused on developing women in Africa. Pink Codrs for the past 3years has been challenging the current shortage of female software developers in Africa by training and empowering women to take up tech skills and careers while building a strong network of Women in Tech around Africa.
Mervyn George
Innovation Strategy Lead for Africa at SAP - Mervyn is an innovation thought leader, with a focus on building bridges between people and people, and people and tech. His research and writing is focused on exponential growth strategies, intelligent technologies and broad digital transformation.
Mushambi Mutuma
CEO at Altivex Creative - Mushambi is a tech leader, serial entrepreneur and speaker with more than 12 years of
experience in building brands and businesses across the African continent and in the
United States.
Richard Ahlschlager
Technical Director at Aurecon - Richard is considered a multi-disciplinary technical generalist on many aspects of
energy projects and has the practical design and project management
experience in generation and transmission. He has been involved in projects in
South Africa, Australia and many countries in Africa.
Paul Platinga
Research Specialist at HSRC - Paul is a Research Specialist in the Research Use and Impact Assessment unit at the Human
Sciences Research Council in South Africa. In this position he is leading work on the use of digital technologies to support evidence-informed decision-making. He has also been managing the Open Data South Africa initiative under the country's Open Government Partnership. Between 2012 and 2016 he led open innovation and open data work at The Innovation Hub in Gauteng.
Nkululeko Mthembu
Director at PISTA - Nkululeko Mthembu is a research, design and innovation firm at the intersection of design thinking, cultural intelligence and technology. The meeting of these three disciplines is what I call innovation.
Through research, designing products, services and enhanced customer journeys, I unlock value to help organisations realise innovation in VUCA environments.
Victor Radebe
Founder of Mzansi Aerospace Technologies - Victor is passionate about digital transformation (popularly referred to as the 4th
Industrial Revolution) of key industries like the aviation and transportation.
When Victor founded Mzansi, he thought the industry was only about aviation.
Little did he realise that drone technology is in just about every major sector of
the economy, which includes agriculture, mining, construction, security, etc.
Nicholas Steffens
Technical Development Lead at Royal HaskoningDHV - Nicholas Steffens has had an integral role in Royal HaskoningDHV digital transformation over the past year and a half creating future proof solutions through co-creating with clients. He will talk a little about RHDHV’s journey and then move on to showcase one example product from RHDHV which optimizes city traffic flow using big data.
Nontombi Marule
Director of Innovation and Technology - Department of Trade and Industry.

She holds BSc Hons Degree in Chemistry and Applied Chemistry and a Masters of Management Degree in Innovation Studies. She is responsible for the development of policies; strategies as well as the introduction of new incentives; support instruments for technology development.
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Nicholas Steffens

Technical Development Lead at Royal HaskoningDHV - Nicholas Steffens has had an integral role in Royal HaskoningDHV digital transformation over the past year and a half creating future proof solutions through co-creating with clients. He will talk a little about RHDHV’s journey and then move on to showcase one example product from RHDHV which optimizes city traffic flow using big data.