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Tech4Africa is the largest tech innovation, startup and entrepreneur platform in Africa. 12 tracks, 4 event days including a Hackathon and a Startup Day, with over 55 excellent speakers and just 600 available seats.

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Wednesday, October 7
 

10:40am SAST

The Internet Of Things for business - Beyond the hype
The Internet Of Things. Probably the most over-hyped technology trend in recent memory. Gadgets, tools and platforms... but what does this mean for "normal" businesses? Will it really live up to the hype, and deliver the returns it promises? I will take the audience through the actual stories of how 3 South Africa business have implemented and used IoT technologies. I will also highlight the pitfalls, the hype and reality.

Speakers
avatar for Hein Koen

Hein Koen

Director, Nervedata
A non-techie set free in the world technology. Co-founder of three technology companies. Current focus is on how the Internet of Things can be applied to business.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am SAST
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track

10:40am SAST

Lessons Learned Crowdsourcing and Crowdmapping Xenophobia Related Incident Data in South Africa
A walk through of how reportxenophobia.iafrikan.com project started and was carried out. Lessons learned and the way forward. A look at the tools and methods used to crowdsource and crowdmap the incident data as well as analysis of data collected.

Speakers
avatar for Tefo Mohapi

Tefo Mohapi

Co-founder, iAfrikan


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am SAST
Technologist Track

3:40pm SAST

CloudGate simplifies: Hybrid Cars, Hybrid Power, Hybrid Computing
The benefits of a 'hybrid' are very apparent: it helps you leverage the best of both worlds within a complex environment. Hybrid cars combine the power of combustion engines with the economy of electric motors. Given South Africa's recent energy troubles, 'hybrid power' - augmenting electricity from the grid with renewable energy - has become increasingly relevant. CloudGate simplifies 'hybrid computing', a powerful combination offering the benefits of both localised computing and cloud computing. So users get their personalised settings, apps, and more, while, businesses benefit from increased security, lower unit and maintenance costs, and reduced power consumption.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Timperley

Brian Timperley

Managing Director, Turrito Networks (Pty) Ltd
Co-Founder of Turrito Networks and CloudGate. Enthusiast of all things tech, and the phenomenal people that create it. 15 years in the Telecoms and IT industry.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm SAST
Technologist Track
 
Thursday, October 8
 

10:40am SAST

On demand logistic's mobile app
Fastvan is revolutionizing and reinventing logistic’s by moving it entirely online and to mobile devices, bringing greater automation, transparency and efficiency to this traditionally inefficient shipping industry. Fastvan platform lets businesses order a courier service or removal service on demand, and drivers accept the job via our mobile app or desktop (fastvan.co.za). Once accepted, customers can then follow their van/truck in real time, all the way through delivery. We offer competitive rates, a superior customer experience, and automatic billing, making local logistics easier than ever before. Fastvan is a real-time on demand network for Local courier Availability

Speakers
avatar for daud nur

daud nur

Founder & CEO, fastvan


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am SAST
eCommerce/Marketing/Mobile Track

10:40am SAST

Prototyping for Perspective
A talk about the process of developing ideas, evaluating ideas, and communicating ideas. This talk explores the lifecycle of prototyping, the influence of UX, and the advantages for development teams, product owners, and users. This talk includes theoretical information, personal experiences, and practical examples for developing better ideas and making better products

Speakers
avatar for Rishal Hurbans

Rishal Hurbans

Founder, Solutions Architect, Prolific Idea
Rishal is currently fulfilling the role of a solutions architect at Entelect. He is involved in ideating, designing and developing solutions for various national and international blue chip clients whilst actively growing thought​ leadership capabilities within the company and tech... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am SAST
UX/The Next Billion Track

11:30am SAST

E-commerce Logistics. Behind the scenes.
A behind the scenes look how we took over the logistics for Superbalist.com, enabled them to grow 400% in a year, and ultimately sell the business to takealot.com

Speakers
avatar for Justin Drennan

Justin Drennan

Parcelninja, Parcelninja
Online retail and logistics


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm SAST
eCommerce/Marketing/Mobile Track
  eCommerce, eCommerce and Transactions

2:50pm SAST

Tech in education - Problems, solutions, lessons learned
Technology has opened up an entire new wave of education initiatives - but used incorrectly, tech in education can have little effect - or even harm the learning process. We share some lessons from 7 years of delivering online education - things to do, things to avoid, and ways to super-charge your life-long learning by using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Malczyk

Anna Malczyk

HOD: Instructional Design, Red & Yellow
I'm a Polish-South African learning addict, polyglot and serial problem solver. I specialise in helping individuals and companies design effective learning programmes that really solve their business challenges. Come chat to me about the power of education!


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:50pm - 3:20pm SAST
Technologist Track
  Tech, Work and Career