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Wednesday, October 7
 

10:40am SAST

Women in tech - all talk and no action?
One year on from the Women in Tech panel last year and a bunch of new initiatives have been launched. A whole lot of talking has been going on. And there's been a whole lot of negative press about the bully-boy culture in certain sectors of the tech space. So, are we getting anywhere? If not why not? And what do we need to do to bridge the gap? Join Samantha Perry, co-founder of WomeninTechZA, & 4 panelists (2 men, 2 women) as we dissect the state of the tech nation and what needs ot happen next.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Perry

Samantha Perry

Human in charge, WomeninTechZA
Samantha Perry is the human behind WomeninTechZA (womenintech.co.za) - an initiative that aims to help address the gender gap in the ICT sector. Only 23% of tech jobs are held by women in South Africa – out of 236 000 ICT (tech) roles, women occupy 56 000 of them. As a sector... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am SAST
Keynotes/Social/Misc Track

11:30am SAST

Launched a global tech business without external funding - here's how I did it.
Launched a global tech business without external funding - here's how I did it.
The skills, markets and technology African entrepreneurs need to build great global businesses are rapidly converging - Johan Botes talks about how to seize the opportunity and see the gap.

Speakers
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Johan Botes

Group CEO, Consilia
Johan is qualified to give this speech due to the fact that he has at least 25 years of experience as a chartered accountant, which gives him an excellent base to work from as well as the needed skills and knowledge on how to be a successful entrepreneur. Combined with his skills... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm SAST
Startup Track

3:40pm SAST

International Diversification of a Web Service Business
Business success comes with focus. But there is a multitude of reasons why your company may want to diversify its service offering or client base: Securing your business, providing a more comprehensive service to your clients, providing your team with new challenges, or maybe just for your own ego.

Speakers
avatar for Dania Gerhardt

Dania Gerhardt

CEO Cape Town, Amazee Labs
I'm a founder of the Amazee Group based in Zurich, Switzerland.Amazee was founded in Zurich in 2007 as a social web platform and successfully repositioned itself as Amazee Labs, a web service company in 2010. In 2013 the Amazee Group founded a spin-off, Amazee Metrics. In 2014, after... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm SAST
Startup 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

Leading with Courage
Braam believes that you first have to believe in yourself and be comfortable in your own skin to be able to stand out from the crowd and be open to criticism. Only once you trust yourself and have faith in your own integrity, others will too. True leaders stand up in the face of adversity and do the right thing. Respect is not given, but earned.
Leaders have a special ability to display a sincere passion that ignites those in their company to buy into the goal or vision and want to be part of the journey. They empower others to want to go places that they never previously imagined possible. A leader with purpose fuels others to action through change. They inspire others to want to reach their fullest potential, to become leaders themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Braam Malherbe

Braam Malherbe

Owner, Inspire to Action
Braam is an international motivational speaker, an extreme adventurer, conservationist, youth developer, TV presenter and author of the best seller, ‘The Great Run’ . He is a South African who has a proven track record of changing lives every day through his empowering motivational... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am SAST
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track

12:15pm SAST

Keynote -The Internet Poverty Myth
The Internet Poverty Myth
Several years after the arrival of the Internet, and increasing inclusivity, Johan Nel begs the question: What has the Internet really meant for South Africans? Will bringing the Internet to the unconnected in townships and rural South Africa really bring wealth with it?

Speakers
avatar for Johan Nel

Johan Nel

Country Manager, Gumtree
Johan Nel is the Country Manager for Gumtree South Africa. Before being recruited by Gumtree in 2014, he was both the founder and CEO of Pan African tech success story Umuntu Media. Johan has been the recipient of numerous technology and media accolades including the Nokia and Infodev... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm SAST
Keynotes/Social/Misc Track

2:00pm SAST

How not to build an internship program

As ClickMaven, we don’t do jobs. We do mastery and purpose.

We've created an internship program that equips digitally savvy graduates with the skills they need in order to make their mark in the industry.Using a highly structured 6-month internship we equip them with technical and business acumen skills. 

We aim to inspire and assist other agencies to develop programs/opportunities where they can bridge the skills gap.

Speakers
avatar for Tshepiso Theletsane

Tshepiso Theletsane

Talent & Operations Manager, Clickmaven
Tshepiso is an exceptional professional Talent & Operations Manager at ClickMaven. She has run the internship program at ClickMaven for the past two and a half years and taken it to new heights. She began her journey at ClickMaven as an intern herself and has learned tonnes of new... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm SAST
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track

2:50pm SAST

My life sucks; how do I keep motivated?
Being an entrepreneur can be daunting at times: you spend your days getting rejected only to come back for more. As an employee you're often at the mercy of a boss or other difficult situations. In this session we'll talk about how to keep yourself motivated regardless of the circumstances.

Speakers
avatar for Saul Kropman

Saul Kropman

Managing Director, SLVC
I'm an entrepreneur, consultant and wannabe raconteur. I'm fascinated with the challenges surrounding entrepreneurship and how to keep motivated. Entrepreneurship is a tough game and I'll help you make it easier.


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:50pm - 3:20pm SAST
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track

3:40pm SAST

How a girl from Soweto bridges the gap between offline and online
I'd like to share my story from being just another girl in Soweto, to building a career, to becoming a entrepreneur. And how tech helped me make all of that work.

Speakers
avatar for Phumelele Bezu

Phumelele Bezu

Co-Founder / Retailer Extraodinaire, Hair On Fleek


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm SAST
Startup Track