Speakers 2019-07-13T09:08:03+00:00

AI Expo Africa 2019 – Paper submission process

We had an impressive line up of 60+ speakers for AI Expo Africa 2018 (see list below) and our 2019 line up is going to be bigger.  If you want to submit your paper we are now open for submissions for the following tracks using the process outlined below:

  • Innovation  – New to market solutions, innovations, start-up & investor centric success stories
  • Case Studies – Real world applications and benefits of deployment in a B2B / B2C context
  • Platforms & Technology – Latest developments from global, regional & local platform providers, vendors & service providers
  • Technical Demonstrations – Dedicated, deeper dive technical demonstrations of B2B / B2C solutions hosted in the Expo “Demo Zone”

Submission process

  1. All submission must be made via email using address submitpaper@aiexpoafrica.com
  2. Format: A4 Word document with “Title” plus 150 word abstract, your name, bio pic, organisational affiliation & desired track
  3. You MUST also include your email address and telephone number
  4. The talks are aimed at business users (CxO / Analysts / Architects etc….) and a mid level technical business narrative is recommended
  5. It is assumed that delegates already understand the foundational concepts of AI / ML / DL / Data Science
  6. They must be real world in nature and offer insights to the business user as to how they can deploy / utilise / gain value in the Enterprise TODAY
  7. They MUST NOT be theoretical, abstract, purely academic or a blatant sales pitch
  8. We accept papers from all members of our community (start ups, global brands, SMBs, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, students, consultants or industry experts)
  9. Deadline for submissions is 30th June 2019

2019 Speaker line-up

Bayo Adekanmbi – Nigeria

Chief Transformation Officer  – MTN Nigeria & Director Data Science Nigeria

Francis Mumbi – Zambia

Lead – Product Innovation and Digitisation,  Stanbic Bank

Irene Ochem

Irene Ochem – South Africa

Founder & CEO at Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)

Tebogo Nakampe

Tebogo Nakampe – South Africa

CEO – Africa Business Integration & Intel AI Ambassador

Keith Jones – South Africa

CEO SW7 – Growing the Startup Community in Africa

Andrew Quixley – South Africa

Sales Leader – Data Science and AI at IBM SA

Dr Michelle McDavette – South Africa

Lead Data Scientist, OLSPS

bobby brown

Bobby Brown – South Africa

MC, Radio Host Smile 90.4FM & The iSmile Tech Report

Dr Jacques Ludik – South Africa

CEO Cortex Group & CEO MIIA

Andre-Blaauw – South Africa

Associate Director – Actuarial, Risk and Quants at PWC – South Africa

Aunnie Patton Power – South Africa

Founder, Intelligent Impact. Associate Fellow, Oxford

Celina Lee

Celina Lee – South Africa

Director Ixio Analytics & ZINDI

Jay Van Zyl – USA / South Africa

Co-Founder – ecosystem.Ai

Amelia Farber Director, Global Partnerships | Conversica

Amelia Farber – USA

Director, Global Partnerships – Conversica

Werner Tenten

Werner Tenten – South Africa

Director of Strategic Accounts, Genii Analytics

Keet Van Zyl – South Africa

CEO KNF Ventures, Partner Knife Capital, Co-founder YueDiligence & Co-founder Grindstone Accelerator

Obins Choudhary – South Africa

VP Artificial Intelligence – Barclays Africa Group

Frans Cronje

Frans Cronje – South Africa

Managing Director & Co-Founder DataProphet

Deshen Moodley – South Africa

Deputy Director, Adaptive & Cognitive Systems, CAIR
Antoine Paillusseau

Antoine Paillusseau – South Africa

CEO, FinChat Bot
Barry Hatfield

Barry Hatfield – South Africa

Chief Digital Officer, Dimension Data (MEA)

Darlington Ahiale Akogo

Darlington Ahiale Akogo – Ghana

Founder, Director of AI, Deep Learning-Machine Learning, minoHealth & GUDRA

Stefan Steffen – South Africa 

Lead Data Scientist, BCX

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