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AI Expo Africa 2020 – Call for speakers

The speaker submission process for 2020 is now open and will be seeking submissions through to June 30th, 2020. You will be notified early July 2020 of your approval and the final program will go live early August 2020.  You can choose ONE track from the following themes;

– INNOVATION – Talks that showcase new applications & innovation in this space
– PLATFORMS – Talks leveraging commercial software platforms, Cloud, RPA, bespoke, Open Source etc……
– CASE STUDIES – Talks showcasing real-world business, society or AI 4 Good use cases
– DEMOS – Deeper dive tech demos that are more hands on and technically complex

Submission process

  1. Click the “submit abstract” button below and follow the instructions
  2. You MUST include your work email address and telephone number
  3. The talks are aimed at business users (CxO / Analysts / Architects etc….) and a mid level technical business narrative is recommended
  4. It is assumed that delegates already understand the foundational concepts of AI / ML / DL / Data Science
  5. 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
  6. They MUST NOT be theoretical, abstract, purely academic or a blatant sales pitch
  7. We accept papers from all members of our community (start ups, global brands, SMBs, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, students, consultants or industry experts)

PRIVACY – This information will only be used to communicate with you about the speaking opportunities and relevant show, ticketing, logistics and follow up. This is the process you MUST comply with to submit a paper for consideration to AI Expo Africa 2020 – No submissions will be considered if this process is NOT followed accurately and full contact information provided

Missed AI Expo Africa 2019 ?  Then check out the line-up from our largest show to date below – we had a great set of speakers !

2019 Speaker line-up

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams – South Africa

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies – South Africa

Emmanuel Suquet – France

Head of Mission – Embassy of France in South Africa

Bayo Adekanmbi – Nigeria

Chief Transformation Officer  – MTN Nigeria & Director Data Science Nigeria

Simon See Nvidia

Simon See – Singapore

Director & Technologist, AI Technology Centre,  Nvidia

Karim Beguir InstaDeep

Karim Beguir – Tunisia

Co-Founder & CEO, InstaDeep

Fred Werner – Switzerland

Head, Strategic Engagement Division (TSB) at ITU & AI 4 Good Summit

Kay firth butterfield

Kay Firth-Butterfield – UK

Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – World Economic Forum

Nezaam Joseph 1st degree connection1st Nezaam has a account Director: Economic Policy and Planning at the Department of Economic Development

Nezaam Joseph – South Africa

Director: Economic Policy & Planning at the Department of Economic Development – Western Cape Government

Zeblon Vilakazi – South Africa

Deputy Vice Chancellor – Wits University

Andrew Quixley – South Africa

Sales Leader Data Science and AI – IBM South Africa

Aunnie Patton Power – South Africa

Founder, Intelligent Impact. Associate Fellow, Oxford

Dr Jacques Ludik – South Africa

CEO Cortex Group & CEO MIIA

Francis Mumbi – Zambia

Lead – Product Innovation and Digitisation,  Stanbic Bank

Matthew Jennings SAP

Matthew Jennings – USA

Global Vice President, Intelligent Enterprise Solutions, SAP

Celina Lee

Celina Lee – South Africa

Director Ixio Analytics & ZINDI

Keith Jones – South Africa

CEO SW7 – Growing the Startup Community in Africa

Tyler Donaldson – South Africa

Lead Data Scientist – OLSPS

bobby brown

Bobby Brown – South Africa

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

Zimkhita Buwa – South Africa

COO – Britehouse

Ryno Goosen

Ryno Goosen – South Africa

MD – Locstat

John Kamara – Nigeria / Kenya

CEO Cortex Group Africa & Director MIIA

Andre-Blaauw – South Africa

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

Sumarie Roodt – South Africa

Senior Lecturer, Dept Information Systems – UCT

Stefan Steffen – South Africa 

Lead Data Scientist, BCX

Jay Van Zyl – USA / South Africa

Co-Founder – ecosystem.Ai

Mustapha Zaouini

Mustapha Zaouini – South Africa

CEO Fliptin

Anneline Basdeo

Anneline Basdeo – South Africa

Manager – Singular Group

Gregg Barrett

Gregg Barrett – South Africa

Head of Cirrus (the AI initiative for Africa) – Wits University

Christopher Brian Currin

Chris Currin – South Africa

PhD Researcher Computational Neuroscience – UCT

Dries Oelofse

Dries Oelofse – South Africa

Head of Solutions – Cortex Logic

Janine Basel – South Africa

CEO – Akro Capital

Ali Srour

Ali Srour – Germany

Co-founder – Data Aurora

Koen Bonenkamp

Koen Bonenkamp – South Africa

Co-Founder – Cape Town AI / Enlabler

nick bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw – South Africa

CEO – Cortex Ventures

Rachel Alexander CEO Omina Technologies

Rachel Alexander – Belgium

CEO – Omina Technologies

Brian Armstrong

Brian Armstrong – South Africa

Professor of Digital Business – Wits

Jumanne Rajabu – Tanzania

CEO – Sahara Ventures

Karim Djouani – France

University Paris Est Creteil (UPEC) – France

Louise Warnich

Louise Warnich – South Africa

Professor & Dean of Science – University of Stellenbosch

Mushambi Mutuma

Mushambi Mutuma – South Africa

CEO – Altivex

Olivier Ly

Olivier Ly – France 

Univ. de Bordeaux LaBRI IUT & Lead of Rhoban

Antoine Paillusseau

Antoine Paillusseau – South Africa

CEO – Finchatbot

Taryn Morris

Taryn Morris – South Africa

Data Scientist – Ixio Analytics

Jason Eisen

Jason Eisen – Kenya

CEO – UTU

Jean-Baptiste de la Rivière – France

Director of R&D – Immersion SAS

Clive Charlton

Clive Charlton – South Africa

Solutions Architect Lead – Amazon Web Services

jade abbot

Jade Abbott – South Africa

Senior Machine Learning Engineer – Retro Rabbit

Henri Zietsman – South Africa

Startup Business Development Manager Africa – Amazon Web Services

Kusheel Amritlall

Kusheel Amritlall – South Africa

Head R&D / Cognitive Automation & Artificial Intelligence – Old Mutual Limited

Alastair Bathgate – UK

CEO – Blue Prism Limited

Megan Yates

Megan Yates – South Africa

Founder – Ixio & Co-founder – Zindi

Jacques De Kock

Jacques De Kock – South Africa

COO – Cortex Logic

Frans Cronje

Frans Cronje – South Africa

CEO – Dataprophet

brad smith

Brad Smith – South Africa

Director – Data Seed – BusinessOptics

Kathleen Siminyu, AI4Dev

Kathleen Siminyu – Kenya

Regional Network Coordinator (Africa) – Artificial Intelligence for Development

kevin derman

Kevin Derman – South Africa

CEO – Kaskade Cloud

Florin Manole

Florin Manole – Denmark

Director of AI & Analytics – UiPath

Riedwaan Bassadien

Riedwaan Bassadien – South Africa

Cloud Data & AI Specialist & Open Source Advocate – Microsoft SA

Mmaki Jantjies

Mmaki Jantjies – South Africa

Senior Lecturer – UWC

Cobus Greyling

Cobus Greyling – South Africa

Technical Product Manager – Ocular Technologies

Pommie Lutchman

Pommie Lutchman – South Africa

CEO – Ocular Technologies

Alessandro Vignazia

Alessandro Vignazia – South Africa

Founder & Director – LightBlue Cognitive Solutions

Refilwe Tlhabanyane – South Africa

Strategist – ABSA

Ramesh Caussy, Partnering Robotics

Ramesh Caussy – France

CEO & Founder – Partnering Robotics

Matt Mckie, Omnisient

Mathew Mckie – South Africa

Chief Product & Strategy Officer – Omnisient

Wessel Oosthuizen – South Africa

Senior Manager Analytics – Deloitte
baratang miya

Baratang Miya – South Africa

Senior Managing Director – Uhuru Spaces

Chris Wiggett, Britehouse

Chris Wiggett – South Africa

Head of Intelligent Automation – Britehouse

David Chavalarias – France

Director at Institut des Systèmes Complexes – Paris Île-de-France

Thabo Koee – South Africa

Co-Founder & CTO – Africa Business Integration

Amira Abbas – South Africa

Quantum Machine Learning – UKZN

Gerrit Genis

Gerrit Genis – South Africa

Senior Associate – GeoTerraImage

Brian Lewkowicz – South Africa

Partner – Intelligent Automation Africa Lead – EY

Ranvir Mohanlal

Ranvir Mohanlal – South Africa

CEO – Vision Swarm

Janeen Uzzell, Wikimedia Foundation

Janeen Uzzell – USA

Chief Operating Officer – Wikimedia Foundation

Nicolas Korff

Nicolas Korff – South Africa

Retail Account Manager – Zebra Technologies

Tauhir Jardine – South Africa

Director Future Point of Sales & Marketing – A2D24

Naser Ali  – UK

Field CTO, Digital Insights Group – Hitachi Vantara

Ika van Wyk

Ika van Wyk – South Africa

Head Of Marketing & Customer Experience – Granadilla Insurance

Mark Wilson – South Africa

Advanced Analytics Specialist – Altron

Kobus CEO Genii Analytics

Kobus Van Der Westhuizen – South Africa

CEO & Founder – Genii Ai

Jonathan Walker, Granadilla Insurance

Jonathan Walker – South Africa

Founder – Granadilla Insurance

Tilila El Moujahid

Tilila El Moujahid – United Arab Emirates

Technical Evangelist for Data and AI, Data Scientist – Microsoft

Alistair Hofert

Alistair Hofert – South Africa

CEO – Insight Genomics

Louis Rossouw

Louis Rossouw – South Africa

Head of Research & Analytics – Gen Re

Danny Saksenberg

Danny Saksenberg – South Africa

Co-founder – Emerge

Peeyoosh Pandey – India

Senior VP and Head of Sales (APAC and MEA) – Persistent System

Paul Stemmet, YAP

Paul Stemmet – South Africa

CEO & Founder – YAP Dashboard

Reinhard Hiller

Reinhard Hiller – South Africa

Managing Director – Artisan Biomed

Munsanje Mweene,

Munsanje Mweene – South Africa

Data Scientist – Aerobotics

Neil Rankin – South Africa

Data Scientist/Economist – Predictive Insights

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