The AI Media Group, organisers of Africa’s largest trade-focused AI trade show, AI Expo Africa, announce initial world-class speaker line-up for Africa’s largest gathering of business thought leaders 

CAPE TOWN – April 21st – The AI Media Group are proud to announce the first tranche of speakers for Africa’s largest gathering of B2B business thought leaders in artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA) and data science.

Nick Bradshaw, Co-founder of AI Media Group stated, “We are really proud of the initial world class line up that includes a great mix of global thought leaders, large Enterprise suppliers and buyers, as well as SMEs and new / exciting start-ups that are seeking to showcase their technology and services at the event.  As per our previous events we want to offer delegates a broad range of speakers that are firmly planted in the real-world deployment of 4IR technologies and on the cutting edge of innovation, ethics, innovation, change management, business and social good use cases.”

AI Expo Africa 2020 - Initial speaker line-up

AI Expo Africa 2020 – Initial speaker line-up

Keynotes & Master Class

  • Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of AI & ML, World Economic Forum
  • Neil Sahota, United Nations AI Advisor & Chief Innovation Officer, University of California
  • Fred Werner – Head of Strategic Engagement & AI 4 Good, ITU


  • Rudeon Snell, Senior Director Enterprise Solutions EMEA, SAP
  • Ati Ngubevana, Group Executive HoD – Digital Progress Re-engineering, Vodacom
  • Lenore Kerrigan, Country Director, UiPath
  • Thavash Govender, Data and AI Specialist Lead, Microsoft
  • Andre Blaauw, Associate Director, PwC SA
  • Yauvan Hansraj, Cognitive Services Lead : AWS platform AI, Standard Bank
  • Ronnie Toerien, HCM Development & Strategy Leader Africa, Oracle
  • Daniel Wertheimer, Data Scientist, Absa
  • Ronald Du Toit, Data Scientist, Allan Gray
  • Phumza Dyani, CMO, Broadband Infraco
  • Lebogang Martins, Smart building IoT Project Manager, IoTnxt

Roy Bannister, Co-founder of AI Media Group stated, “Its great to welcome global thought leaders like Kay Firth-Butterfield who heads up AI at the World Economic Forum, Fred Werner from the ITU who is pioneering the global AI4Good movement and Neil Sahota who is a globally acknowledged proponent of using new technology in a responsible and ethical manner.  We also welcome the larger regional Enterprise vendors like SAP, Microsoft, UiPath, Oracle, PWC into the mix as well as Enterprise consumers of 4IR technology like Vodacom, Standard Bank, ABSA, Allan Gray, their case studies will be greatly welcomed by our delegates who are seeking to hear about how these technologies can be deployed.

SMEs & New Start-Ups

  • John, Kamara, Founder, Afyarekod
  • Takalani, Madzhadzhi CEO, Ashanti AI
  • Gregg Barrett, CEO, Cirrus AI
  • Isaac Matsa, Country Sales Manager, DataProphet
  • Antoine Paillusseau, Co-founder and CEO, FinChatBot
  • Johan Steyn, Senior Manager, IQ Business
  • Nella Oluoch, GM, Nakala Analytics
  • Rudradeb Mitra, Founder, Omdena
  • Jamie Peers, Business Development Director, Synatic
  • Shaun Moore, CEO, Trueface

Bradshaw concluded, “It’s great to also see the growth in SME / Start-up vendors attending this year, that are continuing to drive innovation in our region, we have some exciting new companies and products being introduced / launched ay AI Expo Africa 2020 both from the Africa region and wider global 4IR community.  As we have moved AI Expo Africa 2020 online, it now makes it easier for other African start-ups and innovators to join our event as well as new companies seeking a market in the region from Europe, America’s, Middles East & Asia to find new customers and distribution partners.  Its going to be a regionally more inclusive event this year and we cant wait to welcome our speakers, sponsors, vendors and delegates to the event”

AI Expo Africa 2020 - Initial speaker line-up

AI Expo Africa 2020 – Initial speaker line-up

About AI Expo Africa 2020

Produced by the AI Media Group and with 3000+ community members, AI Expo Africa is now entering its third successful year and is the largest B2B trade focused Artificial Intelligence, RPA & Data Science business conference in Africa. The 2020 edition of AI Expo Africa will run online 3rd-4th September 2020 builds upon the phenomenal success of the 2018 and 2019 events that cemented it as the largest gathering of its kind, with over 1000 registered delegates, decision makers, investors, buyers, suppliers, innovators, SMBs and global brands in the region.  Those looking to attend the conference can save up to 30% on a super early bird ticket NOW by accessing our sale that ends June 30th.


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