AI Expo Africa 2022

Connecting local, regional & global 4IR thought leadership across Africa

The speaker submission process for AI Expo Africa 2022 is now OPEN !

As with previous years our speaking programme is broken down into the following 4 tracks


Talks that showcase research, innovation, standards & governance


Talks focused on Platforms & Businesses Processes leveraging Cloud, RPA / IA, Open Source or bespoke


Talks showcasing real-world business, societal or AI 4 Good use cases focusing on lessons learned & best practice


Deeper dive demos with a focus on the technical complexity of new & emerging 4IR technologies

Themes, Submission Process & Dates


  • Machine / Deep Learning Solutions
  • RPA / Intelligent Automation / Chatbots & Conversational AI
  • Big data / Analytics
  • Cloud / SaaS platforms / Data Centre / Storage
  • AR / VR / Mixed Reality
  • Training / Education & Skills
  • 5G / Mobile / Edge / Quantum Computing
  • DLT / Blockchain / Crypto
  • AI4Good / Ethics / Privacy / Standards
  • ML Ops / ML Commons
  • IoT / Smart Devices
  • Smart Cities / Smart Society
  • National AI Strategies / Community Building

Submission Process & Dates

  • We normally receive in excess of 160+ submissions per year for 80 speaking slots and we do have a reserve list so do submit !
  • DEADLINE – The submission process closes 31st July 2022
  • Do not make your presentation overtly “sales” orientated
  • Submissions that are none compliant will be rejected
  • The initial list of speakers will be notified in May 2022
  • The final speaker list will be issued in August 2022
  • Once your speaking slot is confirmed you will be notified of the talk slot / date & time
  • Click the button below to submit your abstract TODAY
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Check out the amazing speakers that joined us in 2021

In 2021 we were yet again joined by a truly diverse mix of local, regional and global thought leaders with a senior level opening plenary session including ministerial, ambassadorial, academic and industry representation.

Our speakers covered a big set of subjects, including; real world case studies, tech demonstrations, business deployments, MLOps, ethics, fraud, healthcare, banking, smart cities, RPA, Government policy, national strategy, talent acquisition, quantum computing, chatbots and customer service to name but a few.

We look forward to an even greater line-up in 2022 – so do join us and submit an abstract TODAY!

AI Expo Africa 2021 Speakers

Bitange Ndemo

Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Nairobi: University of Nairobi

Prof Zeblon Vilakazi

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa

Véronique Haller

Deputy Head of Mission: Embassy of Switzerland to South Africa

South Africa

Cllr Randall Williams

Executive Mayor: City of Tshwane

South Africa

Kate Kallot

Head of Emerging Markets – Nvidia


Stephen Ibaraki

Chairman: REDDS Capital - Venture Capital Investments


Jonas Bogoshi

Chief Executive Officer: BCX

South Africa

Eliana Emediato de Azambuja

General Coordinator of Digital Transformation - Secretariat of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation


Safroadu Yeboah-Amankwah

SVP, Chief Strategy Officer: Intel Corporation



General Director of innovation & Technology development, Ministry of industry & SME’s


Atenkosi Ngubevana

Group Executive: Digital Process Re-Engeneering: Vodacom

South Africa

John Kamara

CEO - Afyarekod


Dr Lardo Stander

Acting Divisional Head and Acting Chief Executive Officer: Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA)

South Africa

Samar Hamdy

Co-Founder & Business Development Director: DevisionX


Frederic Werner

Head, Strategic Engagement: United Nations ITU


Emmanuel Acheampong

Co-Founder: roboMUA

United States

Shandukani Nthai

CEO and Founder: AfricanNova

South Africa

Karim Beguir

CEO – InstaDeep


Mustapha Zaouini

Mustapha Zaouini

Co Founder: Ai in Africa


Tholang Mathopa

Founder: RPA Nuggets

South Africa

Tawanda Ewing

Machine learning engineer: Deep Learning Cafe

South Africa

Lebogang Mothiba

Programme Manager: Nolwazi STEM Education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Academy

South Africa

Hajar Mousannif

Pr.: Cadi Ayyad University


Thavash Govender

AI Lead - Microsoft

South Africa

Franco van Wyk

Senior software developer: Comparisure

South Africa

Charlotte Kepadisa

Executive Head: Enterprise CVM & Analytics: Vodacom

Elmen Lamprecht

Co-Founder & Managing Partner: COGO People Analytics

South Africa

Derek Kweku Degbedzui

Data Scientist: Ghana Tech Lab


Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security: Darktrace


Walter Riviera

AI - Technical Specialist EMEA Lead: Intel Corporation


Zolani Ratya

QA Competency Lead (Test Manager): Glacier

South Africa

Celina Lee

Celina Lee

Director Ixio Analytics & ZINDI

South Africa

Kemdi Ebi

Co-founder & CEO: Versus Africa


Amandeep Gill

Project Director/CEO: International Digital Health and AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR)


Alison B Lowndes

Senior Scientist, Global AI: NVIDIA


Jay Van Zyl

VP: ecosystem.Ai

USA and South Africa

Darko Jovišić

CEO & Co-founder: robotiq.ai


Wei Xiao

AI in Emerging Areas: Nvidia


Durrel Ramrathan

Senior Manager: Analytics and AI: MultiChoice

South Africa

Ekow Duker

co-Founder: Zindi

South Africa

Leànne Viviers

CEO & Founder: Mintor

South Africa

Karim Beguir

Co-Founder and CEO: InstaDeep

United Kingdom

Gregg Barrett

CEO, Cirrus AI

South Africa

Toshie Takahashi

Professor: Waseda University


Phil D Hall

Conversational AI Architect: Elzware Ltd

United Kingdom

Jean Greyling

Associate Professor: Nelson Mandela University Computing Sciences

South Africa

Elena Gabriela Ardelean

CEO & Founder: AI 4 Development Agency (AI4DA)


Stefan Steffen

Executive: Data Science: Telkom

South Africa

Francesco Petruccione

Prof: National Institute for Theoretical Physics and Computational Sciences

South Africa

Esther Hoogstad

CEO: Enlabeler

The Netherlands / South Africa

Victor Bittorf

Working Group Chairperson: MLCommons


Daniel Wertheimer

Data Scientist: Absa

South Africa

Ashley Schmidt

Senior Program Manager: Macro-Eyes

Washington DC

Martin Ebers

President: Robotics & AI Law Society (RAILS)


Lionel Bisschoff

Directory: Learning Machines

South Africa

Elham Tabassi

Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory: National Institute of Standards and Technology

United States

Craig Akal

Co-founder & Director: Elerian AI

United Kingdom

Dave Eagle

CEO: Atura

South Africa

Veliswa Boya

Senior Developer Advocate: Amazon Web Services

South Africa

Henry Mascot

CEO and co-founder: Curacel

United Kingdom

Sastri Munsamy

Executive: Technology and Innovation: Inspired Testing

South Africa

Monica Livingston

AI Solutions and Sales Director: Intel Corporation

United States

Rudolph Janse van Rensburg

CTO: TreasuryONE Automation

South Africa

Al Lindsay

Chairman: Elerian AI


Nkosi Kumalo

Managing Executive of BCX EXA: BCX

South Africa

Daniel Sloan

Co-Founder: Future Tech

United States

Kunda Chaikatisha

Cloud Solution Architect-Data & AI: Microsoft

South Africa

Paul Epstein

Senior Manager: Accubits

Australia (domiciled), New Zealand and South Africa

Alex Burak

RPA Solutions Consultant: IBA Group


Ntsibane Ntlatlapa

Centre Head: C4IR South Africa

South Africa

Matt Kloos

CFO: CompariSure

South Africa

Fanie Botha

COO: Firtech Holdings

South Africa

Pommie Lutchman

Founder & CEO: Ocular Technologies (Pty) Ltd

South Africa

Barry Dwolatzky

Director of Innovation Strategy at University of the Witwatersrand: Wits University

South Africa

Ansu Sooful

CEO: Aizatron

South Africa

Takalani Madzhadzhi

CEO and Founder: Ashanti AI

South Africa

Andrew Dawson

MD: Cognizance Processing

South Africa

Justin Shanks

Business Development Manager: OLSPS

South Africa

Nii Simmonds

Founder & CEO: eNubia

Ghana / USA

Ali Srour

CEO, Chief Data Scientist: SocialLab


Keith Jones

Founder: Sw7

South Africa

Dino Bernicchi

Head of Data Science: Homechoice International PLC

South Africa

Dr Nick Bradshaw

CEO: AI Media Group

South Africa


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