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AI Expo Africa 2024

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

Africa’s Largest Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent Automation Trade Show & Conference – Connecting Enterprise Buyers with Global & Local Suppliers

30th-31st October 2024

Sandton Convention Centre, JHB, South Africa

As with previous years our speaking programme is broken down into the following 4 tracks with a wide range of global, regional and local presenters, panels and keynotes.

INNOVATION & STRATEGY

Talks showcasing research, innovation, standards, ethics, policy & governance

PLATFORMS & PROCESS

Talks on platforms, tools & business process change utilising AI / IA / RPA or bespoke solutions

CASE STUDIES

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

TECHNOLOGY DEMOS

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

Themes for AI Expo Africa 2024

Themes

  • ML / DL / Gen AI Business Solutions
  • RPA / Intelligent Automation / CX
  • Chatbots / Conversational AI
  • Big Data / Data Ops / Analytics
  • Cloud / Data Centre / Storage / Super Computing
  • ML Ops / Development Frameworks
  • Security / DevSecOps
  • IoT / 5G / Mobile / Edge
  • Smart Devices / Hardware / Drones
  • Autonomous Systems / Service Robots
  • AR / VR / MR / Creative Media
  • Training / Education & Skills
  • Women & Youth in AI
  • Applied University R&D
  • AI4Good / Ethics / Privacy / Standards / Regulation & Policy
  • Smart Cities / Smart Society & Smart Citizen
  • National AI Strategies / Community Building

Call for 2024 Speakers, Submission Process & Key Dates

  • DEADLINE – Call for speakers OPENS 1st February 2024 
  • DEADLINE – Call for speakers  CLOSES 30th September 2024
  • We normally receive in excess of 200+ submissions per year so get yours in EARLY!
  • This is a business focused event but DO NOT make your presentation overtly “sales” orientated
  • Submissions that are none compliant will be rejected – you MUST complete all fields in full
  • Ensure you can commit & travel to the event – THIS IS AN IN-PERSON ONLY EVENT !!
  • We DO NOT PAY speakers AND DO NOT cover travel, visa or accommodation costs – you must have a visa prior to submission!
  • The initial list of speakers will be notified in September 2024
  • The final speaker list will be issued October 2024
  • Once your speaking slot is confirmed you will be notified of the talk slot / date & time
  • You will present off your own laptop via HDMI – you must bring your own HDMI adaptor if required
  • There is a reserve list as we do get cancellations – so hang in there – we always have late slots to fill
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Check out the amazing speakers that joined us in 2023

In 2023 we were again joined by a truly diverse mix of local, regional and global thought leaders.  Our speakers cover a wide range of disciplines and subjects, including; Enterprise AI and IA deployment, case studies, platforms, strategy, tech demos, Gen AI, LLMs, regulation, ethics,  policy, national strategy, talent acquisition, analytics, development frameworks and CX / UI / UX to name but a few.

AI Expo Africa Speakers, Panelists & Moderators

Minister Mondli Gungubele

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Charles Murito

Regional Director Sub-Saharan Africa: Government Affairs and Public Policy - Google

Kenya

Celina Lee

Celina Lee

CEO: Zindi

South Africa

Stephen Ozoigbo

Senior Director, Emerging Economies: Arm Ltd

USA

Ntsibane Ntlatlapa

Centre Head: C4IR South Africa

South Africa

Raeesa Ebrahim

iTEACHlab: MANCOSA

South Africa

Sipho Mtombeni

Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager: Google

South Africa

Nicoli Koorbanally

CEO: mLab

South Africa

Nathan-Ross Adams

Africa’s AI Lawyer: Michalsons

South Africa

Angela Shumba

Operations Manager: C4IR South Africa

South Africa

Ekow Duker

co-Founder: Zindi

South Africa

Marianne Almon

Marketing Lead at Data Sciences: Data Sciences Corporation

South Africa

Anish Kurien

Acting Director: TUT Hub of AI-ISA: Tshwane University of Technology

South Africa

Zubeida Dawood

Research Group Leader: CSIR

South Africa

Roy Forbes

Senior Researcher: Wits University

Peter Ing

Founder: Ingenuity IoT Pty LTD

South Africa

Esther Hoogstad

CEO: Enlabeler

The Netherlands / South Africa

John Tseriwa

Managing Director: Sagehill Business Solutions

Zimbabwe

Nazareen Ebrahim

Founder/CEO: Socially Accceptable

South Africa

Ritesh Kanjee

CEO | Founder: Augmented Startups

South Africa

Ethel Heine

Business Executive: Intelligent Automation - AIForged

South Africa

Thabiso Hlatshwayo

Senior Manager Solution Consulting: OpenText

South Africa

Dean Furman

CEO: Dawn of Disruption

South Africa

Bridget Chipungu Chimbga

Policy Reseacher: Center for AI and Digital Policy

Rinae Nnduvheni

Senior Manager: Deloitte

South Africa

Hina Patel

MD: Data & AI lead Africa - Accenture

South Africa

Keith Jones

Founder: Sw7

South Africa

Pragashani Reddy

Executive Head: Technology and Digital Enablement CIB SA and ROA: Standard Bank Group

South Africa

Tsholo Ramokoka

Founder & CEO: AddressDox

South Africa

Stefan Steffen

Executive: Data Insights and Intelligence: BCX

South Africa

Mashudu Nefale

Senior Clinical Psychologist: University of Pretoria

South Africa

Cobus Greyling

Chief Evangelist: HumanFirst AI

South Africa

Callan Abrahams

AI Solutions Ambassador: Enlabeler

South Africa

Mark Nasila

Chief Data and Analytics Officer - FNB Risk: First National Bank

South Africa

Alanna Windrim

Project Manager: Teens in AI

South Africa

Francesco Petruccione

Director: National Institute for Theoretical Physics and Computational Sciences

South Africa

Bertha Kgokong

Founder & CEO: Tati Software, MobileGPT

South Africa

Gregg Barrett

CEO, Cirrus AI

South Africa

Dr Nick Bradshaw

CEO: AI Media Group

South Africa

Philip Adzanoukpe

Founder & CEO: Epigos AI

Ghana

Jay Van Zyl

CEO: ecosystem.Ai

USA

Regina Maphanga

CSIR Research Group Leader - Digital Modeling: Design and Optimization: CSIR

South Africa

Nanjun Zhang

Principal IT Solution Architect: Huawei South Africa

South Africa

Steve Burke

Founder & Managing Director: DigiBlu (a BP3 Global company)

South Africa

Mangaliso Vuso

Digital Learning Coach and IT Teacher: St Stithians College: Junior Prep School

South Africa

Paul Leroy

Cloud Architect: Opennetworks

UK

Merelda Wu

Co-founder & CEO: Melio AI

South Africa

Jaco Jansen van Rensburg

Head of Academy: ExploreAI

South Africa

Hennie Fouche

Managing Director: TrueNorth Group

South Africa

Sahir Maharaj

Data Scientist, AI Engineer, ML Specialist: Old Mutual Limited

South Africa

Boris Krumrey

VP, Automation Innovation: UiPath

UK

Jan Hnizdo

CEO: Teraco Data Environment (Pty) Ltd

South Africa

Bami Oni

Founder: Eden AI

South Africa

Colin Schwegmann

Head of Engineering: Helm

South Africa

Conor Spicer

Pre-Sales Data Scientist at DataRobot: Data Robot & KID Group

South Africa

Monwabisi Gaga

Cofounder & CEO: BlazeGuard

South Africa

Daniel Wertheimer

Chapter Lead: Data Science - Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe: Heineken

South Africa

Jacobus Eksteen

CEO: Matogen Applied Insights

South Africa

Michael Williams

Lead Machine Learning Engineer: Ozow

South Africa

Quentin Daffarn

CEO & Managing Director: UC-Wireless (Pty) Ltd

South Africa

AI Expo Africa is proudly partnering with AIESEC – A global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. AIESEC are a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Together we are helping develop leadership and management skills for young people to progress their careers. 

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