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AI Expo Africa 2023

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

2nd – 3rd November

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 that showcase research, innovation, standards & governance

PLATFORMS & PROCESS

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

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, Submission Process & Dates

Themes

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

Submission Process & Dates

  • DEADLINE – Call for speakers OPENS 1st February 2023 & CLOSES 30th September 2023
  • We normally receive in excess of 200+ submissions per year so get yours in EARLY!
  • DO NOT make your presentation overtly “sales” orientated – Submissions that are none compliant will be rejected
  • 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 or accommodation costs – you must have a visa prior to submission!
  • The initial list of speakers will be notified in June 2023
  • The final speaker list will be issued October 2023
  • Once your speaking slot is confirmed you will be notified of the talk slot / date & time
  • There is a reserve list as we do get cancellations 
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Check out the amazing speakers that joined us in 2022

In 2022 we were again being joined by a truly diverse mix of local, regional and global thought leaders including ministerial, ambassadorial, academic and industry representation.  Our speakers covered a wide range of disciplines and subjects, including; Enterprise case studies, tech demonstrations, regulation, ethics, healthcare, banking, smart cities, RPA, Government policy, national strategy, talent acquisition, chatbots, analytics, development frameworks and CX / UI / UX to name but a few.

AI Expo Africa 2022 Speakers, Panelists & Moderators

Emma Theofelus

Deputy Minister: Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in the Republic of Namibia

Namibia

Véronique Haller

Deputy Head of Mission: Embassy of Switzerland to South Africa

South Africa

Reevana Balmahoon

AI&XR Research Lead: CSIR

South Africa

Joris Cyizere

Ag. Managing Director: Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution Rwanda

Rwanda

Monica Livingston

AI Solutions and Sales Director: Intel Corporation

United States

Ntsibane Ntlatlapa

Centre Head: C4IR South Africa

South Africa

Deshni Govender

Country Advisor: FAIR Forward - Artificial Intelligence for All: GIZ

South Africa

Takalani Madzhadzhi

CEO and Founder: Ashanti AI

South Africa

Wei Xiao

AI in Emerging Areas: Nvidia

US

Nathan-Ross Adams

Data and tech lawyer: Michalsons

South Africa

Naomi Molefe

Strategic Sourcing and Research Specialist, Women in Big Data SA

South Africa

Lorhan Caproni

Cofounder & CEO: BotCity

Brazil

Esther Hoogstad

CEO: Enlabeler

The Netherlands / South Africa

Tawanda Ewing

Machine Learning Engineer: Deep Learning Cafe

South Africa

Tholang Mathopa

Founder & CEO: Leriba AI

South Africa

Kgosi Molefe

Lead Resilience Engineering: Standard Bank South Africa

South Africa

Janet Sawari

CEO/ Founder: The AI Review

South Africa

Nikhil Ranchod

CTO: Ctrl Robotics

South Africa

Ayisha Piotti

Director of AI Policy, Center for Law & Economics, ETH Zurich: ETH Zurich

Switzerland

Islam Zeidan

MEA Data & AI Executive: IBM

Dubai

Rumbidzai Shumba

Senior Legal Counsel: ABSA

South Africa

Walter Riviera

AI - Technical Specialist EMEA Lead: Intel Corporation

Italy

Shamira Ahmed

Technical Advisor - Data Economy: GIZ

Ali Srour

CEO, Chief Data Scientist: SocialLab

Estonia

Nazareen Ebrahim

Founder/CEO: Socially Accceptable

South Africa

Stephen Ozoigbo

Senior Director, Emerging Economies: Arm Ltd

USA

Estelle Lubbe

Co-founder and CxO: The Awareness Company

South Africa

Keith Jones

Founder: Sw7

South Africa

Mmabatho Mokiti

CEO: Mathemaniacs

South Africa

Ekow Duker

co-Founder: Zindi

South Africa

Chantalle ten Napel Wilson

CEO: GoodBuyCar (div of Virtual Drive)

South Africa

Justice Chikomba

Chief Executive Officer: Analytics Hive

South Africa

Brent Davidoff

Head of Network Experience: Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

South Africa

Thabang Mathonsi

Lead Data Scientist: Ozow

South Africa

Daniel Wertheimer

Lead Data Scientist: Absa

South Africa

Ridha Moosa

Head of Operations: Enlabeler

South Africa

Bryan McLachlan

Managing Director-Africa: CyborgIntell

South Africa

Thembani Phaweni

Head of Product: Izwe (Partnership between Telkom and Enlabeler)

South Africa

Peter Ing

Founder: Ingenuity IoT Pty LTD

South Africa

Arnu Pretorius

Research Scientist: InstaDeep

South Africa

Sylvester Albanie

Investment Principal: Hlayisani Capital

South Africa

Frederic Werner

Head, Strategic Engagement: United Nations ITU

Switzerland

Roy Forbes

Senior Researcher: Wits University

Andre Blaauw

Data Science Lead: JD Group

South Africa

Greg Desilla

Head: Machine Learning and AI: Melio AI

South Africa

Stefan Steffen

Executive: Data Science: Telkom

South Africa

Neil Rankin

CEO: Predictive Insights

South Africa

Cobus Greyling

Conversational AI Analyst: Private

South Africa

Francesco Petruccione

Prof: National Institute for Theoretical Physics and Computational Sciences

South Africa

Kim Ormiston

Data Architect: Pure Storage

South Africa

Pierre le Roux

Chief Marketing Officer: Spatialedge & Pepkor

South Africa

Chayan Bhattacharyay

Founder and CEO: HyperCAP

South Africa

Christiaan Kriel

Cluster Executive - Automation: iOCO

South Africa

Jay Van Zyl

VP: ecosystem.Ai

USA and South Africa

Gregg Barrett

CEO, Cirrus AI

South Africa

Axel Tidemann

Machine Learning Manager: Takealot

South Africa

Herman Myburgh

Head - Metaverse Research Unit: University of Johannesburg

South Africa

Morgan Malyon

Executive Product Manager/Senior Solution's Manager: Huawei Enterprise Technologies at Mustek Limited

South Africa

Dr Nick Bradshaw

CEO: AI Media Group

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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