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

The speaker submission process for AI Expo Africa 2021 is now OPEN. As with previous years our speaking programme is broken down into the following 4 themes / tracks;

INNOVATION

Talks that showcase research, innovation, standards & policy in 4IR technologies

PLATFORMS

Talks leveraging commercial software platforms, cloud, RPA, bespoke or Open Source

CASE STUDIES

Talks showcasing real-world business, societal or AI 4 Good use cases

DEMOS

Deeper dive tech demos that are more hands on and technically complex

Talks are delivered online, pre-recorded “as live” and delegates will have the chance to interact with speakers live via Q&A chat functionality, live speaker lounge, live networking lounge or back at the vendor e-booth via video chat. Even if you miss a talk – don’t worry!  All talks are archived and so you can watch them at any time 24/7 for 30 days.

The 2021 Speaker Line-up

We are 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 will cover 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.  When you join the show you can configure your own bespoke agenda so you maximise your time with the people you want to meet and talk to.

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

USA

Stephen Ibaraki

Chairman: REDDS Capital - Venture Capital Investments

Canada

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

Brazil

Safroadu Yeboah-Amankwah

SVP, Chief Strategy Officer: Intel Corporation

USA

Kais MEJRI

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

Tunisia

Atenkosi Ngubevana

Group Executive: Digital Process Re-Engeneering: Vodacom

South Africa

John Kamara

CEO - Afyarekod

Kenya

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

Egypt

Frederic Werner

Head, Strategic Engagement: United Nations ITU

Switzerland

Emmanuel Acheampong

Co-Founder: roboMUA

United States

Shandukani Nthai

CEO and Founder: AfricanNova

South Africa

Karim Beguir

CEO – InstaDeep

Tunisia

Mustapha Zaouini

Mustapha Zaouini

Co Founder: Ai in Africa

UAE

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

Morocco

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

Ghana

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security: Darktrace

UK

Walter Riviera

AI - Technical Specialist EMEA Lead: Intel Corporation

Italy

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

Nigeria

Amandeep Gill

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

Switzerland

Alison B Lowndes

Senior Scientist, Global AI: NVIDIA

UK

Jay Van Zyl

VP: ecosystem.Ai

USA and South Africa

Darko Jovišić

CEO & Co-founder: robotiq.ai

Croatia

Wei Xiao

AI in Emerging Areas: Nvidia

US

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

Japan

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)

Austria

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

USA

Daniel Wertheimer

Data Scientist: Absa

South Africa

Ashley Schmidt

Senior Program Manager: Macro-Eyes

Washington DC

Martin Ebers

President: Robotics & AI Law Society (RAILS)

Germany

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

USA

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

Belarus

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

Estonia

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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