Nathan van Rooyen

Nathan van Rooyen

I started out as a business analyst, moving onto project management and ending up as an IT Manager, now an IT/Digital Executive. The majority of this time has been in financial services, especially banking & insurance (long and short-term). As an IT professional, I have spent my time on the business end of the industry more than a technology/technical focus. This has made me strong on understanding the need for and creating alignment between business …

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Mayur Patel

Mayur Patel

Mayur Patel is a leader in the technology, mobile and media sectors. He is the CEO of Kwesé iflix, Africa’s fastest growing mobile sport and entertainment TV service. Previously, Mayur served as the EVP Strategy & Corporate Development for Econet Media, and the Chief of Staff for the Econet Group, one of the largest TMT companies in Africa. He also worked as Vice President of Strategy and Assessment at the Knight Foundation, a $2.5 billion US-based private foundation involved in digital transformation of the …

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Joseph Ndaba

Joseph Ndaba

Joseph Ndaba a founder & CEO of Mahikeng innovation hub, a 4IR Commissioner – Presidential Commission on 4IR. MIHub is an innovative virtual techno hub in the heart of Mahikeng- capital city of North West Province, with the focus being unearthing and cultivating innovative solutions that will ultimately assist businesses, educational institutions, government and communities to acclimatize in this vast changing technological world, while improve efficiency and effectiveness in the North West province through the …

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Joseph Hundah

Joseph Hundah

Joseph Hundah is currently the Group CEO for Econet Media. He is a seasoned media and finance executive with over 20 years’ Pan-African and international experience. He has diverse experience having worked on both the public and private sides of the media industry. He has held executive positions across various disciplines and industries including FMCG and broadcasting. His previous senior executive positions include that of Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Modern Times …

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Johanna Kollar

Johanna Kollar

Johanna Kollar is a technologist with a strong track record of new business development in Africa. She has been a leader at Google Africa for over 10 years, and in that time has amplified the usage of Google products in these markets. In her role as Head of Communication Product Partnerships, she has excelled in finding and building strategic partnerships that benefit Google’s partners and Google users. In her time at Google, she has cultivated …

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Antoinia Norman

Antoinia Norman

Global champion as an agent of change. Antoinia is passionate about developing more entrepreneurs and leaders by building them as change makers and innovators thus helping them overcome their fears, flaws and limitations. Antoinia works towards developing a ‘business as a force for good’ environment, with distinct goals towards supporting more businesses that have heart first i.e purpose. Antoinia supports business development and scale through interventions via strategy, training, linkages and great partnerships. Antoinia’ s …

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Aneesa Ameer

Aneesa Ameer

Aneesa Ameer is the Innovation lead for Absa Life Insurance. An imagineer who has an appreciation of both the responsibility and the influence required to persuade moving people to a better vision of the future. Aneesa has for several years championed the Customer and Digital transformation agenda within the Financial Services industry, and is a true stand out in this field having launched platforms for innovation and the delivery of new technology solutions that impact …

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Abe Wakama

Abe Wakama

Abe Wakama is the CEO of African Innovator Group, publishers of IT News Africa (www.itnewsafrica.com) and African Innovator Magazine (www.africaninnovatormagazine.com ). With the help of a talented team of media professionals, he has grown his organisation into one of Africa’s leading technology business news publishers and conference organisers. He has a solid understanding of African ICT business drivers and is well travelled across the continent. Mr Wakama has built an invaluable network of leaders within …

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