Star Line-up Invited THOUGHT LEADERS
& Futurists of 2023

The people who make things happen in emerging technologies & digital transformation in Africa
and, the ones who is changing the digital future.


Hon. Dr. Blade Nzimande

Honourable Minister, Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, South Africa

Hon. Mondli Gungubele

Minister, Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies South Africa

Hon. Kwaku Afriyie

Minister, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana

Hon. Dr. Peya Mushelenga

Honourable Minister, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Namibia

Hon. Deepak Balgobin

Minister, Ministry of Information Technology, Communications and Innovation, Mauritius

Stanley Kumunguya

Chief Executive Officer, ICT Authority of Kenya

Speakers lineup Esteemed SPEAKERS & Digital
LEADERS of 2023 Edition

The people who make things happen in emerging technologies & digital transformation in South Africa
& the continent and, the ones who believe and build the future.


Phila Ndarana

Chief Technology Officer, Auditor General of South Africa

Nyimpini Mabunda

Chief Executive Officer, GE Southern Africa

Kganki Matabane

Chief Executive Officer, Black Business Council

Faith Burn

Chief Information Officer, Eskom Holdings SOC Limited

Prasanna Kumar Burri

Group Chief Information Officer, Dangote Group & CEO, Dancom Technologies Limited

Libisi Maphanga

Chief Information Officer, Electoral Commission of South Africa

Dr. Alistair Mokoena

Country Director, Google South Africa

Dr. Kiru Pillay

Chief Director, Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies

Bessy Mahopo

Chief Information Officer CIB, Standard Bank Group

Thenjiwe Ntuli-Dlamini

Chief Strategy & Information Officer, Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)

Tshifhiwa G Ramuthaga

Group Chief Information Officer, Barloworld South Africa

Sasha Booth-Beharilal

Chairperson, Internet Service Providers Association

Ayanda Ngcebetsha

Chief Data Officer, Microsoft South Africa

Valter Adao

Chief Executive Officer, Cadena Growth Partners

Hartnell Ndungi

Chief Digital Officer, Absa Group Kenya

Daniel Courtenay

Executive Head - Group Digital Marketing & Innovation, Multichoice Group South Africa

Mark Frankel

Chief Executive Officer, Black Umbrellas South Africa

Clayton Maharaj

Group Chief Digital Officer, Trace Media South Africa

Mcebo Maseko

Chief Information Officer, SAICA South Africa

Kemoneiloe Kim Phatoli

Chief Executive Officer, Youth ICT Council South Africa

Richard Southey

Chief Digital Officer CIB, Absa Bank

Yemi Keri

Non Executive Director, First City Monument Bank Limited & Member, BOD, Nigerian-Germany Chamber of Commerce

Fiona Asonga

Chief Executive Officer, Technology Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK)

Benjamin Tshefu

Chief Executive Officer, Bang Capital

Dr. Jacques Ludik

President & Founder, Machine Learning Institute of Africa

Joseph Ndaba

Commissioner, PC4IR South Africa & CEO, Mafikeng Digital Innovation Hub

Mahmoud Noor

Chairman, Board Technical Committee, Communications Authority of Kenya

Dr. Denisha Jairam-Owthar

Chief Information Officer, Stellenbosch Uiversity

Isaac Nkama

Futurist & Founder, Foresight Africa Consulting

Sithembile Songo

Group Head - Information Security, National State Owned Entity

Yaliwe Soko

Chairperson, United Africa Blockchain Association

Masego Moalosi

Chief Executive Officer, Being Iconic Agency

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