OUR EXPERT FACILITATORS

PATRICK SCHWERDTFEGER

PATRICK SCHWERDTFEGER

Leading Authority on Big Data and AI

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence, Fintech and blockchain. He’s the author of “Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain” as well as four other books, and has lectured at numerous academic institutions including Purdue and Stanford Universities. He is also a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV, founder of Trend Mastery Inc., and host of the Strategic Business Insights video blog (with over 24,000 subscribers and five million views on YouTube). Patrick has spoken about business trends, technology and digital marketing at hundreds of conferences all around the world.

Patrick discussed Learned Intuition at TEDx Sacramento.

KEVIN GASKELL

KEVIN GASKELL

Former CEO of Porsche, BMW, Lamborghini

Examining Kevin Gaskell’s track record surprises some people. As CEO of four successful world class brands and as a serial entrepreneur who has built international companies from ‘a good idea’ Kevin has created over £3 billion in shareholder value – and yet has still found time to climb the world’s highest mountains, walk to both North and South Poles, compete in international sport and play in a rock band. Kevin has a passion for actions that get results – in everything he does. He has led businesses in sectors including automotive, branded goods, technology, data, professional services, marine and landscape gardening! His latest technology company has been nominated as the ‘7th most innovative company in the world’.

PATRICK SCHWERDTFEGER

PATRICK SCHWERDTFEGER

Leading Authority on Big Data and AI

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence, Fintech and blockchain. He’s the author of “Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain” as well as four other books, and has lectured at numerous academic institutions including Purdue and Stanford Universities. He is also a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV, founder of Trend Mastery Inc., and host of the Strategic Business Insights video blog (with over 24,000 subscribers and five million views on YouTube). Patrick has spoken about business trends, technology and digital marketing at hundreds of conferences all around the world.

Patrick discussed Learned Intuition at TEDx Sacramento.

KEVIN GASKELL

KEVIN GASKELL

Former CEO of Porsche, BMW, Lamborghini

Examining Kevin Gaskell’s track record surprises some people. As CEO of four successful world class brands and as a serial entrepreneur who has built international companies from ‘a good idea’ Kevin has created over £3 billion in shareholder value – and yet has still found time to climb the world’s highest mountains, walk to both North and South Poles, compete in international sport and play in a rock band. Kevin has a passion for actions that get results – in everything he does. He has led businesses in sectors including automotive, branded goods, technology, data, professional services, marine and landscape gardening! His latest technology company has been nominated as the ‘7th most innovative company in the world’.

SUSAN OH

SUSAN OH

Advisor to the UN on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

Susan Oh is the Governing member and Chair of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain For Impact,  Artificial Intelligence  and Blockchain Industry for the United Nations General Assembly.

Susan is an autodidact civic technologist in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain and is the founder and advisor to benevolent AI and blockchain start ups. She is the founder and CEO of MKR AI and is the blockchain AI Industry lead for Trane AI. She is also involved in strategic partnerships for the open-source ecosystem built by Crane AI/ Epic AI that opens up AI development for all with crowd-sourced data for AI training.

Susan has several awards and accolades to her name and a diverse array of experience and skills over and above her technical know-how.

JOHN SANEI

JOHN SANEI

Global Facilitator and Coach on Forever Profitable. Futurist. Strategist. Trend Specialist.

A Global speaker who combines human psychology, future studies and business strategy to help guide corporates to their most profitable future. new Para – John Sanei (Sah-nay) is an entrepreneur, innovation strategist, best-selling author and global speaker who talks about the future with a unique twist. By combining human psychology, future studies and business strategy, he guides audiences and leaders into an exponentially different future with excitement and optimism.

In What’s Your Moonshot? (his first book) he inspires the reader to ask bigger, bolder and more courageous questions about the future. In MAGNETiiZE – his second book, he invites the reader to focus on elegant, conscious and deliberate questions about the future.

John is also proudly the first African faculty member of the prestigious Singularity University in San Fransisco.

Azania Mosaka

Azania Mosaka

Master Of Ceremonies

Azania Mosaka is a presenter on Radio 702 each weekday.

Azania, who hails from Pimville in Soweto, studied for a BCom degree at Wits University before attending Vega School of Brand Communication. In addition to being a radio host, she is also a television presenter and MC with over a decade of broadcast experience.

Her radio career started when she joined Metro FM as a producer for Glen Lewis’ show The Ride. She moved to 702 from Power FM where she hosted Power Lunch.

She has also presented a number of TV shows and performed a few stints as a judge on the third (2004) and fourth (2010) seasons of the reality competition Popstars.

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