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Abey Mokgwatsane
Abey Mokgwatsane

Abey Mokgwatsane is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa (; @OgilvySA). Apart from being one of South Africa's Mail & Guardian top 200 young leaders in 2011, he was voted one of the country's top 25 "game-changers" in The Annual 2012. Mokgwatsane also founding of Young Business for South Africa, Think Tank Initiative and Experiential Industry Association of South Africa. Tel +27 (0)11 709 6600, email and follow @Abeyphonogenic on Twitter. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Age of analytics
  • Adrian Goslett
    Adrian Goslett

    Adrian Goslett is CEO and regional director of RE/MAX Southern Africa. He joined RE/MAX Southern Africa in 2005 as a franchise development consultant, supporting various regions and offices. Throughout his career at RE/MAX he has held various positions. In 2010, after successfully leading 160 offices and over 1500 agents in six countries through the worst years real estate has ever seen in South Africa in 30 years, Goslett was appointed as CEO of RE/MAX Southern Africa. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Finance access remains tough for consumers
  • Ailsa Wingfield
    Ailsa Wingfield

    Ailsa Wingfield currently serves as head of thought leadership across Nielsen's global emerging markets, with responsibility for helping companies 'future-proof' their businesses through strategic foresight, knowledge creation and thought leadership curatorship. Ailsa has extensive experience in Africa working with global and local brands in multiple countries across the consumer goods and telecommunications industry. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Africa's 2016 factors for success
  • Alistair Mokoena
    Alistair Mokoena

    Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg. Mokoena has agency and brand experience spanning 17 years. He has held marketing positions across various consumer brands, including Mondelez, SABMiller, Tiger Brands and Unilever. He joined ABSA Bank as Head of Marketing: Retail and Business Bank, founded his own marketing consultancy, Birds Eyeview and, in 2013, was appointed MD of FCB Johannesburg. He joined Ogilvy in 2015. He holds an MBA as well as a BComm and LLB degree from Rhodes University. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The new agency talent directive
  • Alta Schoultz
    Alta Schoultz

    Alta Schoultz has 25 years' experience in the cement and lime manufacturing industries. She is currently driving the innovation strategy as the head of Innovation at PPC and also heads the Technical Marketing team. This team is responsible for recent projects such as the PPC Imaginarium and the Cement & Concrete Cube, an industry web-based collaboration platform. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment
  • anice hassim
    Anice Hassim

    Anice Hassim is the CEO, Founder and majority shareholder of the immedia ecosystem. He is a speaker and educator around digital trends, strategy and marketing, and helps brands better understand and negotiate the digital space. Contact Anice on tel +27 (0)31 566 8000, email him at and follow him on Twitter at @anicehassim. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Heading for a 'privacy apocalypse'
  • Ann Nurock
    Ann Nurock

    A former CEO of Grey South Africa and President/CEO of Grey Canada, Ann Nurock is now the Africa Partner of Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy specialising in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimisation of B2B relationships. She also conducts talks and workshops on trends in advertising, marketing and communications. Contact details: | Twitter @Annnurock more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] What clients want and need
  • Antoinette Pombo
    Antoinette Pombo

    Antoinette is passionate about result-driven marketing, copywriting and powerful content! She writes for Youth Dynamix, a youth & family specialist research and marketing agency. To activate your brand in the youth market, contact or call 071 551 8200. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Youth activism
  • Ariane Längsfeld
    Ariane Längsfeld

    Ariane is an expert in measuring multimedia, digital and mobile campaign effectiveness and helping marketers to grow their brands. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Smart brands will rethink how to create effective mobile ads
  • Ben Evans
    Ben Evans

    A key part of the Ogilvy & Mather South Africa team from January 2014, Ben is responsible for leading Ogilvy's digital portfolio of businesses comprising more than 200 people. This portfolio comprises OgilvyOne - Ogilvy's digital customer engagement specialist, Gloo South Africa's leading digital design agency, Gloo@Ogilvy - a full service creative digital agency formed from the merger of Gloo and OgilvyOne in Johannesburg, Neo - Ogilvy's digital media and performance marketing business and Strike Media - a leading mobile agency. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] How agencies will thrive in the connected age
  • Brendan Seery
    Brendan Seery

    Brendan Seery has been in the news business for most of his life, covering coups wars, famines - and some funny stories - across Africa. Brendan Seery's Orchids and Onions column ran each week in the Saturday Star in Johannesburg and the Weekend Argus in Cape Town. Contact him now on more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Media trends 2016
  • Bridget von Holdt
    Bridget von Holdt

    Bridget von Holdt is managing director of Glasshouse Communication Management and a stalwart of the PR Industry in South Africa. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Innovation and collaboration
  • Bryan Little
    Bryan Little

    Bryan Little is an award-winning filmmaker and artist. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Future film
  • Candice Winterboer
    Candice Winterboer

    Candice Winterboer is the owner of Alfalfa Content Generator, a company that specialises in online content for businesses and agencies - ranging from blog posts, newsletters and website content to social media updates. Working as head of social media for an agency, she then saw a gap in the market for an outsourced, online copywriting service and jumped at the chance of opening her own copywriting business. For more information, go to more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] New frontiers in travel and tourism
  • Daniel Munslow
    Daniel Munslow

    Daniel Munslow is a Principle Consultant at VMA Group and Director of MCC Consulting. He has 13 years' experience in business communications and consulting, and has worked across multiple industries in numerous countries in Africa and Europe. more...

  • Recruitment trends 2016
  • Dave Nemeth
    Dave Nemeth

    A leading blue chip international company recently identified Dave as one of the top creative influencers in the country. Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has held a variety of senior as well as executive positions with some of the countries leading retail groups, spanning a career of twenty years. Email Dave at , follow @davenemeth on Twitter and connect on Facebook. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Five game-changing trends for 2016
  • David Smythe
    David Smythe

    David Smythe is strategy director of FCB Cape Town. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Marketing in the 'Attention Economy'
  • Dean Oelschig
    Dean Oelschig

    Dean Oelschig is the founder of Halo, an indie communication design agency that creates ideas for business growth. Halo is setting out to make below-the-line sexy again. Whether it's design, digital or direct, below-the-line communication based on a brave idea can give business incredible returns. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Back to the Future
  • Deidré Jonker
    Deidré Jonker

    Deidré Jonker is a communicator with a decade's experience. She has worked in publishing, hospitality and in the ICT industries. She offers copywriting services which include SEO ready content for websites, press releases, basic business letters and advertising conceptualising. She also offers practical marketing services on a consultancy basis. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Fibre fruit hangs low
  • Dr Andrew Golding
    Dr Andrew Golding

    Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, was originally in private practice as a General Practitioner on the Atlantic Seaboard from 1991 to 1996, after which he joined the family business as MD in 1996, followed by his present position. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Growing urbanisation and densification in property market
  • Emma Odendaal
    Emma Odendaal

    Emma Odendaal is the Digital Editor at John Brown South Africa. Odendaal cut her teeth in lifestyle magazines before finding her niche in content marketing and creative strategy. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Social media marketing trends
  • Enver Duminy
    Enver Duminy

    Enver Duminy is the CEO at Cape Town Tourism more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Forecasting tourism trends for 2016
  • Eran Feinstein
    Eran Feinstein

    Eran Feinstein is the Founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited and Co-Founder of Online Zanzibar. With over 14 years of leading technology, sales, marketing and operation teams Eran is an authority in the East African e-commerce and payments arena. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Three major payment trends in an advancing African market
  • Frans Pienaar
    Frans Pienaar

    Frans Pienaar has served as Inyatsi Construction Group chairman since December 2012. His assignment is to guide business strategy and employees, to unlock potential, motivate growth and development throughout the organisation. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] A tougher construction industry for smaller players
  • Gareth Lessing
    Gareth Lessing

    Gareth Lessing is Creative Partner at Pangea Ultima. He has worked for TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Lowe Bull JHB where he was Executive Creative Director of Lowe Johannesburg, before joining DDB SA as ECD. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Making love
  • Gareth Pearson
    Gareth Pearson

    Gareth Pearson, CEO and shareholder of BMi Research (, is a market research specialist with particular focus in the industrial and FMCG markets in various sectors, including the retail market. He serves as a member of the South African Institute of Packaging's Regional Committee and is involved with the South African Packaging Council. Gareth was responsible for the merger of BMi Foodpack and Adcheck Research during 2008. Contact Gareth on tel +27 (0)11 615 7000. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Evolving consumer landscape favours the bold
  • Gaurav Singh
    Gaurav Singh

    Chief Digital Officer at OgilvyOne/Ogilvy Africa more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The new digital Africa
  • Gillian Rightford
    Gillian Rightford

    Gillian Rightford's CV is a mix of marketing, advertising, and management. A former Group MD of Lowe Bull, she started Adtherapy (, a consultancy that talks to agencies and marketers about all things advertising. Her mantra is 'to rid the world of bad advertising'. The rationale behind Adtherapy is 'better skills, better relationships, better results'. Adtherapy looks at enhancing these areas - mastery of skills; productive client/agency relationships; outstanding & effective creative output. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Integrate, collaborate, flatten and rebuild
  • Graham Deneys
    Graham Deneys

    Graham Deneys is the Strategy Director at Carat in Cape Town. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The media agency future
  • Grant Fraser
    Grant Fraser

    Grant has enjoyed a 30 year career starting in the marketing world with companies like Shell, Unilever, Royal Beechnut (Nabisco) and Premier Milling (Kraft). He then crossed the fence into the world of media and advertising with The MediaShop, built, with partners, Full Circle Media which was absorbed into the Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN). more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Critical need for consumer data
  • Haydn Townsend
    Haydn Townsend

    Haydn Townsend is Chairman and CEO of Pangea Ultima. He's a qualified Chartered Marketer who has worked across the FMCG and advertising industry, including Ogilvy Johannesburg, where he reached Deputy MD and as Chief Strategy Officer at The Jupiter Drawing Room (TJDR). He was also CEO of sponsorship and activation company Sail Sport & Entertainment. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Open-sourced collaboration
  • Hiten Parmar
    Hiten Parmar

    Hiten Parmar currently serves as the acting director of the national uYilo eMobility Technology Innovation Programme. Hiten is one of the founding staff members since the establishment of the uYilo Programme in 2013 when he joined the programme as senior engineer in electric vehicle systems. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Shifting towards e-mobility
  • Jackie Burger
    Jackie Burger

    South African style icon Jackie Burger has been involved in the fashion industry for over 25 years, having worked in retail marketing, publishing and television. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Fashion forward
  • Jacques du Bruyn
    Jacques du Bruyn

    Jacques du Bruyn is the MD of digital marketing agency, Flume. He is a RAU graduate where he obtained a BA Marketing Communication degree, and also holds a BA Honours in Brand Leadership from Vega. He started off in the traditional advertising arena at an agency called Brandbar, where he spent a good few years. From here he moved into the digital space with Cerebra where he launched Nedbank's social media platforms. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The mobile gamechanger
  • Jacques du Preez
    Jacques du Preez

    Jacques du Preez is managing director of Provantage Media Group. He is the founder and a shareholder of the group, which is one of Southern Africa's leading out of home and transit media and marketing companies. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Out of Home consolidation
  • James Cloete
    James Cloete

    James Cloete is a Creative Partner at Pangea Ultima. Cloete worked at Sonnenburg Murphy Leo Burnett, Network BBDO, Metropolitan Republic and The Jupiter Drawing Room, before joining DraftFCB as Executive Creative Director in 2009. 2014 Saw James join 7 Different Kinds of Smoke, a new breed branded entertainment agency. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Marketing spend under pressure
  • Jeff Nemeth
    Jeff Nemeth

    Jeffery Nemeth was appointed president and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA), effective January 1, 2010. In addition to his role as president and CEO of FMCSA, Nemeth was also appointed president and CEO of Ford sub-Saharan Africa, effective October 2013. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Paving the way for auto innovation
  • Jenna McArthur
    Jenna McArthur

    Jenna is the owner of bespoke PR agency, Jenna McArthur PR. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The next big thing in fashion PR
  • Jessica Knight
    Jessica Knight

    Jessica Knight is the Senior Executive responsible for the Business Solutions division of UCS Solutions, part of the Business Connexion Group. Prior to her current role she was instrumental in launching '' in 2000, the online shopping business which evolved into the current Woolworths online channel. She was previously a partner at McKinsey Inc, in London and Johannesburg, and was a leader in the retail, consumer and ecommerce practices. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Internet of Things unlocks retail opportunities
  • Jessica Tennant
    Jessica Tennant

    Jess is Retail Editor at She is also a contributing writer. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Omnichannel still the key focus for retailers in 2016
  • Johanna McDowell
    Johanna McDowell

    Johanna McDowell counsels clients and agencies around expectations in the advertising, marketing process. She is CEO of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS), a division of black-owned marketing services group Mazole Holdings. Contact Johanna on tel +27 (0)10 594 0281, email her at and follow her on Twitter at @jomcdowell. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] 'The great agency 're-bundling'
  • Jon Copestake
    Jon Copestake

    Jon Copestake is the Economist Intelligence Unit's Chief Retail & Consumer Goods analyst and is also the Editor of the Worldwide Cost of Living and Liveability surveys. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Steady ship, choppy waters
  • Justin Smith
    Justin Smith

    Justin Smith is head of the Woolworths Good Business Journey (Sustainability Programme). He is responsible for the strategy, structure and integration across the business to deliver its over 200 targets across transformation, social development, environmental issues and climate change. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Conscious consumerism in the retail space
  • Kim Andersen
    Kim Andersen

    Kim Andersen, Account CTO at T-Systems South Africa more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Digital transformation: top 10 technology trends of 2016
  • Lebo Madiba
    Lebo Madiba

    PR Powerhouse is full service public relations consultancy with specialist practice areas in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, public affairs and hospitality. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The year of the audience
  • Lebo Motshegoa
    Lebo Motshegoa

    Managing Director at Foshizi Consumer Insight Agency. Known for publishing the 1st Township Lingo dictionaries in South Africa. He is a key player and a leading expert in the business of marketing to black consumers. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The Afropolitan Revolution
  • Leigh Andrews
    Leigh Andrews

    Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She loves milkshakes, word play and alliteration, and can be reached at . more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] All about Africa
  • Lindy Barbour
    Lindy Barbour

    Lindy Barbour is a director of Franchize Directions. Lindy has been involved in the development of a number of successful franchisors and has been instrumental in their expansion strategies. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Franchise outlook for 2016
  • Louise Marsland
    Louise Marsland

    Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor:; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for and her own She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] 16 trends for 2016
  • Lucy Worsley
    Lucy Worsley

    EMPIRE Experiential Marketing is a female-driven experiential agency that prides itself on creating unforgettable and flawless experiences that resonate with women of all ages and races. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Immersive experiences to dominate experiential
  • Marc Spriestersbach
    Marc Spriestersbach

    Marc Spriestersbach is a veteran of the South African advertising industry, having started out at Bates Wells in 1982. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Major digital marketing trends
  • Markus Davies
    Markus Davies

    Markus Davies is chief content officer at Urban Brew Studios. He has been involved in the film and television industry since 1996. As producer he has extensive experience in film making across all genres. He has produced/directed television comedy, reality, drama, lifestyle, commercials and music videos across the globe and has more than a 1000 broadcast hours to his resume. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Make storytelling part of your DNA
  • Melissa Attree
    Melissa Attree

    Melissa Attree, director: content strategy, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, is a creative digital and marketing consultant who has worked on many major brands, including ABSA, Adidas, Big Blue, MasterCard, Nando's, Nedbank, SAA, SAB, Toyota, Vodacom and Woolworths. Attree began her career as a copy writer, before managing the local strategic transformation of the Kérastase brand for L'Oreal and then providing the social media strategy for 5FM for four years. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Content marketing trends for 2016
  • Melissa Baird
    Melissa Baird

    Melissa Baird is a multi-faceted communications strategist, workshop facilitator, public speaker and talented wordsmith whose career has spanned traditional advertising, interactive television, digital marketing and book and magazine publishing. Currently Baird is an independent sustainability communications strategist, writer and editor after a five-year tenure heading up strategy at Ogilvyearth. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Telling the real, good story
  • Michael Baretta
    Michael Baretta

    Michael Baretta is Managing Director [dot]GOOD, a marketing consultancy focussed on bridging the gap between the greater good and the bottom line. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Consumers as brand activists
  • Mike Whitfield
    Mike Whitfield

    Mike Whitfield is managing director of Nissan South Africa and is currently serving a one-year term as president of NAAMSA and deputy president of AAAM. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Movements in motoring
  • Murray Legg
    Murray Legg

    Murray Legg is the Head of Global Strategy at the Influencer platform, Webfluential. Murray holds a Ph.D in biomedical engineering, was included in the global list of Power30under30 in 2013 and Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2014. Murray leads strategic business thinking at Webfluential, focusing on its services and growth trajectory. He is a commercial and entrepreneurial thinker with an ability to execute projects. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Aligning with the elders: Influencer marketing
  • Ndibu Motaung
    Ndibu Motaung

    Ndibu Motaung is the head of Commercial Property at Lightstone Property, a data and analytics company. She has eight years of experience gained in property research and seven years in management consulting roles as a principal consultant and project manager. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Transaction activity to strengthen in commercial property
  • Nicci Botha
    Nicci Botha

    Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle... and that elixir of life - chocolate. Nicci has worked for local and international media houses including Primedia, Caxton, Lloyd's and Reuters. Her new passion is digital media. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Five future developments in education
  • Patrick Bracher & Dale Cridlan
    Patrick Bracher & Dale Cridlan

    Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice which provides the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. Patrick Bracher is the Director, banking and finance at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.; and Dale Cridlan, is the Director: tax. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] What will keep directors awake in 2016?
  • Pete Case
    Pete Case

    Pete Case is the Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Producing content at the speed of culture
  • Phillipa Geard
    Phillipa Geard

    I am passionate about retaining talented skilled women in an organisation. It makes good financial sense to assist women through their careers and into key decision making roles. Women in general are never going to not want to be mothers and carers of their children. RecruitMyMom assists companies to find skilled Moms to do part-time and flexible meaningful work. Phillipa does presentations to Executives on how to practically implement cultural changes to keep skilled women within organisations. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The future of work in 2016
  • Professor Jan du Plessis
    Professor Jan du Plessis

    Professor Jan du Plessis holds a PhD degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand. He joined the mining industry in 1986 and later obtained his Mining Engineering degree (cum Laude) at the University of Pretoria. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Energy efficiency in the mining industry
  • Robyn de Villiers
    Robyn de Villiers

    Robyn de Villiers is Chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller: Africa. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Doing business in Africa
  • Ruth Cooper
    Ruth Cooper

    Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Projections in cinema
  • Samantha Page
    Samantha Page

    Samantha Page, the former editor of Oprah's O magazine, works as a media consultant, writing for a number of publications and working on projects in the content marketing space. She was with O magazine for 12 years, six of them as editor. Prior to that, the former English teacher was a copy editor at Condé Nast House & Garden magazine. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Tell great stories
  • Shane Chorley
    Shane Chorley

    Shane Chorley is the executive head of Carrier and Connectivity division at Vox Telecom more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Fibre as the quantum shift for technology
  • Shireen Jaftha
    Shireen Jaftha

    Shireen Jaftha, Senior Channel Strategist, OMD Fuse. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Change is the new constant
  • Simon Black
    Simon Black

    Managing Director at Black Pepper Properties more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Location remains focal point for commercial property
  • Sindy Peters
    Sindy Peters

    Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at She can be reached at . more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The ins and outs for energy in 2016
  • Sizakele Marutlulle
    Sizakele Marutlulle

    Sizakele Marutlulle is CEO/Chief Katalyst at Moonchild, an independent cross-cultural brand and communications consultancy; and a board member of Pangea Ultima. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Ideas of substance and independence
  • Sona Sales
    Sona Sales

    Sona Sales is the Group art director on the Pick n Pay account at John Brown South Africa, a branch of the leading global content marketing agency, John Brown Media. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Designing trends
  • Stephanie Matterson
    Stephanie Matterson

    Stephanie Matterson is Managing Director at KLA. She took over the reins of market research agency KLA, which now forms part of Kagiso Media, in 2004. With a background as a practising lawyer, Matterson initially started work for KLA in a consulting role. Matterson has more than 17 years' experience in the market research industry. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The critical South African consumer
  • Stijn Smolders
    Stijn Smolders

    Stijn Smolders is CEO of Sprout Performance Partners, digital media performance company. The Cape Town based company was founded in 2013, and is an offshoot from customer engagement agency, iKineo. Previously Smolders held the position of Director of Commercial and Client Services at the company. He has more than 15 years of international experience in both traditional and digital landscapes. Originally from The Netherlands, Smolders has been in South Africa since 2008. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Programmatic video is a gamechanger
  • Sue Disler
    Sue Disler

    Sue Disler has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing as a designer (and sometimes coder), art director and strategist, the last 18 largely dedicated to digital. Email her at , follow @suediz on Twitter or find out more on Linkedin. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Develop a solid content strategy
  • TBWA Africa
    TBWA Africa

    TBWA is a best-of-breed group of marketing communication specialists with a pan-African footprint. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Social activism and trench marketing FTW
  • Walter Pike
    Walter Pike

    Walter has decades long experience in advertising, PR, digital marketing and social media both as a practitioner and as an academic. As a public speaker; Speaks on the future of advertising in the post - broadcast era. As an activist; works in an intersection of feminism & racism. He has devised an intervention in unpacking whiteness for white people As an educator; upskilling programs in marketing comms, advertising & social in South, West and East Africa. Social crisis management consultant & educator. Ideaorgy founder more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] How ideas will spread in 2016
  • Warren Harding
    Warren Harding

    Warren Harding is a public speaker, event Emcee and the presenter of BizTakeouts, the marketing and media show on 2oceansvibe radio. Each week Harding chats to the industry leaders and newsmakers from the African and South African marketing, media, digital and advertising industries. He is also the Business Development Director at John Brown South African, a branch of the world leading content marketing agency, John Brown Media. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] The 2016 podcast push in South Africa
  • Warren Olivier
    Warren Olivier

    Warren Olivier is the regional manager for Southern Africa at Veeam Software more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Security high on the agenda for 2016
  • Webb Meko
    Webb Meko

    Webb Meko is the regional business development director of Black & Veatch Sub-Saharan Africa. Meko has provided technical expertise, management, and advisory services for over 20 years to domestic and international clients in the African energy sector. Having worked for Eskom Distribution as a network planner and a network master planning specialist, his areas of expertise include power system planning and electrical power system design, electrification, project management, program management, feasibility studies, private power projects development, power plants and maintenance. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Unleashing Africa's full power potential
  • Werner van Antwerpen
    Werner van Antwerpen

    Werner van Antwerpen is the head of sustainability at Growthpoint Properties. His mission is to ensure that Growthpoint's properties are on the forefront of technological innovation in their drive towards greener buildings. He is passionate about creating a more resource-efficient built environment. Van Antwerpen has a doctorate in nuclear engineering as well as several international degrees. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Sustainability technology will change our lives and buildings
  • William Johnston
    William Johnston

    William Johnston is regional director of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Structures, Africa. With 14 years' experience as a professional engineer in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and the UK, he has covered a varied range of projects, from a prestigious high-rise office block in central London, to the emergency rehabilitation of a township school in KwaZulu Natal; from extensions to Gauteng's largest sewage works, to the development of Africa's first "green" city in Pretoria. more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] New approaches to urban planning in property sector
  • Yolanda Gibbon

    Recruitment specialist, Yolanda Gibbon is the founder of Cardilogix and has 20 years experience servicing the advertising, marketing, branding and digital sector worldwide. She also heads up the company's financial services arm, supplying leading financial institutions with professional services staff such as CAs, tax specialists, financial advisory specialists, etc. Follow Cardilogix on Twitter @cardilogix more...

  • [BizTrends 2016] Guardians of the HR galaxy in 2016 and beyond!