Ahmore Burger-SmidtAhmore Burger-Smidt

Director at Werksmans Attorneys. Main Practice areas: • Africa • Competition Focus: • Competition Law and Data privacy • Appearances before Competition Commission, Competition Tribunal and Competition Appeal Court • Obtaining approval for mergers and takeovers from the competition authorities • Former Deputy Commissioner of the South African Competition Commission • Named as a recommended lawyer in Competition by Chambers Global (2017 and 2018). Education: • BCom (University of North West) • LLB (University of North West) • MBL (UNISA) Received Old Mutual medal.

Ajay LaluAjay Lalu

Ajay Lalu is is co-founder and director of Consumption Information Real Time (CIRT) and Q-Hop. Ajay is a Certified IoT Professional, Chartered Accountant and serial entrepreneur who has founded several successful companies including the Black Lite Group.

Alice TomdioAlice Tomdio

Alice Tomdio is a Cameroonian-American professional and the current chief financial officer of Yellow Card Financial, a leading pan-African crypto currency exchange..

Allan DicksonAllan Dickson

Allan Dickson is the independent chairman at redPanda Software. He has more than fifty years of experience in the IT industry and holds qualifications in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Information Resource Management from Harvard Business School. Dickson is one of the most experienced retail systems people in SA.

Amanda ReekieAmanda Reekie

Amanda Reekie is founding director of ovatoyou and imagineNATION Alliance, and has spent the large majority of her 31-year career in retail and working with retailers. The ovatoyou research platform has a panel of 23,000+ respondents in SA and more in Africa.

Amelia NeateAmelia Neate

My role at Influencer Matchmaker involves working with both brands and influencers to form effective and mutually beneficial partnerships. I have represented many well-known influencers and celebrities and built relationships with countless international brands..

Andrew BourneAndrew Bourne

Andrew Bourne is Zoho's regional manager for the Africa region and is based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing and has spent the last five years focusing on the implementation and testing of various business technologies.

Andrew DawsonAndrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson is the Managing Director of MACmobile..

Anna CollardAnna Collard

Anna Collard is the senior vice president of content strategy and tech evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa.

Ashleigh ButterworthAshleigh Butterworth

Ashleigh Butterworth is a content marketing specialist at Finch Technologies..

Ashlin PerumallAshlin Perumall

Ashlin Perumall is a Partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate and M&A Practice Group in Johannesburg. He has acted for local and multinational companies in a wide range of corporate matters.

Avsharn BachooAvsharn Bachoo

Avsharn Bachoo is CIO at Comair..

Avsharn BachooAvsharn Bachoo

Avsharn Bachoo is the group technology director for Afrocentric group, South Africa's largest health administration and medical risk management solutions provider. He is a computer scientist and tech strategist with a unique blend of world-class scientific experience and deep technical expertise in digital transformation, software architecture, data analytics, cloud computing and DevOps..

Barry LouzadaBarry Louzada

Living and breathing e-sports for the last 20 years Barry "Anthrax" Louzada has one goal and that is to see e-sports get the true recognition it deserves. Whether it is leading teams to international dominance or shout casting games to panel host.

Bennet OtooBennet Otoo

Bennet Otoo is the PR & Communications Manager and Jumia Ghana..

Bogosi MotshegwaBogosi Motshegwa

Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner at Thinkerneur, a brand strategy consulting firm and is Advisory Council Member at Vega School of Design | Brand | Business. He is a brand consultant who specialises in but is not limited to, brand, digital and communication strategy..

Boris DzhingarovBoris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency.

Brendan SeeryBrendan 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..

Brendon WilliamsonBrendon Williamson

Brendon Williamson is the Managing Director at PayFast and PayGate. A veteran of the payments and e-commerce industry, Williamson has over 20 years' experience in sales, marketing, and online fraud management - with a background in online gaming and e-commerce transaction management.

Brent HaumannBrent Haumann

Brent Haumann is the Managing Director at Tilte..

Brian SmithBrian Smith

Brian Smith is a technical consultant at Datacentrix, a hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider..

Carey van VlaanderenCarey van Vlaanderen

Carey van Vlaanderen is CEO of ESET Southern Africa. ESET is a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers and is dedicated to delivering instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats..

Cathy SmithCathy Smith

Cathy Smith was appointed Managing Director of SAP Africa in March 2018. She is the first-ever female executive of an emerging markets market unit in SAP's history..

Chris de BruynChris de Bruyn

Chris is the operations director at Gabsten Technologies..

Chris OgdenChris Ogden

Chris Ogden is CEO at RubiBlue.

Christiaan ViljoenChristiaan Viljoen

ML-Ops Engineer at Teraflow.

Christopher BallChristopher Ball

Christopher is co-founder of Finch Technologies..

Ciarán McKiverganCiarán McKivergan

CEO and founding partner at 8909 Digital, a MetropolitanRepublic Group company..

Cliff de Wit

Chief Technology Officer at Netstar.

Colin TimmisColin Timmis

General Country Manager at Xero SA.

Dan ThorntonDan Thornton

Dan Thornton, CEO and co-founder of GoldPhish Cyber Security Training, is a former Royal Marine Commandos Officer. During his seven years of service, he was deployed all over the world including multiple operational deployments leading teams in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Danette BreitenbachDanette Breitenbach

Danette Breitenbach is a marketing & media editor at Bizcommunity.com. Previously she freelanced in the marketing and media sector, including for Bizcommunity.

David SeinkerDavid Seinker

Our platform connects South African entrepreneurs to our network of private investors..

Dean McCoubreyDean McCoubrey

Founder of MySociaLife, SA's Premier Digital Life Skills Program in Schools. Writer, editor, and owner of long-time journalism hub, Mediaweb South Africa..

Diana MiguelDiana Miguel

Telecoms analyst at DataEQ.

Dumisani MoyoDumisani Moyo

Dumisani Moyo is SAP Africa's marketing director..

Edward HerridgeEdward Herridge

Edward matriculated in 1992 after which he performed military service and began his working career in printing by studying electronic origination at the South African Printing College. Edward eventually became an account executive for Oakes and Associates at Investec Bank.

Emily StanderEmily Stander

Freelancer specialising in games and entertainment | My first loves are writing, music and video games.

Emmanuel KalungaEmmanuel Kalunga

Emmanuel Kalunga is head of data science and business intelligence at OrderIn..

Esti KilianEsti Kilian

Esti Kilian is head of business development and marketing at Itec South Africa. She is a seasoned senior marketing executive, leader and strategist, with expertise in B2B, Channel and B2C marketing..

Evan-Lee CourieEvan-Lee Courie

Press Office Assistant.

Fred RazakFred Razak

Chief Trading Strategist at CMTrading. Prior to entering Wall Street, Razak studied at Baruch College - City University of New York majoring in Finance and minoring in International Business.

Gary AllemannGary Allemann

MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..

Gerhard FourieGerhard Fourie

Gerhard Fourie is a South African who is on a five-year working stint in Japan as the senior manager for brand and communication for global overseas markets at Nissan Motor Company. Fourie’s responsibilities cover markets across South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Gerhard SwartGerhard Swart

Gerhard Swart is the Chief Technology Officer of Performanta, a cybersecurity provider based in South Africa, Israel and the United Kingdom. Previously Performanta's Head of Sales Engineering and Senior Security Engineer at Dimension Data, Swart is highly qualified across numerous cybersecurity areas and business credentials, and is a Manchester Business School alumni..

Grant LappingGrant Lapping

Grant Lapping is Managing Director at DataCore Media, which helps organisations to drive better results from their digital marketing investments by unlocking the full potential of campaign performance data. DataCore Media services include digital media strategy, buying and planning across all digital, social media and mobile platforms as well as the implementation and management of the technology organisations need to effectively track and optimise their campaigns..

Grant LappingGrant Lapping

Lapping joined the +OneX team in May 2021 after the company he founded in 2012, DataCore Media, was acquired by +OneX, a new-age solutions and systems integrator. He manages the digital media and marketing team within +OneX.

Greg ChenGreg Chen

Greg Chen is the CEO and co-founder of Mobiz. He has a long history in the South African mobile space and is passionate about the role technology can play in engaging the country's people across the spectrum..

Greg CookeGreg Cooke

Greg Cooke is Marketing Manager at CompariSure..

Greg GathererGreg Gatherer

Greg is Head of Strategic Accounts for Africa at Striata SA. His career in Operations Management within various industrial sectors has given him strong technical and operational experience..

Hayden SadlerHayden Sadler

Country Manager - South Africa at Infinidat.

Hemant HarieHemant Harie

Hemant Harie is the managing director at Gabsten Technologies..

Herman DegenerHerman Degener

I am a passionate marketing and communications solutions architect, with experience spanning more than a decade in the print, out of home and digital strategy sectors. Coming from a traditional media background, I am well-positioned to understand the challenges facing many marketers in a world one digital.

Imran SalieImran Salie

Bizcommnity Editor: IT, Automotive, Entrepreneurship. Imran loves all things technical and has a passion for the world of motoring. He keeps a close eye on the tech industry and has recently become infatuated with the entrepreneurship space in South Africa..

Jackie CarrollJackie Carroll

Jackie Carroll is the CEO and co-founder of Media Works, South Africa's leading provider of adult education and training for over 21 years..

Jaco NelJaco Nel

Jaco Nel is chief technology officer at Deimos. In this role, Nel is responsible for overseeing the development and cross-functional delivery of Deimos' software portfolio for Deimos and its clients, providing technical guidance and leadership to engineering teams and top management, implementing best practice engineering methods, and examining new trends and technologies..

James BayhackJames Bayhack

Director for sub-Saharan Africa at CM.com.

James McNabJames McNab

James McNab leads marketing for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region at Mimecast. Responsible for EMEA marketing strategy, James leads a high-performing regional team that develops impactful marketing programs to engage with prospects, customers, and partners across the region to inspire and inform them about how Mimecast can enable them to work protected..

JD EngelbrechtJD Engelbrecht

JanDirk (JD) Engelbrecht is a commercial technologist who is passionate about finding creative solutions to problems. His experience in digital product development and commercialisation has allowed him to work with various South African market leaders in media, ecommerce, advertising, data science, and agriculture..

Jessica TennantJessica Tennant

Jess is Senior Editor: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.

JG BezuidenhoutJG Bezuidenhout

JG Bezuidenhout is a founding partner of the South African subsidiary of Offernet.net, the data technology company housed in London, United Kingdom. Although based in Cape Town, JG is the global head of Offernet's advisory and innovation hub and, as such, is responsible for the monitoring and implementation of cutting-edge solutions, particularly within the digital marketing environment..

Johan WaltersJohan Walters

Johan is a digital marketing transformation specialist helping brands on their transformation towards digital marketing maturity..

Johannes MasitengJohannes Masiteng

Editor: CSI & Sustainability at Bizcommunity..

John Mc LoughlinJohn Mc Loughlin

John Mc Loughlin is a visionary entrepreneur that has been involved in the setup and management of a number of start-up businesses. For the past seven years, he has been working towards changing the security landscape for SMEs in South Africa through his company, J2 Software, which provides solutions around reducing risk and improving compliance. John is an industry specialist and thought leader in the security space, and his particular areas of expertise lie in planning and strategising..

Joon ChongJoon Chong

Joon Chong is a partner in the Tax Practice at Webber Wentzel..

Josephine BuysJosephine Buys

Josephine Buys is CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC)..

Judith MiddletonJudith Middleton

Judith Middleton is the CEO of DUO Marketing and Communications.

Juliet Gillies

Freelance Writer and Editor at Write Skills, Juliet edits for corporates, government entities, authors, publishers, researchers, academics and scholars, and writes articles, textbook content, training manuals and poetry..

Justin BeswickJustin Beswick

Justin Beswick is a Marketing Management graduate & Strategic Communications Honours student at Vega. Justin has junior experience working in the advertising, marketing and media sectors.

Karabo LedwabaKarabo Ledwaba

Karabo Ledwaba is a Marketing and Media Editor at Bizcommunity and award-winning journalist. Before joining the publication she worked at Sowetan as a content producer and reporter.

Karen NadasenKaren Nadasen

Karen Nadasen is the CEO of PayU South Africa and the Chair of the Ecommerce Forum of South Africa..

Karyn StrybosKaryn Strybos

Karyn is the Marketing Manager of Everlytic, a SaaS marketing automation platform. With over 14 years' experience in the digital marketing industry she brings knowledge from both agencies and corporates alike.

Kate MollettKate Mollett

Kate Mollett is senior regional director at Commvault, Africa South and East..

Katja HamiltonKatja Hamilton

Katja is the Finance and Health Editor at Bizcommunity..

Khaya MbangaKhaya Mbanga

Digital transformation and technology director Servest.

Kim FurmanKim Furman

Kim Furman is the marketing manager at Synthesis..

Lauren HartzenbergLauren Hartzenberg

Managing editor and retail editor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.

Lee NaikLee Naik

Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..

Lesley-Ann RozanskiLesley-Ann Rozanski

Lesley-Ann Rozanski is head of digital at NGAGE, The Agency for Industry..

Lillian BarnardLillian Barnard

Lillian Barnard was appointed as the CEO of Microsoft South Africa in 2019. She joined Microsoft in 2017 as the public sector director for South Africa, a role she held for almost two years.

Mariëtte FrazerMariëtte Frazer

Mariëtte Frazer is a Lecturer: Marketing & Retail at the Department of Marketing Management at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)..

Mathew WeissMathew Weiss

Mathew is the Managing Director for Superunion Africa. He has accumulated broad experience in both design and advertising in the US, Central America and EMEA where he built brands across a range of industries including FMCG, Financial Services, Hospitality and Tourism..

Matone DitlhakeMatone Ditlhake

CEO at Corridor Africa.

Matthew CampbellMatthew Campbell

Head of SME and FTTH at Seacom.

Matthew LeightonMatthew Leighton

Matthew Leighton is the Creative Director at OneDayOnly..

Michael BowrenMichael Bowren

Michael Bowren, co-founder of Finch Technologies. Finch Technologies is a South African-based fintech startup that builds financial technology solutions for service providers that need to originate, onboard and enrich their databases and technology stacks.

Modeen MalickModeen Malick

Senior Systems Engineer at Commvault.

Mohammed VachiatMohammed Vachiat

Head of Sales and Innovation at Konica Minolta South Africa.

Ndeye DiagneNdeye Diagne

Managing Director - West Africa, Insights division at Kantar. Afro-Enthusiast. Ambitious for Africa and for Kantar.

Niamh NicLiamNiamh NicLiam

Niamh NicLiam is the director for growth and partnerships at Incubeta. Niamh joined the Incubeta group in January 2015, and since then she has helped build successful partnerships with many local and global brands..

Nick DurrantNick Durrant

Nick Durrant is MD at Bluegrass Digital, a digital production agency. We work with marketing teams and creative agencies around the world delivering digital platforms.

Norman ReynekerNorman Reyneker

As Retail, Sales and Shopper Director at Kantar, I'm an experienced customer development leader with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods and retail industries across categories and channels, and a speciality in ecommerce. I'm passionate about campaigns that don't simply create awareness but go on to change consumer behaviour.

Oscar StarkOscar Stark

Oscar Stark is a seasoned IT executive, and financial services veteran who specialises in driving the transformation that redefines organisations in the digital world. He focuses on innovation through transforming, enterprise architecture, setting up data as an asset, and building the resilience that protects organisations.

Paula SartiniPaula Sartini

With over 20 years' experience helping leading organisations overcome various business challenges, Paula understands the challenges that companies face in delivering a consistent brand experience and the impact this has on their bottom line. An analytical thinker that strives to solve business problems with innovative solutions, Paula believes that technology plays a major role in solving critical business and branding challenges.

Prenesh PadayacheePrenesh Padayachee

Chief digital officer at Seacom.

Renaldo MuregessRenaldo Muregess

Product Strategy Lead at Itech South Africa..

Ria PintoRia Pinto

General Manager and Technology Leader at IBM South Africa.

Robbie KearnsRobbie Kearns

Robbie Kearns is Senior Regional Vice President, Salesforce Africa, Middle East, Israel and the Mediterranean. He joined Salesforce in 2013 and leads the fast-growing cloud business across commerce, marketing, service and platform.

Robin FisherRobin Fisher

Area Vice President, Salesforce - Emerging Markets.

Robin FredericksRobin Fredericks

Editor at Bizcommunity..

Ronald RavelRonald Ravel

Ronald Ravel is Director B2B South Africa, Toshiba South Africa.

Ronelle BesterRonelle Bester

Managing Director at Red Ribbon Communications. With over 20 years of experience in PR and Marketing, Ronelle is one of the South African communications industry's most influential voices..

Ryan FalkenbergRyan Falkenberg

Ryan Falkenberg is co-founder and CEO of software company Clevva..

Sarthak RohalSarthak Rohal

Sarthak Rohal is the vice president of IT services at AlphaCodes..

Semona PillaySemona Pillay

Semona Pillay is a lecturer and the Programme Coordinator for the Diploma Retail Business Management at the Department of Marketing Management at University of Johannesburg. She lectures Marketing Communications on the Bunting Road campus and Integrated Marketing Communications on the Kingsway campus.

Shan RadcliffeShan Radcliffe

Shan Radcliffe is the editor of Bizcommunity HR, Education and Legal..

Shaune JordaanShaune Jordaan

Shaune Jordaan is the co-founder and chief commercial officer at Hoorah Digital. He is passionate about delivering world class results to brands and building a digital culture that drives change.

Simeon TassevSimeon Tassev

Simeon Tassev is the director of Galix, a reseller of Mimecast Solutions in South Africa.

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

Sindy Peters (@sindy_hullaba_lou) is a group editor at Bizcommunity.com on the Construction, Energy & Mining, ESG & Sustainability, and Property portals. She can be reached at moc.ytinummoczib@ydnis..

Steve BriggsSteve Briggs

As Chief Commercial Officer at Seacom, Steve Briggs oversees sales performance, helps to optimise the product portfolio and drives superior customer experiences across the company's commercial portfolio..

Stewart SmithStewart Smith

Stewart Smith manages Sojern's Middle East headquarters located in Dubai..

Sven WolfSven Wolf

Sven Wolf is a seasoned digital strategist with a zest for business and education. Wolf's background in lecturing inspires a company culture that leads with curiosity, with technology at its core and a desire to impact clients and people..

Tapelo ZamaTapelo Zama

Tapelo Zama is the digital marketing manager of 555 Media Hub. He specialises in data-driven marketing, media trends, and using social intelligence to identify opportunities for digital innovation..

Vishal BarapatreVishal Barapatre

Vishal is the CTO at In2IT Technologies and is responsible for creating and building up our portfolio of innovative services and solutions with a view to serve customised offerings to each client. He has also used his extensive experience in driving process improvements, collaborating on program design, implementing talent management strategy and workforce planning into driving measurable business outcomes. Tel: 011 054 6900 Email: moc.hcetti2ni@lahsiv.

Vukani Mngxati

CEO at Accenture.

Wendy TembedzaWendy Tembedza

Wendy Tembedza is a senior assosciate at Webber Wentzel..

Willem BotesWillem Botes

As Iron Mountain's head of solution specialists, South Africa, Willem Botes has over 20 years of experience working with customers' business challenges, adding value through harnessing data to help make better informed, business critical decisions. In his role he is enhancing and innovating processes using new technologies.

Wynand SmitWynand Smit

Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..

Zuko MdwabaZuko Mdwaba

Zuko Mdwaba is Area Vice President at Salesforce South Africa..

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