Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize is the Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services of the Republic of South Africa from 26 May 2014. She has served as a member of Parliament since 2009.
She is a founder member and a trustee of the Children and Violence Trust since 1995 and she has been a trustee of the Malibongwe Business Trust from 2005.
She a Chairperson of the Peace Commission of the South African Women in Dialogue since 2004; she also a Treasurer General of the African National Congress (ANC) Women's League (WL) and became the member of the National Executive Committee of the WL since 2008.
“My business interests lie at the intersection of technology, sustainability and comfort. How can we create goods and services that are in demand, add significant value and are funded innovatively by the those who benefit directly or indirectly from the said goods and services?” asks David Gluckman.
Taking a break from the corporate world to pursue his other interests (among them, entrepreneurship) Gluckman joined a group of his colleagues who were working on the foundations of Lumkani, a technology company that builds fire detection systems for informal settlements.
Bora is the head of Africa for digital infrastructure practice at Mott MacDonald. His over 18 years’ international experience in the telecommunications industry covers emerging markets from Asia, Central, Southern and Eastern Europe to Middle East and Africa.
Throughout his career, Bora has successfully set-up new businesses and practices, established and managed large project teams in emerging markets, pioneered strategic alliances and partnerships with both industry players and investors and led the development of practical solutions to complex business challenges. Bora has lived and worked in Turkey, Philippines, Indonesia, India, France, Austria, Nigeria, Gabon, DRC and South Africa and conducted business in more than 30 countries. His understanding of African telecommunications market and background in strategy and negotiations combined with his commercial experience bring a unique support and value-add to his clients. His business engagements included communication service providers, funders and investors, regulators and technology vendors both in private and public sectors.
Bora thrives to contribute expansion of broadband footprint globally and digital inclusion as a human right. He has been elected to become a board member of FTTH Council Africa in May 2016, an independent, not for profit organisation that believes the development of fibre based broadband access networks will enhance the quality of life for citizens in South Africa and Africa as a whole.
Optimistic and enthusiastic herder of cats. Experienced systems manager providing innovative and creative solutions to complex business and user problems. User-focused, design-centric and solution-oriented.
Justin is currently CIO at FNB Fiduciary. He has held several positions in IT including Development Manager at FNB Online Banking and Team Lead at Symbiotics Application Services.
Broad experience in sales, manufacturing operations, Human Resources, IT implementations & delivery management, IT enabled business transformation and Product Management
Specialties: CIO, Digital Transformation, Business Transformation, IT Strategy, IT Program Management, SAP Implementations, Change Management, Product Management.
Ndubuisi Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees, including a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and MBA from University of Calabar, Nigeria, by March 2009. He founded Ultinet Systems-an IT & telephony firm- and formerly held the title of Banking Executive with Diamond Bank Plc, Lagos. He is the Founder of the non-profit African Institution of Technology and has held visiting positions in three African universities. A US semiconductor industry veteran, he blogs at Harvard Business Review site. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Babcock University, Nigeria.
He authored/edited four major books: Adaptive Application-Specific Instrumentation and Control Microsystem; Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy: Corrosion Behavior Application; Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy (won IGI Global 2010 Excellence in Technology Research ‘Book of the Year’ Award.); and Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications .
An inventor, he holds a US Patent on microchip used in minimally invasive surgical robots and has authored many journal and conference papers. As a student, he worked on the NASA Jet Propulsion project- distribution of HV and HF in the space environment. Dr. Ekekwe has organized more than thirty five seminars and workshops on technology design, innovation and diffusion across Africa for schools, small firms and governments. He obtained BEng electrical & electronics engineering from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria (FUTO, Aug 1998) where he finished top of his class.
Chandima has over 20 years experience in the information technology sector and has specific interests in the areas of technology convergence and cost optimisation. His current focus is on strategy and innovation . Chandima has worked in various organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa and has been involved with the architecture and design of insurance applications within the region. His specialist areas lie in strategy, technology integration, contract negotiations and information security. He holds a B.Eng in Electronics and Telecommunications and a Masters in Industrial Engineering.
Lee Naik is CEO of Transunion Africa. Over the course of his career, he has worked across all spheres of government and private sector industries.
His experience ranges from developing first-in-country strategies and solutions to transforming service delivery, to hands-on delivery managing complex end-to-end programmes.
Lee has a deep understanding and appreciation of the transformative role that technology can play. His current focus is on helping organisations navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by digital technologies, transforming their businesses to remain competitive in an ever-changing and increasingly digital world.
Recognised as one of South Africa’s leading digital and technology transformation experts, Lee is a frequent speaker and commentator on all media platforms.
Over 20 Years of Leadership and Digital Disruption experience, having developed a reputation for building and leading effective Exponential teams, businesses while building out ecosystems across Africa.
I built Googles Enterprise Cloud business in South Africa as Country Manager and over time promoted to manage Sub Sahara Africa.
I have recently moved to Barclays Africa as part of the CTO office, where we are building DevOps capability to turn Barclays Africa into a Technology business.