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Anton Musgrave

Partner at Futureworld and is a futurist, business strategist, globally acclaimed keynote speaker, angel investor and entrepreneur.​

Josefo Sack

Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission. She is a leading African Agronomist. Prior to her election, she was the Angolan Minister of Environment where she also served as Ambassador responsible for Climate Change.

Aliko Dangote

The Nigerian cement king, and the richest person in Africa. His empire a multi trillion-naira conglomerate with operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Togo, covering food processing, cement manufacturing, and freight.

Chris Kutarna

Fellow of the Oxford Martin Institute of the Future. He is a world-class speaker and researcher on global mega shocks, and co-author of “Age of Discovery”, now available in 10 languages worldwide.

Jonathan Rosenthal

The Economist‘s London-based Africa editor. He joined The Economist in 2005 as British business correspondent, having worked for several years at Bloomberg News in London and Johannesburg.

Bright Simons

A Ghanaian expert on Platform Economics in Africa and President of mPedigree, a social enterprise working on three continents with governments, Fortune 500 companies and activists to safeguard human health and food security using technology. In 2016, Fortune magazine named him on their 50 World Greatest Leaders list.

John McDermott

The Economist‘s Africa correspondent, based in Johannesburg, and roving across the continent. Before joining The Economist in 2016, he was a journalist with the Financial Times, which he joined in 2010. Mr. McDermott was a policy adviser in the UK prime minister’s strategy and policy units from 2008-10.

Sangu Delle

CEO of Africa Health Holdings, an innovative company based in West Africa, focused on “building Africa’s healthcare future.” He also serves as Chairman of Golden Palm Investments Corporation (“GPI”); an investment holding company focused on building world class technology companies in Africa.

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

The first woman to head the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Regional Office for Africa. She is from Botswana and has over 36 years of experience in public health. She plans to accelerate progress towards global development goals while tackling emerging threats.

Lars Schmitz

He joined AWS in 2018 as Digital Innovation Lead and is based out of Munich. He leads the Cloud Innovation Centers in DACH, a program to co-innovate with public sector on some of the pressing challenges our society is facing. Lars’ previous positions in the IT industry include design thinking, product development and start-up mentoring.​

Hafez Ghanem

An Egyptian and French national, is the World Bank Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa, with a key focus on food security. A development expert with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Ghanem leads relations with 26 countries, and oversees over 280 projects totaling more than $49 billion.

Jude Sheeran

Head of Cloud Innovation, EMEA, AWS. Jude leads Amazon’s cloud innovation centres and similar customer co-innovation programs across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also sits on the board of Jisc.​

Rob Kellas

Program Lead at the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town. He helps organisations accelerate strategic conversations to build alignment, shape choices, and make decisions. He has lead Design Thinking programs in Germany, South Africa and India, with a focus on helping teams use Human Centred Design to discover new solutions to complex problems.​

Dirk Didascalou

Vice President, IoT, AWS. Dirk has worldwide business, product, and engineering responsibility for the Internet of Things (IoT) services and solutions at AWS, providing solutions for industrial, commercial, and consumer customers, helping many deliver connected products and applications that are driving change across industries globally.​

Doug Vining

Futureworld partner and Editor of Mindbullets: News from the Future. Doug is an international keynote speaker and author of the powerful technology theme: “X marks the Future”. He highlights his expectations of the exponential technologies that will shape society and business of tomorrow.

Symerre Grey-Johnson

Head: Partnerships, Regional Integration , Infrastructure and Trade Division at the NEPAD Agency. His goal is to define concrete policy recommendations for Africa’s leadership which can advance infrastructure projects implementation.

Trudi Hartzenberg

Executive Director of the Trade Law Centre (tralac). Her research is in the areas of international trade, competition policy, industrial development and Africa’s integration agenda. She currently serves on the WTO Chairs Advisory Committee.

Jeffrey B Straubel

A founding member of Tesla Inc. an electric car company based in Palo Alto, California. As Tesla Chief Technical Officer, Straubel oversaw the vehicles.

Lethabo Motsoaledi

Co-Founder and CTO of Voyc, a Techstars portfolio company and award winning SaaS company pioneering Customer Discovery in the Software space. She is a leading thinker in AI and Automation.

Ahmet Emre Açar

AWS Principal Consultant, Innovation Advisory. Ahmet is the EMEA innovation lead, based in Berlin. Before AWS, he worked with McKinsey, GE and Google on various moonshot projects, drawing on his 15+ years design thinking experience.

Gretchen Daily

Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford University, and co-founder and faculty director of the Natural Capital Program. She has contributed to understanding humanity’s dependence and impacts on nature, and to advancing a systematic approach for valuing nature in policy, finance, management, and practice around the world.

Pushpam Kumar

Senior Economic Advisor for the UN Environment. He has been instrumental in designing, implementing and providing leadership to the operationalization of the concept of Natural Capital through flagship projects like VANTAGE (Valuation and Accounting of Natural Capital for Green Economy).​

Janine Benysus

Biologist, Author and Innovation Consultant, and Founder of the Biomimicry Institute, a non-profit dedicated to making biology a natural part of the design process.​

Dr Daniel Klingenfeld

Head of Director’s Staff at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He manages the dialogue with politics, business, and society at large. Furthermore, he coordinates the activities of PIK as a core partner of the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Dr Vivienne Ming

San Francisco-based theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. One of the top 10 global rated experts on AI. Dr Ming will highlight the key areas of future development and investment in technology.

Tonyi Senayah

A Ghanaian businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of Horseman Shoes. Senayah began studying shoe making in 2009 under a local shoe maker at Lapaz. The brand has been featured in local and international media, notably CNN and DW networks.  nd international media, notably CNN and DW networks. 

Louis Geeringh

He established a global Strategy & Innovation advisory unit in Deloitte, advising large multinational clients in the area of growth strategy and innovation process, and developed significant new businesses for clients in industries such as Banking, Insurance, Telecoms, Manufacturing and Mining (major innovation clients included Harmony Gold and Petmin) He is also the author of Shift Happens.

Theo Chiviru

A governance expert and currently the Team Lead for Africa and Middle East at the Open Government Partnership (OGP). He leads the region’s strategy development, advocacy, fundraising, and establishing a wide range of partnerships.

Sanjay Pradhan

He heads the Open Government Partnership (OPG) policy dialogue with Heads of State, ministers and senior civil servants, working to make governments more open, participatory and less corrupt. He serves as OGP’s global spokesperson.

Joseph Atta-Mensah

A Principal Policy Adviser in the Macroeconomics and Governance Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Responsibilities include deepening and advancing the African Union’s agenda of continental integration.

Neil Jacobsohn

A partner of Futureworld. He is a Futurist and Business Strategist, journalist, entrepreneur, marketer and innovator and author of a number of themes. He is also a powerful and compelling speaker and facilitator.

John McFall

Global advisor in Supply Chain and Operational Excellence, AWS. A senior leader with experience gained in the fast-moving online retail sector, cloud-based technology services and as an officer in the Royal Air Force.

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