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.

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.

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..

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.

Bianca DelportBianca Delport

Bianca Marie Delport studied Linguistics and English literature before entering the content marketing industry in 2011. In 2014, she joined the National Positions team and has since then established herself as one of the company's leading content specialists.

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 CSO at DPO PayGate, which processes payments for over 25,000 online merchants in Southern Africa. DPO PayGate (previously PayGate, VCS and PayThru) is a subsidiary of The Pan-African payments Group, Direct Pay Online (DPO)..

Brent HaumannBrent Haumann

Brent Haumann is the Managing Director at Striata, Africa where he leads the African business providing strategy, direction and market-positioning for the region..

Brian PinnockBrian Pinnock

Director of Sales Engineering at Mimecast.

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..

Chelsey HaleChelsey Hale

Having lived in Thailand, South Korea, and the U.K, Chelsey finally returned home to South Africa in 2016 where she now sails the adventurous tides of travel content writing. While she has a special focus on the travel industry, she also creates written content across multiple industries.

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..

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.

Dries CronjeDries Cronje

Founder of Deep Learning Café at Deep Learning Café..

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

Lifestyle Editor and M&M Assistant at Bizcommunity | My first loves are writing, music and video games | Get in contact: emily@bizcommunity.com.

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

Editor: Marketing & Media.

Farhana Safedien

Territory Lead: Public Sector at Altron Karabina.

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..

Gerrit de Villiers

Gerrit de Villiers completed his Bachelors in electronic engineering at the University of Pretoria and continued his studies with a Master's degree in engineering, specialising in optical sensors for nuclear environments. He then managed several turnkey products for Keystone and Azoteq with a focus on consumer electronics.

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.

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..

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.

Haydn TownsendHaydn Townsend

Haydn Townsend is the managing director of Accenture Interactive, He's a qualified chartered marketer who has worked across the FMCG and advertising industry, including Ogilvy Johannesburg, where he reached deputy managing director and as chief strategy officer at The Jupiter Drawing Room (TJDR). He was also CEO of sponsorship and activation company Sail Sport & Entertainment..

Helen KrugerHelen Kruger

In my experience, marketing your business doesn't come cheap. Especially not developing apps where you can interact with clients and create customer loyalty.

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..

James BayhackJames Bayhack

Director for sub-Saharan Africa at CM.com.

James HickmanJames Hickman

I am, foremost, a business leader who consistently drives excellence and goes the extra mile to put my people and our customers in the best possible position for success. I lead with energy and passion, and focus on drawing the best out of the people that I work with.

Jarred CinmanJarred Cinman

As the Joint CEO of VMLY&R South Africa, Jarred leads both the Johannesburg and Cape Town offices. He oversees the inner workings of the agency, managing all departments from a business, HR and operational point of view.

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, Digital Marketing Aficionado and COO of Bastion & Flowe (https://www.bastionflowe.com), a digital advertising technology company focused on delivering measurable results..

Johan ScheepersJohan Scheepers

Johan Scheepers is Commvault systems engineering director for MESAT.

Johan Walters

Johan is a Digital Marketing Professional & AR Marketing Expert, 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..

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..

Lyndy van den BarselaarLyndy van den Barselaar

Lyndy van den Barselaar is the MD of Manpower Group South Africa..

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..

Matthew CampbellMatthew Campbell

Head of SME and FTTH at Seacom.

Matthew LeightonMatthew Leighton

Matthew Leighton is the Creative Director at OneDayOnly..

Michelle WynneMichelle Wynne

Head of Marketing - Sub Sahara Africa at HMD Global.

Modeen MalickModeen Malick

Senior Systems Engineer at Commvault.

Mohammed VachiatMohammed Vachiat

Head of Sales and Innovation at Konica Minolta South Africa.

Murray GardinerMurray Gardiner

Murray Gardiner is director of Bluecode Africa. He has been at the forefront of financial inclusion in Africa for more than 30 years..

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 Head of Business Partnerships at Incubeta. Niamh joined the Incubeta group as Client Service Director 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.

Papama NyatiPapama Nyati

Research & Marketing Strategist at AfricArena.

Paul GearyPaul Geary

Paul Geary is a Director at One Custom - a nimble and independent Customer Experience & Marketing Intelligence agency. Their mission is to help companies be more connected to their fans and customers, with the goal of creating and fostering long-term, predictable & profitable relationships that delivers business growth.

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.

Rirhandzu ShingwenyanaRirhandzu Shingwenyana

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana is a marketing and communications professional with experience in account management, social media and digital marketing campaign management, and marketing..

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.

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..

Saurabh KumarSaurabh Kumar

Managing Director at In2IT Technologies South Africa.

Selina BieberSelina Bieber

Selina Bieber is the regional director for Turkey and MENA at GoDaddy EMEA..

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..

Shane ChorleyShane Chorley

Shane Chorley is head of sales and marketing at Frogfoot Networks..

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, CSI & 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..

Vukani Mngxati

CEO at Accenture.

Wendy TembedzaWendy Tembedza

Wendy Tembedza is a senior assosciate at Webber Wentzel..

Wynand SmitWynand Smit

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

Yudhvir SeetharamYudhvir Seetharam

Head of Analytics, Insights and Research at FNB Business.

Zuko MdwabaZuko Mdwaba

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

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