Co-chair, Mobile Monday
Andrew McHenryAndrew is currently the co-chair at Mobile Monday South Africa. Andrew is also the Director Operator Engagement at Digitata Insights. Prior to this, he was Head of Mobile and Content at Garmap. McHenry has over twenty years + experience in the information technology industry, spanning software, hardware and custom application development. He is also responsible for Client Relations at Rorotika Technologies (Pty) Ltd.
Andrew is also Executive: Business Development Africa at Arbalest.
Co-founder of Innocircle & Story Room
Ellen FischatEllen Fischat is the co-founder of Innocircle & Story Room. She holds an Honours degree in Social Work and Community Development. She has extensive experience in small business development, with a focus on social enterprises and technology and is passionate about community outreach programmes that focus on digital literacy and social inclusion.
Founder of Flexy
Annette MullerAnnette Muller is the founder of Flexy, a new online platform that helps companies to work with an on-demand workforce from all over the world. Muller previously founded DOTNXT, one of South Africa’s first innovation consultancies and has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “top 10 female tech founders to watch in Africa”.
Youth Entrepreneurship Evangelist & community manager at Yoco
Mashudu ModauMashudu Modau, is a Youth Entrepreneurship Evangelist & community manager at Yoco. He describes himself as a African Startups Lover, a small business supporter & podcast maker with Lutcha. Find out more about Mashudu's work on www.mashstartsup.co.za
Marketing Director, Silulo Ulutho Technologies
Lonwabo RaniLonwabo Rani is a founding member and marketing director of Silulo Ulutho Technologies, as well as the director of Black Spot Media. An Agency specialising in branding and manufacturing sportswear. He is very passionate about technological systems and applications that help businesses to grow an replicate in order to positively impact the society.
CTO, City of JohannesburgGroup Chief Technology Officer, City of Johannesburg
Cyril BaloyiCyril Baloyi is the Group Chief Technology Officer for the City of Johannesburg, responsible for collaborating, consolidating and centralising the City’s entire ICT landscape to reduce systems and processes duplications, and accelerate the City’s and its citizen ambitions by ensuring effective and efficient ICT driven solutions. Previously, he was the Public Sector Services Head at Dimension Data and former Enterprise Infrastructure Head at MTN Nigeria responsible for Managing ICT with over 60 million subscribers. He is a professional and actively involved in various public debates on how ICT transformation impact the citizens. He currently in the process of completing his MBA with UNISA SBL and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and MDP from Unisa SBL, a B-Tech: IT degree and National Diploma: IT from Tshwane University of Technology.
Karidas TshintsholoKaridas is a young entrepreneur from South Africa with over 7 years experience in building startups from ideas to fully fledged businesses. He is passionate about finding inclusive sustainable solutions for emerging markets. Karidas is the founder and CEO of one of Africa's top tech start-ups which is now his full-time focus. Khula! is currently the #1 Business App is South Africa, #1 Agricultural solution in South Africa, and it is growing in leaps and bounds _ impacting thousands of farmers and bulk food buyers across South Africa, with its sights set on global emerging markets.
I Am An Entrepreneur
Andile KhumaloAndile Khumalo is a seasoned entrepreneur and Chartered Accountant (SA) with over 20 years of business experience. He is Founder & CEO of KhumaloCo, an investment firm with interests in Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Financial Services and Venture Capital. He serves as non-executive Chairman of investee companies Brave Group and Ince. Andile started his career at Deloitte and in 2002 joined Investec as an investment banker before starting his first business and ultimately joining MSG Afrika in 2007. After spending 11 years as a shareholder and COO in the firm, he exited the business in May 2018. Andile has served in various non-executive roles over the years, including as a member of the Takeover Regulations Panel, a member of the Directorate of Market Abuse, a director of SAA, and President of ABASA. In 2013, Andile founded I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR, a national programme that helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He serves as a fellow of The Centre for African Management and Markets at The Gordon Institute of Business Science and regularly writes for The Business Times, Sunday Times and often speaks on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Transformation.
Karabo SongoKarabo Songo is a qualified brand specialist & entrepreneur with business interests that focus on the advertising and marketing industry. With management experience that ranges from Technology Services, Hospitality/Leisure & marketing/advertising investments, he currently runs a marketing/communications investment group – Fastgro Marketing And Comms with its current largest investment being Brave Group with varied interests in the industry value chain and various corporate local & global clientele. As part of contributing to the industry direction and driving thought leadership, he sits on various industry boards incl. Association for Communication and Advertising in SA, IAB South Africa. He has also been recognized by several corporate organizations through various business nominations, judging panels and awards such as EOY Entrepreneur of the Year, MTN App of the Year, Bookmark Awards & Apex Awards. His passion is to be able to build innovative marketing businesses & brands within Africa with a difference and grow entities into profitable assets for shareholders. He has worked and managed brands in the following sectors: Telecomms, S.O.E's, Financial Services, F.M.C.G, Insurance, Banking, Manufacturing etc