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SingularityU South Africa announces speaker schedule

September 12, 2019 • Events, Southern Africa

SingularityU South Africa announces speaker schedule

WeWork CEO Stafford Masie will speak at the SingularityU South Africa Summit.

On Wednesday, 11 September SingularityU South Africa announced the final line up and schedule for the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 which will take place on 16 and 17 October 2019 at the Kyalami International Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The event aims to further Singularity’s mission to increase the accessibility of new technologies, and help future proof Africa by bringing thought leaders from around the world together to share their expertise.

The speaker line up for this year’s summit was announced at the virtual reality press conference, the second of its kind on the continent hosted by SingularityU South Africa. Including participants from three different countries, the event demonstrated the speed at which this technology is developing, showcasing its remarkable progress in only one year and highlighting the importance of collaborating as a global community to use new technology to unlock solutions for the world’s grand challenges.

“As part of our mission to future proof Africa, we have assembled an outstanding speaker line up to address Africa’s most pressing challenges and the technologies that can help address these. Innovation holds the key to the exponential solutions that can solve our education, energy, health, poverty, food & water challenges” said Mic Mann, co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa.

The SingularityU South Africa Summit is hosted in collaboration with The Development Bank of Southern Africa, Global Partner Deloitte, and Strategic partners MTN and Absa. Classic 1027 is the radio partner for the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019.

The Summit will showcase how technology can be used to solve various global challenges. It aims to address the most pressing issues facing Africa, by hosting global thought leaders in the areas most in need of attention on the continent.

“We believe we have the ability to unlock the potential lying in the African continent and solve some of the major issues that face us as a nation. I’m positive about South Africa’s future,” added Shayne Mann, co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa.

The third annual SingularityU South Africa Summit will focus on creating a collaborative and more economically-inclusive future, whereby partnerships and deals can be conceptualised and developed across the continent. Networking opportunities will allow attendees to connect with SingularityU faculty members and alumni. Exhibitors will present breakthrough ideas and investment opportunities that will run alongside the summit.

Edited by Fundisiwe Maseko
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