The Women in Tech & Digital Conference in Cape Town was held on 12 June, at the Belmont Square Conference Centre in Rondebosch. The event has now been confirmed for Johannesburg, with an all-female speaker lineup.
The event will give a platform to prominent leaders in the South African tech industry who don’t always get the opportunity in the heavily male-dominated arena. Founder Samantha Perry explains:
“[Women in tech] are very under-represented at events as speakers and delegates. That said, and while the name and content are tailored to women delegates, we want to make it clear the conference is for everyone.”
Perry will also chair the technology trends panel discussion. Topics on the agenda include artificial intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and blockchain.
The panellists include Nedbank’s Data Scientist Pelonomi Moila, CEO of Bonsai Solutions Bianca Minnaar and Emerging Technology and Innovation Lead at Standard Bank, Naomi Snyman.
The event is organised by Useful and Beautiful, as well as Women in Tech ZA. Tickets are on sale now for an early-bird rate of R1 750. From 27 June, the normal price of R2 000 will apply. Ticket sales will close on 7 July.
Johannesburg speaker lineup
Anna Collard, Popcorn Training – a KnowBe4 company, founder and MD: Female entrepreneurship in Cyber Security
Ashnie Muthusamy – Group Talent Management at Sun International: Maintaining balance and flow
Barbara Mallinson – Obami founder and CEO: Oh, the lessons I’ve learned! My experiences as an entrepreneur in Africa
Darlene Menzies – CEO, Finfind: Taking risks, failing, and coming back strong
Gillian Ezra – Senior VP: Digital and Mobile Services, TRACE: How podcasts are becoming your new personal radio
Ingrid Lotze – Co-founder of Hers&His and join.the.dots: The death knell of stereotypes in the tech and digital worlds – finding creative ways to accommodate and take advantage of gender diversity.
Jacqui Mackway-Wilson – Go Social SA founder: How to get the best out of social media for your business
Kholeka Tsotsotso – CIO Development Bank of Southern Africa: My personal leadership journey
Lynette Hundermark – U&B co-founder and CPO: Integrating the Silos of Tech and Digital to create purposeful solutions
Rapelang Rabana – Founder and Chair of Rekindle Learning: Becoming a digital master – Beyond the technology
Samantha Wright – Founder of Tech Girl: From Blogger to global eSports Personality – Breaking the gender barriers in the gaming industry
Thandi Dyani – CEO of Impact Hub Johannesburg: Leading Social Entrepreneurship