What to Expect at the Inaugural SingularityU South Africa Exponential Finance Summit

The Cape Town International Convention Centre is set to be abuzz on 29th and 30th May with the global community of change-makers who are looking to #futureproofAfrica at the inaugural SingularityU South Africa Exponential Finance Summit.


SingularityU South Africa Exponential Finance Summit in Collaboration with DBSA, Deloitte, Discovery, MTN
Photo Credits Nabihah Plaatjes

The Exponential Finance Summit is an industry-specific event hosted in collaboration with The Development Bank of Southern Africa, global partners Deloitte, and Discovery, and strategic partner MTN.

The Summit will showcase how exponential technologies are simultaneously shaping and disrupting the financial (FinTech) industry. It aims to empower attendees with the latest insights on how to boost GDP growth, create employment, and attract foreign direct investment—a key enabler of economic growth that is especially important for emerging market economies. 

We attended the launch of the summit in Johannesburg earlier today and heard from some of the amazing industry leaders who will be speaking at the summit, a few words from the sponsors, as well as viewed some of the exponential technology like this Augmented Reality app:

Video Credits Nabihah Plaatjes

The aim of the summit is to equip organisations with the tools to move not only themselves but the rest of Africa forward through creative technologies in the finance sector.

The 4th Industrial Revolution is here, and every individual has the potential to utilise the technologies like IoT (Internet of Things), VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and robotics to create something that could change the world in timeframes that were not possible before.

Shayne Mann co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa quite aptly put it when he said,

"Each person has the power today to make incredible change in the world."

Watch what he as well as what his brother, Mic Mann co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa, has to say:

Video Credits Nabihah Plaatjes

Video Credits Nabihah Plaatjes

Singularity University's mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity's grand challenges.

Singularity University (SU) is a global community that uses exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

From blockchain to quantum computing and cyber-security, from the future of work to financial inclusion, cashless banking, AI, robotics and venture capital - the program for the summit will cover the exponential technologies and emerging strategies that are fundamentally shifting the entire financial playing field.

Tickets for the two-day summit have been limited to 800 and will be available for purchase from R16 650.

For more information on the Exponential Finance Summit:

#futureproofAfrica #collaborativefutures


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