2018 Speakers

Thought leaders E-kasi Tech Fest 2018

Meet The Speakers


Head @ Interactive Entertainment South Africa

Nick Hall has been involved in the South African game development scene for 8 years, first as a legal representative for the


    Chief Director: Cybersecurity Operations @ DTPS

    Dr Kiru Pillay has 28 years of experience in the ICT sector with five of those as an academic and researcher.


      Public Policy Manager @ Facebook (SADC)

      Emilar Gandhi is Facebook’s public policy manager for the SADC Region.


      HOD, Digital Arts

      Hanli Geyser is Head of Division of Digital Arts.


      Founding Partner, FanBase Analytics and GAMES

      Mlondi Mashinini operates at the confluence of technology, business and sports. He is a founding partner of two businesses, F


      Head of Sourcing & Marketing, WeThinkCode_

      Katie believes that digital is the future and education is key in creating opportunities for Africa’s youth.


      Co-founder, Nyamakop

      Cukia “Sugar” Kimani is a co-founder of Nyamakop, a game development studio based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

      Martin Fritzen

      esport Project Manager, DGI

      Martin has given more than 1,000 talks about grassroots esports and worked with more than 100 international sports clubs and


      Founder @ BWD Advertising

      Bongani Gosa is the Founder and Creative Director of BWD Advertising, a full service marketing agency that was established in

        Charles Stuart

        Partner: PwC Africa – South market

        Charles Stuart has been with PwC for 15 years. He is a director in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications division.

          Dale “Pand3m0nia” Pon

          Hearthstone player @ Energy Esports

          Dale "Pand3m0nia" Pon is a competitive South African Hearthstone player for Energy Esports. He played competitive chess

          Lot Kafesu

          Lot has led and facilitated the eSkills Connect project aimed at empowering young people with digital skills

            Kelebogile Molopyane

            Senior Manager @ Maxum Business Incubators

            Kelebogile Molopyane is The Senior Manager for Maxum Business Incubators at The Innovation Hub.

              Thabo Tsolo

              Thabo Tsolo aka 'Plingo' was born and raised in the South of Johannesburg. He is inspired by the city he lives in and is cons

                Geoffrey Hunt

                Freelance Software Developer

                Geoffrey Hunt is a freelance software developer that builds applications for the web. Geoffrey is a maker and enjoys building