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After the highly successful inaugural event in Johannesburg, the Matt Brown Show in conjunction with Nedbank, Digital Kungfu and Suits & Sneakers is hosting a FREE networking event on Thursday, August 24th called Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain/Bitcoin And The Future of Money.


The blockchain is the arguably the most disruptive invention since the creation of the Internet itself, but the irony is that many entrepreneurs, startups and business executives do not understand the magnitude of the impact that this technology is going to have on the world as we know it.

So why is this the case? Well, it can replace all processes and business models which rely on a small fee for processing transactions. And that means a revolution is coming, a fundamental shift in the way we do business.

THE INTERNET OF VALUE

The advent of the Information Age in the 1970s-allowed humanity to progress into a world in which information could flow freely, unhindered by national borders, without the need for intermediaries such as post offices, libraries and universities.

We have now entered an age in which not only information, but value can flow freely without the need for trusted intermediaries such as banks and insurance companies. The technology that has enabled this digital peer-to-peer value-transfer revolution is called Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) or blockchain.


THE JOHANNESBURG EVENT SOLD OUT IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS








ABOUT THE MATT BROWN SHOW


Matt Brown is CEO of Digital Kungfu & Matt Brown Media and the host of the Matt Brown Show - a global media platform and podcast that has built a loyal listenership in over 100 countries around the world and in only 18 months. This is the second "live" podcast event of it's kind in South Africa.

He has been called South Africa's answer to Tim Ferriss and hates the idea of having his name attached to one of the hottest new media properties in South African business.  

Matt’s podcast (The Matt Brown Show), has hosted over 100 billionaires, entrepreneurs and the CEO’s of some of South Africa’s most successful companies; and coupled with building businesses in the UK, US and Europe has given Matt a unique insight into where the future of media is heading and its implications for entrepreneurs.

THE PANELISTS

South Africa's premier experts on the subject of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain/bitcoin have been assembled for this one of a kind event. The panelists are:
  • Werner van Rooyen (Lumo)
  • Simon Dingle (Phantom Design)
  • Lorien Gamaroff (Bankymoon)


Werner Van Rooyen

Werner heads up Marketing and Growth at Luno. His passions are cryptocurrencies, technology, marketing and design; something that he has been fortunate enough to do on multiple continents. Werner has lived and worked in South Africa, Taiwan, China, Indonesia and the United States. Werner thinks most blockchain projects will fail. 

Lorien Gamaroff

As South Africa's foremost blockchain expert, Lorien has been invited around the world to speak on digital currencies and distributed ledgers and their benefits for emerging economies. He has addressed the IMF, World Bank, FBI and Commonwealth Secretariat, the South African Reserve Bank, TEDx and a host of banking professionals and attorney generals throughout the world. He offers insight and guidance to business executives and advises government on blockchain technologies and their implications. 

Simon Dingle

Money is the second most important societal invention after language, and we've been doing a terrible job of it. Simon Dingle is trying to fix that, amongst other things, with his company Phantom Design and the projects it houses. When not doing that, Simon hosts a weekly radio show on 5FM and previously directed product design at Curve (London), BitX (Singapore), and 22seven (Cape Town). He is an advisor to AlphaCode and a small group of clients through Phantom Design. Simon is also actively involved in investing in Blockchain technologies. 

WHO THIS IS FOR

This event is for entrepreneurs, business owners and executives. If you are running an existing business or looking to start one then this event is for you.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Matt Brown is the CEO of Digital Kungfu, a digital business consultancy that specializes in helping companies accelerate innovation and disrupt traditional markets by enabling them with new ways to do business that serve their customers more effectively and responsively.

Matt has 20 years’ experience in business strategy, technology and marketing communications and he is recipient of over a dozen local and international awards for his work and was recently voted best speaker at the Digital Disruption conference at the Gordons Institute of Business Science.

Matt’s podcast (The Matt Brown Show), has hosted billionaires, entrepreneurs and the CEO's of some of South Africa's most successful companies; and coupled with building businesses in the UK, US and Europe has given Matt a unique insight into how to grow businesses in a digitally enabled economy.

WHAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH

A clear understanding of the blockchain and how this technology will change the way that we do business.

** SEATS ARE LIMITED - THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY ***

When and where?

PwC

Starts:
Thu 24 Aug 2017 at 5:00 PM (SAST)
Ends:
Thu 24 Aug 2017 at 7:00 PM (SAST)

Organiser details

Matt Brown, The Matt Brown Show

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