Entrepreneurship To The Point - EQ vs AI #ManvsMachine

Thu Feb 28, 18:00 - Thu Feb 28, 21:00
Absa Capital Building, 15 Alice Lane, The Equinox


...Property Point’s Entrepreneurship To The Point session on:

EQ vs AI #ManvsMachine

ALERT! ALERT! THE ROBOTS ARE COMING!! Are you ready for your business to be replaced by Artificial Intelligence or do you have the edge to survive the digital age?

Staying relevant in a shifting world is a constant challenge for entrepreneurs. Society and the workplace are evolving as is technology. How do small businesses take advantage of this? Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Big Data sound like weird expressions out of the movies but in reality, we need to understand and embrace these concepts sooner rather than later.

At this Entrepreneurship To The Point session, we take a look into the future of work in understanding the convergence of technology and human behaviour.


Willem van der Post, CEO of xTechCapital Partners

Willem van der Post is a qualified chartered accountant, an exponential technology expert and the founder of the Exponential Technology Institute. He is an alumnus of the University of Stellenbosch, University of South Africa, University of Cape Town business school and Singularity university in California, and was one of the world’s first EXO-Works accredited facilitators.

He is a seasoned international keynote speaker who has served a broad array of audiences through illuminating the fundamental impact of exponential technology in the business canvas of the future. Before founding the Exponential Technology Institute, Willem was the managing partner for Deloitte Africa – Center for the Edge; a disruption innovation business with a focus on exponential technology. He is now a strategic advisor to various global fintech platform businesses, and CEO of xTechCapital Partners – a global exponential enterprise investment firm.


Ndivhuwo Makondo, Research Scientist in Machine Learning at IBM Research

Ndivhuwo Makondo is a Research Scientist in Machine Learning at IBM Research in the South Africa Lab and a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand. He holds a BSc and an MSc (specializing in Robotics) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town; and a PhD in Computational Intelligence and Systems Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He began his career on a Masters Studentship at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 2011, South Africa, in the Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems (MIAS) group, where he conducted research for the Mining Safety Platform project. He then enrolled for a PhD at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2013 through the Japanese MEXT scholarship, conducting research in Machine Learning and Robotics, where investigated the acceleration of robot learning of motor skills with knowledge transfer.


Zuki Mzozoyana, Business Owner, Consultant, Coach and Speaker

Having straddled two worlds as a corporate professional and an entrepreneur with four start-ups under her belt, her journey tells a rich story about her obsession with entrepreneurship development in South Africa. As a business owner, consultant, coach and speaker, she has carved a niche which enables her to craft and deliver relevant & impactful solutions to key stakeholders in the ecosystem. As an Edupreneur, her current focus is on empowering young minds through instilling self-mastery and the entrepreneurial mindset as a non-negotiable for all young adults who face a future characterised by rapid change in technological advancements, disruptions in all sectors and the general “rules of engagement” in the world of work.


Colin Iles, CEO, Equinox Leadership and Innovation Centre

Colin Iles is a Managing Principle at Absa Group Limited, CEO of The Equinox Leadership and Innovation Centre, a founding board member of UCT’s African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management and the Global Ambassador for Open ExO, a crowdsourced consultancy that helps leadership teams build exponential organisations.

This session will cover:

dot3.pngThe technology trends in the context of business, trends within society and human behaviour and how these fit together

dot3.pngEvolution of jobs and the leadership change needed to survive this shift

dot3.pngHow businesses need to adapt in the quest for relevance while remaining purposeful

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 28th February 2019

Time: 18h00 for 18h30

Venue: The Equinox – 15 Alice lane, Sandhurst, Sandton

Investment: R180pp online, R200 at the door, which includes light refreshments.

Seating is limited ALL tickets to be strictly booked via quicket

Please book and pay for your seat upfront via Quicket. Should you have issues using Quicket, please email [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Entrepreneurship To The Point - EQ vs AI #ManvsMachine
Absa Capital Building, 15 Alice Lane, The Equinox
15 Alice Ln, Sandhurst, Sandton, 2196
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