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Chantell Ilbury - Futurist Chantell Ilbury - Futurist and Best-Selling Author
Chantell Ilbury is a best-selling business author, and a world-renowned scenario strategist, facilitator and speaker. She draws on over 15 years’ experience guiding organisations all over the world through their strategic conversations on the future. This has given her not only specific insights at the highest levels across sectors as diverse as mining, energy, agriculture, technology, retail, and food and water security, but also the ‘big pictures’ that she has - as a scenario strategist - managed to weave together. Chantell co-authored the best-selling “Mind of a Fox”, “Games Foxes Play” and most recently, “Socrates and the Fox” with Clem Sunter.
Pieter Geldenhuys - Futurist Pieter Geldenhuys - Beyond Cyberspace
Pieter Geldenhuys is acknowledged to be one of the leading strategists, futurists and thinkers in the Technology Strategy arena in South Africa. He is a well-known speaker, academic, entrepreneur and futurist, and is widely used for his ability to identify opportunities in the changing technological, telecommunication and social landscape. Pieter was the Vice-Chair of the Innovation Focus Group at the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, Switzerland, and assists numerous post-doctorial students in Europe with their research on technology’s impact on the future. He also has more than 800 national radio appearances under his belt. He currently holds the title of Extra-ordinary Lecturer in Technology Strategy at North-West University, where he lectured a Technology Strategy course to MBA students for more than a decade. Pieter is widely used as an impact speaker and strategy consultant by the majority of South Africa’s Top100 companies. He believes the only way to effectively predict the future is to create it.
Dr Jack Bacon - Futurist Dr Jack Bacon - "A New Carl Sagan"
Jack Bacon is an internationally-known motivational speaker, a distinguished lecturer (emeritus) of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and one of the most requested speakers in the USA for topics concerning technology and the factors that shape human society. A noted futurist and a technological historian, he has written three popular books on the pace of technology and society, and his lectures have captivated tens of thousands of all ages in thirty countries on six continents, and he has appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts and documentaries. In his daily work, he is on the management team overseeing the construction and operation of the most complicated technical project in history: the International Space Station.
Andy Hadfield - Futurist Andy Hadfield – “Ten Lessons from the Future” Technology • Strategic Thinking • Change • Innovation
FutureWorld guru Andy Hadfield is a digital native... and has big dreams for the Internet and for the impacts it is having on our lives and our businesses. An entertaining and compelling presenter, Andy speaks with authority and insight about the new shape of life, work and play in the digital space.
Arthur Goldstuck - Futurist Arthur Goldstuck - Journalist, media analyst and commentator on ICT
Arthur is an award-winning writer, analyst and commentator on Internet, mobile and business and consumer technologies. He is the author of 18 books, including South Africa’s best-selling IT book yet, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet", and the current guide to mobilising the workplace, “The Mobile Office”. Through Penguin Books, he has also published five books on urban legends. In 2014, the Minister of Communications appointed Goldstuck to South Africa’s National Broadband Advisory Council.
Neil Jacobsohn - Futurist Neil Jacobsohn - "Thriving on Turbulence: The future's so bright, you've got to wear shades!"
Neil Jacobsohn, CEO of FutureWorld South Africa, is a life-long communicator with a passion for the future. He speaks with vigour and energy on a number of key FutureWorld themes, and is a sought-after conference and event presenter and an accomplished facilitator. He has been an award-winning journalist, a digital entrepreneur, a company director and professional marketer. Neil has worked on strategy with major companies around the world, and with key learning institutions, among them Duke Corporate Education and Oxford's SAID Business School. He is at ease in front of large and small audiences, and on both radio and television.
Barrie Bramley - Futurist Barrie Bramley - "The New Normal (Future Trends)"
For the past 10 years Barrie Bramley has spoken to and worked with hundreds of companies, in multiple industries, in many countries around the world, to help disrupt their thinking around the changing world they work in. Barrie was a founder as well as the MD of top trend business TomorrowToday, where he spent 10 years, and is also a member of the World Future Society. He is a creative, fun, energetic, sharp thinking social software activist, who loves taking organisations and individuals there and back to see how far it is! Barry works with clients to help them intelligently disrupt their thinking around an emerging new working context, exploring how best to respond.
Daniel Silke - Futurist Daniel Silke – Leading Independent Political Analyst and Keynote Speaker
Daniel Silke is recognized as one of South Africa’s leading Political Economy Analysts, Futurists and most passionate keynote speakers. As Director of the Political Futures Consultancy & faculty consultant for Duke Corporate Education, Silke serves a host of major blue-chip companies with outstanding keynotes and workshops aimed at the convention, conference and events industries. He has 20 years experience in delivering stimulating, entertaining and insightful presentations on South African, African and Global political and economic trends. His client list includes Marriott International, Oracle, CISCO, PwC, MTN, KPMG, FirstRand, Grant Thornton, Deloittes, Distell, Momentum, Sanlam, Old Mutual, Danone, Estee Lauder, Protea Hotels, Foschini, FNB, SunGard, Barclays and ABSA. Silke is the author of the book “Tracking the Future: Top Trends that will Shape South Africa and the World”. He regularly appears on and contributes to CNBC Africa, ENCA, SABC, ANN7, Bloomberg, AFP, Fin24, News24, Deutsche Welle, the BBC, 702, Classic FM and Business Day. In 2014, Silke spoke at the prestigious World Affairs Council in Washington DC on African issues.
Steuart Pennington - Futurist Steuart Pennington - Best-Selling Author and Futurist
Steuart Pennington is the author of "South Africa – the Good News” and eight other books on South African and Africa-related topics. In 2007 Steuart was awarded the “Public Service Entrepreneur of the Year Award – 2007” from the African Heritage Society and nominated for the Rhodes Alumni Award 2007. In 2008 he was one of nine finalists for the Johnnie Walker Striding Man Award for exceptional entrepreneurship, and in 2012 he was awarded the Distinguished Rhodes Alumni Award for his contribution to the geo-branding of South Africa. Steuart's presentation is entertaining, memorable and relevant. Steuart shares his personal journey of discovery in this extraordinary country post-1994. He shatters the conventional wisdoms that abound. He provides his audience with insights, reassurance and confidence seldom portrayed in our daily media, and encourages delegates to celebrate the good while confronting the bad.
JP Landman - Futurist JP Landman – “10 Years, 10 Trends”
JP Landman is a self-employed political and trend analyst. He consults to SA largest private wealth business, BoE Private Clients, and works with several SA corporates on future scenario trends. His focus areas are trends in politics, economics and social capital. In 2013 JP was selected as a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars in Washington DC.
Graeme Codrington - Futurist Graeme Codrington – "Mind the Gap"
Dr Graeme Codrington is an expert on corporate talent and the future of work. Clients love his energetic style and unique insights into the world of work - especially his understanding of talented young employees and customers and how to connect with them. The breadth of his experience and research and his diverse academic and work background gives Graeme a unique perspective on the turbulent times we live in. He has five degrees from five different universities, in five different faculties, including commerce, arts, theology, and sociology. His doctorate is in Business Administration, with majors in leadership and future studies. Graeme's CV includes chartered accountancy at KPMG, IT boom entrepreneur, youth worker, consultant, professional musician, futurist, best-selling author and professional speaker.
Leon Louw - Futurist Leon Louw – “South Africa - Political and Economic Update”
Leon is an internationally recognized economic, political and environmental analyst known for his accurate forecasts. He has spoken in 27 countries, and consulted to a dozen governments and many leading corporations. His informative, energetic and humorous approach makes him a consistent favourite on the speaking circuit. He is renowned for his ability to make complex issues accessible, interesting and entertaining.
Darren Davies - Futurist Darren Davies - Speaker, Consultant and Talent Developer
Darren Davies is a sought after speaker, consultant and talent developer who has been involved in organisational development and human resource empowerment for the past 18 years, consulting extensively within the Corporate World, as well as for a variety of Non- Profit Organisations, both locally as well as internationally. He partners with clients and potential customers to help them intellegently disrupt their thinking around an emerging new working context, and the potential implication of this emerging reality. As he continues to engage with clients as question asker, explorer, consultant, strategist and researcher, the majority of his work is delivered through presentations, training facilitations, organizational consulting and key note addresses.


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