Who are the speakers lined up for Blockchain Africa Conference 2020?

Blockchain Africa Conference

A series of global speakers will lead discussions at this year’s Blockchain Africa Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 2020 event—which kicks off on March 11—will feature inspiring talks, panel discussions, and keynote speeches from a host of global leading speakers as well as the chance to network. The conference will also feature exhibitions by leading technology brands including Finastra, Shapeshift, Telos Foundation and many more.  

A host of blockchain companies are also expected to attend, including Binance Africa, Paxful, ConsenSys, Cardano, Zilla, Algorand, among others.

Here we look at the top speakers at the Blockchain Africa Conference 2020:

Charles Hoskinson: Founder of Cardano and Director of the Bitcoin Project – is one of the leading tech leaders speaking at the event.

Tone Vays: Content Creator, Derivatives Trader and Consultant and a well-recognized personality and contributor in the blockchain space

Linda Wang: Head of International Expansion at ShapeShift, a global cryptocurrency trading platform founded in 2014.

Suvi Rinkinen: CEO at The Telos Foundation, one of the largest sidechains coming out of the EOSIO blockchain protocol

Michael Glaros: Principal Program Manager, Azure Blockchain, an enterprise blockchain service built by Microsoft to help businesses accelerate their blockchain deployments.  

Monica Singer: Creator of Opportunities at ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum solutions provider.

Mpho Dagada: Member of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

Chris Becker: Blockchain Lead at Investec Private Banking

Thavash Govender: Data and AI Solution Specialist at Microsoft

Damilola Odufuwa: Head of PR at Binance

Carlos Teixeria: Global Industry Principal at Finastra

Akhona Damane: Office of Digital Advantage (ODA) at CSIR

Carmelle Cadet: Founder and CEO of EMTECH

Mervyn George: Innovation Strategy Lead for Africa at SAP.

The Blockchain Africa Conference 2020 will focus on the theme of “beyond the hype” and will explore compelling use cases and applications for blockchain within the continent. Delegates can expect riveting discussions on various blockchain and artificial intelligence topics such as:

  • Developing strategies for the successful implementation of blockchain and AI in Africa
  • How to enhance product/service delivery through 4IR technologies
  • Using blockchain and AI to automate business processes and reduce human error
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction and retention via proper data management, etc.

Tickets for the event— which includes lunch, snacks and refreshments—can be obtained at the organiser’s official site: https://blockchainafrica.co/

Editor’s note: This story has been updated.

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