Cape Town

13 October 2017


Africa 4.0: Creating, Capturing and Capitalizing on Opportunities for Growth

In partnership with Thomson Reuters Labs, and concluding Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2017, we’ll host our first African edition in Cape Town on Friday October 13th.

During this intimate gathering of business leaders, innovation leaders and strategy directors from local and multinational companies we’ll look into the promise of Africa 4.0, and how corporations should organize and develop their innovation capabilities to create, capture and capitalize on opportunities for growth.

If you’d like to attend #IntraCnf Cape Town, please apply via the button below.


Saidah Nash Carter
(Thomson Reuters)

Tim Jones
(Future Agenda)

Shirley Gilbey
(Barclays Rise)

Paul Steenkamp
(I am Jack Frost)

John Campbell
(Innovation Switch)

Charles Ojei

Karen Greaves and Samantha Laing
(Growing Agile)

Baratang Miya
(GirlHYPE Coders)

Niki Neumann

David Hicks
(A Beautiful Constraint)

Thula Ngonyama
(Standard Bank)

Steve Gray
(MakerSpace Durban)

Jayshree Naidoo


We’ll be adding speakers and sessions in the next weeks. Check back soon for updates!


The Changing Landscape

09:00   |   Opening
09:15   |   Keynote: Africa 4.0 – Tim Jones
10:00   |   Panel: Making Africa 4.0 a Reality – Saidah Nash Carter, Tim Jones, Steve Gray, Thula Ngonyama, Jayshree Naidoo
10:45   |   Coffee Break

Organizing Innovation

11:15   |   Workshop: A Beautiful Constraint – David Hicks

Startup Speeddating & Networking Lunch

12:15  – 13:30   |   Brown Bag Lunch by Chef Jomo. Startup Discussion Tables.

Implementing Innovation

13:30   |  Learning By Doing

  • Open Innovation & Collaboration – Paul Steenkamp (I am Jack Frost)
  • Business Model Innovation – Paul Campbell (Innovation Switch)
  • Lean Startup & Prototyping – Karen Greaves and Samantha Laing (Growing Agile)
  • Running In-House Labs – Charles Ojei (HYBR)
  • Innovative Work Environment – Baratang Miya (GirlHYPE COders)

15:00   |   Break

Case Study Talks and Q&A

15:30   |

  • Absa Barclays – Shirley Gilbey
  • Afgri – Niki Neuman

16:45   |   Closing Notes
17:15   |   Networking Drinks: African Agave Spirit – Makeka Tasting

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Tickets are R4995. You’ll get payment information after your application is accepted and participation confirmed by email.

A glimpse of #IntraCnf Stockholm

I have attended many similar conferences and it was one of the best. The size of the attendance, the quality of the speakers, the topics, the diversity of formats, etc makes it unique. Great job!

It was truly incredible to no longer feel isolated in an innovation role at my company. The community development and networking were top notch.  

Extremely well run! More great talks than I can count. The best part is I feel like it struck a balance between providing tons of new information, without overwhelming the attendees. My favorite part was the field trips.

The conference team was stellar. Every detail felt flawless and well executed. I had an amazing experience, and came home with my brain on fire.