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)

Fru Nche (Tiger Brands)

More soon


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


09:00   |   Opening

The Changing Landscape

09:15   |   Keynote: Africa 4.0 – Tim Jones

10:00   |   Panel: Africa 4.0 – Saidah Nash- Carter, Tim Jones

10:45   |   Coffee Break

Organizing Innovation

11:15   |   Workshop

12:30   |   Networking Lunch

Implementing Innovation

13:30   |  Learning By Doing

  • Open Innovation & Collaboration – Paul Steenkamp
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Lean Startup & Prototyping
  • Running In-House Labs
  • Leadership & Culture Change

15:00   |   Break

15:30   |   Case Study Talks + Q&A

  • Absa Barclays – Shirley Gilbey
  • Tiger Brands – Fru Nche

Next Steps

16:45   |   Closing Notes

17:15   |   Networking Drinks

Early Bird Tickets now available. First come, first serve!

Early Bird 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.