Technology

The Night We Got Stuck In A Lift While Thabo Mbeki Was Waiting For Us

The Night We Got Stuck In A Lift While Thabo Mbeki Was Waiting For Us

Last Friday night, I was stuck over an hour in a Schindler lift at a venue in Johannesburg, between the 16th and 17th floor, along with an actuary, a video journalist, an investor, a nuclear scientist, an event coordinator, project manager and an educationalist.

Nic Haralambous: How Failure Taught Me To Be A Better Entrepreneur

Nic Haralambous: How Failure Taught Me To Be A Better Entrepreneur

Nic Haralambous, founder of the iconic Nic Harry men's fashion company, gave a passionate presentation on failure in a seminal talk at the IC | IC Auditorium in Cape Town, on the 16 July, 2018. Nic starts his story by relating a fateful evening many moons ago when his parents sat him down to tell him they were separating. This set in motion a roller-coaster ride of failures, challenges, successes and learnings.

Mike Perk: 4 Things You Must Do To Digitally Transform Your Organisation

Mike Perk: 4 Things You Must Do To Digitally Transform Your Organisation

Mike Perk has been the digital industry since the '90s, contributing to 16 pager internet marketing magazines back when Google didn't even exist. Now, Perk is considered one of the top DX (um, that'd be 'digital transformation') consultants working in Africa. He is British though, so, in this critical presentation on digital change management, Perk uses 'The Great Escape' as a backdrop to four singular elements to remember when entering the 4th Industrial Revolution. 

Craig Wing: A Day In Your Future, Smart Coffee, Smart Underpants And... Smart Condoms?

Craig Wing: A Day In Your Future, Smart Coffee, Smart Underpants And... Smart Condoms?

Craig Wing is an ex-Googler, Small Business Marketing at Google South Africa. Craig was named ‘Googliest Googler’ in Africa by his peers and is a serial entrepreneur who has worked in Africa, Europe and San Francisco. Craig travels the world advising smart people on current trends in technology. 

Fred Roed: Thriving In The 4th Industrial Revolution Means Learning From The First

Fred Roed: Thriving In The 4th Industrial Revolution Means Learning From The First

Our venerable CEO is someone who knows a thing or two about digital economy. Fred Roed is the CEO of Heavy Chef and Co-founder of iconic South African digital transformation agency WWC. He is the recipient of “Biggest Contributor To The Digital Industry” award by the IAB. Fast Company named Roed as one of the top 100 most creative people in business. In October 2017, he gave a funny, thought-provoking presentation on the single lesson we can take into the next Industrial Revolution... by looking back in history at particular lessons and stories from the first industrial revolutions. 

Jørn Lyseggen: Making Sense Of A World Drowning In Data

Jørn Lyseggen: Making Sense Of A World Drowning In Data

Jørn Lyseggen is the Founder & CEO of Meltwater. A Norwegian entrepreneur and philanthropist, his previous ventures included 2 exits and an IPO. He founded Meltwater in Oslo, Norway in 2001 with an investment of just $15,000 and built it to be worth over $ 200 millio. Built on the notion of "Outside Insight", Meltwater is now a global leader in B2B online media intelligence, with over 60 offices across six continents. 

Rich Mulholland: The Acorn And The Fox

Rich Mulholland: The Acorn And The Fox

Rich Mulholland is one of South Africa's best known public speakers. He is the founder of one of the world's biggest presentation firms, a best-selling author and serial entrepreneur. Heavy Chef asked him to speak to our audience about the 4th Industrial Revolution. Rich's response was unsurprisingly iconoclastic, revolutionary and somehow inspiring. Watch this at your peril, it might just shock your world view.

Sam Paddock: Creating A $100m Global EdTech Company From The Southern Tip Of Africa

Sam Paddock: Creating A $100m Global EdTech Company From The Southern Tip Of Africa

One of the most inspiring Heavy Chef talks from an African entrepreneur. On Monday 13th of November, on the Heavy Chef stage in Cape Town, Sam Paddock narrated the story of how he and his brother Rob built Getsmarter from idea to global success. 

Heidi Patmore: Are Flying Cars A Reality Or A Flight Of Fancy?

Heidi Patmore: Are Flying Cars A Reality Or A Flight Of Fancy?

Heidi Patmore, CEO of Stellaris Group, was our featured speaker on the 6th of July at Primedia Place, Johannesburg. Are flying cars a short-term reality or flight of fancy? This was the leading question for the event as Heidi divulged what a drone-filled sky would look like. A riveted Johannesburg audience was given a taste of what the future is going to look like - with a few surprises in store. 

7 Reasons Why I’m Crazy Excited About Drone-filled Skies - And You Should Be Too

7 Reasons Why I’m Crazy Excited About Drone-filled Skies - And You Should Be Too

In the not-so-distant future drones are going to be so central to our daily lives we’ll wonder how we managed without them. There are so many exciting projects and applications for drones and they’re impacting industries in amazing ways. Here are a few of the use cases that I think are going to be amazing. 

Heavy Chef Event 6 July: The Future Is Drones

Heavy Chef Event 6 July: The Future Is Drones

Drones have truly arrived. However, the future is not just a million millennials adding clumsy drone footage to their vlogs. To unpack this airborne future, and just what drone technology means for us, we’ve asked renowned consultant, entrepreneur and investor, Heidi Patmore, to unpack her research on Thursday 6th July 2017, in Johannesburg. 

Heavy Chef Magazine: The Technology Edition

Heavy Chef Magazine: The Technology Edition

Here it is at last. The long-awaited Heavy Chef Magazine: The Technology Edition. Tech being the order of the day at HC, it kinda makes sense that we focus an entire journal on the topic, right? Well, wait no longer. We’ve published a comprehensive magnum opus covering the most salient topics in Tech on the African continent.