Technology

Can The Fourth Industrial Revolution Solve Unemployment?

Can The Fourth Industrial Revolution Solve Unemployment?

There’s been much in the media about the fourth industrial revolution and how it is going to eradicate millions of jobs in the future. Gareth Taylor, South African Country Manager of ride-hailing company Bolt, argues that 4IR really has the potential to change South Africa’s economy for the better by harnessing converging technologies to create an inclusive, human-centred future. Ride-hailing, or mobility as a service, is one such example, giving drivers the ability to positively impact their families, organisations and communities. 

Khaya Dlanga Joins The Platforms Event Alongside Aisha Pandor, Katlego Maphai, Wesley Lynch

Khaya Dlanga Joins The Platforms Event Alongside Aisha Pandor, Katlego Maphai, Wesley Lynch

Rain Mobile CMO Khaya Dlanga joins three of the country’s most successful tech entrepreneurs are coming to the Heavy Chef stage as part of the ‘Inspire’ Series, a Heavy Chef collaboration with Discovery Business Insure. Aisha Pandor, Katlego Maphai and Wesley Lynch will speak at The Platforms event on 31 October at Workhop17 at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. They will be joined by Khaya Dlanga, who will chair the panel discussion that evening.

iXperience Founder Aaron Fuchs On How To Future-Proof Your Skills

iXperience Founder Aaron Fuchs On How To Future-Proof Your Skills

iXperience is one of the fastest-growing startups in South Africa. CEO and founder of iXperience, Aaron Fuchs sat down with Caley Africa to chat about his journey with tech, and what led him to start a new kind of education platform, with the objective of arming students with skills for the future.

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.