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.
Nations are built on the shoulders of giants, but few have had their decisions impact a nation in a positive way quite like Albie Sachs. Intrigue, purpose, love - Sachs’ life journey reads like a Frederick Forsyth thriller, at times poignant, others invigorating. Except Sachs’ story is not fictional. Sachs’ story has all the leadership elements that South Africans need to learn right now. Courage in the face of adversity. Strategy, strength and perseverance - and an unwavering passion for the truth.
Following the investment from Naspers Labs announced on Heavy Chef earlier this year, startup news publication Ventureburn broke the news yesterday that Cape Town-based on-demand domestic cleaning service SweepSouth raised more than R50-million in its latest funding round. Sweepsouth CEO Aisha Pandor is a speaker at the Heavy Chef event on 31st October in Cape Town, alongside Katlego Maphai of Yoco and Wesley Lynch of Snapplify.
Heavy Chef and Discovery Insure are excited to bring you The Unifiers, an audience with Albie Sachs Lwando Xaso and Robbie Brozin, in the sixth instalment of the Inspire Sessions. Three generations of leadership will be on the Heavy Chef stage at the historic Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on 29 October 2019 to discuss what leadership in business should look like within the South African context and how it can impact positive change in our country.
In another instalment of the Inspire Series, Heavy Chef and Discovery SA are proud to bring you ‘The Influencers’. The word ‘Influence’ has acquired a whole new meaning in the digital age. What does it mean to have influence and how do you wield it successfully and responsibly? We’ve invited four key players in the South Africa media landscape, Mo Flava, Pearl Shongwe, Craig Rodney and Gill Strawberry to the Heavy Chef stage to unpack the term and share information that will shape the way you think about influence and convey your message to the masses.
Thursday night's edition of #DSYInspireSessions was headlined by three South African powerhouses and you would have had to be in the room to feel the surge of champion-ess emanating from these women. Heavy Chef takes pride in how we curate our speakers and have an interesting mix per session because we believe that it's in our differences that we actually find our similarities. This Inspire Session was no different. Sizakele Marutlulle, Roxy Davis and Hanli Prinsloo, what an honour to have you grace the Heavy Chef stage.
Creativity has been proclaimed the skill of the future. It was, therefore, an easy decision to launch our latest series Heavy Chef Raw in one of Cape Town’s most creative communities, Khayelitsha. A jam-packed day of talks, presentations and performances, Heavy Chef Raw: The Business of Being Creative was an exciting first in a collaborative series between Heavy Chef and Ghetto Sessions.
Valter Adão is the Chief Digital & Innovation Officer of Deloitte Africa. He leads a diverse team of specialists who create a leading digital ecosystem to assist organisations in understanding and undergoing Digital Transformation. In this seminal talk, Valter explains why the future of work looks so scary, and what we can do to use it to our advantage.
Heavy Chef, in collaboration with Ghetto Sessions, is launching The Raw Sessions, a series of inspirational events in the heart of Khayelitsha, on August 3rd. Each event will comprise of a full day of talks, presentations and creative performances. The inaugural session will feature national celebrities Zolani from Freshlyground, radio and television show host Danilo Acquisto and the co-founder of Bridges For Music, Thulani ‘DJ Fosta’ Headman, in addition to local talent from the community.
Heavy Chef, in partnership with Discovery Insure, is launching a series of events pitched at enriching the ecosystem of activities and learning experiences for South African entrepreneurs, deepening intellectual support to this critically important community. Discovery co-founders Adrian Gore and Barry Swartzberg will share their experiences of starting a business, the associated trials and tribulations, and their personal views on what it takes to succeed.
UI / UX design whizz Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder of boutique design firm Now Boarding, has worked with some of the most widely-used apps and websites in the world. With clients such as Property24, Standard Bank, Gyft and fintech companies across Europe, Jacques knows a thing or two about bringing a concept to reality. In this insightful talk, Jacques shares his philosophy around standing out in a crowed marketplace.
Bradley Elliott is the CEO of South African digital marketing agency Platinum Seed, which partnered with Visa and research firm World Wide Worx to create the largest ever Online Retail survey conducted in Africa, focusing on eCommerce. Elliott delivered an inspiring talk, originating in some of the major signals from China’s eCommerce market and then reverting to lessons from African eCommerce trends. Elliott ended his talk with five key takeouts to learn from the African example.
On the 27th of July 2017, we're doing something we've never done before in 10 years of running these events. We’re going to ask you pay for attendance.