The digital age can be a scary place. Some estimates convey that 50% of current jobs will not exist in 20 years. AI, VR, robotics, digital media, AR, big data, machine learning, nanotech, biotech, blockchain, cryptocurency, IOT - these are the terms that you need to immerse yourself into in order to thrive. Or do you? Clinical Psychologist Marc Rogatschnig gives the presentation of his life on the Heavy Chef stage, and provides us with a more human alternative.
The legal profession is changing rapidly, so we reached out to Graeme to find out how one of the oldest, most venerable professions is being disrupted. Graeme’s advice: Young lawyers should forget about the practice of law and focus on the delivery of law. They should not fear technology and AI, they should hone their EQ and collaborate with the machines.
On 14th December, Heavy Chef and Huawei will reveal South Africa's top 5 most exciting startups. The event is going to have Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur Zach Coelius as a keynote speaker, along with an exciting array of startup founders from South Africa speaking about their world changing products. This is not to be missed!
What is going ON in the legal service world? Law firms with names like Bell, Dewar and Hall, John & Kernick and Findlay and Tait used to be all over the place. Now they don’t even exist. Instead we hear names like Caveat Legal, Cognia Law and even Whipping The Cat. Those in the know talk about LPO, ABS, non-traditional lawyers and New Law. Most recently the buzz is all about AI.
On Monday the 13 November 2017, at a Heavy Chef event in Cape Town, the inspirational Sam Paddock, CEO of Getsmarter, will talk about his astonishing journey from starting an Educational Technology company 10 years ago in Cape Town, to selling it earlier this year for over $100m to an international giant.
Magda Wierzycka, the controversial CEO of Sygnia, gave a fascinating insight into her journey from Polish refugee to polarising public figure, at two packed Heavy Chef sessions held in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Magda is reviled by certain parties in government, resented by many of her peers in the financial services industry and loved by harangued South African citizens who feel helpless in the face of growing corporate corruption and greed.
Heavy Chef spoke to Don Packett about his philosophy of NPOS (No Problems, Only Solutions) around the topic of failure. Don is a MC, professional speaker, stand-up comedian, author and Head of Perspective at strategy design and dissemination firm, Missing Link.
Mike Stopforth writes in Heavy Chef about the lessons on business he learnt from playing poker. Mike founded and is CEO of Cerebra, an integrated strategic communication agency that builds, engages and activates communities around brands.
Heavy Chef was lucky enough to get some of Ellen Fischat's time, the very first MD of Silicon Cape. Her story is fascinating, with roles around child protection and guidance, to discovering her passion for tech.