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Pierre du Plessis, Jacques Oberholzer: Designing The Ultimate Online Application

  • Workshop17 17 Dock Road Cape Town, WC, 8002 South Africa (map)

Pierre du Plessis, Jacques Oberholzer


Human and Heavy Chef proudly bring this new event to Cape Town, focusing on creating the ultimate mobile application. In a heady, creative digital age, millions of apps are being introduced every year and only a handful of them succeed. Despite these odds, there are some tried and tested mechanisms that ensure a much higher chance of success. We have invited Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder of international UI / UX design agency Now Boarding, and Pierre du Plessis, CEO of to unpack this vital topic.

About Our Speakers

Jacques Oberholzer is a founding partner of Now Boarding Digital, a specialist UX & UI Agency. Jacques has worked in Silicon Valley with startups like Gyft and Civic, as well as locally with some major online innovators including Property24, Shyft (Standard Bank) and Domestly. Sharing his time between Now Boarding's Cape Town and Zurich offices, he focuses on User Experience Design and being the guy in the room that represents the real users. Jacques is currently involved in 2 fintech projects in Switzerland, bringing his experience to both the traditional and Blockchain industries.

Pierre du Plessis is the CEO of HumanWrites, changing the world one little square notebook at a time. Originally from a design background, Pierre has shown his work to critical acclaim at Fashion Week, created award-winning campaigns as a stylist, worked as a brand curator for the SABS Design Institute. Pierre is also an artist, working with socio-political themes, cultural diversity, and the tension between absence and presence. The other half of his life is in philosophy and spirituality. He is a popular speaker on chaos and innovation, speaking regularly at conferences and corporate sessions, and an educator at Duke University. He has been featured numerous times on TEDx. His clients include BMW, Old Mutual, KFC, Adcock Ingram and others. His talks on leadership, chaos, and innovation leave audiences inspired and equipped to create great work in a volatile world.