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SingularityU South Africa Summit 2024 is on

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2024 is on

The SingularityU South Africa Summit is back, and this year, it’s bigger and better than ever.

Scheduled for October 21-22, 2024, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, this highly anticipated event promises to bring together over 1 500 delegates to explore the latest breakthroughs in exponential technologies. In collaboration with Old Mutual, the 2024 Summit aims to empower business leaders with the tools and insights needed to tackle global challenges and future-proof Africa.

Meet the Visionaries

The Summit will feature an impressive lineup of speakers, including some of the world’s leading minds in technology and innovation:

  • Jaya Baloo, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, will delve into the intricacies of safeguarding our digital landscapes.
  • Emad Mostaque, Founder of Stability AI and the genius behind Stable Diffusion, will discuss the future of decentralized and democratized AI.
  • Arturo Elizondo, a pioneering food scientist dedicated to improving global nutrition, will explore the future of protein in a plant-based world.
  • Cathy Hackl, founder of Spatial Dynamics (USA), will deliver a keynote on the immersive spatial web.
  • Karine Arama, a tech venture capital investor, will spark discussions on the convergence of AI and Blockchain.
  • Carlo van de Weijer, a smart mobility visionary from Eindhoven University of Technology, will share insights on the future of mobility.

The summit will also feature thought leaders like Alix Rubsaam, an AI Ethics Sociologist, and Adam Pantanowitz (PhD), who will discuss the convergence between humans and machines. Professor Benjamin Rosman will delve into machine learning and robotics, while Mark Nasila (PhD) will address the African AI renaissance.

A Broad Spectrum of Topics

Entering its sixth year, the SingularityU South Africa Summit has a reputation for exceeding expectations. The 2024 edition will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Energy
  • ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)
  • Food
  • Leadership
  • Medicine
  • Robotics
  • Technology
  • The future of work
  • Virtual reality
  • Water

More speakers and detailed topics will be announced as we approach the event.

A Metaverse First for South Africa

In a groundbreaking move, the Singularity South Africa Summit will feature a dedicated metaverse track, a first for a local event. Through the Africarare metaverse, people worldwide will be able to access the summit’s main stage and plenary sessions in an immersive, 3D format.

Partnering with Old Mutual

Old Mutual’s Celiwe Ross, director of Group Strategy, Sustainability, People, and Public Affairs, expressed excitement about the collaboration: “As Old Mutual advances its digital transformation and prepares for the launch of a digital bank, the SingularityU summit offers invaluable insights from top experts in AI, technology, science, and futurism.”

“In a world where technology is rapidly reshaping our possibilities, this year’s SingularityU South Africa Summit is a beacon for innovation. Our collaboration with Old Mutual enables us to enhance our platform and illuminate the path towards a sustainable and prosperous future,” said Mic Mann, co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa, emphasised the summit’s role in driving innovation

Shayne Mann, co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa, added: “We are committed to empowering Africa’s business leaders with the knowledge and tools to shape an abundant future. Partnering with Old Mutual adds tremendous value to this year’s experience.”

Join the Changemakers

Details on ancillary events, networking opportunities, and the final programme will be announced in the coming months. To join the SingularityU community of changemakers or to learn more, visit SingularityU South Africa Summit.

Ticket Information

Tickets are priced at R 14 500 per person. Book before midnight on July 15 to save 22%. All prices include VAT.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this transformative event. Mark your calendars for October 21-22, 2024, and prepare to explore the future of innovation at the SingularityU South Africa Summit.

Clare Petra Matthes

Hi, I'm Clare and I am a freelance writer and Tech journalist as well as the owner and founder of where I review tech devices and also cover emerging technology news. Outside of I write for a number of publications and have regular tech slots on chaiFM radio station and eNCA's Tech Matters national breakfast TV news show.

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