Africa-Tech-Week-2019--Industry-4.0-and-the-Exponential-Quotient-(ExQ)
02 15 19

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Africa Tech Week 2019: Industry 4.0 and the Exponential Quotient (ExQ)

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With the first annual Africa Tech Week Summit, Expo & Awards just weeks away—participants, experts and innovators from across the continent and around the globe are preparing for this two-day emerging technologies, disruptive innovation, and Industry 4.0-driven event.

Africa-Tech-Week-2019--Industry-4.0-and-the-Exponential-Quotient-(ExQ)

The first annual Africa Tech Week Summit, Expo and Awards have been scheduled for March 4th and 5th, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Recognized for its potential to become the largest annual tech conference in Africa, the Tech Week Summit promises to bring together organizations—ranging from the smallest start-ups to regional and national entities—looking to leverage disruption and exponential technologies in response the the Fourth Industrial Revolution or “Industry 4.0.”

About Africa Tech Week

Hosted by Topco Media, Africa Tech Week has brought together some of the largest tech and innovation advocates, as well as sponsors from across the continent and around the globe including Google, SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation), and ExO Works.

"...the two-day conference will feature 30 world-class speakers from around the globe, over 200 organizations, and more than 350 conference delegates."

A highlight of the Summit will be the release of South Africa’s first Exponential Quotient (ExQ) Ranking for the top 100 companies listed on the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange).

Since it was first developed by ExO Works in 2015, the Exponential Quotient, or ExQ Diagnostic, has been used to rank and score both Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 companies in terms of their potential for achieving exponential growth and disrupting traditional industries and business. In turn, the ExQ has also been used to determine which of these top companies is most likely to be disrupted by digital transformation and exponential technologies.

In addition to the JSE 100 ExQ ranking, the two-day conference will feature 30 world-class speakers from around the globe, over 200 organizations, and more than 350 conference delegates.

 

Driving MTP: “Africa—Transforming the World!"

At the heart of this massive effort and innovation driven summit is a single, MTP (Massive Transformative Purpose): Africa: Transforming the World!

In the words of the Summit,

"The Africa Tech Week is a conference, exhibition and awards for African tech professionals. Digital transformation requires cooperation between companies, government and civil society and Africa Tech Week creates a unique platform for exactly this.

Africa Tech Week promotes digital transformation by connecting government, corporates, and fresh talent in the tech industry. Interact with the business leaders shaping the way to the future.”

"Exponential technologies and business practices are rapidly altering the business landscape. Through the Topco Network, we strive to help businesses both large and small survive and thrive in the fourth industrial revolution.

At Africa Tech Week, we will show you how technology can be leveraged to make more money, save more money, and become fully efficient in a sustainable way. Not only will we show you but we will also equip you with a roadmap for entrenching exponential technologies and 21st-century thinking in your organization.

You will be joining a host of disruptors, thought leaders, award-winners, and investor darlings, who will relate how they have transformed the companies, industries and societies around themselves."

 

Speaker, Keynote & Workshop Spotlights

Members of the ExO Community and larger ecosystem are likely to recognize a few key players among the list of 30 speakers scheduled to feature during the event. Here are the ExO Works and Ecosystem Sessions and Workshops you won't want to miss:

Day 1 Program 

OPENING KEYNOTE: IF WE DON'T CHANGE, YOU DIE

“Companies today need to adopt the accelerated technologies of tomorrow - or risk fading towards obsolescence.”

Speaker: Salim Ismail

Co-Founder & Chairman of ExO Works, Co-Author Exponential Organizations and Exponential Transformations

09h05 - 09h45

PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSION

PIONEERING A WORLD-CLASS AFRICA

Panel Speakers Include: Salim Ismail

09h45 - 10h30

STREAM 2: EXO WORKSHOP

FIRESIDE CHAT

Speaker: Salim Ismail

11h30 - 13h00

STREAM 2: EXO WORKSHOP

THE FASTRACK INSTITUTE WORKSHOP

Facilitated by Jabeen Quadir, Executive Director of the Fastrack Institute together with Salim Ismail and other key members of the ExO Ecosystem.

Hosts & Speakers: Jabeen Quadir, Salim Ismail

14h00 - 15h30

STREAM 2: EXO WORKSHOP

THE FASTRACK INSTITUTE WORKSHOP

Facilitated by Jabeen Quadir, Executive Director of the Fastrack Institute together with Salim Ismail and other key members of the ExO Ecosystem.

Hosts & SpeakersJabeen Quadir, Salim Ismail

15h45 - 17h15

Day 2 Program 

STREAM 1: EXO WORKSHOP

FASTRACK INSTITUTE BREAKAWAY SESSION

Host & Speaker: Jabeen Quadir

11h30 - 13h00

STREAM 2: EXO WORKSHOP

EXO METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP

ExO methodology workshop hosted by Emilie Sydney-Smith, CEO of ExO Works and Salim Ismail and other key members of the ExO ecosystem.

Facilitators & Speakers: Emilie Sydney-Smith, Salim Ismail

14h00 - 15h30

STREAM 2: EXO WORKSHOP

JSE TOP EXQ RESULTS

Announcement of the Top 100 companies of the JSE ranked by their ExQ.

15h45 - 16h30

BOOK SIGNING: EXPONENTIAL TRANSFORMATION

Book co-author Salim Ismail will be signing copies of "Exponential Transformation."

Author: Salim Ismail

16h30 - 17h00

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