David Wentworth

Principal Learning Analyst Brandon Hall Group

David Wentworth has been a senior research analyst in the human capital field since 2005, previously with the Institute for Corporate Productivity and joining Brandon Hall Group in early 2012. His focus has always been on emerging technologies, with a current concentration on social and mobile learning. He has contributed to several reports published by ASTD, including authoring Mobile Learning: Learning in the Palm of Your Hand, The Rise of Social Media: Enhancing Collaboration and Productivity Across Generations, and Instructional Systems Design Today and in the Future. His work has also appeared in Compensation & Benefits Review, T+D Magazine and CLO Magazine. David is also responsible for survey development and data analysis at Brandon Hall Group.

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Christine Tutssel

Axonify Co-founder

Christine Tutssel is the co-founder of Axonify and Strategic Vice- President of Strategic Initiatives. She manages Axonify’s International Business both direct and through re-seller partners. With over 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Christine has worked in a variety of market sectors including finance, banking, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, transportation. logistics and retail.

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Graeme Codrington

Futurist, Board advisor, author and speaker, Tomorrow Today

Because Graeme’s background and experience are rich and varied, from articles at KPMG to an IT startup, and from work in the non-profit sector to professional speaking, he has seen many different ways to succeed – and fail – in this changing world we live in. In addition to practical experience, he has spent many hours in research, with five degrees and four best selling books to show for it.

The work our research team and colleagues at TomorrowToday do, provides strategic insights for businesses and leaders across multiple sectors and industries all around the world. Graeme is particularly interested in disruptive change and how leaders can confidently guide their organisations into an uncertain future.

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Debbie Craig

Managing Director Catalyst Consulting / Co- Author Accelerated Learning

Debbie has over 20 years’ experience in the field of strategy, leadership development, change management, talent management, high performance teams and organisational development. She has worked and consulted at leading local and global organisations in the private and public sector throughout Southern Africa and internationally in the UK, Australia, South East Asia, South America, Mexico, China, Canada, Europe and the USA. Debbie is a skilled strategist, design architect, team builder, a powerful facilitator, change agent and executive coach.

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Armin Philipps

Head: Leadership & Learning, Retail & Business Banking Operations, at Absa Group Limited

Armin is a ‘fully imported German’ and enjoying South Africa since 1994 – the best year to come and start a life and career, ever! He spent nearly 14 years in the South African Motor industry, learning not only business skills, but also crafting his leadership capabilities. In 2006, he moved into the management consulting field as a senior resource, building businesses and getting exposed to many new fields within Leadership and talent development as well as to innovation in the corporate context. Here he fell in love with the people aspect of business and the development of talent, learning and creativity. He led many advisory interventions for corporates, in South Africa and internationally, over time. He is currently working in the Leadership & Learning space within Absa – an awesome experience – of understanding of how the brain works.

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S’onqoba Maseko

Operations Specialist | Innovation Thought Leader

Actuarial Science BSc Honours graduate from Wits University who is 3 exams away from qualifying as one of the first 100 black qualified Actuaries in South Africa. She’s a lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, which honours the top 15% of academic achievers in universities across the globe. She’s been selected as a FinWeek Top Woman to Watch and made it to the Destiny Magazine “Power of 40 – Forty trailblazers under 40” at the age of 24. She is a speaker and facilitator and has spoken at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy on two occasions as well as many other appearances at events and media platforms.

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Andrea Golding

Co-founder of Still Human

Andy Golding is an employee experience specialist and co-founder of Still Human. Her main focus is on the impact of employee experience on innovation readiness in business. She works with companies and leaders in businesses across all sectors from start ups to established, century old organisations to become places where the best talent wants to be, chooses to come to, and chooses to stay.

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Brad Shorkend

Co-founder – Still Human

Brad Shorkend is an agitator & thought provoker, and co-founder of Still Human… he works with business leaders around the world helping them to be constantly innovation ready and to create exceptional employee experiences that translate into kick-ass innovation, constant relevance, and significant revenue.

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James Van der Westhuizen

founder and managing partner – KnowHouse

James van der Westhuizen is the founder and managing partner of KnowHouse. Founded 20 years ago out of a passion work differently with the challenge of learning and change in organizations. As the name indicates KnowHouse is all about spaces for learning, conversation and reflection. The African master accreditation partner of four of the world’s most innovative learning solutions providers KnowHouse is committed to interactive and compelling learning. Our global partners are:

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Kerryn Kohl

CEO: Fourth Talent

Area of expertise – Learning and Development; Culture transformation; Human Performance; Consulting and Design Thinking.  I am an organisational behaviourist and learning strategist, focusing on the interface between human behaviour and the digitally emergent organisation. A design thinker by nature. Prior to opening Fourth Talent and The Coaching House, I consulted for a global management consulting firm (Accenture). During this time I gained experience across industries and have since continued to deepen my expertise in learning strategy, change management, organisational design, quantum leadership, and coaching.

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Dr. Juan Swartz

Chief Scientist : Fourth Talent

Area of expertise – Strategy, Research, Analytics, Digital Innovation and Finance.Executive with 18 years experience in Finance, Strategy, Analytics, Research and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Specialist in solving complex business problems by integrating scientific research and AI. Consulting & Analytics experience include overseeing multiple enterprise wide restructuring & transformational programs for multinational corporations yielding annual savings ranging from USD 10 million up to USD 400 million.

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ltha Taljaard

Founder, futurist & creative strategist

ltha started her career as a scientist, quickly moving into the corporate world working at companies such as Liberty Life, SBSA (Futurist) and Absa (heading up innovation) for 20 years. She founded Sense to Solve in July 2007 focusing on creativity and innovation.

ltha has multiple certifications and completed several courses such as Six Thinking Hats®, Lateral Thinking®, LEGO Serious Play™, Whole Brain™ Thinking, The neuroscience of thinking, etc. exploring and learning the intricacies of complex problem solving, the value of whole brain thinking and the ability to actively use and apply creativity in developing new and novel solutions through a deep level of understanding of how the brain works.

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Professor Jonathan Jansen

Distinguished Professor of Education – Stellenbosch University

Prof Jonathan Jansen is a Distinguished Professor of Education at Stellenbosch University. Following seven years as Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State, he spent a year as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is President of South Africa’s Institute of Race Relations and of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He started his career as a Biology teacher in the Cape after receiving his science degree from the University of the Western Cape. He obtained a MS degree from Cornell University and a PhD from Stanford. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Vermont and Cleveland State University.

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