Finance Indaba Africa Presentations

Finance Indaba Africa is the biggest annual expo and conference for finance professionals. It brings together peers, technology suppliers, platforms, banks, tools, specialists, CFOs and thought leaders. 5,000 visitors tap into a wealth of resources, knowhow and inspiration. Gain unparalleled insights. Cut costs dramatically, send sales & productivity through the roof and boost your company’s profits.

Bill Gallagher Room | Top Speakers​

The best speakers, the most inspiring ideas and the place to be if you want Finance Indaba Africa magic!

07:30 – 08:30: Registration & Welcome
08:45 – 09:10: CFO case study semi-finalists announcements with  Charterquest
09:15 – 09:45: I know not of this land, give them cake with Mqondisi Gumede Knowledge Merchant
10:00 – 10:45: Not in the Cloud? Your business is going backwards and here’s why…  with Dave Sohigian, CTO EMEA
11:00 – 11:45: Train your brain: secrets from a coach of global sports champions with Richard Sutton Global Health Coach Sutton Health
12:00 – 12:45: ​The rockstar of public speaking – Vusi Thembekwayo
13:00 – 13:45: The economic value of digital disruption: Hype or reality with Brian Armstrong
14:00 – 14:45: Business capture? State capture! Lessons for the CFO with Peter Goss
15:00 – 15:45: How to unlock your true potential – A lifehackers guide to boost your personal development with Martijn Aslander

Ballroom 2: The Executive Journey

Meet South Africa’s top CFOs during a unique and exclusive series of interviews that will leave you inspired, better prepared and more in touch with what it takes to get to the top.

09:15 – 09:45: I know not of this land, give them cake with Mqondisi Gumede Knowledge Merchant
10:00 – 10:45: Change, strategy and sustainability with Craig Sumption, CFO Hatch Africa, Pushpender Singla, CFO Verdanta
11:00 – 11:45: Change, strategy and sustainability with Lauren Odell, CFO Eqstra, Leon Serfontein CFO Afrisam and Megan Pydigadu CFO
12:00 – 12:45: Purpose driven finance with Krish Kumar CFO eThekwini, Lushen Pather Divisional Head: Bank Supervision SARB and Dumisani Dlamini CFO SANPARKS
13:00 – 13:45: Turning crisis into opportunity with Andrew McMaster FD Peninsula Beverages, Mohammed Abdool-Samad Group FD Illovo and Dumisani Dlamini CFO – SANPARKS
14:00 – 14:45: Finance and Innovation with Sandra Atkins-Sandler Country CFO IBM and Joe Ndala CFO Aecom
15:00 – 15:45: Building world class teams with Mikateko Tshetshe CFO Unilever and Silindile Kubheka CFO National Treasury

Ballroom 3: Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Innovators

​South Africa has some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and business leaders. This track brings you some of their insights and perspectives aimed at inspiring you to new heights.

09:15 – 09:45: I know not of this land, give them cake with Mqondisi Gumede Knowledge Merchant
10:00 – 10:45: Building it my way – lessons learned with Nonkululeko Gobodo CEO Nkululeko Leadership and Marnus Broodryk Best-selling author and founder of the Beancounter
11:00 – 11:45: Is Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) a cost to your business? with Stuart Townsend Director – Edge Growth
12:00 – 12:45: Embracing Intelligent Automation wisely: what great leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators are doing with James Matcher, EY
13:00 – 13:45: Evolving your value proposition – what accountants could learn from the bank! with Willie Chavalala Head of Business Banking, Gauteng Standard Bank
14:00 – 14:45: New role of the CFO Leader to CFO Entrepreneur with Frederic Portal Senior Product Marketing Manager EMEA Workday
15:00 – 15:45: Lessons learned along the way – cold tea with Rob Katz CEO Peregrine Holdings

Ballroom 4: ​ Training for Tomorrow

Technology has completely transformed the accounting function and this track will offer you the best insights and perspectives on how to leverage analytics and BI for your business.​

09:15 – 09:45: I know not of this land, give them cake with Mqondisi Gumede  Excel Efficiency Crash Course​ with Dan Stillerman, Excel Academy
11:00 – 11:45: Financial modelling essentials – prepare, predict and prosper with Colin Human, Goalfix
12:00 – 12:45: Financial reporting challenges all CFOs should be addressing with Bruce MacKenzie, W Consulting
13:00 – 13:45: In successful businesses everyone speaks accounting!​ with Mark Samowitz, Accounting Made Easy

14:00 – 14:45: Must have tools and techniques for insight and foresight to drive business performance as a Finance Business Partner with Carol Lupiya and Zinhle Dube, The Finance Business Partner, Andronicca Masemola, Barloworld Equipment​
15:00 – 15:45: Developing a customer-centric approach to new business opportunities with Dr Rael Futerman, DSchool

Boardroom 1: Governance Risk and Compliance

Accountants have always taken responsibility for GRC issues in business and its never been more important. Come and learn from the best and put your business on the right track today.

​10:00 – 10:45: Automating IFRS & XBRL compliance with Earl Steyn, Draftworx
11:00 – 11:45: iXBRL Readiness with Jannie Marais , CaseWare Africa​
12:00 – 12:45: Do you really know your customer? The true cost of ignorance with Michael Meadon, Thomson Reuters
13:00 – 13:45: What will drive governance, risk and ethics over the coming decade? with ACCA (Panel Discussion)
14:00 – 14:45: Corporate Governance Framework®  – your digital key to unlocking profitability with Terry Booysen, WTS Business Services
15:00 – 15:45: When Governance + Risk +Compliance = One Optimum Assurance with Patricia Stock, AKA Africa
16:00 – 16:45: Governance, Risk and Compliance with Prof. Rashied Small SAIPA

Boardroom 2: Smart Business

Innovation is at the heart of every successful business. Come and learn from those who are driving innovation revolutions and take your business forward.​

10:00 – 10:45: Tomorrow’s Finance Today. Digitally Augmented CFO with Naailah Gora, Oracle
11:00 – 11:45: Does your idea or solution portray or betray you? with Kevin Barnard, Datacentrix
12:00 – 12:45: XBRL is here – are you ready? with Linda Buchler, INCE
13:00 – 13:45: Walking a digital road – isn’t it time you asked more from your bank?  with Siva Reddy, Standard Bank
14:00 – 14:45: Exploring Alternative Lending innovations as a solution to business growth and improved supplier relationships with Thandeka Zondi, Money Works Financial Services
15:00 – 15:45: Fedgroup Impact Farming with Grant Field,  FedGroup

Boardroom 3: Boost your career

You’re a knowledge worker and how you boost your knowledge will make a significant difference to your career. Get insights on how you can grow, learn and boost your career!​

10:00 – 10:45: The Neuroscience of persuasion – Your key to effective leadership with Ian Rheeder, Markitects
11:00 – 11:45: Uber, Airbnb, Leadhome – Will recruitment be next and how will it impact you? with James Hobson & Graeme Marais, Blue Recruiting
12:00 – 12:45: Own your time with Lori Milner, Beyond the dress​
13:00 – 13:45: Courage or comfort: What will be your leadership legacy? with Roy Clark, Clarkhouse
14:00 – 14:45:  Managing up: Helping your boss to help everyone else (Including you!) with Dr Tim London UCT GSB
15:00 – 15:45: CFO Session: Advice to my younger self – Ramasela Ganda, Barloworld Equipment and Irene Singo, Mineral Resources

Boardroom 4: Boost business – boost profit

Build a sustainable business – one that is profitable, robust and resilient. What can you do to massively improve the value of your business? Join us and find new and better ways to increase profit.

​10:00 – 10:45: Why technology is critical in achieving a balanced and cost effective corporate management program, Absa in collaboration
​with Philip Katz, Travel IT  AND Trends in Commercial Payments with Virginia, Mastercard AND Cyber and Data Security: the connection between payments, biometrics and the CFO with Robert Brine, Mastercard
11:00 – 11:45: Bring your reports to life with Excel4apps with Genevieve Schoeman, Excel4apps
12:00 – 12:45: Smart businesses of tomorrow – your gateway to opportunity with Khanyisa Cingo, SNG – GT
13:00 – 13:45: The Connected Practice with Earl Steyn,  Draftworx
14:00 – 14:45: Cash is king! The benefits of using Accounts Receivable automation solutions with Margreet Peverelli, Cashbook
15:00 – 15:45: Shifting the paradigm – How technology is reshaping the way companies look at managing liquidity with Rudolph Janse van Rensburg, Treasury Technology
16:00 – 16:45: Inverting the Finance Pyramid with Brian Jarrett, Finlytics Africa

​Boardroom 5: Imagine the future

The future holds some incredible challenges for accountants but it is also filled with opportunity. Hear more about some of the most important ideas and help your business be future ready

​10:00 – 10:45: New technologies are being developed at a faster rate than at any time in our history with Colin Iles,  The Equinox Innovation Centre
11:00 – 11:45: Cloud CFO with Vaughan Mason, PwC
12:00 – 12:45: Growing business? The truth about funding with Lebuhang Monama, Standard Bank
13:00 – 13:45: Facilities management – value driver… NOT cost centre with Ken Gerber, Broll
14:00 – 14:45: Join the cash flow revolution with Sanjeev Oza, Greensill SA and Christo Jacobs, Intellection
15:00 – 15:45: The CEO, EI, Chai & BI – Business Intelligence Journey with Ruschka Raidoo, CEO Raise the Bar Analytics
16:00 – 16:45: Embracing intelligent automation wisely: why finance leaders must drive enterprise wide solutions with James Matcher, EY

FinTech Zone

 Boardroom 6&7: Technology that is revolutionising the finance industry.​

Immerse yourself in blockchain technology, software solutions and automation. Discover how the financial landscape is changing and why you should too.​

10:00 – 10:30: Project Khoka – South African Reserve Bank cryptocurrency (Ethereum) payment system success with Peter Munnings, Consensys
10:40 – 11:10: Creating trust, growing profit and rebuilding the economy one transaction at a time with Terrence Naidu, Envisionit E-Escrow
11:20 – 11:50:  Waking the sleeping customer – lessons from e-commerce to insure-tech with William Chin, Click2Sure
12:00 – 12:30: Enabling your legislative compliance and financial administration in this bimodal era with Gillian Stumke, Hyphen Technology
12:40 – 13:10: Technology revolutionising the alternative lending industry with Cuan Hopley, Invoset
13:20 – 13:50: DocFox (Regtech) turning FICA into your competitive advantage with Dylan Edel, DocFox
14:00 – 14:30: The international disruption agenda gains momentum with Stuart van der Veen, Nedbank CIB
14:40 – 15:10: Thanks crowdfunding! Own the beer you’re drinking with Randolf Jorberg, Beerhouse and Eitan Stern, Legalese
15:20 – 15:50: Using blockchain technology for working capital with Yashodan Naidoo​,  Precium Investments

Bill Gallagher Room | Top Speakers​

The best speakers, the most inspiring ideas and the place to be if you want Finance Indaba Africa magic!

09:15 – 09:45: Shoot the messenger: the lies of money and life! with Marnus Broodryk CEO, Founder The Beancounter, Entrepreneur and best-selling author
10:00 – 10:45: Faster, Higher, Stronger with Mqondisi Gumede – Iconoclast Knowledge Bureau
11:00 – 11:45: Value creation and innovation – starts with hope! with Marlon Parker, R Labs
12:00 – 12:30: CFO case study Winners announcements with  Charterquest
13:00 – 13:45: You have the Right to be treated fairly by SARS with Eric Mkhawane – Tax Ombudsman
14:00 – 14:45: The Finance Function – Innovation Catalyst or Unwitting Destroyers of Future Value? with Colin Iles, The Equinox Innovation Centre

Ballroom 2: The Executive Journey

Meet South Africa’s top CFOs during a unique and exclusive series of interviews that will leave you inspired, better prepared and more in touch with what it takes to get to the top.

09:15 – 09:45: Grand Opening | Streaming | Shoot the messenger: the lies of money and life! with Marnus Broodryk CEO, Founder The Beancounter, Entrepreneur and best-selling author
10:00 – 10:45: CFO Session: Leading in 2018 and beyond  with Craig Sumption CFO Hatch Africa, Ramasela Ganda CFO Barloworld Equipment and Liaan Kretzschmar FD Land Rover and Jaguar South Africa
11:00 – 11:45: CFO Session: Advice for my younger self with Krish Kumar CFO eThekwini Municipality, Megan Pydigadu CFO and Clifford Appel CFO Department of Social Development
13:00 – 13:45: International experience – my most valuable lessons with Pushpender Singla CFO  Verdanta and Udayan Sen CFO BP
14:00 – 14:45: Building world class teams with Aneshree Naidoo CFO Deloitte Africa,  Jo-Ann Pohl Group CFO Bowmans
15:00 – 15:45: Success in the public sector – what it really takes with Krish Kumar, CFO – eThekwini Municipality

Ballroom 3: Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Innovators

South Africa has some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and business leaders. This track brings you some of their insights and perspectives aimed at inspiring you to new heights.

09:15 – 09:45: Grand Opening | Streaming | Shoot the messenger: the lies of money and life! with Marnus Broodryk CEO, Founder The Beancounter, Entrepreneur and best-selling author
10:00 – 10:45: Shaping the future of banking with Accountants and Entrepreneurs with Zimkhitha Zatu, Standard Bank
11:00 – 11:45: The Entrepreneur’s CFO – lessons learned with Brett Tromp CFO Discovery and Evan Tsatsarolakis CFO
12:00 – 12:45: Three hats for accountants to wear – lessons from a leader, entrepreneur and innovator with Daniel Guasco, Click2Sure
13:00 – 13:45: CFO Session:  Leaders and Innovators – a CFOs perspective with Storme McDonald, CFO RMB and Sean Berrington,
CFO Standard Bank​
14:00 – 14:45: Leading in 2018 and beyond with Debbie Ransby MD Takeda and Irene Singo CFO Department of Mineral Resources
15:00 – 15:45: Leaders and Entrepreneurs  ​with Kerushan Govender,  Blacfox

Boardroom 1: ​ Governance Risk and Compliance

Accountants have always taken responsibility for GRC issues in business and its never been more important. Come and learn from the best and put your business on the right track today.​

10:00 – 10:45: Enhanced Digital Financial Reporting and Compliance through XBRL with Adv. Rory Voller, Commissioner – CIPC​
11:00 – 11:45: Change the way you work with Earl Steyn, Draftworx
12:00 – 12:45: What a R100M fine taught a company about software-driven compliance and stainability with Kerushan Govender, Blacfox
13:00 – 13:45: Business capture? State Capture! Lessons for the CFO with Peter Goss
14:00 – 14:45: How finance leaders can leverage the power of big data analytics with Dominic Nel, ACL Software
15:00 – 15:45: Why governance matters more than you think with Zaf Mahomed, CFO McDonalds and Charles Nel Head of Technical​ IIASA

Ballroom 4: Training for Tomorrow

Training is your key to a better future and this track will bring you some of the finest offerings for finance and accounting professionals. If you want a taste of what’s out there don’t miss your chance to experience it first hand!

09:15 – 09:45: Grand Opening | Streaming | Shoot the messenger: the lies of money and life! with Marnus Broodryk CEO, Founder The Beancounter, Entrepreneur and best-selling author
10:00 – 10:45: In successful businesses everyone speaks accounting! with Mark Samowitz, Accounting Made Easy
11:00 – 11:45: Excel Efficiency Crash Course with Dan Stillerman, Excel Academy
12:00 – 12:45: Must have tools and techniques for insight and foresight to drive business performance as a Finance Business Partner with Carol Lupiya and Zinhle Dube, The Finance Business Partner, Andronicca Masemola, Barloworld Equipment​
13:00 – 13:45: Financial reporting challenges all CFO’s should be addressing with Bruce MacKenzie, W Consulting
14:00 – 14:45: Financial modelling essentials – prepare, predict and prosper with Colin Human, Goalfixk
15:00 – 15:45: The Neuroscience of Persuasion – Your key to effective leadership with Ian Rheeder, Markitects

Boardroom 2: Boost Innovation

Innovation is at the heart of every successful business. Come and learn from those who are driving innovation revolutions and take your business forward.​

10:00 – 10:45: Tomorrow’s Finance Today. Harnessing New Technologies for the Finance Function with Naailah Gora, Oracle
11:00 – 11:45: Want to take your founder run or family owned business to new heights? Think private equity with Sam Pokroy, Sanari Capital
12:00 – 12:45: Smart businesses of tomorrow – your gateway to opportunity with Yugen Pillay, SNG Grant Thornton
13:00 – 13:45: Ethical conduct – Fact or Fiction? with Ngubane & Co. (Panel Discussion)
14:00 – 14:45: Can Finance really boost innovation? The tale of the Shepherd and the Sheriff  with Andrew Legat, New Business Ventures and Innovation Standard Bank CIB​
15:00 – 15:45: Walking a digital road – isn’t it time you asked more from your bank? with Siva Reddy, Standard Bank

Boardroom 3: Boost your career

You’re a knowledge worker and how you boost your knowledge will make a significant difference to your career. Get insights on how you can grow, learn and boost your career!​

10:00 – 10:45: Uber, Airbnb, Leadhome – Will recruitment be next and how will it impact you? with Graeme Marais and James Hobson, Blue Recruiting
11:00 – 11:45: Workforce 4.0 – Future skills required for future proofing with Sharron L McPherson, UCT-GSB
12:00 – 12:45: Careers of substance – making tough choices​ with Cobus Grove, EY
13:00 – 13:45: CFO Session: Advice for my younger self – Zaf Mahomed, McDonalds
14:00 – 14:45: Building world class teams with Andrew McMaster, Peninsula Beverages

Boardroom 4: Boost business – boost profit

Build a sustainable business – one that is profitable, robust and resilient. What can you do to massively improve the value of your business? Join us and find new and better ways to increase profit.

​10:00 – 10:45: The future of real estate with Ken Gerber, Broll
11:00 – 11:45:  Smarter business tools for the worlds hardest workers with Cohen Chakwizira on behalf of QuickBooks
13:00 – 13:45:  What every accountant needs to do about cyber-security with Kudakwashe Charandura, SNG-GT
14:00 – 14:45: Exponential Efficiency through AI-powered Data Management and Advanced Analytics with Daren Mudaley, WTS Business Services
15:00 – 15:45: In the process of implementing a new ERP System or planning a migration between IT systems? This session could save your business and your career! with Francois Rudolph Commercial Director

Boardroom 5: Imagine the future

The future holds some incredible challenges for accountants but it is also filled with opportunity. Hear more about some of the most important ideas and help your business be future ready

​10:00 – 10:45: Compliance and Control – An improved close! with Josh May, Blackline
11:00 – 11:45: Industry 4.0 – The Fourth Industrial Revolution “There has never been a time of greater promise… or greater peril” with Johann Coetzee and Hardus Dippenaar, Datacentrix with guest speaker Sean Taylor from Torch
12:00 – 12:45: The Future is Now – Modern Finance with Alida Botes, PwC
13:00 – 13:45: Learn to shave someone else’s face with Zuko Mdwaba, Workday
14:00 – 14:45: Remove the risk and take the headache out of compliance with Akshar Rampath XDS/EOH Information Services

FinTech Zone

Boardroom 6&7: Technology that is revolutionising the finance industry.​

Immerse yourself in blockchain technology, software solutions and automation. Discover how the financial landscape is changing and why you should too.​

10:00 – 10:30: Rent-Seeking in a Decentralised Economy with Carel de Jager, Blockchain Academy
10:40 – 11:10: #BUIDL – The era of decentralized development with Oz Razak, Linum Labs
11:20 – 11:50: How do you blockchain yourself? with Liesl Bebb-McKay, The Foundery: RMB
12:00 – 12:30: We need more pie with Mitchan Adams, i-Pay
12:40 – 13:10: The disruptive Nature of FinTech on Financial Services with Vusi Michael Phiri, Finport
13:20 – 13:50: Cryptocurrencies and Mainstream adoption with Lorien Gamaroff, Centbee
14:00 – 14:30: Financial Eco-System with Chirayu Gandhi, McKinsey & Company
14:40 – 15:10: Africa’s technology HOT… and COLD spots with Keith Jones, SW7
15:20 – 15:50: Starting at the top: disruptive tech and bank boards with Sharron L McPherson, UCT-GSB

Ballroom 1: Central Stage | Inspiration and entertainment

The Finance Indaba Africa brings you live music from the best musicians around. Relax your brain, get energised and enjoy the performances. You deserve it!

07:30 – 09:00: Registration & Welcome
09:00 – 09:45: Under the Hood – build a better future for your business in 2018​ – Grand Opening – Stan Slap (bestselling author and corporate strategist)​
10:00 – 16:00: Partner Exhibition
12:00 – 12:45: The future of South Africa beyond transformation – What role for finance professionals? – Vusi Thembekwayo (Investor, disruptor)
16:15 – 19:00:
African FinTech Award Ceremony and reception

Ballroom 2: The Executive Journey

An obsession for growth, a focus on the frontline and a culture that embraces entrepreneurship. We challenge you to learn what a finance professional can do to become an insurgent in your market with Dave Stevens.

09:00 – 09:45: Under the Hood – build a better future for your business in 2018​ – Grand Opening | Live Streaming of Stan Slap Keynote
10:00 – 10:45: Doing business beyond money – using the resources that are at your disposal – Martijn Aslander (Stand Up Philosopher)
11:00 – 11:45: Building a better future for our country, from the ground up – Luke Jordan (Founder & CEO at Grassroot)
13:00 – 13:45: How can you exercise Corporate Governance diligence, due care and skill? – Peter Goss (Managing Director at SNG Advisory and Lead SNG Corporate Governance Expert)
14:00 – 14:45: The risk of currency volatility and how to protect your business against them – Elaine Mabiletsa (Senior Specialist Currency Derivatives at JSE)​
15:00 – 15:45: Want to grow SA Inc? Here’s something every finance professional can do​ – Nyasha Dzumbunu (CFO at Shanduka Black Umbrellas)​

Ballroom 3: The Founders Mentality

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. Meet South Africa’s top CFOs during a unique and exclusive series of interviews on stage. Moderator: Didi Sehume

09:00 – 09:45: Under the Hood – build a better future for your business in 2018​ – Grand Opening | Live Streaming of Stan Slap Keynote
10:00 – 10:45: International experience – my most valuable lessons – Peter Walsh (CFO at Servest) and Zaf Mahomed (CFO at McDonald’s SA)​
11:00 – 11:45: Building a successful career in the public sector – what they won’t tell you in an interview with Kimi Makwethu (Auditor-General of South Africa), Nicola Dewar (CFO at Postbank) and Nopasika Lila (CFO at EPPF)​
13:00 – 13:45: No glass ceiling – Success my way – Nonkululeko Gobodo (CEO at Gobodo Incorporated), Mary Vilakazi (Deputy CEO at MMI Holdings) and Debbie Ransby (Finance Director South Africa and Algeria at Takeda)​
14:00 – 14:45: Building exceptional teams – what I’ve learned, – Bernardt van der Linde (Financial Director at Curro Holdings) and Lushen Pather (CFO at Sasfin Bank Limited)​
15:00 – 15:45: Work-life integration – what I know about balance, – Paul Marten (Finance Director at Microsoft) and Zaf Mahomed (CFO at McDonald’s SA)

Ballroom 4: Imagine the future

The beginning of our future is in your imagination.First comes ideas, then organization into plans; then the transformation of plans into reality. Image the future with us and discover the waves of change that will shape it with Chris Ellis.

09:00 – 09:45: Under the Hood – build a better future for your business in 2018​ – Grand Opening | Live Streaming of Stan Slap Keynote
10:00 – 10:45: The easy way to benefit from the Digital Age – Bridgette Ward (Sales Manager at AdvanceNet)
11:00 – 11:45: Do you want to grow your business? Choose the right partner – Khomotso Molabe (Executive & Head Digital Banking, Moonshots and e-Commerce at Standard Bank) and Warren Bond (Executive at Purple)​
13:00 – 13:45: How Automation within the office of finance can be a reality – Jean Pierre Strydom (Corporate Performance Management Lead at Karabina Solutions)​
14:00 – 14:45: More than a profession – the moral and social contract – Kimi Makwetu (Auditor General of South Africa)
15:00 – 15:45: The future of networks and information society that is already here – Martijn Aslander (Stand Up Philosopher)

Boardroom 1: ​ The new age of data and visual analytics

What if you never missed any revenue opportunities or potential cost savings? What if you substituted guessing for insight and understanding. Stop wandering out onto the market like a deer on a freeway! Make analytics your top priority.

10:00 – 10:45: See and tell the whole story that lives within your data – Simon Kirby (Director, SI Industry Solutions Financial Services at Qlik)
11:00 – 11:45: Does your internal audit create real value for business? – Charles Nel (Technical Manager at IIA SA)
13:00 – 13:45: Powering organisational performance through insight driven finance​ – Catherine Stretton (Partner, Risk and Advisory Services​ at Deloitte)
14:00 – 14:45: 1 in 3 businesses will marry finance and HR in the next year. Will you? – Sarah George (ERP Strategy Leader Africa at Oracle) and Ronnie Toerien (HR Strategy Leader Africa at Oracle)​
15:00 – 15:45: The Automation Revolution: The Future of Finance and Accounting – Josh May (Senior Solutions Consultant and Product Manager at BlackLine) and Mike Hibbert (Financial Systems Analyst at GIBB Engineering and Architecture)​

Boardroom 2: Boost Innovation

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the key drivers to your economic future. What can you do to super charge the two most important qualities of your business. Find  encouragement, support, inspiration and practical advice in this mind blowing serie of sessions.

10:00 – 10:45: Innovative models to build a better future – Jayshree Naidoo (Head Incubator at Standard Bank)
11:00 – 11:45: Customer onboarding with cost saving, greater efficiency and pain reduction? You’d better believe it – Duncan Tindall (Head of Sales at INCE)
13:00 – 13:45: All I really need to know about corporate innovation I learned at kindergarten – Paul Steenkamp (CEO at I am Jack Frost)
14:00 – 14:45: Innovation and the role of humans in the 4th industrial revolution – Yashin Brijmohan (Executive Dean: Business, Engineering, and Technology at Monash South Africa)​
15:00 – 15:45: The Curious Incident of the Creativity in the Night-Time – Paul Steenkamp (CEO at I am Jack Frost)

Boardroom 3: Boost your career

Passion is what gives meaning to your live. It’s what allows you to achieve success beyond your wildest imagination. Will you find a career path that you have a passion for? Start today and learn how to boost your career.

10:00 – 10:45:  Budgeting – A catalyst for growth and sustainability – Prof Rachied Small (SAIPA)
11:00 – 11:45: Are you ready for the accounting revolution? How finance professionals and students learn, will count as much as what they learn – Karen Odendaal CA(SA) (Head of Accounting Studies at Monash) and Stèfani Coetzee CA(SA) (Senior lecturer at Monash)​
13:00 – 13:45: Meet Sihle Ndzimbomvu – changing your life starts with big dreams​ – Sihle Ndzimbomvu (Audit Manager at Ngubane & Co.)
14:00 – 14:45: Accounting in extraordinary times – Dr Sara Bux (Associate Director-Southern Africa-Management Accounting at CIMA)
15:00 – 15:45: Developing the business leader of the future – ACCA

Boardroom 4: Boost your business

You show your true value in the way you help the business grow. Top finance professionals share a deep knowledge of the business model and value drivers, a strong control of the finances and the right tools to make smart decisions. Here is how.

​10:00 – 10:45: The road to success – how to create more impact in 100 days – Paco Cervantes (Manager Oracle Devision at EOH)
11:00 – 11:45: The core principles of successful financial models – Colin Human (CEO at Goalfix)
12:00 – 12:45: SA’s leading Digital Document Collection Bureau – Gur Geva (CEO at Indox)
13:00 – 13:45: Reinventing your solutions – your business will depend on it – Khomotso Molabe (Executive & Head Digital Banking, Moonshots and e-Commerce at Standard Bank) and Warren Bond (Executive at Purple)​
14:00 – 14:45: Is your final customer touch point failing you? Move your company into the future with leading payment solutions – Andrew Bowie (General Manager at Liquid Telecom)
15:00 – 15:45: Finance as the custodian of ethics and governance – should you be afraid? – Emma Mashilwane (Executive Partner, Head of Internal Audit at Nkonki)

​Boardroom 5: Boost your profit

You are responsible for building a sustainable business. One that is profitable, robust and resilient. What can you do to massively improve the value of your business? Join us and find new and better ways to increase profit.

10:00 – 10:45: Re-imagining your financial supply chain – Discover and utilise the untapped cash assets in your financial supply chain – Christo Jacobs (CEO at Intellection) and Sebastian Chilvers (Europe- an Sales Director at Taulia Inc.)​
11:00 – 11:45: Cost optimisation and revenue enhancement in an uncertain economy – Transnet Business Case – Ntando Dlungwana (Senior Marketing and Communications Consultant at SekelaXabiso), Jabulile Nkosi (Head of Internal Audit and Business Consulting at SekelaXabiso), Stephen Dewa (Associate Director at SekelaXabiso) and Raymond Mokgalagadi (Chief Operating Officer at SekelaXabiso)​
13:00 – 13:45: In-house banking – cost effective and easy to implement – Rudolph Janse Van Rensburg (Director Treasury Technology at TreasuryOne)​
14:00 – 14:45: Dreaming of a more profitable future? Look no further​ – Nick Braxton (Sales Manager at QuickBooks)
15:00 – 15:45:  The Future of exponential change​ – Armin Moradi (Enterprise Transformational Leader at Oracle)​

FinTech Zone

Boardroom 6&7: African FinTech Awards

​​You are more than welcome to join the African FinTech Awards of 2017 where innovative and disruptive FinTech companies are awarded. Meet 400 hand picked entrepreneurs, bankers, investors and advisors, demonstrate thought leadership, extend your network and develop business. Join the festive award ceremonies!

10:00 – 10:45: Pitch category – Blockchain & Bitcoin: Rehive, The Sun Exchange
11:00 – 11:45: The DocFox Story: How a FICA startup went from a Joburg loft to Silicon Valley with past Google and BlackRock investors – Ryan Canin (CEO at DocFox)
12:00 – 12:45: Pitch category – Incumbent Banks: First National Bank, Standard Bank,
13:00 – 13:45: From Stage-star to Investar – Carly Barnes (Brand Manager at EasyEquities)​
14:00 – 14:45: Pitch category – Innovative Banking: e4, NetGuardians Africa, ThisIsMe
15:00 – 15:45: Crowdfunding is illegal in South Africa. Isn’t it? – Etienne Nel (CEO at ZAR X) and Vusi Thembekwayo (CEO at MyGrowthFund)
16:15: Award Show in Ballroom 1 (Centre Stage)

Bill Gallagher Room | FinTech Arena

The future of your FinTech starts today! A once in a lifetime opportunity to meet business partners. Startups, scale-ups, investors, entrepreneurs, financials, consultants and the financial industry meet here. Make sure to spend some time in the FinTech networking area and witness the presentation of the FinTech Africa Awards!

10:00 – 10:20: Meet the disruptors: Alternative Circle – Joseph Murai (Business Development Officer at Alternative Circle)
10:30 – 10:50: Meet the disruptors: e4​ – Ryan Barlow (Group CTO at e4) and Jako van Rensburg (Software Development Manager at e4)​
11:00 – 11:20: Meet the disruptors: InvoSet – Cuan Hopley (CFO at InvoSet)​
11:30 – 11:50: Meet the disruptors: i-Pay – Rutendo Hlatswayo (Head of Legal at i-Pay)​
13:00 – 13:20: Meet the disruptors: Envestnet | Yodlee – Jason O’Shaughnessy (Senior Vice President EMEA and Australia at Yodlee)​
13:30 – 13:50: Meet the disruptors: Wealth Migrate
14:00 – 14:20: Meet the disruptors: Mukuru – Andy Jury (CEO at Mukuru)​
14:30 – 14:50: Meet the disruptors: Hyphen – Gillian Stumke (Head of Sales at Hyphen)
15:00 – 15:20: Meet the disruptors: ThisIsMe – Juan Furmie​ (COO at ThisIsMe)
15:30 – 15:50: Meet the disruptors: Cellulant – Kenneth Nthiwa Lisudza (Chief of Global Delivery at Cellulant)​

Ballroom 1: Central Stage | Inspiration and entertainment

The Finance Indaba Africa brings you live music from the best musicians around. Relax your brain, get energised and enjoy the performances. You deserve it!

07:30 – 09:00: Registration
09:00 – 09:05: Announcement of the top 3 finalist of the CharterQuest CFO Case Study Competition 2017 – Valentine Nti (Chief Executive at The CharterQuest Institute)​
09:05 – 09:45: Creating our digital future – Lee Naik (CEO at TransUnion)
10:00 – 16:00: Partner Exhibition

Ballroom 2: The Executive Journey

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. Meet South Africa’s top CFOs during a unique and exclusive series of interviews on stage.

09:05 – 09:45: Grand Opening | Streaming of Creating our digital future – Lee Naik (CEO at TransUnion)
10:00 – 10:45: Staying the course – what it really takes to succeed – Christine Ramon (CFO at Anglogold Ashanti) and Nishlan Samujh (Head of Finance at Investec Limited)​
11:00 – 11:45: Why being a tech savvy accountant is non-negotiable – Wayne Koonin (Finance Director at Omnia Holdings) and Christine Ramon (CFO at AngloGold Ashanti)​
13:00 – 13:45: Breaking into the C-suite – Key Insights – Mohammed Abdool-Samad (CFO Illovo) and Ramasela Ganda (CFO at Barloworld Equipment)​
14:00 – 14:45: The entrepreneurial spirit – lessons from the CFO – Evan Tsatsarolakis (Financial Director at Taste Holdings)
15:00 – 15:45: Building a successful career in the public sector – What they won’t tell you in an interview – Rajesh Mahabeer (Head of Public Sector Finance and Deal Orig- ination at Garuda Capital), Ramasela Ganda (CFO at Barloworld Equipment) and Umar Banda (Group CFO at City of Tshwane)​

Ballroom 3: The Founders Mentality

An obsession for growth, a focus on the frontline and a culture that embraces entrepreneurship. We challenge you to learn what a finance professional can do to become an insurgent in your market with Dave Stevens.

09:05 – 09:45: Grand Opening | Live Streaming of Creating our digital future – Lee Naik (CEO at Transunion)
10:00 – 10:45: Creating opportunities for small enterprises to enter the market and prosper – Wilfred Ngubane (CEO at Ngubane & Co)​
11:00 – 11:45: Entrepreneurship: Are your business actions and decisions about replicating the businesses that are successful today or a creating a business that will be successful tomorrow? – Thandeka Zondi (Director of Strategy and Business Development at SekelaXabiso)​
13:00 – 13:45: Want to grow SA Inc? Here’s something every finance professional can do – Nyasha Dzumbunu (CFO at Shanduka Black Umbrellas)​
14:00 – 14:45: Equity crowdfunding goes live in South Africa – Randolf Jorberg (Co-Founder at BeerHouse) and Vuyisa Qabaka (Partner at Entrepreneur Traction)

Ballroom 4: Riding the waves of change

The beginning of our future is in your imagination.First comes ideas, then organization into plans; then the transformation of plans into reality. Image the future with us and discover the waves of change that will shape it with Chris Ellis.

09:15 – 09:45: Grand Opening | Live Streaming of Creating our digital future – Lee Naik (CEO at Transunion)
10:00 – 10:45: Frictionless Modern Technology for the Future CFO – Dave Ives (Director at Karabina Solutions)​
11:00 – 11:45: Do you want to grow your business? Choose the right partner – Sean Doherty (CFO CIB at Standard Bank)
13:00 – 13:45: The finance revolution is robotic – are you ready?​ – Liesl Slabbert (Senior Manager at KPMG Advisory) and Alida Taylor (Partner at KPMG South Africa)​
14:00 – 14:45: Guerrilla tactics for personal development – taking the fast lane to learning smart and fast – Martijn Aslander (Stand Up Philosopher)

Boardroom 1: ​ The new age of data and visual analytic

What if you never missed any revenue opportunities or potential cost savings? What if you substituted guessing for insight and understanding. Stop wandering out onto the market like a deer on a freeway! Make analytics your top priority.

10:00 – 10:45: Killing your business with legacy systems? There are alternatives with benefits! – Stephen Corrigan (CEO at Palladium Business Solutions)
11:00 – 11:45: Curing the chronic headaches of close and reconciliation – Ashley Narayanasamy (Financial Systems Analyst at GIBB Engineering and Architecture) and Josh May (Solutions Consultant at BlackLine)​
13:00 – 13:45: Don’t believe the data? You’re not alone and here is what you can do about it – Frank Rizzo (Technology Sector Leader Africa at KPMG)​
14:00 – 14:45: Re-imagining the Finance function​ – Lee Naik (CEO at TransUnion)

Boardroom 2: Boost Innovation

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the key drivers to your economic future. What can you do to super charge the two most important qualities of your business. Find  encouragement, support, inspiration and practical advice in this mind blowing serie of sessions.

10:00 – 10:45: Dreaming about becoming an entrepreneur? It’s easier than you think – Kgosi Motingwa (Senior Account Executive at MyGrowthFund)
11:00 – 11:45: We have our rainbow – now where’s our gold? – Mqondisi Gumede (Joint Managing Director Strategy and Business Development at Fogg)​
13:00 – 13:45: Innovation is a journey, not just an event – Yumna Tayob (Solutionist)​
14:00 – 14:45: Act Like A human Think Like a brand – Musa Kalenga (Co-Founder and CEO at Bridge Labs)

Boardroom 3: Boost your career

Passion is what gives meaning to your live. It’s what allows you to achieve success beyond your wildest imagination. Will you find a career path that you have a passion for? Start today and learn how to boost your career.

10:00 – 10:45: Entrepreneurial insights from an MBA? Your career might depend on it – Dr Corne Meintjes (MBA Programme Coordinator and Senior Lecturer at Monash South Africa)
11:00 – 11:45: Accountability in times of #Guptaleaks – when ethics become a competitive imperative – Dr Tim London (Senior Lecturer Allan Gray Centre for Values Based Leadership at GSB – UCT)​
​13:00 – 13:45: Guerrilla tactics for personal development: taking the fast lane to learning smart and fast – Martijn Aslander (Stand Up Philosopher)
14:00 – 14:45: What HR executives wish accountants knew – Matimba Mbungela (CHRO at Vodacom Group)

Boardroom 4: Boost your business

You show your true value in the way you help the business grow. Top finance professionals share a deep knowledge of the business model and value drivers, a strong control of the finances and the right tools to make smart decisions. Here is how.

​10:00 – 10:45: Innovative models to build a better future – Jayshree Naidoo​ (Head: Incubator at Standard Bank)
11:00 – 11:45: The core principles of successful financial models – Colin Human (CEO at Goalfix)
13:00 – 13:45: Nowhere to hide – why the digitisation of auditing will change everything – Thuto Masasa (Partner at Nkonki)
14:00 – 14:45: You know iXBRL is coming – there is no need to be panic – Linda Buchler (Regional MD at INCE)​

​Boardroom 5: Boost your profit

You are responsible for building a sustainable business. One that is profitable, robust and resilient. What can you do to massively improve the value of your business? Join us and find new and better ways to increase profit.

10:00 – 10:45: CAE Masterclass: Converting the IA units from monitors to business advisors – Malefetsane Mohlakoana (Associate Director, Technical and Quality Assurance at SekelaXabiso)
11:00 – 11:45: The evolution of technology and compliance requirements – Dominic Suszec (CEO at Global RADAR®)​
13:00 – 13:45: 1 in 3 businesses will marry finance and HR in the next year. Will you? – Sarah George (ERP Strategy Leader Africa at Oracle) and Ronnie Toerien (HR Strategy Leader Africa at Oracle)​
14:00 – 14:45: No such thing as a free lunch? Think again. This free lunch boosts profits! – Kerushan Govender (CEO at Blacfox)

FinTech Zone

Boardroom 6&7: FinTech

10:00 – 10:45: Pitch battles African FinTech Awards: InvestTech​ – EasyEquities/SatrixNOW, Wealth Migrate, ZAR X​
11:00 – 11:45: Why pay tax when you could rather invest in the burgeoning disruptive Fintech sector in South Africa? – Clive Butkow (CEO at Kalon Venture Partners)
13:00 – 13:45: Pitch battles African FinTech Awards: Lending and financing​ – ​MyBucks, Ovamba, Page MF Bank
14:00 – 14:45: Pitch battles African FinTech Awards: Payments and Transfers – Cellulant, Kocela, Nomanini

Bill Gallagher Room | FinTech Arena

The future of your FinTech starts today! A once in a lifetime opportunity to meet business partners. Startups, scale-ups, investors, entrepreneurs, financials, consultants and the financial industry meet here. Make sure to spend some time in the FinTech networking area and witness the presentation of the FinTech Africa Awards!

10:00 – 10:20: Meet the disruptors: Wealth Migrate​
10:30 – 10:50: Meet the disruptors: Envestnet | Yodlee​ – Jason O’Shaughnessy (Senior Vice President EMEA and Australia at Yodlee)​
11:00 – 11:20: If you are a foxy futurist, get instant compliance with DocFox now – Ryan Canin (CEO at DocFox)​
11:30 – 11:50: Meet the disruptors: i-Pay​
15:00 – 15:45: FinTech Awards Ceremony

Ballroom 1: Central Stage

Grand Opening:

09:15  Barbarians at the gate. Vusi Thembekwayo

Ballroom 2: African FinTech Awards 2016

Category: Payments & Transfers

​14:30 Cellulant, Ken Njoroge
14:45 Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe
15:00 VoguePay, Wole Ogunlade

Category: Lending & Financing

15:30 FarmDrive, Mary Joseph
15:45 Mobicred, Gerladine Anderson
16:00 Ovamba, Marvin Cole

Category: Incumbent Banks

16:30  Absa, Brett St Clair
16:45 FNB, Peter Alkema
17:00 Standard Bank, Danielle Laity