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SPEAKERS

Mark Bannerman,
country manager, MicroStrategy SA

Justin Coetzee, founder, GoMetro

Paulo Ferreira, head of enterprise mobility, Samsung Mobile, South Africa

Johann Henning, acting managing director: Telkom Business
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Wesley Lynch, chief executive officer, Snapplify

Lynette Hundermark, head of product strategy, Prezence Digital

Sean Wainer, country manager-Africa, Citrix Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Yolande Van Wyk, head of e-wallet, First National Bank
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Andre Van Zyl, senior manager: enterprise product & services, MTN Business
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Mark Bannerman, country manager, MicroStrategy SA

Mark Bannerman is SA country manager for MicroStrategy. Bannerman is a veteran in the IT industry, with over 17 years’ experience. During this time, he has worked in a number of roles spanning services director, sales director, and most recently country MD.

Bannerman’s focus areas have been around ERP, CRM and service desk applications, and most recently business intelligence. He is skilled in enterprise sales, as well as the management and growth of software and consulting organisations.

In his free time, he enjoys the sport of show jumping, as well as spending quality time with his family. Specialties: Business intelligence, enterprise sales cycles, sales management.

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Justin Coetzee, founder, GoMetro

Justin Coetzee is the founder of GoMetro, a mobile start-up based in Cape Town. GoMetro is essentially a mobile app aimed at improving the public transport experience in large cities by connecting public transport agencies, commuters and brands in a location-aware platform. Since its launch in September 2012, the platform has grown to 250 000 users – all in four months.

Coetzee doesn’t have a million years of experience in digital and mobile – he is only 28-years-old and a civil engineer by background. He is an iGen, who grew up with technology as his imaginary friend – and has found himself heading a start-up by accident. A key strength of Coetzee is to question conventional wisdom at every turn. This has been known to exasperate the established gatekeepers of his profession. Coetzee has a Masters Degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch. He designed and built roads and related physical infrastructure all over SA – until he realised a sustainable society relies on vibrant public transportation systems, and not on more tarmac or lanes. This led to him develop Mobi.lity – a design concept focused on "Infostructure" – the informational layer above the physical infrastructure of smarter cities.

GoMetro is the first product to come out of Mobi.lity and was a winner of the Gauteng Innovation Competition in 2011. IBM recently recognised the global potential of GoMetro with an invitation into IBM's Global Entrepreneur Programme, and a top two finish in the inaugural IBM Smartcamp Africa. GoMetro is also a Tech4Africa finalist, and alumni of the AngelHub accelerator. Coetzee lives in Cape Town, and spends his free time with his wife and son – enjoying the vistas of one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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Paulo Ferreira, head of enterprise mobility, Samsung Mobile, South Africa

Paulo Ferreira is Head of Enterprise Mobility, Samsung Mobile, South Africa. In his role as Head of Enterprise Mobility, Paulo is responsible for Samsung Mobile SA’s Business-to-Business Mobility operations – working with Network Operators, ISV’s and System Integrators (SI’s) to position Samsung’s product portfolio and vertical/horizontal software solutions. He is also responsible for B2B application development, working with the developer community and app eco-system engagement.

Paulo brings with him a strong background in technology and his experience spans a number of leading vendor organizations including Microsoft, where he was the Competitive Strategy and Interoperability Lead. He has also gained experience with other major ICT vendors, namely Novell, and Ericsson where he was the Marketing Intelligence Manager.

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Johann Henning, acting managing director: Telkom Business

Johann has a B.SC Electronic Engineering degree as well as a MBA-degree which he obtained through the University of Stellenbosch.

He began his career at Telkom in 1986, entering into the organisation as an Electronic Engineer. He performed in various management roles in a number of functional areas.
He was instrumental in Telkom winning a number of large outsource deals and creating key partnerships in the industry.

As Managing Executive: Enterprise Markets he is accountable for the end-to-end process of sales and service to Telkom’s Strategic and Corporate customers.
He is currently acting in the role of Managing Director: Telkom Business.

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Wesley Lynch, chief executive officer, Snapplify

Wesley is CEO of Snapplify, a mobile solutions provider that enables publishers to package and distribute their content into digital publications for company branded Mobile Apps which are distributed via App stores.  Snapplify was launched at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair and has a UK and South African office.

Wesley is driven by a passion for software and problem solving.  Wesley has over a decade of experience in the financial, business and software development industries; gained both locally and during his time in the UK.  He is deeply involved in producing innovative technology solutions for African and international businesses and regularly shares his knowledge and experience through participation in various industry events.

In 2011 Wesley was named as one of the “38 emerging South African tech entrepreneurs to watch.” In the Old Mutual Entrepreneurs guide.  In addition to being listed as one of the 10 finalists in the itWeb IT personality of the year. http://dogreatthings.co.za/guide/

Wesley is also CEO of Realmdigital (founded in 1999) and is co-founder of AngelHub.

Wesley is a prolific speaker and speaks at many conferences and events, on a wide range of subjectsHe spoke at NetProphet  earlier this year, and will be speaking at AfricaCom in November.

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Lynette Hundermark, head of product strategy, Prezence Digital

Head of Mobile Product Strategy at Prezence Digital, Lynette Hundermark works to produce the best possible strategic long-term mobile solutions to meet client business needs; from product inception, mobile research, business analysis through to user experience and product management. Her passion to create market-beating mobile solutions is underpinned by technical qualifications in the computer-science field. This enables collaboration across the entire product development life cycle, from developers to designers and quality assurance teams. Hundermark has been a leading member of the Prezence Digital teams that have developed award-winning mobile solutions such as the Ster-Kinekor suite of mobile apps, and the RealTimeWine app.

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Sean Wainer, country manager-Africa, Citrix Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Sean Wainer is country manager of Citrix Systems – Africa (independent industry expert and panel member). Wainer has been in the IT industry for 21 years, holding positions at, among others, IBM, Dell, Oracle and Check Point. He is currently the country manager for Citrix, covering the southern Africa region. Wainer is passionate about technology and gadgets that make life simpler.

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Yolande Van Wyk, head of e-wallet, First National Bank
Yolande Van Wyk is the CEO of eWallet Solutions at FNB. Yolande and her highly skilled and dedicated team are responsible for the development of innovative alternative banking solutions such as FNB’s eWallet.

Yolande joined FNB in 2004 and was part of the original Cellphone Banking team that revolutionised mobile banking in South Africa. Her roles included Product Development, Strategic Projects as well as the role-out of mobile banking in FNB’s African subsidiaries. In 2009 the FNB eWallet Solutions team was created with Yolande at the helm.

Yolande’s active interest in mobile telecoms and technology has enabled her to develop various innovative mobile financial products, three of which have won the coveted annual FNB Innovators competition. As a qualified Industrial Engineer, Yolande has worked in consulting, mobile telecoms, software development and now mobile money. She has also completed her Masters in Business Administration at UCT at the Graduate School of Business.

Yolande is a dynamic, fun loving and caring individual who has worked in various interesting markets such as Nigeria, Zambia and India. Yolande is a leading expert in mobile financial services and financial inclusion. With her extensive experience she is a regular speaker at innovation and banking conferences around the world.

Yolande is a prime example of a woman in IT and Financial Services that has become a leading thinker on mobile technologies and mobile banking who truly embraces the world of change and bridging the gap between ICT and business.

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Andre Van Zyl, senior manager: enterprise product & services, MTN
Andre van Zyl is currently employed by MTN Business in the capacity of senior manager: Enterprise Product & Services, heading up the entire product team of MTN Business. Core to the position is to build and position the MTN Business brand by synchronising the business, marketing and the ICT strategy in order to maximise on efficiencies and provide the best support and platform for revenue generation to the business. This is done by creating best-of-breed products and services, value propositions, marketing, brand, communications, market share attainment/retention, customer experience, customer survey and related vendor, supplier and partner strategies for South Africa, and to drive visionary and strategic leadership.

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8 Apr 2013 – Making enterprise applications available to the ever-growing variety of devices and operating systems is virtually impossible, says Samsung.
Mobile: it's all coming togetherLynette Hundermark
8 Mar 2013 – Globally, there is a growing move towards mobile ticketing, mobile payments and targeted mobile marketing, says Prezence Digital.
PPPs – the way to avoid R140m Web sitesJustin Coetzee
6 Mar 2013 – Public-private partnerships do away with massive overspend and possible project disappointment, says GoMetro.

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