Facilitator
Aki Anastasiou 
Technology Journalist - Radio 702 

As Talk Radio 702's trafficologist, Aki has endeared himself to generations of Joburgers by guiding them through the city's gridlocked streets each morning and evening. This fulfils one of his life mantras, which is to help those in need, and his community service – both on-air and in his personal capacity – has earned him two Paul Harris Awards from Rotary.

Aki’s other great passion is technology and he presents the Technobyte feature on 702. He was one of the first South African personalities to use Twitter and continues to lead in this field. Techsmart online magazine identified Aki as their top tech Tweeter and Aki sits at number 16 in a recent iChirp poll of South Africa’s top twitter accounts based on nearly 29 956 followers. 

Aki's good humour and outgoing personality make him a natural communicator whether the situation is a one-on-one or a large crowd.

Speakers

Glen Hiemstra
International Futurist and Author - Futurist.com, USA



Glen has worked with many leading companies, government agencies and organizations across a wide variety of domains. These include international clients like The World Future Forum-The Hague, Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Lexis Nexus, others.

As a recognized expert in preferred future planning, Glen is a popular keynote speaker who can zero in on emerging trends in a variety of fields. Glen goes beyond simple trend analysis to discuss the opportunities that we all have to shape the preferred future

Each day visitors come to Futurist.com and Glen's blog for provocative snapshots of emerging ideas, trends, and technologies. Glen recently founded, and curates a new site on visions of the future, DoTheFuture.com.  

In a first career, Glen was an award-winning educator; he has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington, which worked on virtual and augmented reality technology.   He is Co-Producer of a new trans-media property called Visions from the Edge, which launches worldwide in late 2012.  Glen is also a founding Associate of The Futures Agency, Basel Switzerland.  Glen was educated at Whitworth University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Washington

Paul Kent
Vice President of Platform Research and Development - SAS, USA


Vice President of Platform R&D at SAS leads the teams responsible for many SAS foundation technologies – Base SAS and related data access, management, and presentation software. Paul joined SAS in 1984 as a Technical Marketing Representative and eventually moved into the Research and Development division. He has used SAS for more than 25 years and has contributed to the development of SAS software components including PROC SQL, the WHERE clause, TCP/IP connectivity, and portions of the Output Delivery System (ODS). A strong customer advocate, Paul is widely recognized within the SAS community for his active participation in local and international user conferences.

Eusebius McKaiser
Political Analyst, Ass. At Wits Centre for Ethics, Radio 702 Host: Talk at Nine, New York Time on-line columnist

Eusebius McKaiser is a political and social analyst at the Wits Centre for Ethics. He is a top international debate coach, MC and public speaker, having been both former National South African Debate Champion and 2011 World Masters Debate Champion.

He has coached school learners, tertiary students and corporate executives how to communicate effectively, think analytically and improve their speech craft, in South Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Eusebius also has extensive broadcast experience; he hosted a weekly politics and morality talk show on Talk Radio 702, and presented Interface on SABC3.

Eusebius regularly briefs corporate clients, including investment houses, on political risk assessments about the SA political environment in order to inform operational and strategic business decision-making. His political insight, combined with his experience as a strategy consultant for McKinsey and Company (where he was an associate) positions him to add value to his clients.

Eusebius studied law and philosophy at Rhodes University and Oxford University and now lectures in ethics, logic and argumentation.  He is a weekly contributor to the New York Times and his political analysis and social comment have appeared widely in print: Business Day (where he was a columnist and contributing editor), Mail and Guardian, Sunday Times, Sunday Independent, City Press, Newsweek International, BBC Focus on Africa, The New Republic, Financial Mail, Destiny Man, and other platforms.

Lullu Krugel
Senior Economist & Associate Director: Advisory Business, KPMG.


She has 11 years worth of experience as an economist, economics lecturer and economics consultant, the last 6 years thereof in the employment of KPMG. She holds a Masters degree in Economics and Risk Management form the Potchefstroom Campus of the Northwest University. Lullu is a frequent economic commentator in the media and she has also presented at national and international conferences. She is passionate about South African macroeconomics and has also developed a keen interest in the rest of the African economy, after completing various assignments for clients in Africa. Other areas of interest and specialisation include inflation, labour economics and understanding the economic and socio-economic impact of major infrastructure projects and policy changes.

 

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