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Alan Knott-Craig

Author, Social Entrepreneur, Chairman of HeroTel
Stellenbosch-based, Alan Knott-Craig is a successful businessman, best selling author and social entrepreneur, chairman of HeroTel, a wireless broadband provider, and founder of an NGO rolling out free Wi-Fi in poor communities.

Originally from Pretoria, he studied at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (formerly UPE) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 and has subsequently invested or funded 21 companies in the TMT space (Technology, Media & Telecommunications). Read more.

Jeremy Maggs

Broadcaster, Journalist, Public speaker and Media trainer
Jeremy is seen Mondays to Thursday evenings co-anchoring ‘News Night’ on eNCA on DSTV. He also presents a weekly marketing TV show, ‘Maggs on Media’ and the daily news show, ‘The Power Update’ on Power 98.7 FM. Maggs is the media and advertising editor on the Financial Mail as well as editor of the yearly industry review - ‘AdFocus’.

In addition he is the editor-in-chief of the media and marketing website ‘The Red Zone’ and edits the quarterly magazine for the Institute of Directors – ‘Directorship’.

Rene van der Laan

Director, Global Practice - Customer Intelligence, SAS
Rene is an experienced people Manager, working in the software industry since 1997. He has a background as a financial controller, but that is a station passed. Rene likes to work with people, especially motivating a team of professionals to take their roles and initiatives to the next level. Rene started working as a consultant in a professional services team, so he knows what it takes to make projects successful. He has a hands-on mentality and is at his best in front of a customer or prospective audience presenting vision and solutions rather than products. Read more.


Event Details

Thursday, 19 May 2016

13:30 - 21:00

Sir James Van Der Merwe,
6 Desmond Street,


Please contact: Taryn McEvoy

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