Rapelang Rabana to speak at BCX Disrupt Summit in South Africa


Increased entrepreneurial and innovative involvement in the tech space are two of humanity’s most critical focus areas, if we are to maximise the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution.

This is according to Rapelang Rabana, the inspirational computer scientist, tech entrepreneur and thought leader who will look at innovation as a currency of the future in her address Turning innovation into profit at the BCX Disrupt Summit.

This premier disruption innovation summit takes place on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre.

Rabana is known for sparking a palm-sized education revolution when she began delivering learning across Africa in bite-sized chunks through her technology company Rekindle Learning.

The company, which has been described as a striking innovation in mobile learning for both academia and corporate training environments, provides digital learning experiences that improve learning efficiencies in order to deliver stronger performance both at school and work. It is positioned at the crest of a rapidly rising online community across Africa, and Rabana believes it will ultimately drive data usage not just for entertainment and social networking, but for educational content too.

Cognisant of the opportunities afforded to her through education, Rabana is passionately committed to the goal of aiding Africa’s economic growth through upskilling Africa’s next generation. As such, she aims to redefine education systems and models of assessing human ability in order for individuals to continue contributing beyond the automated world of the future.

It is this visionary approach that has earned Rabana significant global acclaim: she was recently honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for 2017; was featured on the cover of Forbes Africa magazine and listed among its 20 Young Power Women in Africa; was named Entrepreneur for the World 2014 by the World Entrepreneurship Forum; and was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2011, among others.

Rabana has extensive experience in tech and business from fintech as a board member for Moro Group, and green tech as a board member for Meniko Records Management Services, to financial advisory and private equity as a director of Nisela Capital. She is also known for her trend analysis as part of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Software and Society.

Over and above this, Rabana serves on the Advisory Board of Project Literacy, a campaign founded and convened by Pearson to address global illiteracy levels. As an internationally lauded speaker, she has shared the stage with such high-calibre dignitaries as Rwandan President Paul Kagame, and Professor Mohammed Yunus of Grameen Bank.

Rabana will be speaking on the first day of the BCX Disrupt Summit.

The second day features an exclusive masterclass by Malcolm Gladwell.

BCX Disrupt Summit ticket prices are:

General: ZAR8 200 

VIP: ZAR16 400

Masterclass: ZAR12 200 

Premium: ZAR18 300 

Premium VIP: ZAR26 400 

Further information and bookings at www.bcxdisrupt.com


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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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