Our global speakers are well-known thought leaders and experts in the cryptocurrency, NFT, DeFi and blockchain technology space. Please note that speakers are still being confirmed.

Kieno Kammies (Master of Ceremonies) Co-founder of Innovation City

Kieno is a media veteran, having been part of the commercial media

Hannes Wessels (Keynote Speaker) General Manager of Southern and Francophone Africa at Binance

Hannes Wessels is the General Manager of Southern and Francophone Africa for

Adrian Hope-Bailie CEO of Fynbos

Adrian is the Co-founder and CEO of Fynbos. He is originally from

Yvonne Kagondu Co-founder Kushite ICP Hub

Yvonne Kagondu is a Kenyan Blockchain expert, mentor, and speaker. She plays

Zakaria Ellaoui Senior Solution Architect at Chainalysis

Zakaria Ellaoui is a data analytics and machine learning expert with over

Michael Burke Sales Director at Fireblocks

Michael is an experienced professional with a strong track record of developing

Christo de Wit Country Manager South Africa at Luno

Christo de Wit serves as the Country Manager for Luno in South

Nolwazi Hlophe Senior Fintech Specialist at Financial Sector Conduct Authority South Africa

Nolwazi Hlophe is the Senior Fintech Specialist with FSCA South Africa and

Nonkululeko Musa Ntuli Consultant at IQbusiness and Governor of H.E.R. DAO South Africa

With a background in finance and data science, Nonkululeko is passionate about

Nick French Founder of MetaCap

Cayla Murray Member of the Provincial Legislature for the Western Cape Provincial Parliament

Murray worked as an assistant researcher at Brunel University from November 2013

Wesley Diphoko Editor In Chief at Fast Company SA

Wesley Diphoko has been working at the intersection of technology, media and

Devon Krantz Founder and CEO at Web3 Sanctuary

Devon Krantz is an advocate for Web3, with a career spanning back

Gideon Greaves Managing Director for Africa at CV VC

Gideon Greaves, Managing Director at CV VC & CV Labs Africa, is

Gideon Rossouw Executive: Web3 Enablement at Nedbank

Norbert Amankwaa Adomako Chief of Communications at Metis

Norbert is the Communications and Community lead at Metis and Founder of

Badi Sudhakaran Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at VALR.com

Badi Sudhakaran is a dynamic and visionary entrepreneur with a remarkable journey

Rob Downes Head of Digital Assets, CIB Africa at ABSA

Rob has over 20 years’ experience in financial services in Europe and

Aeryn Quarmby COO and Co-Founder at Xion Global

Aeryn, who grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, started his working career

Grey Jabesi Founder of Crypto University

Grey Jabesi is an entrepreneur, blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor

Dominic Obojkovits Chief Engineer at Dark Fusion

Dominic is the Chief Engineer at Dark Fusion, which is the first

Monica Singer Strategic Advisor and South African Lead at ConsenSys

Monica was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD),

Mic Mann CEO at Africarare, Ubuntuland

Mic is a storyteller, futurist, entrepreneur and speaker on how exponential technologies

Zulekha Cara Head of Liquidity and Trading at Yellow Card Financial

Zulekha Cara is a dynamic and accomplished entrepreneur with a diverse background

Rikki Barnes Head - Blockchain Enabler at FNB South Africa

Rikki Barnes has been with FirstRand for 12 years, predominantly in Foreign

Startup-Pitch Competition

Panel and Judges

Shaheer Karrim Co-Founder of Mzansi Web3 ICP.Hub SA

As the Co-Founder of Mzansi Web3 ICP.Hub Southern Africa, Karrim is deeply

Pascal Marguier Sales Director - France and Africa at Fireblocks

Sowmya Raghavan Head of Product at NODO

As Head of Product at NODO , Sowmya possesses a proven track

Brenton Naicker Principal and Head of Growth at CV VC Africa

Brenton has been a key proponent in bringing blockchain technology and its

Gideon Greaves Managing Director for Africa at CV VC

Gideon Greaves, Managing Director at CV VC & CV Labs Africa, is