The panel of judges of this years event consisted of seasoned investors, academics, innovation heads of top banks and entrepreneurs with an extensive track record in finance and/ or technology. Get listed here. These experts are more than happy to assist FinTech companies in growing their business. To suggest additional experts for 2017 please contact Maud Meijvis by email

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Anton van Metzinger

Anton is Head Digital Platforms at FNB Business Banking. His primary responsibilities lay in the strategic design and management and ongoing enhancement of the digital channel customer experience for FNB Business.

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Yashodan Naidoo

Yashodan Naidoo is a director at the J&J Group. Previously the head of a boutique private equity firm that focused on investments into the tech sector, he’s deeply interested in technology as a tool for social impact and economic mobility.

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Paul Steenkamp

Thanks to a healthy dose of luck, mentorship and inspiring colleagues, Paul has designed, built and managed innovation capability within FNB, RMB, FirstRand and Standard Bank. These programmes have delivered over R9 billion (net) via 6000+ implemented innovations since 2011.

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Liesl Bebb-Mckay

Bio- Liesl Bebb Mckay Liesl is living her passion in the innovation and disruption space as Head of RMB's innovation & disruption unit the Foundery. She is also passionate about women in the work place and creating the future of banking.

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Stuart van der Veen

Stuart is the Nedbank CIB disruption lead, with a global mandate to partner with and or fund tech creating Africa 2.0. Stuart is a VC founder, Singularity University alumnus, Google global mentor and top 35-under-35 CA(SA).

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Yossi Hasson

Yossi Hasson is the MD of Techstars Africa. He is a passionate entrepreneur and angel investor. Prior to Techstars, Yossi co-founded SYNAQ, an open source cloud security company which he successfully exited to Dimension Data. Yossi co-founded WeThinkCode_, Africa’s first tuition-free tech talent incubator.

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Nicholas Smalle

Nicholas is currently at Apis Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in the Financial Services (FS) sector across Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. Apis invests growth equity in FS companies looking to expand into new geographies, complementary product verticals or across their value chain.

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Ainsley Morris

Ainsley Morris is a founding partner at Newid Capital. She invests in innovative FinTech deals across Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Prior to Newid she worked with QED Investors on FinTech deals in the USA and UK.

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Kenneth Kayser

Founding Member of Rise Africa. Rise a global open innovation platform pioneering the future of banking allowing FinTech's to co-create with Barclays & scale. Having worked closely with Africa's best FinTech, strengthening their propositions & positioning them for growth.

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Stanley Gabriel

Stanley Gabriel is the Head of Innovation at Old Mutual, with work experience in West, East and SA. He’s a UCT B.Sc graduate and also completed a Diploma in Actuarial Techniques from the Institute of Actuaries in the UK.

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Amee Parbhoo

Amee is Director of Investments with Accion Venture Lab, a global seed-stage fintech fund. Previously, she worked at McKinsey and SKS Microfinance. She has advised several early-stage companies, including Root Capital, Jipange Kusave, and Grameen.

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Kim Dancey

Kim Dancey is a lawyer with a particular interest in payments, digital financial services and financial inclusion. As Head of Payments for FNB International, Kim is supports the FNB group strategy in offering differentiated payment service models, including digital and alternative payments

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Njogu Ndamburi

Product Head at Citibank. A FinTech enthusiast with over 11 years product management experience across Africa (South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria). He is a mentor with Endeavor and currently pursuing his research with University of Cape Town on Inclusive Innovation.

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Yardenne Assa- Maor

Yardenne Assa-Maor is a thought leader in financial inclusion, serving as a partner at Irrational Innovations - a VC focused on FinTech Solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Heinrich Degener

Founder of hdpmcS, a boutique Financial Services and #Fintech consultancy. Prior to founding hpdmcS in 2014, he was Managing Director with Accenture in Europe and since 2007 in South Africa where he headed up their Technology - Financial Services division.

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Jay Thomson

Jay Thomson co-founded and successfully exited Liquorice Africa, one of the largest and most acclaimed digital agencies in Africa. A seasoned global entrepreneur, mentor, awards juror & keynote speaker, Jay helps high growth potential teams innovate and accelerate their value.

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Katlego Maphai

Katlego has always focussed his career on topic such as Mobile Telecommunications, Emerging market, Startups and Payments. Currently he is CEO of Yoco that is reducing the complexity in processing payments for small and medium-sized businesses in South Africa.

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Zulfiq Isaacs

Zulfiq is owner at Liquid Thought, Co-founder of MoneySmart and Founder of Investors in Africa. He is a forward thinking entrepreneur that has earned a reputation as an innovative, dynamic business person in the ICT community in SA.

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Kevin Johnson

Kevin has a 10+ year IT background, starting as a developer within IBM, to lead Innovation programmes for Innotribe at SWIFT. He brings together the financial and fintech ecosystems to learn, collaborate, and ultimately deliver new solutions for the industry

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Clive Butkow

Clive is currently CEO of GroTech, a disruptive digital technology Venture Capital Fund in South Africa. Clive was the previous COO of Accenture South Afrca and also led Accenture's technology business for a number of years.

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