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Adheesh BudreeAdheesh Budree

Co-Chairman at E-commerce Forum Africa

Currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town specialising in e-commerce, the economics of technology and ICT4D. Adheesh sees himself as primarily as a researcher and a facilitator of knowledge transfer. From a research perspective, he has presented in a number of conferences and published journals. While doing so, he ensures that he stays up to date with emerging trends and thought leadership by remaining actively involved in industry through consulting.

Dylan Piatti

Co-Chairman at E-commerce Forum Africa 

Deloitte Africa Snr Industry Chief of Staff (strategy & operations). Co-Chair EFA. Futurist. Disruptor.

Dylan Piatti currently serves in a business advisory role as Senior Chief of Staff for the African Consumer & Industrial Products Industry group of Deloitte – the largest industry globally and on the continent – working with clients through the value chain from manufacturers to retailers.

He Co-Chairs the Africa Ecommerce Forum (EFA) & Chairs the Africa Integration Portfolio; As a Board member he leads the future growth strategy for iconic Arts NGO MIDM.

vSimon Leps

Founder and CEO
– Activate Commerce
Founder and Director
– Sportal Online

Simon is the CEO of Activate Commerce and a partner in Sportal, both eCommerce startups. Simon has been active in technology in SA since 1994 when he joined SEGA Interactive as Marketing Manager for Africa. He has also headed up marketing at top international technology companies such as World Online and iTouch. Simon left iTouch UK in 2003 to set up Fontera, a boutique mobile marketing company that offered cutting edge mobile, web and social media solutions to some of the world’s top brands across three continents. Simon grew Fontera into a global technology group with offices in London, Atlanta and Cape Town. Fontera Digital Works was Africa’s first Magento Solution Partner and provided eCommerce services to brands around the world.

Luisa Mazinter

Marketing Director

Luisa is the Marketing Director, ThymeDigital, the new digital bank owned by Commonwealth Bank sa. ThymeDigital was set up a few months ago as the first digital bank for the RSA

James van der Hoven

James van der Hoven

CEO - Vane
Founder  - Leaderless

James runs Vane, an e-commerce agency helping retailers market and sell their products online using Magento and WooCommerce and building relationships with the popular ecommerce CRM - OroCRM. Leaderless is the education arm of Vane teaching disruptive technologies like Blockchain, Internet Of Things, 3D printing and how to ship these products using Ecommerce.

Amber Van Der Walt | Ecommerce Forum of AfricaAmber van der Walt

Business Development Executive

She is an experienced new business executive with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry. Ambers core focus is global ecommerce supply chain solutions.

Rieka van WykRieka van Wyk

Head Legal and Compliance, Africa at PayU

Rieka has a broad range of experience and skills gained from a career as a corporate associate in a team specialising in information technology, e-commerce, consumer law, data protection, media and intellectual property.

Alastair Tempest | Ecommerce Forum of AfricaAlastair Tempest

CEO Ecommerce Forum of Africa

Director Africa Region, IORMA.

Conock Consultancy, privacy advice.

Executive Director and Marketing Sales Communications Projects Group (MSC). Alastair has spent most of his life working in Brussels, Belgium, for, among others, Readers’ Digest, and latterly the Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing. He was active in privacy, ecommerce and postal issues

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