Impact is the currency of the future
29 - 30 May 2019
Cape Town International Convention Centre

Learn, network and collaborate on the future of payments, banking, asset management and venture capital

Learn, network and collaborate on the future of payments, banking, asset management and venture capital.

About Exponential Finance

Advanced Business Sessions

Learn from over 20 international and local speakers in the FinTech industry. These sessions will provide you with knowledge on exponential improvements in tech as they apply to hedge funds, asset management, cryptocurrency and blockchain.

You will be given in depth information of the future of payments, financial services, investments and insurance. The roles that automation and big data play will also be fleshed out so that you gain a clear understanding of how to utilise and interpret these practices within your business plan.

Future-proof your Business

Join industry leaders in learning breakthrough information on cutting- edge technology to equip you for your wealthy and abundant future.

Exponential Finance 2019, hosted by SingularityU South Africa, will take place at the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC) on the 29th & 30th May 2019. Over two days, attendees will experience a wide range of subjects, presented by some of the world's foremost innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the world of exponential technologies, asset and risk management, funding, financial services, and the leading fintechs.

Premium Networking

Networking with leaders is guaranteed during this two-day Summit. Brainstorm and problem solve around your own startups, businesses and ventures with disruptive innovators and mentors. This niche audience consists of directors, C-suite executives, government officials, inventors and start-up founders.

Hands-On Learning

You will have opportunities to interact with industry leading products and offerings at the Interactive FinTech Hub.


per person (VAT included)

Tickets includes: Cocktail Reception, all meals included, access to all tech expos & all access to keynotes
2 day summit
29 & 30 May 2019
Cape Town International Convention Centre


limited tickets available at
per person (VAT included) 

Tickets includes:  Cocktail Reception, all meals included, access to all tech expos & all access to keynotes
2 day summit
29 & 30 May 2019
Cape Town International Convention Centre


per person (VAT included)

Tickets includes: Cocktail Reception, all meals included, access to all tech expos & all access to keynotes
2 day summit
29 & 30 May 2019
Cape Town International Convention Centre

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SingularityU South Africa Exponential Finance

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Catherine Wood

Investing in Disruptive Innovation


Technology Disruption & Exponential Leadership

Paul Pagnato

The Transparency Wave in Wealth and Asset Management


Future of Cities & Governance

Manu Sharma

Building the Next Fintech Using Artificial Intelligence


Corporate Innovation

Nathana Sharma

Blockchain, Policy, Law & Ethics


Machine Learning, AI


Exponential Organizations


How Energy is Transforming Finance


Co-CEO SingularityU South Africa

Amin Toufani

Finance & Economics

Kirsty Roth

Future of Banking Operations

Benjamin Rosman

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning & Decision Theory

Hylton Kallner

Convergence in Banking & Insurance

Jaya Baloo


Tanya Knowles

Blockchain and the Crypto Economy

Valter Adão

Future of Work & Exponential Organisations

Mic Mann

Co-CEO SingularityU South Africa

Exponential Finance Summit - Schedule Summary



Start Time
End Time
07:30:00 09:00:00 Breakfast and Registration
09:00:00 09:05:00 Opening Video
09:05:00 09:10:00 SU South Africa Welcome Shayne Mann
09:10:00 09:35:00 Intro to Exponential Finance Will Weisman
09:35:00 10:20:00 Exonomics & Exponential business models Amin Toufani
10:20:00 10:50:00 Investing in disruptive innovation Cathie Wood
10:50:00 11:20:00 BREAK
11:20:00 11:45:00 Building the next fintechs using Ai Manu Sharma
11:45:00 12:10:00 Ai impact on your bottom line Ashley Anthony
12:10:00 12:35:00 Learning to make decisions in an Uncertain World Benji Rosman
12:35:00 13:00:00 Machine learning in banking Kirsty Roth
13:00:00 14:30:00 LUNCH
14:30:00 14:50:00 Ai Panel Manu, Ashley, Kirsty Roth, Benji Rosman
14:50:00 15:20:00 Cybersecurity Jaya Baloo
15:20:00 15:40:00 Financing IoT Phathizwe Malinga
15:40:00 16:10:00 Exponential Ethics and Entrepreneurship Nathana Sharma
16:10:00 16:40:00 BREAK
16:40:00 17:15:00 Leading Transformation Kyle Nel
17:15:00 17:55:00 5 Principles Amin Toufani
17:55:00 18:00:00 Closeout, thank you's, what to look forward to tomorrow
18:00:00 22:00:00 Reception
Start Time
End Time
08:00:00 09:00:00 Breakfast & Registration
09:00:00 09:05:00 Intro and welcome Will Weisman
09:05:00 09:30:00 The Transparency wave in Finance Paul Pagnato
09:30:00 09:50:00 Investing in the future panel Paul, Cathie, Nathana
09:50:00 10:15:00 Convergence in banking and insurance Hylton Kallner
10:15:00 10:45:00 NeuroLeadership Kyle Nel
10:45:00 11:30:00 BREAK
11:30:00 12:05:00 Privacy in a world of exponential data: what happens when we go cashless Shane Glynn
12:05:00 12:25:00 The Future of Asset Management Magda Wierzyka
12:25:00 12:45:00 Money money money - how blockchain technology is changing the world Tanya Knowles
12:45:00 14:15:00 LUNCH
14:15:00 14:25:00 Exponential Africa Mic Mann
14:25:00 14:45:00 Cities: Finance Futures Geci Karuri-Sebina
14:45:00 15:05:00 Future of Funding Valter Adao
15:05:00 15:40:00 Investing in the energy transition Ramez Naam
15:40:00 16:20:00 BREAK
16:20:00 17:50:00 Leaders who Collaborate for a better future David Roberts
17:50:00 17:50:00 End


Exponential technologies are humanity’s most powerful tools for creating new opportunities and solving the significant challenges that we face. They demonstrate how the sustained doubling of price performance in computing power holds an immense potential to shape a better future.

We’ll provide you with a set of proven tools for integrating these technologies and nimble innovation practises into your organisation. We’ll discuss the role of the four fundamental human motivations, share the best practices from exponential organisations, and review the design principles of innovation in legacy organisations. We’ll also explain how to apply the 6Ds of technology to explore potential innovations and how to apply moon-shot thinking to create 10x solutions that can have a massive impact. You’ll also uncover insights about the trends that are already shaping our future including:
The continued emergence of AI, robotics, and digital manufacturing that are transforming the workplace.
The future of medicine and digital biology that are impacting human health in a myriad of new ways.
The rise of blockchain technologies and their many implications on all types of transactions between individuals and organisations.
The ethical implications of exponential technologies and how to navigate toward an abundant future for all.
Together, these insights and tools will enable you to predict and evaluate how accelerating technologies are transforming your industry, your organisation, your career, and your life.

While other leadership programmes focus on best business practices for today, you’ll come away with an exponential vision for the future in this era of convergence and rapid change.

Who you’ll meet

When you attend the SingularityU South Africa Executive Programme, you’ll be part of a cohort of about 50 dynamic leaders and changemakers from South Africa and Africa who will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of our changing world.

Each cohort attracts senior management, such as CEOs, CTOs, EVPs, SVPs, and R&D leaders, as well as leading entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, regulators, and thought leaders. The people you will meet not only during the SingularityU South Africa Executive Programme but also once you engage with the SU global community represent the future of their industries and countries, and are often working on projects that have the potential to reshape the way the world works.

Collaboration Partners

At each Summit for SingularityU South Africa, we bring on a selection of partners and work with them to drive their strategic goals. We deeply incorporate these partners into our events to provide everyone with greater value while enhancing the overall Summit experience for participants.
  • We believe in the power of positive technological disruption to move industries forward for the benefit of customers. Discovery Bank is the newest disruptive force in everyday banking, aimed at getting customers to bank better through positive behavioural influences. 53% of South Africans borrowed money in 2017, and despite increased awareness of the danger of high personal debt, credit use continues to outpace employment growth. Discovery is proud to be part of the action aimed at solving the world’s Global Grand Challenges that the Exponential Finance Summit and SingularityU aim to address.

    Iona Maclean

    Head of Sponsorships and Experiential Marketing - Discovery
  • "The world is changing fundamentally. Of that there is no doubt. And with such seismic change comes enormous opportunity. As business leaders and entrepreneurs we need to make informed decisions on where to build and invest and on how to grow. To do that we need insight, knowledge and networks. No single organisation or event provides a better platform to understand this reality. SingularityU South Africa is unique and essential and should be non negotiable for any one serious about building themselves and their organisations for the world that is coming at all of us."


    CEO of Digital Planet 
  • "Singularity University has changed the way that we think about our business and the future. We have fully immersed ourselves into the world of exponential technologies, because we understand that we live in extraordinary times, where progress is accelerating at an exponential rate.”


    co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa
  • "Hugely impactful and mind altering conference creating a springboard in order understand positioning for the future as humanity enters a phase of exponential growth."


    Director/fund manager Visio Capital
  • "This is a great initiative to look at our differences and see how we can change lives. Having a strong MTP is pinnacle to all of us in business. If we can find what that is, we can find ways to improve our lives."

    Leanne De Sirca

    Product Development
  • "How do we get leadership ready for what's next, how do we get South Africa ready for what's next? There's just so much and looking at all the disruption and innovation that is coming with it is really exciting... we're here to look at what we can do differently, what are we not doing... and how we're going to work collaboratively to get that done."

    Andrea Duffin

    Business Development
  • "People don't realise until it's too late, things are changing... so we need to prepare ourselves and up our game through disruption and exponential thinking.”

    Bandile Ndlela

    Software Developer

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This innovative venue offers a comprehensive array of services for international and locally-based clients, playing host to prominent global conferences, trade shows, concerts, and celebrated stage productions


There are a number of fine hotels in the area surrounding CTICC and the Exponential Finance event. We have secured preferential rates at the Westin, The Cullinan, the Southern Sun Waterfront, and the Southern Sun Cape Sun. Here are our suggestions:
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Southern Sun Waterfront
Southern Sun Cape Sun
Waterfront Village
Radisson Blu
Cape Grace
Island Club
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SingularityU South Africa aims to build an empowered network of globally connected changemakers across Africa, who are able to innovate and implement solutions that will solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. SingularityU South Africa runs custom education, innovation and impact programmes that help others leverage rapidly accelerating technologies in innovative ways to unlock solutions that can positively impact millions of lives. We want to #futureproofAfrica into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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