LEAP 4.0 will bring together sharp minds to discuss strategies for Africa to proactively take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The objective is to help our country and the continent to ‘leapfrog’ towards a digital future.
Topic: Utopia or dystopia: robots, wizards, unicorns and other heroes or villains of the 4IR
Rapelang Rabana is an internationally lauded technology entrepreneur. From her first start-up straight out of university, to Chief Digital Officer at South Africa’s largest IT company, she has amassed more than 15 years’ experience building tech. She serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship, has appeared on the cover of Forbes Africa magazine, has been identified by Choiseul 100 Africa as an African leader who will play a major role in the continent’s economic development in the near future, and regularly speaks on local and international platforms sharing a stage with the likes of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda as well as New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell.
Rapelang’s tech venture, Rekindle Learning, was profiled in the McKinsey Lions go Digital report as a ‘striking innovation’ in mobile learning. She is also a Partner at a private equity firm, Nisela Capital. Having attained a Business Science degree as well an M.Sc she is a firm believer that there is a better, simpler more effective way to do things – technology.