About
As startup and innovation culture deepens on the continent, the explosion of tech hubs across Africa has shown no signs of slowing down. Africa’s technology ecosystems have experienced incredible growth in recent years, and the continent is fast becoming the new place for pioneering tech hubs and international tech outsourcing.

Join us as Chase le Roux dives into Africa’s current tech landscape and the future of Africa in the tech space. Chase will discuss the growing appeal of the African tech space to international companies, and the way in which companies across the globe will increasingly choose to outsource their software development at a more affordable rate, with high-touch and easy communication.

Today, all companies require software and custom software allows businesses to gain a competitive advantage. The profitability in Africa’s tech sector is not going unnoticed, and one thing is for certain - there is a huge future for the African tech industry!
When
Thu, Oct 21, 2021 · 11:00 AM London (GMT 1:00)
Agenda
  • Africa's current tech landscape
  • The future of Africa in the tech space
  • Cheaper development with high touch, easy communication
  • Everyone is becoming a tech company
Presenters
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Chase Le Roux
Commercial Director, SovTech
Chase Le Roux is a Commercial Director at SovTech, a leading custom software development company out of Africa. SovTech designs, builds, deploys and maintains innovative software for startups and enterprise businesses across the globe.

Chase studied a Bachelor of Science (BSc) at Rhodes University. He has won numerous awards in the business development space driven by his passion for customer success. With 8 years of experience in the industry, he understands the needs of a business, whether it's a startup wanting to navigate a competitive business environment or a large Enterprise looking for the 1% efficiency change. He is passionate about the ever-changing tech environment and vehemently believes Africa is the next growth engine for the world.
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Susanne Chishti
CEO and Founder, FINTECH Circle
Susanne Chishti is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's 1st Investor Network focused on fintech investments & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading fintech learning platform for C-level innovation workshops and fintech courses.

Susanne is the Co-Editor of the bestselling The FINTECH Book Series published by Wiley. The Series include The FINTECH Book, which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, The WealthTECH Book, The InsurTECH Book, The PAYTECH Book, The AI Book and The LEGALTECH Book. In 2020 Wiley published the ultimate fintech guide FinTech for Dummies, which is co-authored by Susanne.

She has also been a fintech TV Commentator on CNBC and is a guest lecturer on financial technology at the University of Cambridge and Warwick Business School.

After completing her MBA she started her career working for a fintech company (before the term "fintech" was invented) in the Silicon Valley 25 years ago. She then worked more than 15 years across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong.
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