Director, Head of R&D, Iris AI
Gerhard started his career in machine intelligence 25 years ago, in the military space. He engineered his first stand-alone decision engine in 2000, which rapidly evolved into Michelle, his first machine intelligence. Project after project followed for the next 15 years, culminating in the Alchemy AI stack as it stands today. He attributes his understanding of intelligent systems to being able to juggle a vibrant career, three teenagers and an online gaming hobby whilst remaining sane.
Kevin van Zyl
Managing Director, Horizon Risk Solutions
Kevin van Zyl is the managing director of Horizon Risk Solutions, an equal opportunity company established to assist, assess and advise businesses of prevailing and prevalent operational risks. In particular, the mitigation of loss of core assets and the reduction in process constraints. Kevin has played a pivotal role with the prevention of significant losses in the platinum mining and refining environment. Kevin is a seasoned risk professional with some thirty years' experience with good strategic appreciation and vision. He is a graduate of the University of South Africa and alumnus of the University of Cape Town. He is a graduate in Six Sigma Leadership from the renowned school of CSI International in the United States.
Technical Managing Director, Stallion Electronic Security
Kevin Monk boasts more than 21 years of service in the security industry, during which time he has operated in various roles. Kevin's extensive experience in business development, management, solution design and the implementation of projects gives him a wealth of knowledge on how to optimise security processes and outcomes.
CEO, Cotswold Downs
Shantelle has been in the property industry for over 20 years, with extensive experience in the corporate world managing commercial, industrial and retail properties for listed funds and over the last 15 years, specialising in the management of gated residential communities. Having graduated with a B Comm degree (Finance), Shantelle continued to further her studies part time, in the various property fields. From the SAPOA Advanced Course in Shopping Centre management to the Professional Community Association Manager accreditation acquired through the USA, she strives to ensure that she is on top of her game in her respective field of work. Shantelle has enthusiastically sat on various boards as a Director, namely the Urban Improvement Precinct, Community Associations Institute of South Africa and the Cotswold Leisure Centre to name a few, with the aim of adding value to their organisations in one way or another.
Managing Director, Wolfpack Information Risk
Craig Rosewarne is the MD of Wolfpack Information Risk, a South African firm, established in 2011, that specialises in cyber threat intelligence, research, training, awareness and advisory services. Craig was previously an associate director of Deloitte's Risk Advisory division. He ran the Deloitte School of Risk Management and was responsible on a national level for learning and innovation for a team of over 400 professionals. He has over 18 years of management experience in the fields of IT and cybersecurity, and is frequently invited to speak at information security, cybercrime and counter-espionage events. He provides regular opinion pieces via TV, radio and print/online media.
Bertus van Zyl
Managing Director, Drone Guards
Bertus is an electronics engineer with an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He is the founder and managing director of UAV Aerial Works, a CAA regulated company. He is a manned aircraft pilot, commercial drone pilot and instructor.
Senior Product Manager, Vox
Rudi is senior product manager for security at Vox. In this role, he is responsible for driving product strategy and direction, and has also been intimately involved in a number of new product ideas and development efforts. He is a techsmith and passionate technologist who has a rich history with video surveillance technology. His speciality at Vox lies in the security and IoT fields.