The inaugural BCX.Disrupt Summit will be held in Midrand in November. The two-day event will feature a disruption leaders, many of whom are in South Africa for the first time. On the first day of the Summit speakers will include:
* Jane McGonigal, director of game research and development at the Institute for the Future in California.* Lars Silberbauer, senior global director of social media and video at LEGO.
* Malcolm Gladwell, the journalist and author who has written five books, all of them on The New York Times Best Seller List.
* Mariéme Jamme, named one of Britain’s 100 most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage, technologist and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
* Nick Goldman, mathematician, genome scientist and a member of the management team at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).* Rapelang Rabana, founder and CEO of learning technology company Rekindle Learning and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader for 2017.
* Sipho Maseko, Group CEO of Telkom and an executive director of BCX.
* will.i.am, global music artist, creative innovator, entrepreneur and tech investor.The progamme will also feature a panel discussion titled How to Create the Future, with best-selling author and New Yorker columnist Malcolm Gladwell, Rapelang Rabana, Ian Russell, CEO of BCX, and will.i.am.”A ground-breaking, world-class learning experience, this two-day summit promises to stimulate new thinking and inspire positive action as the globe’s top thought leaders and industry pioneers tackle the most pressing disruptors facing business today,” says Russell.The second day of the BCX.Disrupt Summit features a masterclass hosted by Malcolm Gladwell, comprising an interactive group seminar examining beliefs around personal obstacles and the qualities that distinguish high achievers.Dean Carlson, founder of BrainFarm and co-host of the Summit, says this will be an interactive forum that offers unparalleled opportunities for delegates to engage with these leaders who have their fingers on the pulse of disruption and innovation. “In today’s fluid business environment, knowledge sharing is more powerful and more critical than ever before. We promise that delegates will never think the same way again.”The purpose of the BCX.Disrupt Summit is to bring thought leaders and conversations about disruption to South Africa and tackle the big, future-thinking questions. “I believe South Africa has the potential to become one of the world’s next big technology and innovation powerhouses,” says Russell. “By tapping into the knowledge of these influencers and thought leaders, we can enable the type of disruptive thinking that will attract the attention of the rest of the world.”The BCX.Disrupt Summit takes place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre on 16 and 17 November. Tickets cost R16 400 (VIP), R8 200 (general admission) and R12 200 (masterclass).