challenging what we think today to inspire how we take action tomorrow
Future Perspectives cordially invites you as a leader, decision-maker or scholar to a forum for sharing expert knowledge, skill and experience. The aim of these discussions is to acknowledge the current challenges that the for-purpose sector face. Our speakers will be sharing ways to address the future of education.
Founder and Senior Advisor at GetSmarter
Sam is an education entrepreneur, businessman, family man, Cape Town enthusiast and learning geek.
In 2008 he co-founded GetSmarter, a company that offers certified online short courses from the world’s leading Universities. In 2017, GetSmarter was acquired by 2U Inc, a leading EdTech company listed on the Nasdaq (TWOU) for $103m.
He is husband to Keri, father to twins, Violet and Fletcher, lives in Cape Town, South Africa, enthusiastic about trail running, an avid reader, traveller, and loves exploring food and wine.
He mentors individuals in his personal capacity.
Sam was featured as one of the M&G’s 200 Young South Africans (http://ysa2013.mg.co.za/sam-paddock/). He was privileged to be featured on the front cover of Entrepreneurship Magazine together with his brother, Rob Paddock, in September 2015 and again in December 2017.
Follow his blog at www.sampaddock.com.
Silulo Ulutho Technologies
Founder and Managing Director at Silulo Ulutho Technologies
Rani is both a visionary and an award winning entrepreneur. Born in Queenstown, he now lives in the Western Cape, South Africa. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, plus has a BTech in Business Administration – Business Studies and a B Tech Degree in Commercial Education- Economics.
He is the director of the award winning Silulo Ulutho Technologies, a Cape Town based IT services company with over twenty branches. He has received many awards which have generated considerable media exposure.
For his extraordinary work providing access to technology, Luvuyo was named on of the 2014 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World ( JCI TOYP) recipients in the category of business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment. 2016 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur.
Founder at RLabs
Marlon Parker is an advocate for using technology and education to drive social change. His passion for technology and community development has influenced his work and led to being the founder of the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs). RLabs is a global movement that have inspired replication of the model in 23 countries and impacted more than 10 Million people since its inception. He has been listed as one of the 100 World Class South Africans, an alumni of President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative and a honorary faculty member of the International School of Digital Transformation. He was also selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Dangote Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow for his work in Social Entrepreneurship. He was the co-founder of JamiiX that was the backbone to one of the largest mobile chat counseling networks in the world with more than 4.5 million people being reached since its inception. He was the Lead SA Hero of 2015 and was listed by Quartz as one of the African Innovators of 2017. Marlon has done extensive work with organisations such as Mozilla, BBC, Facebook, Finnish Foreign Ministry, UNWomen, Naspers, WeChat, World Bank and Accenture.
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