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Jean is a design architect with a keen interest in the role of digital tools and practice in the design and management of completed projects in the built environment. His focus on the multi-disciplinary and shifting role of architectural teams has resulted in him leading initiatives within the Boogertman practice that encompass the design of projects at an urban precinct and masterplan level to the branding and use of digital tools to facilitate marketing activity. He has extensive experience in...

Wendy Cerutti is an Associate Director at Turner & Townsend, currently based in Johannesburg. Wendy Cerutti is Head of Cost Management in Johannesburg for Turner & Townsend and also holds responsibility for integrating and deploying PropTech into our South African business. She has 16 years’ experience working across Africa and the United Kingdom delivering projects in the end-user fit out, hi-tech, rail infrastructure, commercial, mixed use development and programme management for financial and retail clients. Wendy is a Member of...

Lee-Zane is an Arup Director responsible for Building and City projects throughout Africa. He delights in precinct scale integrated design having helped shape projects in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He encourages design in accordance with best practice sustainability and whole-of-life principles and, as more of his clients leverage digital property strategies to produce more inviting, responsive spaces and so secure better returns, he has become interested in how to align that with Arup’s designers data-driven workflows and...

Carel de Jager began his career as a Chemical Engineer in the energy industry. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management. He now works as a consultant for the Blockchain Academy, facilitating a wide range of blockchain related training courses and presentations. Through the academy, he also delivers customised, industry-specific training to audiences ranging from the inexperienced to executive level. Carel has coached numerous executives on the technology such as law firms, insurance providers and commercial banks, both locally...

Alexandria Procter was born in the Eastern Cape, and started DigsConnect.com during her undergrad at the University of Cape Town while she was a member of the Students Representative Council. The platform has grown to become Africa's largest student accommodation marketplace, listing tens of thousands of beds across South Africa since its launch in January 2018. DigsConnect completed its seed round of funding in March 2019, raising R12 million for a minority stake in the company, in one of the...

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director – Fortress REIT Limited Date of appointment: April 2016 Steven entered the property industry, after completing his articles, as a listed property analyst in 2008 for Corovest. Following this, Steven joined Standard Bank’s Global Markets division in the equity derivatives finance team and thereafter joined the South African real estate division focusing on structured lending and equity transactions. From 2013, Steven has been involved with a number of listed real estate companies focusing on...

Tertia Barrett is the MD of Cataly5t, a tech business transforming workspaces. With a career spanning more than 15 years in technology leadership, Tertia is passionate about how new technology can revolutionize the way we interact with our workspaces. Cataly5t works with leading tech companies to help businesses create workspaces where employees want to be, while boosting productivity and improving employee wellness. Tertia attained her MBA Cum Laude at GIBS with awards for: Entrepreneurship as well as her thesis on...

Nikki Greenberg is a futurist and thought leader in the real estate industry. As Founder of Real Estate of the Future, she directs real estate developers and owners on ways to capitalize on PropTech and disruptive innovations to gain an edge in an ever-changing environment. She is a frequent speaker at leading real estate and technology conferences around the world. In 2020 in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global real estate industry, she launched American...

Kerwen has 18 years’ experience in project management in the built environment, 12 of which were in building and civil (structural) construction in the public and private sectors in SA, Swaziland, Mauritius and Kenya. Before joining Nedbank in 2019, he worked for IBM where he was responsible for the delivery of innovation and data centres in Sierra Leone, Mauritius and Seychelles, and as Executive Head: Commercial Property Valuations and Project Management - SA and Rest of Africa in CIB Real...

John Kuruvilla, Cofounder & CRO, Kalpnik Technologies & Chief Mentor, Brigade REAP comes with over 3 decades of diverse experience covering Marketing, Sales, Brand building, Customer Relations, Revenue Management, Pricing, P&L responsibility, Entrepreneurship, Mentorship & Investing. He has been instrumental in the creation of several successful brands in India including award winning & memorable campaigns like Hamara Bajaj, Maruti Omni, Maruti Gypsy, Kawasaki Cheetah, Toyota Qualis, Hitachi air conditioners among others. A win at Cannes was the crowning glory in...