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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 09:24

AI EXPO AFRICA 2019, Africa’s Largest Artificial Intelligence Event, Hits the Ground Running as Sponsors Sign Up and Early Ticket Sales Soar

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AI EXPO AFRICA 2019, Africa’s Largest Artificial Intelligence Event, Hits the Ground Running as Sponsors Sign Up and Early Ticket Sales Soar

Cape Town, South Africa - 1st April 2019 - Making sense of all the hype around Artificial Intelligence and the 4th Industrial Revolution,  AI Expo Africa - the continent’s largest AI business event - is set to return to Cape Town on 4 & 5 September 2019.

“Our inaugural AI Expo Africa last year was a phenomenal success,” says Nick Bradshaw, AI Expo Africa Co-founder and pan-African AI Evangelist.  “Last year we brought together the African AI community at the largest B2B business-focused AI & Data Science event in the region that attracted 700+ delegates, 60+ speakers & 40+ sponsors from world-leading brands like Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Vodacom, Dimension Data, Accenture, SAS, Google and MultiChoice.”

“Building on the success of our 2018 ground-breaking inaugural event, we’ve doubled the size of our community to over 2300+ members and delegate ticket sales are well underway.  Even at this early stage we have already signed up sponsors such Future Fragment, Northern Data and Predictive Insights who are all keen to access the AI focused buyer community that will be attending,” says Bradshaw.

AI Expo Africa 2019 is aimed at the C-Suite decision makers, investors and innovators focusing on the disruptive nature of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Analytics, Robotic Process Automation,  AI Cloud platforms, hardware, devices and Internet of Things (IoT) in the real world environment of business TODAY.

Among the sponsors that have already signed up for AI Expo Africa 2019 are Future Fragment, a leader in the field of AI-enabled Voice Analytics, that has rebooked its space.  “Future Fragment is once again thrilled to showcase our arsenal of AI solutions at AI Expo Africa, including WatchDog, our voice biometric solution and Cognisance, our retail execution and compliance tool. In addition, we’ll proudly be giving delegates a sneak-peak at AVoX, our uniquely African voice dataset,” says  Andrew Dawson, MD of Future Fragment. 

An early newcomer to the show is Northern Data,  a Microsoft Gold Partner & Microsoft Cloud Platform Advisor,  that specialises in helping companies navigate the daunting world of data and unlocking the business potential inherent in that data.

“Northern Data is really excited to be part of AI Expo Africa 2019, and to showcase our products to the African AI community,” says Northern Data’s Principal Consultant, Jody Roberts. 

Also joining AI Expo Africa for the first time in 2019 will be Machine Learning product development studio,  Predictive Insights.  "Predictive Insights are very excited to be showcasing our AI system for staff and stock management at our first AI Expo Africa, and interacting with other innovators in the African AI community,”  says Neil Rankin, 

About the value to be derived from the show for delegates, sponsors and exhibitors, Ekow Duker, MD of Ixio Analytics had this to say:  “AI Expo Africa was by far the best AI event we attended last year, we can’t wait to make our return to this year’s show!” 

“With AI breakthroughs across all sectors of industry now going mainstream, understanding the AI business opportunity from both a supplier and client perspective has never been more important, ” says Roy Bannister, Expo Director.  “AI ExpoAfrica 2018 has at its core a focus on real-world applications and trends driving the AI Economy in Africa and seeks to build an AI Business-focused community across the continent”. 

About AI Expo Africa 2019
Taking place on 4th-5th September 2019, Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa,  AI Expo Africa 2019 is focusing on real world applications & trends driving the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data Science Economy in Africa.  Brought to you by the team at AI Media, AI Expo Africa is the largest Business focused AI Community conference and expo on the continent.  With 700+ delegates, 60+ speaker programme, 40+ exhibitor Expo Hall, allied to the unique Innovation Cafe showcasing the latest AI start-ups in the region, we deliver a truly integrated event experience.  Our speaking programme and workshops are aimed at CxOs, analysts and investors with the primary goal of educating business leaders about AI & Data Science applications solving Enterprise challenges TODAY as well as generating real business and learning opportunities for sponsors, speakers, buyers, suppliers & innovators alike.  We also have FREE student / young engineer workshops to foster grass roots job creation & skills development opportunities.  If you would like to join the event as a delegate or would like take up one of the exhibition, Innovation Cafe or speaking opportunities simply visit click on the links below.

  • Register - Secure your delegate / workshop ticket today
  • Sponsor - Secure pride of place in the Expo Hall / Innovation Cafe
  • Speak - Submit a paper and join the prestigious speaking programme 

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