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Ian Merrington
CEO at Cape Innovation and Technology Institute


Ian Merrington is CEO of The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative and The Bandwidth Barn, Africa’s oldest technology incubator.

Ian also sits on the advisory boards of the University of Cape Town’s Information Systems department and also the Computer Sciences department.

Ian is passionate about the role of innovation in solving the challenges faced by modern societies. He believes that FinTech and the block chain have enormous transformative potential in Africa and that inclusive innovation can improve lives across the continent. Through his work with CiTi, Ian supports Financial Services companies and Banks with digital cultural transformation

In his current role, he has a focus on supporting and incubating inclusive tech enabled innovation, creating job ready candidates for the technology sector and also accelerating tech entrepreneurs, specialising in FinTech, EdTech, BioTech and Data Analytics.