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Ian Merrington
CEO at Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative

Profile

Ian Merrington is CEO of The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative and The Bandwidth Barn and is also a Director of Injini, Africa's first EdTech Incubator. The Bandwidth Barn is Africa's oldest technology incubator and is to-day regarded as one of the leading Technology business incubators in the world.

Ian is currently a member of the Economic War Room for Tech & BPO established by the WCGov, he also sat on the advisory boards of the University of Cape Town’s Information Systems department and also the Computer Sciences department. He was appointed an ambassador for AfricaCom 2018 (Africa's largest Tech event) in recognition of his leadership role in driving Africa's digital transformation.

Ian is passionate about the role of innovation in solving the challenges faced by modern societies. He believes that inclusive innovation can improve lives across the continent.

In his current role as CEO of CiTi, he has a focus on supporting and incubating inclusive tech enabled innovation, seeding technology clusters, creating job ready candidates for the Industry 4.0 and also accelerating tech entrepreneurs.

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Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL: Africa – An Incubator for Innovation improving financial inclusion

    , 12:20
  • Blockchain in the Western Cape

    , 11:20