Akhona DamaneChair at South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA)
Akhona Damane is currently the Manager: Office of Digital Advantage at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research). He is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the Department of Science and Innovation’s ICT Research, Development and Innovation Roadmap, which directs investment in R&D and Innovation in ICT. He guides RDI programs that unearth the potential of the emerging / exponential technologies such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity within the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution. He is the current chair for the South African National Blockchain Alliance's (SANBA) Leadership Forum and the advisor for the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR).