Transformation Talks

Tuesday, 17 October - Thursday, 19 October | Gallagher Convention Centre

Uncover the latest advancements and breakthrough technologies that are reshaping healthcare, and gain insights into the key challenges driving the healthcare landscape. Get inspired by visionary leaders who are shaping a promising future of healthcare excellence, as well as trailblazers who are revolutionizing healthcare across the continent. They will share their insights on the critical issues driving the industry and explore novel innovations and technologies within the African context.

17 - 19 October 2023

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg

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Keynote Speakers


Tuesday, 17 October 2023


11:00 | The local manufacturing of essential priority medicines and vaccines – Folly or moral imperative?
Dr Skhumbuzo Ngozwana, Chairman of the Board, Biovac, CEO, Kiara Health, Johannesburg, South Africa

11:30 | Transformation Talks – TBC
Standard Bank

12:00 | Leveraging AI and Digital Health for healthcare access and equity in South Africa

  • Prinesh Reddy, Associate Director - Healthcare Consulting, PwC, Johannesburg, South Africa  


  • Lerato Mathabatha, Public Sector Director, Microsoft, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Roche Diagnostics - TBC 
  • Ana Endres, Chief Digital Officer, Discovery Health, Johannesburg, South Africa 

Wednesday, 18 October 2023


11:00 | Digital Health and how we can futureproof Africa’s health system
Seth Akumani, Head of Exploration - Accelerator Lab, United Nations Development Programme, Accra, Ghana  

11:30 | Leapfrogging Healthcare Barriers in Africa through Telehealth- Opportunities and Challenges
Dr Funmi Adewara, Founder / CEO, Mobihealth International, Multi-Award Winning Healthtech Entrepreneur, Forbes Woman Africa Technology and Innovation Winner 2023, World Bank, London, United Kingdom

12:00 | IoT and Connected Healthcare 

  • Prinesh Reddy, Associate Director - Healthcare Consulting, PwC, Johannesburg, South Africa 


  • Peter Mehlape, Managing Director, Medtronic, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Jan Myburgh, Head of DI and AT, Siemens Healthineers, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Marlon Burgess, Country Manager, GE Healthcare, South Africa 

Thursday, 19 October 2023


11:00 | The yin and yang of building HealthTech in Africa
Malanee Hutton, Directors of Venture Design, Founders Factory Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

11:30 | Transformation Talks

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