Purpose Place by SAP @ Cape Town
Supporting the path towards a better world by 2030
September 4 - 6, 2019
Supporting Africa to Lead in the Race for the Sustainable Development Goals

During the week of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, SAP Africa will join with the SAP Next-Gen program and its newly launched purpose-focused initiative "Purpose Place by SAP - Supporting the path towards a better world by 2030," driving sessions to inspire a movement to "lead with purpose" across Africa and globally.

Partnering with Startupbootcamp AfriTech, Deloitte Digital, Hasso Plattner Institute, HPI D-School and Startup Guide, the activations aim to foster next generation social entrepreneurs; support young women and girls in science, technology, engineering, arts and science (STEAM); and inspire purpose-focused partners and citizens in using technology for good.

September 4
11:00am - 3:00pm: Startup Guide Cape Town Launch
This meetup celebrates the availability of the Startup Guide for Cape Town created in partnership with SAP Next-Gen. The event features a panel on South Africa's startup and innovation ecosystem: "Inside the rapid rise of South Africa's startup ecosystems".

  • Sissel Hansen, Founder and CEO of Startup Guide
  • Mervyn George, Innovation Strategist of SAP Africa
  • Henri Zietsman, Startup Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services
  • Dr. Sumarie Roodt, Chairperson and Director of Silicon Cape
  • Kwena Mabotja, Africa Director of SAP Next-Gen (moderator)

Location: Silicon Cape, Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront Cape Town
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4:00 - 6:00pm: Public Private Partnerships for the Global Goals
Storytelling on success and avenues for collaboration
This session will bring together thought leaders and influencers from industry, government, academia, the startup ecosystem, NGOs and other partners to share storytelling on success stories and mechanisms that foster public private collaborations towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Matthew Jennings, SAP Global Vice President for Intelligent Enterprise Solution
  • Sandiso Sibisi, Founder of COOi Studios
  • Julie Cleverdon, Director of the Cape Town Science Centre
  • Lance Greyling, Director of Enterprise and Investment City of Cape Town
  • Christoph Viaraud, AfricaArena CEO and Chairman

Location: Inner City Ideas Cartel in Green Point Cape Town
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September 5
4:00 - 6:00pm: Innovation with Purpose
Bringing key insights on driving purpose-driven innovation
Join influencers, thought leaders as well as movers and shakers in bringing key insights on African-led innovation in driving positive impact for the African continent. Learn and be inspired by African-born innovation from leading startups driving the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals on the continent.

  • Rudeon Snell, SAP Director Intelligent Enterprise Solutions – Southern EMEA
  • Liezel van der Westhuizen, TV Personality, influencer and entrepreneur
  • Danai Musandu, Goodwell, Investment Associate
  • Philani Mdingi, Maverick Mind, Director Digital Strategy
  • Thiru Pillay, Managing Director of Deloitte Consulting in Africa
  • Natalie R, Founder of Robots Can Think

Location: Inner City Ideas Cartel in Green Point Cape Town
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September 6
4:00 - 7:00pm: Digital Skills for the Global Goals
Fostering future-ready digital skill
Join us for a conversation on building the next generation of digital skills to drive innovation with purpose linked to Sustainable Development Goals and to ensure the African continent is at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Learn from leading stakeholders driving positive change to ensure a future ready workforce for the African continent.

  • Richard Perez, HPI Dschool, Director
  • Ulrike Rivett, University of Cape Town, School of IT, Director
  • Gugu Nonjinge, Dreamgirls Academy
  • Mervyn George, SAP, Innovation Strategist

Location: Inner City Ideas Cartel in Green Point Cape Town
Register here!
Location of SAP Next-Gen during the WEF on Africa:

Inner City Ideas Cartel
16 Ebenezer Road
Green Point
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa

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