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Stafford Masie | Banking Innovation

  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Fees: 10,000 - 20,000
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Stafford Masie talks around Digital Innovation and Disruption, and are applicable to any audience because technology is a transversal matter, irrespective of industry or theme.

Stafford has been in the ICT industry for more than 25 years. His career foundations started in mid 90’s working for Telkom, Dimension Data and then Novell as a software engineer. After spending 7.5 years living in the USA working for Novell based in Utah, he notably was responsible for establishing Google’s presence in South Africa (2006).

He led their team in launching the African versions of Google Search, Adwords, Google Maps and Streetview as well as the local version of YouTube – in other words, the Southern African Google business eco-system and strategy.

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of banking and finance, staying ahead of the curve is essential. To gain a competitive edge and navigate the challenges of this industry, organizations often turn to thought leaders and experts who can offer insights and strategies for success. One such influential figure is Stafford Masie, whose expertise and captivating speaking style make him an ideal choice as a keynote speaker for the banking and finance industry.

Stafford Masie is a renowned entrepreneur, technologist, and futurist who has made significant contributions to the South African technology landscape. With an impressive background in the banking industry, Masie brings a unique perspective that blends financial expertise with a deep understanding of technology and innovation. His ability to connect the dots between these fields makes him an invaluable resource for organizations aiming to harness the power of technology to transform their banking and finance operations.

As a keynote speaker, Masie possesses an unrivaled ability to inspire and motivate his audience. With his charismatic presence and compelling storytelling, he captivates attendees and creates a lasting impact. Masie masterfully combines real-world examples, case studies, and personal anecdotes to illustrate complex concepts and make them relatable to the banking and finance industry.

One of Masie’s key strengths is his visionary thinking. He has a keen eye for identifying emerging trends and disruptive technologies that can reshape the banking and finance landscape.

By sharing his forward-thinking insights, Masie empowers his audience to anticipate industry shifts and adapt their strategies accordingly. In a sector where staying ahead of the curve is crucial, Masie’s expertise is invaluable in helping organizations embrace innovation and remain competitive.

Masie’s deep knowledge of technology and its intersection with the banking and finance industry sets him apart as a keynote speaker. He is well-versed in topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, fintech, and digital transformation.

Stafford Masie breaks down these complex subjects into digestible and actionable insights, providing his audience with a roadmap for leveraging technology to drive growth and efficiency.

Furthermore, Masie’s international experience adds a global perspective to his speeches. Having worked in various countries and collaborated with diverse teams, he understands the nuances of the global banking and finance landscape.

This global mindset allows him to address the challenges and opportunities faced by multinational organizations, making his presentations relevant and impactful for a wide range of audiences.

Beyond his technical expertise, Stafford Masie speaking engagements also delve into leadership and organizational culture. He emphasizes the importance of fostering a culture of innovation, adaptability, and continuous learning within banking and finance institutions.

By sharing his own experiences as a leader and entrepreneur, Masie provides valuable insights on how organizations can nurture a dynamic and future-ready workforce.

Stafford continues his entrepreneurial journey today as an inventor and mentor within early-stage technology start-ups. Presently the two most notable of which are GATTACA – an artificial intelligence platform – and another which focuses on bitcoin crypto currency innovations.

Stafford Masie | Digital Innovation

Stafford Masie joined WeWork (an American commercial real estate company that provides shared workspaces for technology startups and services for other enterprises) and was their General Manager for Africa and launched their first presence on the African continent for 2.5 years.

He also guest lectures at several business schools such as Wits/UJ Business School, GIBS and Henley, participates in television and radio broadcasts and is an international guest keynote speaker on the influence of technology on modern life, society and education.

Over the past 7 years his focus has turned to the Bitcoin blockchain network and all aspects of crypto currencies. Many of his recent keynotes entails deciphering this world to audiences and inspiring enterprises with these new tectonic technological shifts.

Stafford Masie served on the Advtech board for 7.5 years and is currently an independent non-executive director on several boards including the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) & Discovery Bank.

He serves as a non-executive director, of the board of ADvTECH (the largest private school education body in Africa) and, after being approached by the Minister of Science and Technology, accepted an invitation to join the board of the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research).

Stafford Masie has also been appointed as one of the specialist advisors to the Office of the President of South Africa.

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