TALK100 – a day of inspiring talks

Thu 11 2016 @ 11:00 - 16:00
  • Venue:   Events Space, 2nd floor, CT City Hall
  • Event Host:   Open Design
  • Admission:   FREE
  • Contact: Sune Stassen,

About the event:

Free parking on the Grand Parade

The flagship Open Design event, Talk100 follows on from Creative Mornings, so this is going to be an epic, inspiring day. Take the day off to soak up every moment. If you have to be at work, then why not move your office to City Hall and have your meetings at the OD Café? Better still, invite your clients and colleagues to join you there. That way you don’t have to miss a thing.

Talk100 is our day of storytelling in the company of passionate thought-leaders, community role models and determined change makers. Hear their stories and join the conversation about how they’re using design, innovation and entrepreneurship in communities, healthcare and technology. Talks are moderated by Dominic Wilhelm, strategy advisor at Qonda Strategic Advisory.

All talks are free and open to everyone, but seats are limited. We will run a simulcast in the OD Cafe space if you can’t find a seat in our event space.  

See the speaker-line up below.

The Steve Jobs factor: what qualities do we need in future business leaders?
11:00 – 12:00


  1. Karidas Tshintsholo: Executive Director of Moneytree Group, MD of South African Textiles
  2. Ian Calvert: Project Leader at Red Bull Amaphiko


Are we ready for the fourth industrial revolution?
12:00 – 13:00


  1. Robyn Farah: Founder of KAT-O and TECHTalk, and tech activist with Arduino Cape Town, Modern Alchemists and Women in Tech Cape Town
  2. Lars Espeter: game developer, augmented and virtual reality fan and leader of the Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment course at Friends of Design
  3. Alan Ball: drone pilot and founder of Flying Robot


It takes a village to raise a child. What does it take to build a community?
14:00 – 15:00


  1. Arianna Mazzeo: Head of Research and Professor of Creative Arts at Bath Spa UK University-Esart Campus ad Design and Innovation Professor at Elisava Design School, Barcelona
  2. India Baird: founder of Rock Girl, joined by young women from Rock Girl BRAVE and SST Khayelitsha
  3. Luthando Dyasi: co-founder and leader of Dine with Khayelitsha


Is health the new wealth for our cities?
15:00 – 16:00


  1. Lufefe Nomjana: Founder and CEO of Espinaca Bakery in Khayelitsha, also known as the Spinach King
  2. Ryan Roberts: Product designer and founder of Deskstand™
  3. William Mapham: founder of Vula Mobile



Location: Events Space, 2nd floor, CT City Hall
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