Archives: Speakers

Norman Moyo

Norman is currently the Group CEO of Distributed Power Africa, a pan African renewable energy and technology group.  Having begun his career journey at Standard Chartered Bank, he moved into the Telecommunications industry when GSM Technology was introduced in Africa by being part of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe team. Thereafter he moved to Celtel International as Commercial… Read more »

Michelle McCann

Michele McCann is the Head of Platforms and Interconnection at Teraco. She is a key member of the Teraco executive and the team responsible for developing and growing the NAPAfrica Internet Exchange into the largest IXP in Africa, focused on servicing sub-Saharan Africa.  Michele has a passion for peering, content and carrier aggregation in Africa and has a… Read more »

Heath Andersen

A mechanical engineer and data centre project director and design manager.  Heath leads teams, develops designs and supervises data centre construction. His strength and passion is in strategically developing and managing data centre design, from feasibility through to operations. He works with data centre operators, enterprise clients, property developers, private equity firms and consulting teams…. Read more »

Nils Gerstle

Nils has worked in many different environments over the years, from SMEs to corporates, and has managed teams, led people, and formulated and implemented strategies. He has designed, built and delivered data centres in many African countries. Nils believes that a data centre project always begins with understanding its commercial purpose and must be designed… Read more »

Neels Van Niekerk

Neels van Niekerk is an Executive Director at EQUATE and a registered Professional Quantity Surveyor. Neels has nineteen years’ experience working alongside industry leaders in the built environment, but specialising in the commercial aspects of Data Centre construction and has been involved in Data Centre projects across five continents, majority of them having been constructed… Read more »

Tim Genders

Passionate about bringing the next billion Africans online, Tim is the Commercial Director of Project Isizwe. Every morning, Tim wakes up to connect the unconnected, a personal mission that has driven Tim’s success in managing one of the largest free WiFi projects in Africa. Tim graduated from Oxford University in 1989 with a 1st class… Read more »