Disruptive technologies

How are advances shaking up the industry?


Disruptive technologies have shaken up and completely changed certain industries. At this forum we introduce you to some of the technologies and the people who make them; robotics, dronse, custom controllers & hardware, alt reality AR/VR/MR.

  • Stephen Gray - founder of the Makerspace in Durban
  • Rick Treweek - founder of Alt Reality
  • Jarryd Bekker & Daniel De Kok - Mechatronics engineers from special projects studio, Bear Season
Demo Stations
  • Bear season - custom controllers & hardware
  • Alt Reality AR/VR/MR
  • Binary Space - robotics
  • Node 1 - inventors
  • Omni Present - Drones
Additional Info

Registration: 17:30-18:00

Start: 18:00

End 19:30

Fee: R 260

Cocktails served after the event

Please engage with us on Twitter: @GIBS_SA | #gibsforum, #gibsconference, #gibsevent, #gibsmba
  • Professor Nicola Kleyn (Dean)

    Nicola Kleyn is the dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science. In addition to her responsibilities at GIBS, she also lectures on various marketing-related academic and company-specific short courses she also consults to a number of organisations seeking to grow customer, brand and reputational equity.

    She worked previously at Investec Bank where she managed the learning and development function and at Edgars in a store control capacity. She also spent seven years lecturing marketing to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the faculty of commerce at Wits University.

    Nicola has been recognised as an established researcher by the National Research Foundation, achieving a C1 NRF rating. She has published articles in a number of academic journals including: California Management Review, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, International Marketing Review, Journal of Marketing Intelligence and Planning, South African Journal of Business Management, and Management Dynamics on the topics of marketing and ethics. She has also presented a number of conference papers at both local and international academic conferences and is a regular contributor to the popular press.


    In 2017, she was appointed as member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Product & Brand Management.

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