Curators of Africa’s Largest B2B B2G  Trade Focused Artificial Intelligence & Smart Tech Community – Building an AI Powered Future for Africa.












AI Expo Africa – The largest B2B B2G focused Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation & Smart Tech trade event in Africa

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AI Expo Africa is the largest business focused AI, RPA & Smart Technology trade event in Africa. Our 2021 conference is built upon the phenomenal success of the highly acclaimed 2018, 2019 & 2020 events, that cemented it as the largest gathering of CxOs, investors, buyers, suppliers, innovators, SMBs and global brands in the region focusing on real world application of B2B B2G 4IR technologies.

What people said……

“AI Expo Africa was nothing less then inspirational. Looking forward to 2020 Expo” Francois Ferreira, Capitec Bank

“What an amazing few days spent with like minded individuals, organizations, startups, enthusiasts and those just plainly curious!” Izak De Beer, SAP

“Talking to the smaller vendors, particularly the ones in the Innovation Cafe was the highlight for me” Gordon Inggs, City of Cape Town

“I learnt so much at this year’s AI Expo Africa and cannot wait to return next year” Khumoetsile Khumalo, Absa Bank

“It was great the see a diverse field of innovators across business, academia and social enterprises take on our continents challenges” Francis Mumbi, Stanbic Bank 

“What an epic week of awesome mental stimulation. My brain has been opened to a whole new exciting world for me” John Morison, Polyoak Packaging

“Excellent conference. Looking forward to next year” Deon Du Preez, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa

“Excellent event” Sugendran Pillay, Standard Bank Group

“Great event, had a fantastic panel discussion regarding youth and woman” Brigitte Binneman, Technology Innovation Agency, South Africa

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Synapse Magazine – The Voice of African AI & Data Science

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Synapse chronicles the 4th industrial Revolution as it unfolds in Africa, and plays a vital part in connecting the members of this growing community across the region affording FREE insights to our readership and contributors alike.

AI TV streaming channel

AI TV is a streaming channel that forms part of our wider vision to create an AI Powered Future for Africa.  Our goal is to inform people about what to expect as we embrace the fourth industrial revolution in Africa for social and economic benefit. We interview thought leaders and innovators driving AI & Data Science across the region.


The AI TV Africa Podcast, hosted on the Spreaker platform, reflects the interviews we broadcast on the AI TV Live Stream exploring the business opportunity in the African AI & Data Science landscape for entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and corporates.


Joining up the dots in the African 4IR landscape

We are frequently asked to help organisations understand the local and regional detail of the rapidly growing African 4IR tech market. It’s a rapidly developing sector and we provide consulting support to Ambassadorial Trade Missions, NGOs, Investors and Corporates seeking clarity on the business and investment climate across the continent. We also provide analysis reports, surveys, bespoke event & speaker curation, consulting support, innovation challenges and industry introductions.  Contact us to discuss your needs.

We found immense value from AI Media helping us navigate the new and expanding AI ecosystem in Africa – large corporates can find numerous partnering, product and service offerings from the innovators showcased at Africa’s largest Business focused community event”  Zimkhita Buwa, Chief Operating Officer at Britehouse


Building a sustainable community to grow beyond today

The AI Media Group are building for the long term and have created a sustainable community based movement that welcomes a diverse set of people from all 4 corners of Africa. We want to tell the “GOOD NEWS” story about innovation and entrepreneurism in the African artificial intelligence & data science sector.

Our content, groups, events and publications all have a FREE point of entry whilst providing meaningful CxO and Investor level insights via paid for seminars, conferences and workshops. Our open approach to partnering creates a win win for the entire community.


“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” [African proverb]

We have connected with some of Africa’s most innovative players in the region to foster collaboration and growth for all


Exceptional experience for LightBlue to position IBM Watson and Live Person – truly great opportunity to learn and exchange ideas Alessandro Vignazia, CEO Lightblue Cognitive Solutions 

In 2018 we established support from over 40+ sponsors ranging from the largest global corporates to the smallest start ups


AI Media PTY Ltd was founded in 2017 by Dr Nick Bradshaw a 25 year tech veteran now based in South Africa.  Nick hails from the world of Enterprise collaboration software & cloud platforms and has worked in Europe, North America & Africa with a diverse set of Multi $bn global clients. Prior to building AI Media, Nick has helped grow, and consulted with, multiple tech start-ups and clients on a range of technology based transformation projects.  Nick is supported by an amazing full time team who maintain and grow the community and run the magazine and event on an annual basis.

Daniel Mpala is Editor of Synapse Magazine and Head of Show Production. He is a keen tech and business reporter who covers developments around artificial intelligence (AI) and data science in Africa, a proponent of online privacy and passionate about foreign affairs / international relations.

Mia Muylaert heads up Sales and Event Management. Prior to her new role Muylaert was a function co-ordinator at one of Cape Town’s busiest food and beverage operations. She comes with extensive experience the advertising and events industry, having worked as a production manager for AdMakers International for close to five years. 






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