Craig Wing | Digital Futurist Keynote Speaker

Craig Wing is an inspiring companies to “future proof” themselves by “imagineering” their future strategy and complementary culture to survive the emergent world of technology, changing customers and the “New World or Work.”

  • 2 Masters degrees: Engineering (MSc) and Business (MBA)
  • 2 Provisional patents in vision systems and computer components
  • 4 Companies started, including a non profit in Silicon Valley
  • 1,000 entrepreneurs advised/mentored
  • 50,000 Websites created in One year, one every ten minutes
  • First book rated #1 on Amazon in three categories
  • Advised Google X, Alphabet’s “Innovation Lab”

With proficiency in Bitcoin, AI, Robotics, Genetics, Millennials, CRISPr, Autonomous cars, Customer experience, Innovation and Lean startup. Countries he has spoken in include: USA, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, India, Botswana and UAE. He’s converted his own car to electric – proving he believes in creating the future we could have!

Craig moderated the 10th BRICs summit on 4IR with H.E. Presidents Xi, Putin and Ramaphosa & PM Modi in attendance, African Innovation Symposium with the United Nations. He is a keynote speaker at conferences including the SA Innovation Awards, Finance Indaba, Manufacturing Indaba, Africa Agri conference & ITWeb Digital Economy. He is an adjunct professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB) and adjunct faculty for Duke Corporate Education. Clients include UNAIDS, Accenture, Barclays, Investec, Discovery, Standard Bank, BMW, Huawei and the Indian government. As a futurist, he speaks across industries including FinTech, Manufacturing, Consumer goods, Mining, Agriculture, healthcare and Mobility. He is also a judge for the 2018 Global Startup Awards – South East Europe, and Sub Saharan Africa.

Craig Wing has a BSc (Eng), MSc (Usability) and MBA from Babson College (USA) as a recipient of the prestigious Frederic C Hamilton scholarship for significant entrepreneurial achievement. During his MBA he was elected the first “non-American” class president. He is about to enroll for a PhD to formulate new models for “Futures Thinking” for leaders to create their ideal futures.

As Head of Small Business Marketing for Google, he launched South African Business Woza online where SME’s created 50,000 websites in it’s inaugural year – one every ten minutes. He grew revenue by 82% YoY and was selected the African “Googliest Googler!”

Craig’s accolades include being an AFLI Desmond Tutu Fellow, AshokaU Changemaker, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Mail and Guardian Top 200 under 35, Destiny Man & African Independent Top 40 under 40, disruptive Innovation speaker at TEDx and profiled at the Clinton Global Initiative. He is the youngest graduation speaker at University of Johannesburg. He is a Non-executive for WomHub, a non-profit inspiring woman into engineering & Finance, Chairman of Moving into Dance educating disenfranchised youth and the disabled through dance and improving their life prospects and self-confidence.

He has travelled to 45 countries, where he has swam in the Amazon, trekked gorilla in Uganda, skydived in California, hiked Machu Pichu (and the Great Wall), swam with humpback Whales, shark dived (twice!) visited the Wailing Wall and the Taj Mahal and been tear-gassed in Turkey!

He is the youngest Graduation Speaker at the University of Johannesburg.

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Travels from: Johannesburg

Speaking fee: from R55,000 – R75,000

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