MIC MANN

Co-CEO ● SingularityU South Africa + Mann Made

Mic is a storyteller, futurist, entrepreneur and speaker on how exponential technologies can help to #futureproofAfrica. As the Co-Ceo of SingularityU South Africa Mic believes that the future will be abundant, as the convergence and potential of exponential technologies increase and their price gradually drops to zero. This will ultimately democratise numerous industries and improve the lives of all.

After completing his honours degree in scriptwriting, directing and producing film at AFDA, Mic joined as co-owner of the family business, Mann Made in 2003. This Sandton-based award-winning experiential brand agency has worked with top global and local Fortune 500 companies. Mic has 19 years of experience in the media, marketing and eventing industry with multiple creative awards as a film director.

In 2015, Mic completed the Singularity University Executive Programme in Silicon Valley, and realised that in order to #futureproofAfrica we need to embrace exponential technologies in Africa and partnered with SU. Over the last four years Mic and his partners have been inspiring, educating, and empowering South Africans through SU programmes, events and online. They have built a community of change-makers that want to make a positive impact. Mic is regarded as one of the leading experts in Virtual and Augmented Reality globally, developing some of the most exciting new digital spaces and environments with his studio and regularly speaks about VR, AR, the future of work and education. Mic is a strong advocate not only for local communities in South Africa but for all of Africa on a global scale.

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