Daniel Silke Outstanding South African, African and Globally – themed political economy presentations
With compelling, content-driven keynotes Daniel Silke delivers insightful political economy presentations. He has developed an outstanding reputation as an expert on South Africa’s political and economic future, growth prospects for the African continent and in particular, global business trends. This includes looking into the future of the world with a ‘futurist’ mindset. He appears regularly on CNBC Africa, ENCA, the SABC, 702, Classic FM, Business Day TV, BBC and in most major print newspapers in South Africa. He writes a regular column for Fin24.com and is the author of the acclaimed business book, “Tracking the Future”.
In the current volatile atmosphere of global change, Daniel Silke delivers up to the minute relevant keynote presentations. His most requested keynote talks are also constantly reviewed to include ongoing situations and developments.
Current talks include: The Brexit Effect – Economics, Politics and Global Change following the UK Referendum
A sample of Daniel’s Premier Selection – 3 most requested keynote talks include:
- South Africa – Uncharted Waters (and others)
- Arise Africa: The Final Frontier? (and others)
- Tracking the Future: Global Change 2050 (and others)
- Global economic and political trends affecting your industry
Numerous additional angles and bespoke talks are available.
As Director of the Political Futures Consultancy, Daniel is widely regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost experts on the South African, African and Global political economy. With experience gained from academia, as a public representative and as a corporate consultant, he has developed an outstanding reputation as an expert on South Africa’s political and economic future, growth prospects for the African continent and in particular, global business trends. This includes looking into the future of the world with a ‘futurist’ mindset.
Analysis of the current and future business environment is essential – not only in preparing relevant strategies but also informing and educating all levels of staff and management around the complexities of domestic and global change. Daniel offers unique insights and information that will encourage business to adapt to a changing world and will empower delegates to better understand their complex environment.
Daniel Silke holds a Masters degree in South African and International Politics from the University of Cape Town. He has served six years in publicly elected office between 1995 and 2001 facing three elections. He was also attached to the Institute for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Cape Town where he tutored students for five years. Since 2003, Daniel has been the director of the Political Futures Consultancy based in Cape Town.
In 2011, Daniel published his first major book, “Tracking the Future: Top Trends that will Shape South Africa and the World”. He has authored academic chapters and journal articles in publications on South African politics and is regularly quoted in most of South Africa’s major newspapers including Business Day, New Age, FinWeek and The Times. His is also used by Bloomberg and AFP news agencies for commentaries. He is a guest commentator on South Africa’s major news television networks (ENCA, CNBC Africa, the SABC) and is often heard on the BBC, Radio France International, 702/567 Cape Talk, Eyewitness News (EWN) & Classic FM amongst many others.
Daniel Silke has lectured at St Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and completed a semester at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida where he participated in the Dialogues of Innovation lecture series. He was the Rooney Visiting Scholar at the Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has enjoyed three seasons as guest speaker at the South Palm Beach lecture series in Florida, USA and has presented to the Financial Planners Association of Australia in Sydney. He has lectured to the prestigious World Affairs Council in Washington DC and the American Committee on Foreign Relations. He has presented for CISCO, SunGard, Oracle and Microsoft and has delivered presentations at Duke University (North Carolina), Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia), Transylvania University (Kentucky), Washburn University (Kansas), the Philadelphia Bar Association amongst many others.
Daniel’s South African client list includes Standard Bank, First National Bank, MTN, Rand Merchant Bank, Nedbank, ABSA, Sanlam, Eskom, Telkom, Grant Thornton International, Midas, Price Waterhouse, Mica, Deloittes, EOH, Alexander Forbes and the Gordon Institute for Business Studies (GIBS) amongst many other blue-chip listed companies. He has also addressed the South African Property Owners’ Association (SAPOA), the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and regularly presents for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
“Dynamic, factual and riveting. It really was the first time I have observed an audience where not one person was fidgeting or doodling!”
Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE)
“Very insightful and inspiring session, great content and excellent delivery; this session will be remembered for a very long time.”
Pieter Coetzee, IS / IT Director Northern Europe (CIO Northern Europe)
Danone Leadership Forum, Cape Town
“An excellent, engaging presenter. Energetic, holds his audience’s attention and has a great knowledge of his topic – and he is highly entertaining & thought-provoking. ”
“An incredibly insightful, intellectually stimulating talk to the senior management team of Barclays Africa. Not only did he captivate the audience through his unique sense of storytelling and presenting but he gave valuable insight into very relevant topics not only for Barclays but the wider macro environment. I could not recommend using Daniel enough for a presentation – completely worth it!”
Barclays Africa Retail and Business Banking