Edutech Entrepreneur & Software Engineer With Over 20 Years Experience
Keynote | Learning & Development
Bilal Kathrada is an EdTech entrepreneur, and is the founder of ITVarsity. His mission is to find innovative ways in which technology can make life better for everyone.
He is a multi-award-winning app developer and in 2022’s African Tech Leader of the Year – awarded at the African Tech Week Awards held in Cape Town.
He’s also the Founder of Xander, a company that develops educational apps for kids. The Xander apps have been downloaded more than a million times from the app stores. He is a software engineer by profession and is also an author and keynote speaker.
He has lectured at a number of notable institutes, such as the University of KwaZulu Natal, the Durban University of Technology and the University of Johannesburg.
He was featured in the book “Developer, Advocate!” by G Willenga for his work in promoting software development as a career in South Africa. He writes for a number of publications such as the Cape Argus, The Star and The Daily News. He writes about technology trends and education.
He has appeared on a number of media platforms ranging from radio, TV, print and online publications.
He has a highly active social media presence, where he speaks about Education, Entrepreneurship and Technology. He also consults a number of educational institutes and businesses on transformation of the age of Artificial Intelligence.
Vision: Bilal believes that education is the key to ending South Africa’s crippling youth unemployment problem. His approach is to make learning accessible to all South Africans via e-learning