Ex CEO of First National Bank: Leadership, Innovation and Technology

Michael Jordaan is well known within the South African context as being on the forefront of leadership, innovation and technology. Technology will change the world more drastically in the next 10 years than it has in the last 30 years, there’ll be innovation in every industry and new forward-thinking start-ups will enter the market. In today’s digital age where the world is more global, connected and innovative than ever, good leaders are creating their future rather than reacting to it.

Michael is well known for the culture he nurtured at FNB, one of owner-manager and innovation that led FNB to be named the World’s Most Innovative Bank in the 2012 Global Banking Innovation Awards, held in Washington DC. He stepped down as CEO of FNB (one of SA’s largest banks with a customer base of nearly nine million) in 2013 to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship.

In his talk Michael explores various industries that have been disrupted by exponential changes in data and the mobile explosion, such as medical diagnostics, Internet of Things, sensors and media tech. He looks at how technology is changing the world and solving problems, including AI & robotics, machine learning, 3D printing, Food tech, solar power, synthetic biology. As an Economist, he has a unique economic perspective, and also speaks as a VC invested in these exact industries.


  • Leadership, Innovation and Technology

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