BCX Disrupt Summit

16 Nov 2017  -  17 Nov 2017

Inaugural BCXDisrupt Summit 16 – 17 November 2017


Join will.i.am, Malcolm Gladwell, Jane McGonigal, Rapelang Rabana, Nick Goldman and a host of international innovators and thinkers at the BCXDisrupt Summit & Malcolm Gladwell Masterclass.  Meet a new breed of insurgents who are driving disruption at the frontline of technology, business and beyond at the BCX Disrupt Summit 16 – 17 November at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre.


From the great minds who are imagining what future data storage looks like - not just 100 years from now, but 100 000 years from now to enlightened thinkers who are bringing together ideas from vividly diverse spectrums.


At the BCXDisrupt Summit, you'll immerse your mind in the possibilities to create the business of tomorrow. Get inspired by the potential of what you can accomplish, and how you can accomplish it. Much more than an opportunity to tune in and listen. It’s an opportunity to debate, to interact, to question, to challenge, to share your own thoughts and knowledge…to disrupt!


One thing that is certain. You’ll never think the same again!


“Disrupt!” It’s a powerful call to action that is changing the way the world gets down to business. And there’s no better way to answer the call than to take part in the BCXDisrupt Summit, a world-class learning-and-engaging experience brought to you by BrainFarm.


You’ll get to know, first-hand and up close, what’s new, interesting, mind-opening and amazing in today’s radically-shifting world of disruption and innovation.


Business as we know it is headed into uncharted territories, characterised by perpetual and unpredictable change, reimagined business models, and future-forward technologies that will dramatically change industry in ways we can’t even imagine. Join other South Africans on the 16th of November at the BCXDisrupt Summit and engage with some of the world’s greatest disruptors.


16 November | BCXDisrupt Summit Agenda


MC by Dion Chang

and Pippa Tshabalala


08:30 – Sipho Maseko

09:10 – Mariéme Jamme

09:50 – Nick Goldman

10:20 – Tea & Coffee

11:00 – T BC

11:30 – Lars Silberbauer

12:00 – Rapelang Rabana

12:30 – Charlie Ayers

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Jane McGonigal

14:30 – will.i.am

15:20 – H ow to Create the Future (will.i.am, Ian Russell, Malcolm Gladwell, Rapelang Rabana)

15:50 – TBC

16:50 – Closing


Malcolm Gladwell Masterclass

Ever since the launch of his debut best-seller, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can make a Big Difference, in 2000, Malcolm Gladwell has made his mark as one of the new century’s sharpest minds, casting a laser beam of insight and understanding on the ways in which we think, act, adapt, and react in an ever-changing world.


Combining his ability to filter, distil, and interpret academic research from the cutting-edge of science, with his intuitive skills as a journalist and storyteller, Gladwell is a modern seer whose body of work enlightens and entertains, as much it can inspire us to transform theory into everyday action.


Now comes Gladwell’s most inspirational action yet.


For the first time in his career, for a limited audience, he will present a unique Masterclass in thinking, learning, and doing, at the BCX Disrupt Summit in Johannesburg, on 17 November 2017.


Based on his best-selling books, David and Goliath and Outliers, the Masterclass is a rare opportunity to spend a day in Gladwell’s company, asking questions, sharing thoughts, and absorbing at first-hand the arsenal of knowledge and intelligence that will forever shift the way you see and work in the world.


17 November | Malcolm Gladwell Masterclass Agenda


08.00 – Arrival

08.30 – David and Goliath Session plus Q&A: During this session Malcolm Gladwell will challenge how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, suffer from a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or endure any number of other apparent setbacks.

10.30 – Tea break

11.00 – Outliers Session & Q&A: During this session Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"-the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He addresses the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

13.00 – Lunch

14:00 – Book signing


For more information or to book your seat go to www.bcxdisrupt.com