11 July 2019 – The Davos of Human Capital

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How can we shape the interaction between humanity and technology in a way that enables us to build better leadership for a better world?

Join 500 senior leaders and HR professionals from across Africa for The Davos of Human Capital on 11 July, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This high-impact, one-day conference will enable you to define the future for your organization in an era of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital disruption.



Digital disruption is a clear and present reality, but it doesn’t have to be a danger. A recent Forbes Insights survey revealed that 51% of executives consider their businesses at risk from digital disruption in the next five years.

Digital disruption is one of the most critical and pervasive challenges for leaders around the world, but it is also a profound opportunity. No industry or organisation is immune. At The Davos of Human Capital 2019, you’ll hear from leading minds on how we can transform and thrive in the digital era.


Presentations from — and invigorating dialogue with — leading experts on digital disruption and technology, an immersive conference experience including exposure to new technologies and fresh ideas, practical tips and takeaways for shaping the future of your organization, and rich networking opportunities with some of Africa’s and the world’s brightest minds.


Keynote:  Duke CE is excited to host Sophia the Robot and her creator David Hanson Ph.D. of Hanson Robotics at The Davos of Human Capital 2019.

Sophia is Hanson Robotics’ most advanced human-like robot, created by combining breakthrough innovations in robotics, AI and artistry. She is endowed with remarkable expressiveness, aesthetics and interactivity, and can simulate a full range of facial expressions, track and recognize faces, and hold natural conversations with people. Sophia was created to be a research platform for ongoing AI and robotics research.

David Hanson Ph.D. built a worldwide reputation for inventing the world’s most human-like, empathetic, intelligent character robots, inspiring massive media coverage and public acclaim. To accomplish this, Hanson integrated figurative arts with science and engineering, and invented novel skin materials, facial expression mechanisms, and intelligent software to animate the robots in face to face interactions with people.

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Can’t make it to Johannesburg? Purchase the live stream for your company by emailing davos.tickets@dukece.com.


Is South Africa ready for the future? Read this opinion piece from Duke CE President of Global Markets, Sharmla Chetty, in the Cape Times.


During The Davos of Human Capital 2019, we will live stream a conversation between South African youth and Sophia the Robot to one million young minds across South Africa and beyond. This conversation will enable a younger generation to participate in a dialogue about artificial intelligence and its impact on our future.

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Million Young Minds

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