Thriving in the age of agile

TechFest 2024 | 21 & 22 May

Competing with Flexibility, Integration, and Innovation in Insurance Technology,” lies a compelling narrative that underscores the pivotal role of agility in today’s insurance sector.

Cocktail function on 22 May @16:30

Hosted at Santam Offices: 11 Alice Lane, Sandhurst, Sandton


16:30 – 19:30

Cocktail function seats limited

Venue: Hosted at the Santam Offices: 

11 Alice Lane, Sandhurst, Sandton


Panel discussions  + Demo’s over Two days virtual conference & cocktail event

TechFest 2024  sees the introduction of demo’s into the mix. Daily opening Keynote, Panel sessions, Demos, followed by another panel session and closing Keynote. A two day, virtual event on 21 & 22 May, followed by an in-person networking cocktail function.

Registration is free, thanks to our conference sponsors!



Our Speakers

Paul Donnelly | FINEOS

Anthony Miller | Simply

Michael Settas | Cinagi

Dane Richards | JMR Software

Jaco Oosthuizen | YuLife

Tristan Marot | Norton Rose Fulbright ZA

Vis Govender |

Leslie Muthen | SSP

Marcia le Roux | SSP

Schalk Fischer |TransUnion

Conference sponsors

Headline sponsor: TransUnion

Session sponsors: JMR Software, Profida, SSP
Cocktail sponsors: DesignerSolutions, FINEOS Software, Fulcrum, and Santam


TransUnion currently operates in 8 countries in Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Malawi. We offer Commercial, Consumer, Insurance and Auto risk information solutions across a number of industries, as well as personal credit management solutions in Africa.

Designer Solutions

We are a software development company with emphases on customised Fintech and InsurTech application and warranty management systems. Founded in 2002, our focus is on quality applications and management principles that are output based and which contributes towards successful business outcomes.


FINEOS is a leading provider of core systems for life insurers globally, with 7 of the 10 largest life insurers in the U.S. and 70% of the Australian group insurance market using the FINEOS Platform. The innovative FINEOS component-based, configurable, integratable Platform, including FINEOS Claims, is the only purpose-built, end-to-end SaaS solution for the life and employee benefits markets.

JMR Software

JMR Software are Financial Services IT Experts providing specialist IT consultancy, Software and Solutions through proven enterprise-scale solutions and IT implementation services that ensure your technology delivers the results your business needs..


A comprehensive suite of software solutions to help drive growth in your business. Financial Services and Insurance Industry focused, we provide specialised functionality and support to help you achieve sophisticated practice management and high-level client service


SSP provides software for the insurance industry.
Trusted by Brokers, Insurers, MGAs, UMAs, Underwriting Agents and Financial Advisers for over three decades.


We are a leading general insurer in South Africa with a market share of more than 22%. We have over 105 years of standing and we provide a diverse range of general insurance products and services to individuals, commercial and corporate markets.


The Fulcrum Group of companies is South Africa’s foremost independent provider of Premium collection and premium finance to the insurance industry.

2024 Conference Schedule

10:00-10:30 Opening & welcome

Lee Naik, TransUnion Africa CEO

10:30 - 11:00 Keynote: Thriving in the age of agile

Paul Donnelly, Executive Vice President, EMEA, FINEOS

11:00 - 12:00 Panel: Agile innovation to meet evolving client expectations

Thanks to FINEOS for sponsoring this session.

  • Paul Donnelly, FINEOS
  • Ant Miller, Simply
  • Michael Settas, MD at Cinagi 
  • Zahed Rassool, CTO, MyGlass
12:00 - 12:15 DEMO Session: JMR CASE STUDY

The team at JMR will take delegates through interesting use cases, and showcase their product and service offering.

12:15 - 12:30 DEMO Session: Profida
12:30 - 12:45 DEMO Session: insdi
12:45 - 13:30 Session: YuLife: Jaco Oosthuizen

Thanks to JMR for sponsoring this session


Early end to day 01

10:00 - 10:30 Opening and Welcome

Tony van Niekerk, Editor and Chief of COVER magazine 

10:30 - 11:00 Keynote: Distribution Disrupted: Insurance in the Age of AI & Insurtech

Thanks to conference sponsors for making this session possible.

Vis Govender, Vis Govender, Co-founder of Everything.Insure Group CEO of FirstEquity Group

11:00 - 12:00 Panel: Age of agile Intermediary

Thanks to SSP for sponsoring this session.

  • Vis Govender
  • Leslie Muthen, SSP
  • MiWay
12:00 - 12:15 DEMO SESSION: FINEOS

John Murphy

12:15 - 13:45 DEMO SESSION: SSP

Marcia Le Roux

Leg Stretch

13:00 - 13:45 KEYNOTE: Data Empowers the Age of the Individual

Schalk Fischer, TransUnion

  • Dane Richards, JMR CEO
  • Kali Bagary, CEO, The Data Company
  • Angus Black, Director, Barn Owl Data Solutions