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E Cape Chapter Event: Growing your own global technology business from anywhere: Lessons learnt

March 27 @ 17:30 - 18:30

Topic Abstract:

The talk will cover how Gough Venter focused on growing an ICT services business and selling to an international ASX listed company in Australia, then starting a co-working space and growing a SaaS business. Other topics he will cover include the DevOps of scaling a SaaS business globally, Machine Learning and the present environment he is working in, the Vision space (with photos & videos) plus some Natural Language Processing for chatbots.

The Speaker – Gough Venter (from Australia):

Gough indicates that he is “A technologist and entrepreneur, driven by innovation”. He is an avid student of Design Thinking and mastering the design process. He started his IT career in the early 90’s and he will be telling his story from UPE into the corporate ERP world and then to the start-up tech SaaS world.

He is presently Chairman of iMAGECLOUD, Sydney. Australia.

He is a BCom IS graduate from the Department of Computing Sciences at Nelson Mandela University.



Lab 4,
Second floor,
Embizweni Building,
South Campus,
Nelson Mandela University

Directions to the venue:

Turn into Admiralty Way in Summerstrand.
Turn into University Way. Pass North campus.
Enter South campus at security gate, drive past Information kiosk.
Turn left into main entrance parking area in front of Embizweni building. Park and enter through main entrance. Go to Lab 4 on the 2nd floor.

RSVP for catering purposes to:

Andre Calitz: Andre.calitz@Mandela.ac.za 


March 27
17:30 - 18:30


Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Alice Khumalo