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The Data Gateways

Oct 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | R250
Heavy Chef - The Data Gateways - What Does The Future Hold?

Companies like Flutterwave and PayFast have been experiencing extraordinary growth during the COVID-19 crisis. This has led to an extraordinary amount of data that flows through their platforms. Payment gateways have evolved to the extent that they ‘just work’ – but what else can they tell us? As it happens, the spending data of consumers reveals patterns that are remarkable. The founders of two of Africa’s proudest fintech proponents are coming to Heavy Chef to talk about – the Future. In a Livestream interview exclusively for Heavy Chef, the amazing host of Unpacking Africa podcast, Emmanuel Gamor is back to MC another exciting session.

Heavy Chef - The Data Gateways - What Does The Future Hold?

Heavy Chef – Speakers: Livestream: 6 pm, Tuesday, October 27 2020.


  • Livestream: 6 pm, Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

  • Heavy Chef is hosting three African tech mavens.

  • Flutterwave is one of Africa’s most celebrated payment companies internationally.

  • PayFast is hot off a series of international and regional successes.

  • Emmanuel Gamor is the show host of Unpacking Africa podcast.

Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola is a Senior Entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in building scalable financial technology firms. He is the Founder & CEO of Flutterwave; a post Series B payments technology company headquartered in San Francisco with operations and offices across Africa and Europe. Olugbenga is passionate about creating payment solutions that connect Africa to the global digital economy, he champions this through his work which has enabled Flutterwave process over $5.4B across all product platforms.

Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor has over a decade of experience in youth engagement, digital innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership education. He is a faculty member with the University of Stellenbosch – Executive Education on digital reputation management runs the podcast Unpacking Africa that interviews and explores multi-stakeholders in multiple industries across the continent. Gamor is the co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Advisory Council on Knowledge and Impact. As an ex-Googler and former YouTube country manager, Gamor continues to explore global digital innovation across the African region. In Accra, he is the erstwhile Director for Digital and Design Innovation at Impact Hub Accra and works on the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture Beyond The Return global campaign with the Ghana Tourism Authority. He is a philanthropist, runs a social enterprise Urithi Labs, and volunteers with Rotary Club of Accra-Ring Road Central and the Rotary Club of Johannesburg respectively.

Jonathan Smit is an entrepreneur at heart. Jonathan started PayFast early in his career in 2007 after gaining valuable business experience at global engineering and consulting firms. With a degree in computer engineering, Jonathan is passionate about all things technical, most especially the internet and distributed systems. After personally developing the core PayFast platform, Jonathan has steered PayFast through the last decade, growing the company into a leader in online payment processing in South Africa with one of the most recognized payment brands in the country.


The Data Gateways – What Does The Future Hold?

Book your ticket below for LIVESTREAM: 27th October: The Data Gateways – What Does The Future Hold?

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NOTE: 10% of proceeds will go towards the Heavy Chef Foundation (NPO). Small business owners and entrepreneurs can apply for discounts of 60% during COVID-19 lockdown. Students can get free tickets. To apply, please email [email protected] – let us know your circumstance and we’ll send you the promo code, no questions, no judgment.


Oct 27, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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