22nd February, 2018



General Information

Adept Technology presents “The Journey of a Tech Business”.  A breakfast seminar and network event at the Lion Hotel – Thursday 22nd February, 2018 with guest speakers:


Joe Thorp

Joe Thorp

CEO - Tech in SA

TechinSA works closely with the high-tech industry to bring innovative SA products and technologies to global markets. Joe will discuss his highlights in the SA tech industry from 2017 and speak about building SA into a tech powerhouse.
Alex Grant

Alex Grant

CEO - Myriota

Myriota is a ground-breaking company and SA 2017 Telstra Business of the Year winner in the New Business Category, providing low cost IoT connectivity without the need for any ground based towers or other infrastructure.  CEO Alex Grant will discuss the path to commercialising research out of academic settings and will talk about Myriota’s “premeditated commercialisation” approach and journey.

Post Event

Adept Technology hosted another successful breakfast event and seminar for over 40 of SA’s ICT and business community this morning at the Lion Hotel.

Both speakers were thoroughly engaging and informative with quite a buzz at the end of breakfast.  Many guests stayed on to chat and network amongst like-minded individuals.

To provide your feedback, make suggestions, speak at one of our events or suggest a speaker, please contact Kristi via email.

After another successful event, we look forward to continuing to contribute to the future sustainability of the ICT economy in SA and seeing you at our next event.



Joe Thorp - CEO of TechinSA

The first of two speakers, Joe Thorp (Chief Executive of TechinSA), discussed the case for innovation and the imperatives for support and engagement with start-ups.  He also gave us a peak into some of the momentum of up-and-comers moving ahead in SA, which was truly eye-opening.

Alex Grant - CEO of Myriota

Alex Grant (CEO of Myriota) then shared Myriota’s own journey on commercialising research out of an academic setting.