Alexander Oloo

Alex is currently the Head of Design at Absa, where he leads a team of 200 of the most awesome humans. Alex has spent the last decade deeply involved in digital, as a software engineer, designer, international speaker, and most recently in design leadership. Alex has been a key player in Absa’s digital transformation over the last 6 years.

Before his time at Absa, Alex completed his honours in bioengineering, had the privilege of lecturing at the University of Pretoria, and worked in 3 early-stage startups that crashed and burned.

Alex has a passion for developing talent and is one of the founders of Absa’s Design Graduate Programme. He’s actively involved in mentoring and coaching the next generation of design leaders within Absa and in the industry. For his impact in business and entrepreneurship, Alex was listed as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian.

In his spare time, Alex is an active member of the open-source software community and occasionally indulges in a PC game here and there.

Other Speakers

Aalia Coovadia

UX Designer
Discovery Ltd

  

Alfi Oloo

Product Designer
Alfi Oloo

  

Megan Venter

UX/UI Designer
DVT

  

Michael Marais

Product Designer
MTN

  

Monique du Plessis

UX/UI Designer
DVT

  

Steyn Viljoen

Product Designer
Luno

  

Schalk Venter

Product Design Lead, Lecturer

  

Carl Sidler

Experience Director
Wunderman Thompson

  

Danielle Goosen

Design Lead
Absa

  

Gideon Carstens

UX Designer
Spot On

  

Sean Dunn

UX Design Lead
Equal Experts

  

Wynand McCabe

Head of Experience Design
Lucky Beard

  

Sasja McKay


BBD

  

Natalia Carvalho

Founder and Digital Director
Estrela Digital Studio

  

Edna Chelule

Managing Director and Co-Founder
HumanInsights.Africa

  

Nomonde Shezi

Managing Director & Co-Founder
HumanInsights.Africa