Law . Technology . Innovator

Based: Johannesburg

Nerushka is an emerging technology law specialist, legal technology innovator and speaker. She is a consultant trainer at the Blockchain Academy and a co-chair of the Johannesburg chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (the largest association of privacy professionals in the world). She was recently listed on CryptoCoin.News as one of 20 African women to watch in Blockchain and Crypto.

She has a background as a technology & privacy lawyer for an international law firm and has worked on data privacy matters for both local and international clients. Nerushka has work experience in both London and Melbourne. Her business development experience includes managing a client portfolio in the technology & innovation sector, rolling out campaigns on tech-related topics and creating thought leadership publications. She is also involved in the development of innovative legal technology products and awareness and upskilling of lawyers about the future of law, and advises legal tech startups.

Emerging technology is an evolving concept and currently includes artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology and quantum computing. Nerushka uses her unique experience and forward looking mindset to identify future risks and ask the legal and ethical questions brought about by emerging technology and packages these topics into stimulating and thought-provoking workshops and presentations.

She regularly speaks to corporates and at events, publishes blogs and articles, and is regularly interviewed and quoted in media on various technology-related topics. During September 2017, she was invited to speak at a large tech conference, PluralsightLIVE, in Salt Lake City, USA. Her clients include the South African Reserve Bank, Standard Bank, FirstRand, ITWeb, DLA Piper, Synthesis Technologies and the Blockchain Academy.

Keynote Topics

1. Every business is a digital business
2. Breaking down blockchain
3. Artificial intelligence: the robots are coming 4. Hackers gonna hack