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Johan Steyn is a renowned Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Advocate and a prominent speaker at global conferences on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Emerging Technologies. In 2019, he was honored as the Best AI & Robotics Management Consultant by Wealth & Finance magazine in the UK.

He held significant positions in the field of AI, including serving as a Global AI Ambassador for Swiss Cognitive and a Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University's School of Data Science and Computational Thinking in South Africa. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Woxsen University's School of Business in India.

His influence in the field was further recognized when he became a finalist for the 2022 IT Personality of the Year Award, a prestigious accolade hosted by  The Institute of IT Professionals South Africa, Gordon Institute of Business, and ITWeb.

Acclaimed author Sean Culey has acknowledged him as "Africa’s leading AI commentator," a testament to his impact and expertise in the AI sector.

In addition to his speaking and academic roles, Steyn is a prolific writer. He regularly contributes thought-leadership articles to major publications such as Reuters, Business Day, the Sunday Times, Finweek, News24, ITWeb, and Brainstorm Magazine, cementing his status as a key voice in the AI community.

He earned the distinction of being the writer behind the most widely-read article in the 2023 editions of BusinessDay newspaper. Attracting a daily readership of 70,000, his thought-provoking piece, "Why I Won't Be Sending My Child to Varsity," sparked a pivotal debate on the future of education in an age of swiftly evolving technologies.

Expanding his impact on executive education and ethical technology, Johan has taken on the role of Facilitator & Course Designer at the Executive Education program of the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.

Furthermore, as an Expert Collaborator with the African Academy of Artificial Intelligence, Johan is at the forefront of advocating for Responsible AI & Ethics.

In a significant endorsement of his expertise and influence in the tech world, Johan was appointed in 2024 by Samsung as a brand ambassador with the launch of the new Galaxy S24 AI-infused smartphone.

Johan is serving as a working group member to develop recommendations toward a national AI strategy in South Africa. This is an initiative by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Department of Science and Innovation.

This is my personal site and the views expressed are my own.

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