Ilan Smith & Dean Furman

Ilan Smith is an internationally renowned Behavioural Illusionist, Mentalist, Corporate Speaker, Trainer and Entertainer. He has presented at Fortune 500 companies across America, Australia, Europe and Africa. Ilan uses his creative problem solving approach to create unique learning experiences that help people unleash their potential and to deal with business issues.

Some of his work with other clients includes having worked with PPS, SAP, Hollard, Multichoice, FNB and ABSA, Nike, Accenture, Samsung and Visa, Nedbank Capital, MTN, Telkom, FNB, Investec, PWC, Nestle, Group Five, Liberty, Bidvest, AON and SAP.

The creator of Brain Games – the fast passed, creative and critical thinking game, Ilan tackles the top skills required for the future of work; and

Dean Furman is an Actuary and has previously worked at Discovery where he won multiple prizes for top innovation as well as at Alexander Forbes where he co-founded a new division for the group – Alexander Forbes Empower.

Some of his work with other institutions include mentoring the Absa legal team (2018 – 2019) through their innovation experience (with multiple projects being implemented) and other Absa divisions on digital innovation strategy; digital education/innovation for Legalwise, advising on the use of digital to improve business (Deloitte); MTN had the benefit of Dean’s expertise in legal educational sessions on digital and innovation.

He has run multiple education sessions for Nedbank, FNB, Absa, Sasfin and Atlas Finance, SAICA (South African institute of chartered accountants) and the YPO.