Ian Merrington is CEO of The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative and The Bandwidth Barn.
Ian also sits on the advisory boards of the University of Cape Town’s Information Systems department and also the Computer Sciences department and is a lead mentor for the Barclays Techstars programme in Cape Town.
Ian is passionate about the role of innovation in solving the challenges faced by modern societies. He believes that FinTech and the blockchain have enormous transformative potential in Africa and that inclusive innovation can improve lives across the continent.
In his current role, he has a focus on supporting and incubating inclusive tech enabled innovation, creating job ready candidates for the ICT sector and also accelerating tech entrepreneurs, specialising in FinTech, EdTech and Data.