Stafford Masie is the CEO and founder of Thumbzup, a fintech startup that developed the Payment Pebble mobile payment device. The Payment Pebble which is Africa's largest and most successful mobile point of sale is also in use in Australia with ANZ Bank. Before starting his own company, Stafford was CEO of Google South Africa and country manager for Novell South Africa.
Stafford is a recognized tech serial entrepreneur and business strategy consultant who is involved in several leading-edge technology startups and blue chip company strategy alignment initiatives. Stafford studied computer science at Tel Aviv University in Israel and spent several years in Israel and 7 years in the US. Stafford is a technology futurist, keynote speaker and he’s a non-executive board member of Advtech, a JSE listed education and resourcing company.
Join us as Stafford shares his entrepreneurial journey and provides his insight on technology and innovation.