South Africa, Werner Swanepoel, CA (SA) |

Group Chief Digital Officer, Vertice MedTech

Werner has eleven years’ experience in the incorporation and development of start-up technology companies specialising in EdTech, MedTech and FinTech, in addition to completing his SAICA training contract at PwC where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) in 2010.


While at PwC, he audited companies in different sectors of the South African economy and enjoyed exposure to a vast array of financial environments whilst specialising in the healthcare sector, where he predominantly still finds himself today in his current position as the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Vertice MedTech.


He acted in various part time academic positions at Forbes Lever Baker, The Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) and Edge Business School during the incorporation of the tech start-ups, where he lectured students from second year to CTA Level 2 in auditing on the UNISA syllabus.


Werner’s specialisation is the use of information processing and reporting systems and related technologies to reduce business risk and increase the accuracy of reporting.  The companies that he co-founded in EdTech, MedTech and Fintech over the last 11 years, now support over 100,000 healthcare professionals, multi-national medical device, and pharmaceutical companies as well as millions of patients.

11.45 - 12.30 CAT

Thursday 27 October

Session 3: Towards Sustainability: Big Data & Digitisation

  1. Implications for the Accounting Profession
12.30 - 12.45 CAT

Thursday 27 October

Q&A Session on Towards Sustainability: Big Data & Digitisation

15 minute Live Q&A with audience and speaker - moderated by presenter