AI & Blockchain Strategist for Business Transformation

My mission is to make transformative technologies practical, accessible, and results-driven leading to business growth.


Sandras J. Phiri

Sandras Phiri is an AI & Blockchain Strategist for Business Transformation. As an entrepreneur, investor, and educator, he helps established businesses unlock new growth and innovation with emerging technologies. Sandras is the Founder & CEO of, the pan-African practical tech and business school.

With a deep understanding of AI, blockchain, data science, and their potential for disruption, Sandras provides practical strategies to future-proof businesses across Africa. His work combines his technical background (Computer Science degree) with his entrepreneurial mindset and global experience working with entrepreneurs in over 50 countries.

Sandras’ insights are informed by his extensive network of tech visionaries and business leaders. He’s shared stages with luminaries like Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and Youtube co-founder Steve Chen. He’s also interviewed top entrepreneurship thought leaders including Uri Levine (Waze and Moovit), Steve Blank, and Nir Eyal.

Prior to his focus on transforming established businesses, Sandras founded successful companies in IT, entertainment, and education. He’s lectured at prestigious universities like Oxford, UCT, and Stellenbosch, with his work taking him to over 29 countries globally.

If you’re looking to harness the power of AI and blockchain to achieve sustainable growth, Sandras is your guide to practical and impactful transformation.

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Work with Sandras

Sandras is specialised in the following:

Transformative Keynote Speeches:

Inspire your leadership team and wider organization with insights on the potential of AI and blockchain to reshape your industry. Keynotes are customized to your specific challenges and opportunities.

Leadership Coaching & Mentorship:

Empower your executives to lead through technological change. Sandras draws on his own entrepreneurial experience to build leadership capacity for the future of work.

Strategic Consulting:

Develop actionable roadmaps to integrate AI and blockchain into your business model. Sandras guides you on responsible implementation, navigating risks, and achieving tangible ROI.

AI & Blockchain Innovation Workshops:

Facilitate hands-on sessions with your team to explore use cases, brainstorm new possibilities, and demystify transformative technologies.

Sandras Portfolio

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Enygma Ventures

Director of entrepreneurship development at Enygma Ventures and Africa Trust Group. We are gender-lens investors in Southern and East Africa.

Startup Grind

Former Country Manager for Startup Grind South Africa and chapter director for Startup Grind Cape Town



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