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As founder and CEO of marketing consultancy, Treeshake, Dave Duarte helps leaders grow movements that have changed policy, protected the environmentraised funding, and involved millions of people around the world. 

He serves as Chairman of the Reach Trust, a non-profit developing mobile apps used by millions of South Africans to improve their literacy, numeracy, and employability. 

An ardent proponent of the importance of getting together in person, Dave has given talks in over 20 countries. He uses his speaking platform to help people think about the future, and to inspire their involvement in shaping it. 

Tech savvy, creative, and results-oriented, The World Economic Forum lists him as Young Global Leader, and has invited him to address world leaders in Davos. 

Previously Dave was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business; founded the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy; headed up Creative Commons South Africa; served on the Board of the Mail & Guardian; and co-founded the pioneering Social Media Agency, Cerebra.