VDS Brink

Location: Cape Town
Performer Type:Speaker / Keynote, Master of Ceremonies, Facilitator
Languages:English, Afrikaans
Sector Focus:Education, Entrepreneurship / Business
Speaking Topics:Business, Education, Entrepreneurship
Rates: Contact for details
Available to travel: Yes


Studied science and Information Technology. Worked in the hard mining industry in South Africa, Vietnam, Mozambique, Peru, Kazakhstan and Australia. Managed Industrial Engineering, Technology and Innovation for Kumba Resources.
Toastmaster’s top qualification Advance Gold majoring in Storytelling and Humour, several times Southern African divisional finalist in Prepared English, Humorous Speaking, Impromptu and Afrikaanse Skouspel.
Postgraduate in group behaviour psychology and a two-year course on short story writing.
MBA lecturer on strategy and innovation for Unisa, Milpark and IMM since 2002. Guest lecturing at Stellenbosch.
Strategy development for many companies.
Several graduation ceremonies for Unisa, Damelin and Milpark.
Co-founder of Personera.com, winning the 2009 Microsoft Enablis award in the media category and the minister of Science and Technology’s award for systems design. Sold successfully in the USA.
A Jack of all Trades, lecturer, company director, mentor and innovator, loves running far and fast while writing science fiction, horror and steaming love stories

Communication for Engineers
Surviving and flourish in the Fourth Revolution
Storytelling for grandpas (a full day session)
Creativity for the IT Industry
Technical strategy creation (full day session)

Public speaking avoiding “six steps to happiness” motivational jargon.
Focus on hard industrial and commercial facts combined with a compelling message.
Leave them with new knowledge and most importantly with an emotion of, “I never thought of it this way”
After dinner speaking for engineering companies