BY Fast Company Contributor < 1 MINUTE READ


Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies event is around the corner! You’ve met the panel of judges for this year’s event, as well as the list of companies who are in the running for the award.

Now, get ready to learn more about our special guests:

Adrian Gore – CEO, Discovery

Adrian Gore is the founder and group chief executive of Discovery Limited. He will be discussing how Discovery is revolutionising the banking industry through their creation of a digital bank. Not only is Discovery helping their clients manage their health, but now, they are helping them manage their money too.

Discovery Bank’s shared value banking model considers individual financial behaviours to understand how financially healthy clients are. In turn, through the AI-powered Vitality Money programme, clients get rewarded for managing their money well.

This is measured through the five controllable behaviours: Spend less than household earnings, save regularly, pay off property, invest for the long term, and

to have essential insurance in place.

Discovery Bank quantifies and monetises the value of lower financial risk and returns this to banking clients in the form of real financial gains.

We are super excited to have Adrian on board!

Sumarie Rood – Co-Chairperson, Sillicon Cape

Dr. Sumarie Roodt is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems in the Commerce Faculty at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She has been teaching and conducting research here since 2012. She has also taught at the University of Pretoria (UP) in the Department of Informatics in the Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology faculty. Before joining academia however, she worked as a project manager and strategy consultant for a number of years. Sumarie is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher in the Young Emerging Researcher category.