Yanesh Naidoo is co-owner and director of digital strategy for Jendamark Automation.

Jendamark designs, develops and exports 4IR-driven assembly systemsto the global automotive sector – including OEMs in Germany, the USA and China.

With full manufacturing facilities in both South Africa and India, Jendamark is well-positioned to serve as a global tech leader and understands that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to 4IR tech solutionsfor developing and developed countries.

Yanesh is driven by a passion for technology and continues to identify business opportunities where he can use this passion to solve specific challenges for developing countries, while also exporting these solutions to the rest of the developed world.

He believes in ‘digital ubuntu’, a truly African approach to 4IR technology for developing countries that is inclusive and allows more people to benefit from the resulting business gains.

In 2019, Yanesh was invited to speak at the UN Investment Enterprise & Development Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. There he unpacked the topic of “Structural Transformation, Industry 4.0 and Inequality” from an African perspective, highlighting the work Jendamark is doing with its Odin digital manufacturing ecosystem to create a more efficient, competitive and inclusive manufacturing sector.