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Dave Duarte is a teacher dedicated to helping people build more effective cultures and communities for change.

Specialising in digital influence, Dave has worked in more than 25 countries building campaigns towards the United Nations Global Goals with his company Treeshake. He also runs the  Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, which helps the "ad agency of the decade" to remain at the forefront of marketing innovation. 

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 on the topics of brand building, storytelling, and countering fake news.

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. He also serves as a voting member of the academy of the Global Teacher Prize.

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