Oliver Krantz

Oliver is a technology executive and thought leader with over 20 years’ experience in payments, banking, mobile and innovation. He has held CIO and COO positions in several international corporations and start-ups across Europe and Africa including First Data, TeleCash and Pocit. Oliver brings a wealth of experience in both traditional and emerging technologies in financial services coupled with a considered perspective on disruptive technologies such as mobile commerce and crypto technology. He is a well sought speaker on the new technology landscape.


With extensive experience in running large scale IT and operations infrastructures, Oliver is now a strong proponent of ‘cloud-based’ outsourcing.


Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, he now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his family, his twenty cats, several dogs and a large trout farm, where he and his wife relax fishing.


  • Pocit
  • First Data Corporation
  • Telecash
  • Baan Deutschland GmbH


  • Payments
  • Technology
  • PCI Compliance
  • Mobile Commerce