#TEDxCapeTown Salon Speaker: Richard Hardiman

Richard Hardiman, TEDxCapeTownSalon

Meet Richard Hardiman, the CEO of RanMarine Technology BV, an environmental technology company specifically focused on using drones in ports, harbours, marinas and inland water environments.

RanMarine Technology's fully autonomous drones swim through the water, collecting waste and other non-biodegradables, whilst gathering data about the environment.

We asked Hardiman what motivated him to agree to stand on stage at our next TEDxCapeTownSalon event, to which he responded: “I wanted to share our team’s journey and explain how we intend to change and help heal the Oceans through technology.”

“I am inspired by people who do bigger things and play a "bigger game" in life”, and that feeds into what he hopes to achieve with this experience. “I want to...inspire others to think a little differently and perhaps also take that leap of faith”.

Hardiman, a radio veteran, he not only hosted a show on KFM for many years but also co-founded 2oceansvibe Radio, confesses to feeling a bit nervous and a little stressed about his TEDx talk but adds that he’s “...ultimately looking forward to it”.

We fired a couple of questions at Hardiman to find out a little more about what makes his brain tick!

If you had a superpower what would it be?

I could travel 48 hours into the future.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

Polar Bear - sounds quite peaceful and like fish :)

If you could time travel, where would you go?

To Kimberly; perhaps a day or two prior to Cecil John Rhodes arriving…

Which fictional character do you wish you could meet?

Atticus Finch.

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?

Billy Joel.