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Pro Speaker, Celebrant, Facilitator, Host & Voice Artist

In all likelihood you found this website because of one of the three below activities which keep me active and, in a general sense, out of trouble. At first glance it would seem these are completely different areas of interest. They are, however tied together by what they hold in common: People.

At some level each of these activities afford me the opportunity to meet and engage a wide variety of people which is pretty much my favourite thing.


Since 2010 I have worked in 14 countries and 900 conferences as either a keynote speaker or as an MC, Facilitator or host. My speaking has always focused on the interplay between technology and human behaviour. Coming out of the pandemic my interest has been the application of stoic philosophy in the age of AI. Here’s a clip of what that looks like: Digital Stoicism. Or watch it below. 

My forte though is working as a programme director, facilitator or host. Here’s a testimonial

The reason we continue and enjoy working with Ryan Hogarth is because of the reassurance that a great job will be done. Ryan is a consummate professional who is well versed in a wide variety of content and subject matter. We’ve used Ryan for very technical events and in specialised industries such as IoT, Mining and Automotive to general events in industries such as sales, social development and corporate affairs. Ryan comfortably handles it all and removes any anxiety you’d have as an event organiser. Sizwe Zim, Creative Space Media.

I have worked in this capacity for conferences across a wide range of industries from tech to mining to agriculture.

professional celebrant

As a secular, non-religious marriage celebrant I have solemnised over 2900 marriages. The need for this service continues to grow and the business now has 6 Marriage Officers in 3 cities officiating around 500 weddings a year. More info at

Here’s a testimonial: 

Ryan has such a great personality, he is really easy to connect with and is extremely accommodating. Sending off a positive and relaxed yet professional vibe he really made Tayla and myself feel comfortable. We knew we were in great hands as he had married 2 of our friends before.

Ryan has a certain charm about him which makes the whole ceremony and process leading up to feel really special.

There is no one else we would have wanted to marry us. – Michael Holly

Esport Host & Commentator

What started as a casual leisure activity in 2015 has evolved to playing a significant role in growing the esport of Rocket League in Sub Saharan Africa. It has also informed much of my speaking content on the role that gaming will play in any future ‘metaverse’. I broadcast, play, commentate and do all I can to grow interest in a game that has become the highest paid esport in South Africa.  I stream live and create content around this journey on Youtube and Twitch. You can dip in on my channel here: Rocket League Grey Beard


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AI – it’ll either deliver us to slavery or make us better humans

Fear has always blocked the road of progress yet at every turn fear has, eventually, turned to opportunity but not before teetering at the edge of regression. The new normal today is transition and change and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is challenging our fears...