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Fintech players to capture Africa’s unbanked market

June 26, 2017 • Events, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

The advent of Fintech has blown Africa’s unbanked market wide open but no one knows yet who the big winners will be in capturing this massive emerging opportunity. Will it be the banks? The telcos? Fintech companies themselves? Will maverick players like the messenger platforms come out of nowhere to snatch the unbanked market from [&hellip...

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Philips head office in  Johannesburg, South Africa.

Philips tackling the evolving lighting industry

June 21, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Philips Lighting celebrated their one year anniversary of becoming a standalone company today at a media event at their offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the event, Reggie Nxumalo, GM of Philips Lighting Southern Africa, spoke of the evolving sector...

The ISYX team receives the ‘Emerging Partner of the year’ award from Cisco.

ISYX Technologies Wins Cisco Award

June 19, 2017 • Events, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

ISYX Technologies, a business innovation consulting company in the Middle East and Africa, announced that it has won the ‘Emerging Partner of the year’ award at Cisco’s 2-Tier channel partner event held recently in Dubai. ISYX was recognised for its...

The Gathere

The Evolving Landscape of Digital Advertising

June 15, 2017 • Events, Features, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On the 14th of June, digital influencers and experts from across the world converged at the State of Influence event hosted by MediaCom and indaHash in Sandton, Johannesburg. The event saw these experts in their field share, share their insights and...

The Taxi hailing app service was designed with respect to the culture and technology in Somalia.

Spotify, Netflix and YouTube Winners at App Annie Awards

June 9, 2017 • Events, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Spotify, Netflix and YouTube Winners at App Annie Awards

App Annie, a mobile app data and insights company, yesterday announced the winners of their inaugural awards program, The Annies, which took place at the company’s premiere industry event, Capptivate, in San Francisco. The winning apps were across six...

NCC threatens telecoms companies who fail to comply with their frequency regulations.

Nigerian Communications Commission Wins Big In Europe

June 8, 2017 • Events, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Communications Commission Wins Big In Europe

On the 4th of June at the ESQR’s Quality Achievements Awards 2017 Convention in London, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), for the second consecutive year, won the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) award The Commission, who walked away...

Security, lack of skills and connectivity must be addressed to ensure the successful deployment of IoT.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Rat Race

June 7, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The Fourth Industrial Revolution Rat Race

Yesterday, the Connected Industries conference kicked off at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg with widespread calls for South African companies to speed up and catch up with the rest of the world in adopting Industrie 4.0/IIoT. The Fourth Industrial...

A packed Raddison Blu Gautrain Hotel Conference hall for the Education Innovation Summit 2017. (Image: Dean Workman)

Attendees give Education Innovation Summit 2017 the thumbs up

June 2, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Attendees give Education Innovation Summit 2017 the thumbs up

This years edition of the Education Innovation Summit took place on the 31st of May at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel. The one day conference brought together leading education experts, policy makers, service providers and EduTech entrepreneurs to discuss...

MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge

MTN kicks off continent wide share knowledge programme

June 1, 2017 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN kicks off continent wide share knowledge programme

MTN Group is inviting social media users across Africa and the Middle East to join its employees in a virtual campaign to break down traditional barriers to education, by sharing interesting facts during the company’s annual 21 Days of Y’ello Care...

The Education Innovation Summit will take place at the Radisson Blu Gautrain on 31 May 2017.

21 Speakers Gear Up for Education Innovation Summit 2017

May 29, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 21 Speakers Gear Up for Education Innovation Summit 2017

As anticipation grows ahead of the second Education Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 31 May 2017 at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel in Johannesburg, the final list of speakers has been announced. The summit is expected to showcase the...

National Education Collaboration Trust joins Education Innovation Summit.

National Education Collaboration Trust partners Education Innovation Summit 2017

May 19, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on National Education Collaboration Trust partners Education Innovation Summit 2017

The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming Education Innovation Summit 2017. The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) is an organisation dedicated to strengthening partnerships within...

Motorola Announces the ‘Transform the Smartphone’ Challenge in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Motorola VivaTech challenge applications open

May 19, 2017 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Motorola VivaTech challenge applications open

Technology startup, creators and developers are invited to present their ideas at the 2017 Viva Technology taking place in Paris from 15- 17 June. As part of VivaTech 2017, Motorola, a Lenovo company has extended its ‘Transform the Smartphone’ challenge,...

Shaun Maritz, CIO at Eskom and Eman Liu, President Enterprise Business Group, Southern Africa region.

Eskom and Huawei Partner to Advance Smart Grid Innovation

May 18, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Eskom and Huawei Partner to Advance Smart Grid Innovation

Huawei today announced, at its Fifth Global Power Summit at the African Utility Week (AUW) event in Cape Town, that they have entered into a smart grid joint innovation initiative with Eskom. The Huawei-Eskom collaboration aims to accelerate digital...

Facebook Johannesburg

Facebook selects MEA finalists for Messenger Developer Challenge

May 17, 2017 • Events, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook selects MEA finalists for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has selected the 60 finalists for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The finalists were selected from hundreds of entries which came in from across the Middle East and Africa. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and...

Peter McKay, co-CEO and President at Veeam.

VeeamON 2017: New initiatives unveiled

May 17, 2017 • Events, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on VeeamON 2017: New initiatives unveiled

At the Partner Day opening keynote address of VeeamON2017, which is currently taking place in New Orleans from 16-18 May, Veeam unveiled several partner-centric initiatives and offerings to help drive revenue growth and leverage business opportunities. Peter...

JAMIE MARTIN
Education specialist at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and adviser to UK Government.

Former UK Government adviser to deliver keynote at Education Innovation Summit

May 15, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Former UK Government adviser to deliver keynote at Education Innovation Summit

Jamie Martin, a former special adviser to UK Secretary of State for Education and an Education specialist at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2017 Education Innovation Summit, which is set to take...