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Cell C appoints new Chief Digital Officer

July 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments (0)

Mobile operator Cell C has announced the appointment of Nihmal Marrie as Chief Digital Officer. Marrie joins Cell C to steer the digital transformation of Cell C and execute an aggressive strategic focus in the digitization of the business. “The telecommunications industry must adapt to the digital world or risk being left behind. Nihmal has [&hellip...

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Trends, Challenges, Alepo, Telecoms, Africa, Data, Price, Interview, Data Technologies

‘Growth of data consumption is staggering in Africa’ – Alepo

July 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

In an interview aimed at taking a deep dive into the current African telecoms landscape, IT News Africa spoke to Derrick Gross the Vice-President of Business Development at Alepo, a technology solutions provider. Alepo looks to make next-gen data...

Entersekt, fintech, security

​Entersekt appoints vice president to spearhead growth in Africa and the Middle East

July 25, 2017 • Finance, PeopleComments (0)

Stellenbosch-headquartered fintech company Entersekt has appointed ICT industry veteran Pattison Mutambiranwa as senior vice president Middle East and Africa. The newly created position attests to Entersekt’s growing dominance in sub-Saharan Africa and...

Oracle, Appointment, MD, South Africa

Niral Patel Appointed New Oracle South Africa MD

July 22, 2017 • Company News, People, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Oracle South Africa today announced the appointment of Niral Patel as Managing Director and Technology Leader. Niral will be based in Johannesburg and will be responsible for accelerating the adoption of Oracle Cloud solutions, identifying new growth...

Ali Amer new Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco.

Cisco Name Ali Amer For New MD Position

July 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cisco, the multinantional technology service provider, has announced the appointment of Ali Amer as Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa region. In his new role, Ali will be responsible for helping...

The new General Manager of Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso.

Akin Banuso Announced As New GM of Microsoft Nigeria

July 14, 2017 • Careers, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Yesterday, Microsoft Nigeria announced the appointment of Akin Banuso as the new General Manager for Nigeria. Banuso will look to drive the company’s digital transformation in an economy which has proven to be one of the most dynamic, innovative and...

Abe Wakama, CEO of IT News Africa

IT News Africa’s Abe Wakama joins TT100 Awards Panel

July 13, 2017 • Company News, Events, General, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa’s Abe Wakama joins TT100 Awards Panel

Abe Wakama, CEO of African Innovator Group and publisher of African Innovator Magazine and ITNewsAfrica.com, has been selected to join the Technology Top 100 awards judging panel for 2017. The awards, which will take place at the Johannesburg Country Club...

Dr Jaco du Preez, Founder and CEO of WiPo Wireless Power.

Interview: Startup looking to harness wireless power for drones

July 10, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Interview: Startup looking to harness wireless power for drones

IT News Africa sat down with the CEO and Founder of innovative startup WiPo Wireless Power, Dr Jaco du Preez, recently in an interview to discuss his company’s goals and objectives. Jaco, a man with degrees in Computer Systems Engineering, ICT and...

Instagram's Rich List

Instagram’s Rich List- Top 10 Earners Revealed

July 6, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Instagram’s Rich List- Top 10 Earners Revealed

As with all social media platforms, Instagram has become an extremely profitable platform for celebrities and influencers to monetise their brand by leveraging their reach and followers to charge exorbitant amounts of money for promotional posts. So this begs...

Godfrey Sserwamukoko has been appointed as new MD and board member of iWayAfrica Uganda.

iWayAfrica Uganda gets new boss

July 3, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on iWayAfrica Uganda gets new boss

Converged ICT solutions provider, iWayAfrica Uganda, has appointed Godfrey Sserwamukoko as Managing Director and a board member with immediate effect. The announcement takes place amid significant growth within the local market and an increased uptake of...

Riaan Burger, CFA, FRM, a well-known investment performance consultant.

Cloud-based portfolio company appoints Riaan Burger

July 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, PeopleComments Off on Cloud-based portfolio company appoints Riaan Burger

Riaan Burger, CFA, FRM, a well-known investment performance consultant, has decided to rejoin StatPro, a global provider of cloud-based portfolio analytics and asset pricing services for the global asset management industry, on a full-time basis to serve as a...

Matthew Barker, F5 Networks new Director for  Sub-Saharan Africa.

New Director to bolster development in key markets, with security and cloud at the fore

June 28, 2017 • Cloud Computing, PeopleComments Off on New Director to bolster development in key markets, with security and cloud at the fore

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) has appointed Matthew Barker as its new Director for the sub-Saharan Africa region. Reporting directly to Diego Arrabal, Middle East and Africa VP, F5 Networks, Barker will lead a team comprised of salespeople, channel staff and...

Morne Bekker, South African Country Manager and District Manager for the SADC Region.

NetApp appoints new Country Manager for South Africa and SADC Region

June 22, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on NetApp appoints new Country Manager for South Africa and SADC Region

Today NetApp, a data management and cloud storage solutions provider, announces the appointment of Morne Bekker as the new South African Country Manager and District Manager for the SADC Region. Bringing with him a wealth of experience in the IT industry,...

Rain, which offers LTE-Advanced network, has appointed Gareth Tindall as Chief Operating Officer.

Newly launched LTE network provider appoints COO

June 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Newly launched LTE network provider appoints COO

South Africa’s newly launched LTE-Advanced network, Rain, has appointed Gareth Tindall as Chief Operating Officer. Announced in September 2016, the Rain LTE-A network of currently 750 active base stations, and increasing daily, already extends across...

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

Interview: Jamie Martin discusses Edtech in Africa

June 7, 2017 • Education, People, Top StoriesComments (1)

In yet another eye-opening interview, IT News Africa spoke to former Senior Adviser to UK Government, Jamie Martin at the recent Education Innovation Summit held in Johannesburg. Martin, who was responsible for overseeing radical reform of the school system...

Peter McKay -President and newly promoted to Co-CEO Veeam.

Veeam announces new Co-CEOs

May 17, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Veeam announces new Co-CEOs

Provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, Veeam Software has promoted President & COO and member of the Board of Directors, Peter McKay, and co-founder, member of the Board of Directors and CTO, Andrei Baronov, to the...