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Tomisin  Ogunnubi, a 12-year-old from Lagos created a location app to help kids find their way home(Source: Answers Africa)

Nigerian 12-year-old creates Location App to help lost children

January 18, 2017 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

It has not been the most positive of times in Nigeria considering the current economic climate but every now and then a story will pop up and lift the spirits of the country. Tomisin Ogunnubi from Lagos has provided such a story for her nation in Answers Africa. The 12-year-old girl from Lagos has developed [&hellip...

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Simon Edelstyn, ROKT's new managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. (Source: Military Technologies)

Simon Edelstyn named EMEA MD at ROKT

January 13, 2017 • Company News, PeopleComments (0)

Transactional marketing company, ROKT, has appointed Simon Edelstyn its Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Edelstyn will report to ROKT’s CEO Bruce Buchanan and be a member of the company’s executive committee....

Rohit Ghai, RSA's newly appointed president.

Rohit Ghai named President of RSA Security

January 11, 2017 • Company News, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

It has been announced today that Rohit Ghai will be appointed as RSA’s new president. RSA is a Dell Technologies business and global leader in Business-Driven Security solutions. Ghai will be focused on the American based company delivering solutions to...

Dr. Gilbert Saggia, new Managing Director in East Africa, SAP Africa.

SAP Africa appoints new East Africa MD

December 6, 2016 • East Africa, General, PeopleComments Off on SAP Africa appoints new East Africa MD

SAP Africa has announced the the appointment of Dr. Gilbert Saggia as its new Managing Director in East Africa. Kenya-born Dr. Saggia completed a degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Nairobi before embarking on a highly successful career in the...

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SAP Africa announces new appointments

November 10, 2016 • PeopleComments Off on SAP Africa announces new appointments

SAP has announced the appointment Antonia Ashton and Ansophie Strydom as part of the communications team. Antonia Ashton will be heading the communication for South Europe, Middle Est and Africa while Ansophie Strydom heads communication in Africa. Both will...

Amr Kamel newly appointed  General Manager for the West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands  (WECA) region.

Microsoft appoints new GM for WECA region

November 9, 2016 • PeopleComments Off on Microsoft appoints new GM for WECA region

Microsoft has announced the appointment of Amr Kamel as the new General Manager for the West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands (WECA) region. He will report to Ali Faramawy, Corporate Vice President for Middle East and Africa, and will be based...

Julie A. Ask, Forrester VP and principal analyst

Future-proof your business – or risk becoming irrelevant

November 8, 2016 • Enterprise, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Future-proof your business – or risk becoming irrelevant

New digital technologies have disrupted how businesses deliver services to consumers and clients. While this offers opportunities for new services, products, revenue models, and increased efficiencies, companies must look closely at their business models if...

Joe Barbosa appointed as the new Operations Executive for Managed Services.

Bytes Managed Solutions appoints new Operations Executive

October 28, 2016 • General, PeopleComments Off on Bytes Managed Solutions appoints new Operations Executive

Bytes Managed Solutions has announced the appointment of Joe Barbosa as the new Operations Executive for Managed Services. Bytes has expressed the appointment of a suitable candidate who has this high impact and strategically critical position as a priority....

Farhad Khan appointed as new Chief Commercial Officer.

Yahsat appoints Farhad Khan as new CCO

October 26, 2016 • General, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Yahsat appoints Farhad Khan as new CCO

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has has appointed Farhad Khan as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Farhad will be responsible for the overall customer operations, marketing and sales management activities of Yahsat. Reacting to the...

Shola Taylor (right), Secretary-General of CTO congratulating Patick Masambu (left), Director-General of ITSO.

Ugandan appointed DG of International Telecommunications Satellite Organization

October 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Ugandan appointed DG of International Telecommunications Satellite Organization

Patrick Masambu, a Uganda citizen and former chairman of the Council of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) (CTO.int) has been elected director-general of the US-based International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)...

GetBucks has appointed financial teach leader, Evans Munyuki as the company’s new Chief Digital and Information Officer

GetBucks snaps up former Barclays digital chief

September 21, 2016 • Finance, People, Top StoriesComments Off on GetBucks snaps up former Barclays digital chief

GetBucks  has appointed  Evans Munyuki as the company’s new Chief Digital and Information Officer.  GetBucks is a subsidiary of Frankfurt-listed FinTech company, MyBucks S.A. Prior to taking up the position, Munyuki was the Head of Digital for Barclays...

Gareth Rees appointed leader of Deloitte Digital Africa’s Digital Transformation practice

Deloitte Digital appoints new Digital Transformation Practice Leader

September 19, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Deloitte Digital appoints new Digital Transformation Practice Leader

Deloitte Digital Africa is delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Rees as the leader of the firm’s Digital Transformation practice. A specialist in rapidly bringing new products or services to market, Rees adds to the firm’s leadership team a...

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GBI appoints two Vice Presidents – Sales

August 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, People, Top StoriesComments Off on GBI appoints two Vice Presidents – Sales

GBI, a global cloud and managed services provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, has announced two strategic Vice President appointments – Whitney Myrus, VP – Sales, to be based in...

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Nikki Popoola joins WIOCC as Sales Director

August 30, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Nikki Popoola joins WIOCC as Sales Director

Highly-experienced senior telecoms professional Nikki Popoola has joined WIOCC as Director – Sales, where she will be helping international carriers procure simple solutions to their complex connectivity challenges into and within Africa. Commenting on the...

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Kenya: Safaricom hires Equity Bank payment chief

August 10, 2016 • East Africa, PeopleComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom hires Equity Bank payment chief

According to a report via TelecomPaper, Safaricom Kenya has hired former Equity Bank Group director of payments, Ronald Webb. According to the report, Webb will head Safaricom’s M-Pesa unit, stepping up the mobile money rivalry between the two...

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NetApp appoints new Senior Vice President for EMEA

July 22, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on NetApp appoints new Senior Vice President for EMEA

Alexander Wallner has been named NetApp Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA, a position currently held by Manfred Reitner who will retire at the end of Q1 after nearly 20 years at the company. Wallner joined NetApp in 1999 and most recently served...