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Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder and CEO of Kirusa Inc.

Interview: Dr Mumick of Kirusa discusses telecoms in emerging markets

March 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

A telecom visionary with over two decades of working in the telecom environment, and a serial entrepreneur, meet Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick is the Founder and CEO of Kirusa, a provider of telecom and social media solutions in the emerging markets of Africa and Latin America. Prior to Kirusa, Dr. Mumick had co-founded Savera Systems, [&hellip...

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Steven Jackets, Transaction Security Group Leader of Underwriter Laboratories.

Interview: Underwriter Laboratories’s Steven Jackets discusses The Future of Authetication

March 16, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Underwriters Laboratories, a consulting and certification organisation from the US and which spans over 40 countries including South Africa, were among the exhibitors at Seamless Africa 2017, which took place 14-15 March at the Cape Town International...

Samer Abu Ltaif has been appointed president of Microsoft Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

Microsoft announces new head for Middle East Africa

March 2, 2017 • General, PeopleComments Off on Microsoft announces new head for Middle East Africa

Microsoft has announced the appointment of Samer Abu Ltaif as the president of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Abu Ltaif, who joined Microsoft in 2004, has held many senior roles within the organisation including regional director for enterprise and...

Desan Naidoo appointed Vice President of SAS in the Africa region.

SAS MD Desan Naidoo appointed VP for Africa

February 23, 2017 • General, People, Top StoriesComments Off on SAS MD Desan Naidoo appointed VP for Africa

SAS, an analytics software and services company, has appointed Desan Naidoo as vice president of the Africa region, effective January 2017. Naidoo has been managing director of Southern Africa since April 2013 and was most recently regional director for...

Brian Andrew, the General Manager of RS Components South Africa

Interview: Producer of best-selling British computer talks to IT News Africa

February 17, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Producer of best-selling British computer talks to IT News Africa

IT News Africa sat down with Brian Andrew, the General Manager of RS Components South Africa, to discuss the launch of the all new Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module. RS Components is the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for...

Olatorera Oniru, Founder and CEO of dressmeoutlet.com.

What inspires one of Nigeria’s leading eCommerce CEOs?

February 13, 2017 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on What inspires one of Nigeria’s leading eCommerce CEOs?

Olatorera is a 29 year-old Nigerian entrepreneur who has managed to build one of Africa’s fastest growing fashion e-commerce startups- Dressmeoutlet.com. The Nigerian who is also a sought after keynote speaker on topics related to leadership,...

Brian Richardson, CEO and founder of WIZZIT International.

Changing the face of banking, Brian Richardson of Wizzit

February 9, 2017 • Finance, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Changing the face of banking, Brian Richardson of Wizzit

Brian Richardson, CEO and Founder of Wizzit International, sat down with IT News Africa for an exclusive interview on the future of banking on the African continent as well as the biggest digital disruptions that could affect banking in 2017. Wizzit...

MTN Group has appointed Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation.

MTN appoints Saim Yaksan Exec for Transformation

February 3, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN appoints Saim Yaksan Exec for Transformation

MTN Group has announced the appointment of Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation, effective immediately. The appointment of Yaksan’s follows the launch of MTN’s holistic transformation programme, IGNITE, in the third quarter of 2016. IGNITE is...

Wayne Hull, newly appointed MD and Accenture head of digital.

Accenture appoints new MD

January 19, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Accenture appoints new MD

Accenture announced the appointment of Wayne Hull as managing director and head of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Accenture, Hull was the Digital Advisor for Sportradar Global. He has held a number of senior positions...

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

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...

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 Off on Simon Edelstyn named EMEA MD at ROKT

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 Off on Rohit Ghai named President of RSA Security

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...