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  • Innovation Dinner Feature

    In Pictures: IT News Africa Innovation Dinner August 2014

    September 1, 2014 • Events, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: IT News Africa Innovation Dinner August 2014

    This month’s Innovation Dinner was held at the DaVinci Hotel and Suite, Sandton, South Africa on 27 August 2014. The theme chosen for the Innovation Dinner was “Enterprise Mobility: The Power of Big Data & Mobility”. Africa’s foremost ICT...

  • Software AG to host Innovation Forum 2014

    June 3, 2014 • EventsComments Off on Software AG to host Innovation Forum 2014

    Innovation Forum 2014, Software AG South Africa’s first annual technology showcase that will be hosted at Sandton Convention Centre on 17 June, will offer enterprises an unparalleled opportunity to kick-start their journeys to becoming Digital Enterprises....

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    4th Orange African Social Venture Prize launched

    May 26, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on 4th Orange African Social Venture Prize launched

    Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange has launched the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange Partner” award will recognize the best...

  • Bankole Cardoso, Co-founder and CEO of Easy Taxi Nigeria (image: file)

    10 Africans making waves in technology

    May 9, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 Africans making waves in technology

    IT News Africa takes a look at ten of the continent’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are making some serious waves in the technology space – either by reimagining established products or services, expanding radically into new areas, or developing...

  • The inspiring event will once again feature cutting-edge demos, engaging keynotes, lively panel discussions (image: ITNA)

    Speakers announced for Tech Demo Africa 2014

    May 8, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Speakers announced for Tech Demo Africa 2014

    IT News Africa, the continent’s premier source for comprehensive news coverage of ICT in Africa, has announced the line-up of high-caliber speakers who will be attending its 3rd edition of Tech Demo Africa (TDA). David Visser, Chief Information Officer of...

  • Team South Africa, who competed in 2013's competition (image: Charlie Fripp)

    South Africa: Imagine Cup springs into high gear

    May 6, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Imagine Cup springs into high gear

    A unified communications tool that allows employees to collaborate and share work more effectively plus two entertaining space-based puzzle games were the big winners at this year’s local finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, which was held last week in...

  • Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, founder of the African Innovation Foundation and the IPA

    Innovation Prize for Africa finalists announced

    April 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Innovation Prize for Africa finalists announced

    The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the finalists in the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). Ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, from a domestic waste...

  • South Africa’s Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan (image: World Economic Forum)

    Innovation and Technology debated for enhanced productivity

    March 31, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Innovation and Technology debated for enhanced productivity

    A high-level panel debated Innovation and Technology Transfer for Enhanced Productivity and Competitiveness over the weekend, as part of several core topics at the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and AU...

  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame (image: NPR)

    Paul Kagame hones in on ICT education

    March 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Paul Kagame hones in on ICT education

    Rwandan President Paul Kagame has called on the youth to invest in science, technology, research and innovation, as he says it will drive the continent and potentially transform socio-economic situations in Africa. “To unlock this potential, Africa must...

  • Microsoft Country Manager for East and Southern Africa, Eric Odipo (image: Microsoft)

    Microsoft to transform learning in Rwanda

    March 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft to transform learning in Rwanda

    Microsoft and the Ministry of Education Republic of Rwanda have signed an agreement to transform learning, further innovation and develop employment skills among students and educators in Rwanda, through Microsoft’s Partners in Learning programme. The two...

  • Cisco unveiled trends from its first -ever Tech Radar Report 2014 today (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Key technology trends set to drive future of innovation

    March 6, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Key technology trends set to drive future of innovation

    Cisco unveiled trends from its first -ever Tech Radar Report 2014 today.  Based on intelligence gathered by over 70 global technology “scouts”, senior representatives from Cisco in South Africa outlined some of the key technology trends highlighted in...

  • Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan

    Nigeria to seek accelerated African tech transformation

    February 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria to seek accelerated African tech transformation

    The UN Economic Commission for Africa in collaboration with the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Ministry of Communications Technology (FMCT), and Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) will hold a high level policy dialogue on the...

  • Ian James, Programme Director for ICT at Gordon Institute of Business Science

    Leadership skills for driving innovation

    January 16, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Leadership skills for driving innovation

    Innovation is the act of creating something new that has practical and sustainable value. In the context of a commercial business, innovation is one means by which companies can stay competitive by continuously looking for better ways to satisfy their...

  • Former CEO of FNB Michael Jordaan  (image: file)

    Michael Jordaan: “Innovation is not a fad”

    October 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Michael Jordaan: “Innovation is not a fad”

    South African bank FNB recently announced that CEO Michael Jordaan would step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and take up the position of Chairman at social media platform Mxit. ITNewsAfrica spoke to Jordaan about his tenure at FNB and what exactly...

  • Team Code 8 from Uganda walk away with the Women’s Empowerment Award for their project called Matibabu (image: Microsoft)

    Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2014 season kicks off

    September 17, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2014 season kicks off

    Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, where students from around the world, including Africa, compete for prizes for their best innovations using Microsoft products and technology, concluded with the worldwide finals in July in St. Peterburg, Russia. The company is...

  • Etisalat Nigeria has announced the launch of their 2013 version of the Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation (image: file)

    Etisalat Nigeria launches innovation competition

    September 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat Nigeria launches innovation competition

    In an effort to bolster and increase innovation at a homegrown level, Etisalat Nigeria has announced the launch of their 2013 version of the “Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation.” The move hopes to enable young entrepreneurs to develop new concepts...