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Eighteen speakers announced for Financial Innovation Summit

October 15, 2015 • Events, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Eighteen speakers announced for Financial Innovation Summit

Over eighteen speakers have been announced for African Innovator Round Table: Financial Innovation Summit, an annual one-day summit exploring innovation in financial services. The Summit will be held on October 28 at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg. The African Innovator Round Tables: Financial Innovation Summit is a multi-stakeholder...

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Frost & Sullivan named strategic partner for Financial Innovation Summit

October 14, 2015 • Events, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Frost & Sullivan named strategic partner for Financial Innovation Summit

Frost & Sullivan – the Growth Partnership Company which enables its clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership – has been named strategic partner for the upcoming Financial Innovation...

Financial services organisations take 100 days to identify cyber threats

October 7, 2015 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial services organisations take 100 days to identify cyber threats

Although financial services organisation are well aware that they are the targets of serious and advanced security threats, they struggle to identify attacks once they are inside their network. This is according to a new Ponemon Institute Survey. Known as...

Nigerian Startup helps fight electricity theft

Smart grids – unlocking the power of green energy and decentralising energy production

October 7, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Smart grids – unlocking the power of green energy and decentralising energy production

South Africa remains heavily reliant on traditional sources of power generation – with green energy sources contributing just a fraction of the country’s total power output. However, with immense solar and wind resources at our disposal, SA is ideal for...

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Video Interview: Roger Lin discusses alternative grid energy for Africa

October 6, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Roger Lin discusses alternative grid energy for Africa

At the XON-NEC Summit, which was held at Sun City in South Africa, IT News Africa interviewed Roger Lin: Director for Product Management at NEC Energy Solutions. During the interview, Lin outlined the features and benefits of the company’s latest Grid...

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Financial Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg

October 5, 2015 • Events, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg

Financial executives will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming Financial Innovation Summit – which has been sponsored by Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems. The Summit will be held on 28 October 2015, and...

Mobile technology to address Africa’s healthcare challenges

October 5, 2015 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile technology to address Africa’s healthcare challenges

Mobile technology can address some of the biggest health challenges in Africa, says Vuyani Jarana at Vodacom Business. Healthcare is a massive challenge in Africa. The continent is home to 15% of the world’s population and 24% of global disease burden, and...

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Telkom & Hitachi Data Systems confirmed as sponsors of Financial Innovation Summit

October 2, 2015 • Events, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom & Hitachi Data Systems confirmed as sponsors of Financial Innovation Summit

Africa’s technology news leader IT News Africa, today named Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems as Gold sponsors of the upcoming Financial Innovation Summit. On the 28th of October 2015, financial and technology leaders will convene at the Radisson Blu...

The role of digitisation in propelling mining firms into a new era

September 23, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on The role of digitisation in propelling mining firms into a new era

Mining firms today are facing a barrage of challenges that only a concerted focus on digitisation can address. Across the broad range of ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals, commodity prices remain subdued and are unlikely to enter any new growth cycles...

Healthcare Innovation Summit: Discussing data analysis for healthcare resource planning

September 21, 2015 • Healthcare, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Healthcare Innovation Summit: Discussing data analysis for healthcare resource planning

Hosted by IT News Africa, and sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit was held at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel, Johannesburg on the 19th of August 2015. During the course of the Summit, IT News Africa recorded each round table discussion....

The youth prefers to bank smart with digital channels

Why Deep Dives into SA’s townships could change FinTech innovation

September 18, 2015 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Why Deep Dives into SA’s townships could change FinTech innovation

The marked increase in activity around the disruption of digital currency and fintech in South Africa is partly due to two factors: firstly, large banking is waking up to the fact that more nimble and versatile finance platforms will soon start eating into...

Mining CIOs prepare to gather for the CIO Mining Africa Summit

September 10, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mining CIOs prepare to gather for the CIO Mining Africa Summit

The countdown has commenced towards the CIO Mining Africa summit hosted by EnerGlobe Ltd. and supported by IT News Africa as the official Media Partner. This exciting event, the second of this year, will reconvene on the 11th to 12th November 2015 at the...

SimbaPay partners with Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya

August 31, 2015 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SimbaPay partners with Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya

SimbaPay has revealed the expansion of its free instant deposit service to Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya. SimbaPay has partnered with Choice Microfinance Bank a microfinance institution founded by Kenyans abroad. According to Victor Karanja, Head of...

Airtel partners Coverage Broadband to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

Airtel, Wari partner to expand financial inclusion in Nigeria

August 31, 2015 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel, Wari partner to expand financial inclusion in Nigeria

As part of its contribution towards Federal Government’s efforts to deepen financial inclusion in the country Airtel Nigeria has collaborated with payment solution provider, Wari, to provide a new payment platform for Nigerians. Designed as a convenient and...

Video: Attendees react to Healthcare Innovation Summit

August 26, 2015 • Events, Healthcare, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video: Attendees react to Healthcare Innovation Summit

Drawing in a large number of decision makers, the African Innovator: Healthcare Innovation Summit addressed the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” Sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit was held at the Protea Fire...

Financial companies handle cyber threats when they happen

August 24, 2015 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial companies handle cyber threats when they happen

Kaspersky Lab, in cooperation with B2B International, has conducted a survey* among company representatives to find out their attitudes towards information security, including financial companies’ policies towards protection from online fraud. The survey...