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#GartnerSYM: Offering the 'everything customer' the multi-experience

Continuing the opening keynote from the first morning of Gartner Symposium 2019, Don Scheibenreif, distinguished VP analyst at Gartner, explained the concept of the 'everything consumer' and why we need to offer them the all-new multi-experience...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Blockchain deployments across financial services ecosystems to be seen in the future

Lack of interoperability standards will prevent pervasive blockchain deployment across financial services ecosystems for at least three years...

16 Sep 2019

AI, changing the future of Africa's food security

The ability of agricultural equipment to think, predict and even advise farmers presents Africa with an historic opportunity to meet the continent's own food requirements...

13 Sep 2019

How innovation labs can drive digital business

Nearly every tech giant today boasts an innovation lab of their own, where ideas blossom and new products are born...

13 Sep 2019

Marketing the future: Unlocking the human element in a digital world

A data science expert, mind science practitioner and advertising strategist walk into a bar... When that trio actually comprises Shavani Naidoo of Primedia, Anne Thistleton of Light Consultancy and 'everyone's favourite ad commentator' Andy Rice, it must be the bar at IMM Graduate School's second annual 'marketing the future' event...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Sep 2019

Marketing fundamentals with the 2019 BrandZ CMO panel

The panel discussion at the Cape Town version of WPP and Kantar's Top 30 BrandZ Cape Town launch event for 2019 featured a panel of take-home marketing insights into the power of purpose and 'clicks and mortar' loyalty from some of the country's best-valued brands, namely Takealot, Capitec Bank and Pick n Pay...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2019

Why tough times call for technology-led innovation

With so much economic doom and gloom dominating local news headlines, business owners can be forgiven for feeling just a tad discouraged...

By Aaron Thornton 10 Sep 2019

Emerging technologies are opening up new possibilities

Emerging technologies such as blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cloud computing are transforming trade and supply chain finance capabilities globally...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Sep 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated...

By Taru Madangombe 3 Sep 2019

New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if they're developed from the ground

Sub-Saharan Africa is at a point where new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) could present both opportunities and threats to development...

By Roland Benedikter 30 Aug 2019

Customer-led digital innovation strategies for sustainable growth

Global economies are under pressure and leaders are constantly on the search for ways to improve customer experience, innovation and growth...

By Gareth Hawkey 29 Aug 2019

Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investment

Standard Bank has gained a stake in Nomanini following an investment of $4m. The bank will be able to use Nomanini's fintech platform to uncover data on the informal retail economy...

28 Aug 2019

Hype Cycle highlights technologies that will transform business

The 2019 Gartner "Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa" features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years. They are smart city frameworks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and low earth orbit satellite systems.

21 Aug 2019

ER24 improves response times with what3words

It is often difficult to communicate exact locations to emergency response teams in South Africa's informal settlements and rural areas and on farms and beachs without any addresses or points of reference nearby...

21 Aug 2019

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