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Panellists Bradshaw, Walsh and Viviers of Pick n Pay, Takealot and Capitec Bank respectively, with Kantar's Du Chenne.
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
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 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

OurCrowd Global Investor Summit returns to Israel in 2020
OurCrowd Global Investor Summit returns to Israel in 2020

OurCrowd, the global venture investing platform and Israel's leading venture investor, has announced that it will host its sixth annual OurCrowd Global Investor Summit on 13 February 2020...

9 Sep 2019

Building a connected, intelligent world
Building a connected, intelligent world

ICTs are having a massive impact on the world, and profoundly affecting individuals and organisations alike...

9 Sep 2019

The global consequences of Google revoking it's Android license
The global consequences of Google revoking it's Android license

With several product announcements expected this fall, I am highlighting how the ongoing issue between Google and Huawei impacts the smartphone market on a global level...

By Annette Zimmermann 5 Sep 2019

Don't share everything on social media
Don't share everything on social media

According to research from We Are Social and Hootsuite, South Africans on average spend more than eight hours a day online...

4 Sep 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR
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

The need for zero trust in cybersecurity
The need for zero trust in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity in an age of such rapid technological advancement has brought one incontrovertible fact to the fore...

By Graeme O'Driscoll 30 Aug 2019

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

MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa
MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa

MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort...

22 Aug 2019

Hype Cycle highlights technologies that will transform business
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

Africa Data Centres Nairobi now PCI DSS compliant
Africa Data Centres Nairobi now PCI DSS compliant

Africa Data Centres becomes the first carrier-neutral data centre in Nairobi to be PCI DSS compliant...

21 Aug 2019

ER24 improves response times with what3words
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

Prepare your business to benefit from AI
Prepare your business to benefit from AI

If data is the new oil, artificial intelligence (AI) can arguably be its best drill, able to uncover insights and mine real business value from the huge and complex data sets that typify modern organisations...

By Rudeon Snell 21 Aug 2019

The dark side of mobile apps
The dark side of mobile apps

Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it's not hard to see why...

21 Aug 2019

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, which turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Aug 2019

What 4IR means in the context of South Africa
What 4IR means in the context of South Africa

From the Internet of things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to smart cities, to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the list of buzzwords is steadily growing with a shortage of tangible and visible planning...

By Eckart Zollner 20 Aug 2019

Image credit: Carlos Muza on Unsplash.
The (growing) importance of data-driven location-based marketing

Multi-location companies have come to rely on data analysis to drive sales, determine and manage brand reputation, refine operational efficiencies, respond to customer queries and deliver superior customer experiences...

19 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?
#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?

"Facial recognition software can potentially recognise a 'Blue Monday' simply by scanning employee expressions"...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 2019

Five 3D printing myths
Five 3D printing myths

The first conviction for 3D printing a firearm was recently reported in London, not long after 3D printed masks were used to trick face recognition. Should we be afraid?

By Ahmad Beltagui, Achilleas Sesis and Nikolaos Stylos 16 Aug 2019

British Airways to trial VR entertainment
British Airways to trial VR entertainment

British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset...

15 Aug 2019

Customer engagement in an omnichannel world
Customer engagement in an omnichannel world

Omnichannel customer engagement revolves around so much more than just a technology-driven approach. A cross-channel strategy needs to be an integral human one if organisations are to remain competitive...

By Mo Areff 13 Aug 2019

Who owns the copyright to AI... and its creative works?
Who owns the copyright to AI... and its creative works?

An AI algorithm, or more specifically the written code, encompassing both the source code and object code, would be categorised as a "computer program" under South African laws and is protected by the law of copyright...

By Fatima Ameer-Mia and Lee Shacksnovis 5 Aug 2019

Maza Wanawake Kwanza Growers Association via
AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technology

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

Image credit: Bram Van Oost on Unsplash.
Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

By Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poaching
How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poaching

While various anti-rhino poaching strategies have helped curb this illegal activity, nature conservationists and other relevant role-players still lack real-time data about rhino behaviour that could provide crucial information of imminent poaching activities...

30 Jul 2019

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Developing hybrid skills: How tech and AI are reshaping the hospitality job market

Over the last decade, technology has transformed marketing, reservations, guest relations, service and many other aspects of this industry...

By Julia Aymonier 30 Jul 2019

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