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#AfricaMonth: Q&A with Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Q&A with Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa

We chat with Grey Jabesi, an entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor based in Africa....

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 hours ago

The human factor, a top insight from a CX Masterclass
The human factor, a top insight from a CX Masterclass

Companies, from legacy to startup, multi-national to local, are all grappling with how to meet steeply rising customer experience (CX) expectations...

6 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene
#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 hours ago

MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

MTN Nigeria has announced that it has received approval to list on the Premium Board of The Nigerian Stock Exchange...

3 days ago

Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025
Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025

First launched in South Africa in 2017, Mastercard's inquiry-based STEM programme Girls4Tech has so far reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries...

14 May 2019

Riccardo Spagni
Three trends reshaping blockchain as we know it

What's hot in blockchain technology right now? It's a question I get asked a lot. And people often think I'm being snarky when I tell them my answer can change practically every day...

By Riccardo Spagni 13 May 2019

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda
Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda

Rwandan PaaS (platform as a service) startup Ared has marked its first international expansion by setting up 10 women-run 'smart business in a box' solar-powered kiosks in Uganda...

13 May 2019

Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit
Nike's new app feature helps customers find the perfect fit

Nike has launched a new in-app scanning solution in the US, called Nike Fit, that provides customers with their recommended shoe size in each of the company's footwear products...

10 May 2019

The power of tech for cross-border trade
The power of tech for cross-border trade

Marshall McLuhan is better known for creating the term 'global village', a description that describes how borders have effectively disappeared...

By Mike Higley 10 May 2019

Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023
Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023

The global number of successful retail chatbot interactions will reach 22 billion by 2023, up from an estimated 2.6 billion in 2019, as AI offers compelling new engagement solutions...

9 May 2019

Startups selected for AfricArena VivaTech 2019 delegation
Startups selected for AfricArena VivaTech 2019 delegation

AfricArena has announced the delegation of startups they will bring along and showcase at the "World's Rendezvous for Startups and Leaders", VivaTech...

9 May 2019

Cape Town to host inaugural BigFive Summit
Cape Town to host inaugural BigFive Summit

BigFive Digital has chosen Cape Town as host for its inaugural summit...

9 May 2019

How AI can, and can't, improve your customer experience
How AI can, and can't, improve your customer experience

Ask the leadership of any reasonably-sized company what technology they're looking to implement and they'll almost invariably mention artificial intelligence...

By Ryan Falkenberg 7 May 2019

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa Pitch

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

Don't fear the revolution...embrace it!
Don't fear the revolution...embrace it!

I've previously written about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and I will continue to do so, as I believe it provides the solution to uplift Namibia and Africa as a continent...

By Llewellyn le Hané 6 May 2019

How to switch to digital to survive
How to switch to digital to survive

As an SME, you understand all too well that digital has become the cornerstone of doing business today...

3 May 2019

Doug Woolley, general manager of Dell EMC South Africa
Putting technology to work in your small business

It's obvious that many small businesses want to grow, but growing your small business isn't easy...

3 May 2019

Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutions
Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutions

Argility is a South African enterprise software development and services company focussing on using industry 4.0 technologies in the retail and supply chain arena...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2019

IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future
IRL: AI powers Walmart's store of the future

Over the past few months, a Walmart Neighborhood Market in New York has quietly transformed into the company's first Intelligent Retail Lab...

2 May 2019

#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business
#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the hospitality and travel sectors...

2 May 2019

Fantastic (ethical) hackers and where to find them
Fantastic (ethical) hackers and where to find them

Data breaches and cyberattacks are unignorably on the rise and hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated...

By Simon McCullough 26 Apr 2019

Magdi Amin, investment partner, Omidyar Network
Protecting the identity of Africans in a common digital market

Africa's digital revolution is transforming our economy at a record pace. Africa is home to the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, and for nearly a decade, we've had the world's fastest rate of internet adoption...

By Magdi Amin 26 Apr 2019

AI systems are prepared to learn - but are we ready to teach them?
AI systems are prepared to learn - but are we ready to teach them?

Artificial intelligence could transform retail beyond recognition - but only if teaching is part of the rollout strategy...

By Jonathan McCabe 25 Apr 2019

Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness
Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness

Siemens has launched its Atlas of Digitalization, a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation...

24 Apr 2019

There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackers
There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackers

Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived primarily as a somewhat distant issue for organisations such as banks to deal with...

By John McAlaney and Helen Thackray 24 Apr 2019

The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don't
The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don't

Every aspect of life can be guided by artificial intelligence algorithms - from choosing what route to take for your morning commute, to deciding whom to take on a date...

By Anjana Susarla 23 Apr 2019

2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs
2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs

The recently concluded 10th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum emphasised the importance of the WSIS Action Lines as a key United Nations framework for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals...

17 Apr 2019

MEST Africa Summit.
MEST Africa comes to Nairobi

MEST Africa and Microsoft announce 2019 Pan-African tech summit in Nairobi...

16 Apr 2019

Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia
Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia

Pan-African e-commerce platform, Jumia, has become the first African startup to list on the New York Stock Exchange...

15 Apr 2019

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