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#Newsmaker: David Uribe, TBWA's data director for Africa, Middle East
#Newsmaker: David Uribe, TBWA's data director for Africa, Middle East

David Uribe, TBWA\Worldwide's regional data director for Africa and the Middle East, tells us that it took "lots of studying, trying, failing and repeating" to get to where he is today...

By Jessica Tennant 4 hours ago

Soccer World Cup VAR: technology is transforming the beautiful game
Soccer World Cup VAR: technology is transforming the beautiful game

You may have noticed something different in the 2018 World Cup. For the first time ever, the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) system is being used to help make decisions during games. And already we are seeing it cause controversy...

By Olatunbosun Olaniyan 6 hours ago

Investing in your customers yields returns
Investing in your customers yields returns

The 2018 edition of Africa's customer experience summit, CEM Africa, will focus on return on investment as the African CX market matures and investment increases...

14 Jun 2018

Nav(igating) your way to financial health
Nav(igating) your way to financial health

We've all had those moments of looking at our bank balance and wonder where all your money has gone, well FNB has launched a new app that keeps track of your spending at any time or place...

By Nicci Botha 13 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: BlockMesh
#StartupStory: BlockMesh

BlockMesh is enabling cost-free communication by creating a global mesh network which allows its users to skip typical cellular and ISP "toll roads"...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jun 2018

Kate Mollett
Welcome to a hyper-available South Africa

The imminent arrival of two Microsoft Azure data centres on local shores means organisations across industry sectors are re-evaluating their availability strategies...

By Kate Mollett 11 Jun 2018

Can you use your address data with confidence?
Can you use your address data with confidence?

South African addresses differ from the rest of the world, mainly because of our country's history and the variety of address formats we have: formal and informal, rural and urban, service delivery, the so-called 'friendly' addresses for parcel deliveries and more...

Issued by AfriGIS 5 Jun 2018

Exploring the journey from data to insights
Exploring the journey from data to insights

Businesses must learn how to harness the power of data analytics and use it to deliver an abundance of business benefits...

Issued by Perfect Word 30 May 2018

Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech
Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech

During a fireside chat with Publicis Groupe chairman and co-founder, Maurice Levy, at the recent Viva Tech event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about privacy, GDPR, his plans for governance, and how he intends to fight bad content...

29 May 2018

5 security and risk management trends you need to pay attention to
5 security and risk management trends you need to pay attention to

Security - once merely a small part of enterprise IT - is now a significant function, crucial for organisational success. This has elevated the role of security and risk management (SRM) leaders...

By Peter Firstbrook 29 May 2018

GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet
GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet

Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to "stay in touch" or "opt in" or informing us of a "policy update". On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force...

By Bill Buchanan 28 May 2018

Uber plans to publicly demonstrate its flying taxi service in 2020.
Uber to open a flying taxi research centre in France

PARIS, France - If the last month or so is any indication, Uber is getting rather serious about its plans to put flying taxis into the air...

By Nick Lavars 25 May 2018

Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya
Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya

Taxi-hailing service, Uber has introduced Uber Movement in Kenya, a digital data-sharing website...

22 May 2018

All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018
All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018

The regional winners of the inaugural Mest Africa Challenge, the pan-African startup pitch competition open to companies outside the Mest programme, has been announced...

18 May 2018

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Ford's plans for drone-to-vehicle technology

Ford wants to unlock the full potential of drone-to-vehicle technology, to see the use of commercial drones as companion tools to vehicles...

18 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation
#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation

Africa is a diverse continent with unique market conditions. Home to seven of the fastest growing economies and seven of the world's megacities, and with millions of young people entering the labour force each year, Africa is fertile ground...

By Joanne Shields 17 May 2018

Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor for SAP Africa
#AfricaMonth: Committing to the digital transformation of agriculture in Africa

"What Africa needs, across the board is insight and foresight. Whether that is government agencies getting a better handle on what crops grow best and where so that they can direct policy and investments or the individual farmer farming better. Doing this requires data..."

By Cari Coetzee 17 May 2018

New data protection guidelines for Africa launched
New data protection guidelines for Africa launched

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission launched new personal data protection guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit held in Dakar, Senegal this week...

10 May 2018

How African businesses can comply with new EU data laws
How African businesses can comply with new EU data laws

The six steps that African businesses can take to comply with new European Union data privacy laws...

By Pieter Bensch 9 May 2018

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First-of-a-kind study explores the sensory space of South African Chenin wines

South African Chenin blanc wines take centre stage in a first-of-a-kind study that explores the sensory space of wine using data mining and machine learning techniques...

7 May 2018

How artificial intelligence can detect - and create - fake news
How artificial intelligence can detect - and create - fake news

When Zuckerberg told congress Facebook would use AI to detect fake news, he wasn't particularly specific about what that meant...

By Anjana Susarla 4 May 2018

Africa's most advanced forum for data analytics professionals
Africa's most advanced forum for data analytics professionals

Through discussions at Corinium's events, senior leaders are able to gain insight into what is required to drive the promotion and usage of data analytics across their organisations...

Issued by Corinium Global Intelligence 3 May 2018

What to be aware of when buying data lists
What to be aware of when buying data lists

When faced with improving their direct marketing, many companies have turned to buying data lists. This can be a daunting prospect as there is always the chance of investing a lot of money in what could turn out to be a dud...

By Mike Kann 3 May 2018

Meltwater acquires leading social analytics company Sysomos
Meltwater acquires leading social analytics company Sysomos

The acquisition expands Meltwater's ability to incorporate online news and data with social media analytics in one robust platform...

Issued by Meltwater 26 Apr 2018

Gary Allemann, managing director of Master Data Management
Governance can minimise data complexity in the financial sector

Most financial giants have been around for decades. Over the years, they have built up a complex array of systems, platforms and various other data sources which interconnect across multiple levels...

By Gary Allemann 26 Apr 2018

The smart hotel of the future: How to leverage IoT to create the guest experience
The smart hotel of the future: How to leverage IoT to create the guest experience

Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive and relevant will have to embrace IoT devices and related wireless innovations over the next year to enable next-generation guest experiences...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 25 Apr 2018

Nick Saunders, cyber resilience expert, Mimecast Africa and Middle East
Five important things to remember about GDPR

With the large quantities of personal data financial services providers handle, they have had their hands full preparing for the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI)...

20 Apr 2018

CIOs get AI reality check
CIOs get AI reality check

Forrester's recent predictions for CIOs working on data and analytics initiatives warn that the capabilities of new technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI), require the redesign of operating models...

19 Apr 2018

Workshop shows big data business benefits
Workshop shows big data business benefits

The first quarter AfriGIS Data and Spatial Workshop on 13 March 2018 in Midrand highlighted ways for companies to make sense of big data...

Issued by AfriGIS 19 Apr 2018

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