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Leaderex 2018 drives digital transformation agenda

The focus for Leaderex 2018 is digital transformation...

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Meltwater launches data science platform Fairhair.ai
Meltwater launches data science platform Fairhair.ai

Fairhair.ai - as an open data science platform - makes it easier for businesses to gain a real-time pulse on everything from market research to risk management...

Issued by Meltwater 3 days ago

The building blocks required for a bright digital future
The building blocks required for a bright digital future

Connecting citizens enables the public sector to communicate effectively with the population, pre-empting certain events and making sure citizens are notified of critical information. But...

By Paige dos Santos 15 Aug 2018

Can Ramaphosa breathe new life into SA's digital economy?
Can Ramaphosa breathe new life into SA's digital economy?

David Meintjes asks the question, "Can President Ramaphosa breathe new life into South Africa's Digital Economy?"

By David Meintjes 15 Aug 2018

5 lessons retailers can learn from the Tour de France
5 lessons retailers can learn from the Tour de France

The Tour de France is the biggest cycling race in the world, attracting 12 million TV viewers for each of its 21 stages, and 6.5 million digital fans from across 190 countries...

By Raj Mistry 14 Aug 2018

The digital transformation of Africa's rail system
The digital transformation of Africa's rail system

The poor condition of rail infrastructure in many African countries is undermining the potential of rail systems to contribute to economic development...

By Gilbert Saggia 14 Aug 2018

Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so
Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on Earth is taking place...

By Jennifer Langston 13 Aug 2018

Felix Antonysamy, business development head, banking vertical - Africa, Wipro Limited
Using data to spark innovation in the finance space

Competition in the banking, insurance and wealth management sectors is heating up, as major players roll out new innovations and features to transform their brand images and lure customers away from their peers...

By Felix Antonysamy 10 Aug 2018

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Number of records breached set to triple by 2023

A new report by Juniper Research found that over 33 billion records will be stolen by cybercriminals in 2023 alone...

8 Aug 2018

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What's holding SA back from the public cloud?

The 2018 Right Scale State of the Cloud report indicates 81% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy and predicts 66% of cloud users intend on growing their cloud spend by 20%. But, what about the local market?

By Johan Scheepers 6 Aug 2018

Image supplied. L to R: James Milne, Silicon Cape board member, Wesgro; Joslyn Links, Silicon Cape project administrator; Kerry Petrie, Silicon Cape, general manager; Boitumelo Menyatswe, Silicon Cape ecosystem manager; Sumarie Roodt, Silicon Cape chairperson, UCT and Zimkhita Buwa Silicon Cape treasurer, Britehouse
Silicon Cape launches innovation support model

Silicon Cape launches their new Africa-first strategic membership plan to enable the accelerated inclusion of tech startups...

3 Aug 2018

How can data integration pave the way towards Industry 4.0?
How can data integration pave the way towards Industry 4.0?

More and more manufacturers around the globe are developing smart factories by leveraging smart sensors, big data, and artificial intelligence...

By Kerry Hope 2 Aug 2018

Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech
Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech

For a country not particularly known for success in the competitive sporting arena, Israel's high-tech prowess is helping to establish the nation as the Silicon Valley of sports tech...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2018

Data provides powerful location insights
Data provides powerful location insights

AfriGIS continued to share more insights on utilising big data, from how you can apply spatial strategies to incorporating it into our own data, at the Data and Spatial Workshop in Midrand...

Issued by AfriGIS 30 Jul 2018

Urban migration driving innovation in smart city development
Urban migration driving innovation in smart city development

With two thirds of the world's population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, pressure on public services and infrastructure...

30 Jul 2018

Call for nominations: 2018 MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards
Call for nominations: 2018 MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards

Members of the industry, businesses and other organisations outside of the industry, mentors, teachers, lecturers and individuals are encouraged to nominate phenomenal women in ICT before 12 August 2018...

26 Jul 2018

Data: The foundation of accelerated growth in a transformed world
Data: The foundation of accelerated growth in a transformed world

Data provides the key to get the vehicle to insights moving. Through the effective use of data, accelerated growth is driven, propelling us towards a transformed world...

Issued by Perfect Word 18 Jul 2018

Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks
Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks

The 50,000 ships sailing the sea at any one time have joined an ever-expanding list of objects that can be hacked. Cybersecurity experts recently displayed how easy it was to break into a ship's navigational equipment...

By Keith Martin and Rory Hopcraft 16 Jul 2018

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AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

16 Jul 2018

How machine learning in sports analytics is disrupting the game
How machine learning in sports analytics is disrupting the game

Big data from sporting games provides the perfect playing field for optimised sports analytics...

Issued by OLSPS Analytics 13 Jul 2018

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 Jul 2018

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Study shows companies lack data awareness, skills

A recent study by Gemalto reveals that two in three companies are unable to analyse all the data it collects, and that only half of companies know where all of its sensitive data is stored...

12 Jul 2018

Google AI centres coming soon to Nigeria
Google AI centres coming soon to Nigeria

For Nigeria, the Google Next Billion Users plan is expected to provoke innovation on an unprecedented scale...

11 Jul 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Philippa Dods
#BehindtheSelfie with... Philippa Dods

This week we go behind the selfie with Philippa Dods. She's full-time marketing coordinator at Meltwater IMA (India, Middle East and Africa) and a core member at Future Females after office-hours...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2018

Kumba's investment in drone technology is paying off
Kumba's investment in drone technology is paying off

Two years of navigating legal, governance and logistical challenges to obtain an operating licence to fly its own drones has paid off for Kumba Iron Ore...

4 Jul 2018

Can data help identify impending natural disasters?
Can data help identify impending natural disasters?

In search of solutions to proactively identify impending natural disasters and ultimately protect innocent bystanders, scientists are now looking towards technological solutions - and data management in particular...

By Morne Bekker 3 Jul 2018

How to gain insight into the impact of internet disruptions (with a map)
How to gain insight into the impact of internet disruptions (with a map)

Internet users now have a simple, graphical way to track the health of the internet and gain insight into the impact of events such as natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions through Oracle's new Internet Intelligence Map...

2 Jul 2018

#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'
#YouthMonth: Radarboy on data art, creative coding and 'un-design'

Not your typical creative, South African George 'Radarboy' Gally explains how he made the leap from creative director to teaching creative coding workshops across the world and working on data sculpture projects. He also shares advice for anyone out there looking to tap into their quirky talents...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2018

Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa
Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa

Many of the approaches and technologies which combine to form a smart city are being applied from Cape Town through to Cairo...

By Sherry Zameer 22 Jun 2018

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