Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa
Harnessing the evolutionary power of smart packaging in Africa

For the last few years, packaging industry professionals have been curious about the future of smart packaging. Whilst barcodes and quick-response (QR) codes were once considered the "next big thing" in packaging, the acceleration of technology is transforming smart packaging that needs to fit in with the modern-day consumer purchasing habits.

2 days ago

Innovation labs in Africa have doubled
Innovation labs in Africa have doubled

ALGER, Algeria - How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies - Africa's tech hubs are pioneering innovation across the continent.

2 days ago

B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein
B2B marketing misconceptions, exclusive interview w/ Tom Stein

Recently inducted into the ANA Business Marketing Hall of Fame, Tom Stein has been at the forefront of B2B marketing for more than three decades. As the chairman and CCO of global B2B marketing agency Stein IAS, he works closely with marketers across many B2B sectors, including technology, financial, industrial, healthcare, telecommunications and professional services.

By Jessica Tennant 2 days 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.

3 days ago

Chasing the dream of the single view of the customer
Chasing the dream of the single view of the customer

In business, your company needs to get as deep into the minds and interaction habits of your customers as possible. Too often, however, the single view of the customer is viewed as unattainable, a marketing smokescreen that can obscure business strategy and confuse communication efforts. The question that must be asked, is whether the single view approach is correct, and, if so, how can this be attained?

By Wynand Smit 3 days ago

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa
Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

Anthony Bourdain might have been a celebrity chef, but viewers of his Emmy Award-winning travel show, "Parts Unknown," didn't tune in for curry and noodle recipes.

By Jacob Henry 3 days ago

Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR
Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR

KIGALI, Rwanda - Advances in science, technology and innovation, particularly in gene technology, big data, artificial intelligence and robotics, offer unprecedented opportunities to speed up Africa's development and transformation process.

3 days ago

Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights
Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights

Thanks to a unique fellowship at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as an Ibrahim Leadership Fellow, Marian Yinusa is making an impact in the lives of school-age girls in her birthplace of northern Nigeria.

By Franck Kuwonu 13 Jun 2018

CTIFMF executive chairman Rafiq Samsodien.
CTIFMF 2018 ready to Create. Collaborate. Celebrate.

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival is a film industry platform to create, collaborate, and celebrate the exciting and often untapped potential of this eclectic industry. The festival will take place from 9-19 October 2018 at venues across the V&A Waterfront, as well as in select sites across the city of Cape Town.

13 Jun 2018

African TV series competition finalists announced
African TV series competition finalists announced

The Africa Channel has announced the 20 finalists in the competition for Best TV Series entered into the inaugural Zanzibar TV Series Festival and Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). The Africa Channel is the sponsor of ZIFF for 2018.

12 Jun 2018

Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa
Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Google has opened applications for class two of its Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries.

By Tom Jackson 11 Jun 2018

Creating better customer experience in Africa
Creating better customer experience in Africa

Africa's services industry is diverse - spanning accounting, financial services, tourism, media and marketing, security, healthcare and more besides. What companies under this broad grouping have in common is that they need to focus on business efficiency and customer experience to ensure profitable growth in an increasingly competitive market.

By Matthew Kibby 11 Jun 2018

African innovation must be nurtured
African innovation must be nurtured

KIGALI, Rwanda - Policies, investments and enabling ecosystems must be put in place to support African innovation without hesitation. This was the consensus view at the 2018 Africa Innovation Summit, last week, which focused on innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance.

11 Jun 2018