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15 additional speakers announced for the SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020
15 additional speakers announced for the SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020Article

SingularityU announces global lineup to address thought-provoking topics...

Issued by Mann Made 14 hours ago

SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020
SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020Article

SingularityU South Africa has announced an additional 15 speakers that will address Africa at the online SingularityU South Africa Summit on 14-15 October 2020...

3 days ago

Anzisha Prize 2020 reveals finalists
Anzisha Prize 2020 reveals finalistsArticle

The Anzisha Prize has revealed its top 20 finalists for 2020. Winners will be announced at this year's Anzisha Prize Conference on the 27 October 2020...

17 Sep 2020

How is the pandemic affecting global fintech? N'Gunu Tiny explains
How is the pandemic affecting global fintech? N'Gunu Tiny explainsArticle

N'Gunu Tiny, founder and executive chairman of the Emerald Group, is an expert in fintech, blockchain and innovative tech...

Issued by Monetary Library 16 Sep 2020

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?Article

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

Ipsos launches its new creative assessment solution - Creative|Spark on Ipsos.Digital Platform in South Africa
Ipsos launches its new creative assessment solution - Creative|Spark on Ipsos.Digital Platform in South AfricaArticle

Ipsos announces the launch of Creative|Spark, its new online solution to evaluate video creative in South Africa, which enables faster, better creative decisions to deliver business impact...

Issued by Ipsos 15 Sep 2020

Using analytics to improve performance and enhance client relationships
Using analytics to improve performance and enhance client relationshipsArticle

A key factor in ensuring long-term relationships is quality customer service. By using advanced data analytics, you can better understand your consumer base and deliver on expectations...

Chris Kayiya 15 Sep 2020

You've adopted new technologies, but are you digitally mature?
You've adopted new technologies, but are you digitally mature?Article

When we look back on 2020, we'll remember it as the year everything changed. Customer communication is no exception...

Mia Papanicolaou 14 Sep 2020

How conversational commerce is shaping the future of business
How conversational commerce is shaping the future of businessArticle

While 'conversational commerce' is not a new concept, the phenomenon is gaining momentum, driving innovation and customer experience in an ever-changing e-commerce landscape...

James Bayhack 14 Sep 2020

SEZ's role in the interaction of AI with humans and nation states
SEZ's role in the interaction of AI with humans and nation statesArticle

Many thinkers, experts and science fiction writers have put pen to paper to speculate about the dystopian life that may arise from Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming too "intelligent."...

Monde Mawasha 14 Sep 2020

OrCam brings revolutionary artificial vision devices to South Africa
OrCam brings revolutionary artificial vision devices to South AfricaArticle

A voice-activated, wearable device the size of a finger, OrCam's MyEye enables the blind or visually impaired to read, perform daily activities, and live more independently...

Gillian Klawansky, Issued by Orcam 11 Sep 2020

How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?
How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?Article

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant economic stresses and strained operating environment reflect in the major banks' results ending June 2020.

11 Sep 2020

Eliminating bias is the new frontier of AI innovation
Eliminating bias is the new frontier of AI innovationArticle

2020 is forcing us to confront some hard truths about the world we live in. The Covid-19 pandemic has cast a sobering spotlight on the unsustainable path we are on...

Rudeon Snell 9 Sep 2020

Headline speakers announced for the SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020
Headline speakers announced for the SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020Article

SingularityU announces a multi-national lineup with world renowned speakers addressing ground-breaking topics...

Issued by Mann Made 9 Sep 2020

The real-time customer
The real-time customerArticle

The Microsoft Global State of Multichannel Customer Service Report underscored the value of resolving customer issues at speed and the importance of equipping contact centre staff with the right knowledge...

Jan Kühn 8 Sep 2020

3 accelerators to Covid-19 response
3 accelerators to Covid-19 responseArticle

Covid19 has challenged every industry - especially healthcare - to think differently, rely on data, target action and rapidly trial new models of care and technology in the race to save lives and preserve health...

8 Sep 2020

Fast-tracking the future of shopping malls
Fast-tracking the future of shopping mallsArticle

Is the long-imagined retail apocalypse on our doorstep? If you have entered a shopping mall recently, you might begin to think so...

Lars Veul 8 Sep 2020

How to harness the power of workforce analytics
How to harness the power of workforce analyticsArticle

Current trends right now, due to both technology and the Covid crisis, have brought terms like the "fourth industrial revolution", "artificial intelligence", "digitalisation" and "the Internet of Things" strongly to the fore...

Shaun Barnes 7 Sep 2020

Early investors in 4IR startups reap rewards
Early investors in 4IR startups reap rewardsArticle

Early investors in startups with exposure to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are benefiting from significant revenue growth despite the physical constraints...

7 Sep 2020

Future of HR | 10 ways we need to prepare ourselves for the future of work
Future of HR | 10 ways we need to prepare ourselves for the future of workArticle

On 2 and 3 September, Topco Media and Simplify hosted the digital Future of HR Summit. An annual innovation-focused initiative that aimed to help delegates prepare for the hyper-digitised workplace of tomorrow...

Issued by Topco Media 4 Sep 2020

How digital tech is transforming the commercial real estate sector
How digital tech is transforming the commercial real estate sectorArticle

From work-from-home policies to virtual events and scaling of IT support infrastructure, digital transformation within companies is taking place at every level due to Covid-19...

4 Sep 2020

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Preparing your brand for the female consumer of 2030Article

Nicky Brand, senior business consultant at Acceleration writes that the women of 2030 will not be stereotyped and elaborates on research from Wunderman Thompson which identifies five emerging female archetypes for the modern marketer to consider...

Nicky Brand 4 Sep 2020

5 tech trends that will strengthen your bottom line
5 tech trends that will strengthen your bottom lineArticle

It is not only technological enhancements in companies' production that can make the bottom line better...

4 Sep 2020

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Digital media and PR: The path to growth for agencies in the age of digitalArticle

Moliehi Molekoa, managing director of Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants discusses the path to growth for agencies in the age of digital...

Moliehi Molekoa 3 Sep 2020

Can Huawei survive the US sanctions?
Can Huawei survive the US sanctions?Article

"A deadly blow to the Chinese tech champion" is how CNN described the sanctions announced on August 17 by the US Commerce Department...

Jean-Paul Michel Larçon 3 Sep 2020

The importance of support when transacting online
The importance of support when transacting onlineArticle

The profits you sacrificed initially will return exponentially, all because you understood and applied the undeniable truths that 'people buy from people' and that clients appreciate it when they are listened to attentively...

Ben Lindeque, Issued by Prepaid24 2 Sep 2020

It's almost time: The Future of HR Virtual Summit
It's almost time: The Future of HR Virtual SummitArticle

On 2 and 3 September 2020, Topco Media and Simplify will bring you the Future of HR Summit...

Issued by Topco Media 1 Sep 2020

Broll report looks at SA's shifting last-mile delivery landscape
Broll report looks at SA's shifting last-mile delivery landscapeArticle

As technology accelerates the customer online order experience, the final leg, or 'last mile' expectation of efficient and scheduled on-time delivery has become one of the defining measures of customer service...

1 Sep 2020

How to tackle disruption and innovation in the modern sense
How to tackle disruption and innovation in the modern senseArticle

Today the demand for disruptive innovation is insatiable...

Phil Lewis 31 Aug 2020

Accelerating Africa's digital future
Accelerating Africa's digital futureArticle

As a continent with very high potential for growing economies, how can African countries accelerate their digital adoption and leapfrog into a new era of socio-economic prosperity?

Fadi Pharaon 31 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering women
#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering womenArticle

Karen Nadasen, CEO at PayU South Africa, is fulfilling her promise of a seismic shift towards women in technology, and women in her community...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Aug 2020

Time to upgrade your ERP solutions?
Time to upgrade your ERP solutions?Article

For too long, enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions have included inferior native dashboards that offer few of the benefits of true business intelligence...

Mich Martins 27 Aug 2020

Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make it
Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make itArticle

Counterfeiting is already a billion-dollar global problem, but the Covid-19 health crisis is making it worse. Specifically, opportunistic counterfeiters are taking advantage of the pandemic to market and distribute fake essential products - spurred on by increased demand and perceived shortages of essential goods...

Masi Mtshali 25 Aug 2020

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Saving SA journalism: Opportunities in AI developmentArticle

Lerato Mokheti, a freelance journalist and communications consultant explores how investing in quality content and diversifying revenue streams are key elements in news media businesses' long term success...

Lerato Mokhethi 25 Aug 2020

How insurtech is changing the way people buy insurance
How insurtech is changing the way people buy insuranceArticle

Insurance technology is changing the way we shop for coverage, from the quoting process to the types of policies we are able to choose...

Issued by Orbeen 24 Aug 2020

Local eateries going digital now at risk of cybercrime
Local eateries going digital now at risk of cybercrimeArticle

With many restaurants having implemented online ordering and new digital payment systems in a bid to survive the lockdown, they also face new cyber risks...

Doros Hadjizenonos 24 Aug 2020

SingularityU South Africa announces Online Summit for 2020
SingularityU South Africa announces Online Summit for 2020Article

In its quest to future proof Africa, SingularityU reveals plans for virtual summit with international programme...

Issued by Mann Made 24 Aug 2020

Technological changes required to survive in Covid-19 climate
Technological changes required to survive in Covid-19 climateArticle

As the country and businesses, in particular, welcome the transition into Level 2 lockdown, recovery is still a long-term concern in a contracting economy.

Issued by Hall’s Retail 21 Aug 2020

Are we looking at 4IR for the customer communication game?
Are we looking at 4IR for the customer communication game?Article

The Forth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is characterised by an array of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres, while also disrupting the way in which businesses communicate...

Douglas van Wyk 20 Aug 2020

Topollo Mohlotsane
#WomensMonth: Costs and climate change response enhance growth in RE spaceArticle

With the decreasing costs of the renewable energy technologies, the industry is growing at an rapid rate and these technologies are of late considered the least-cost option in the power sector....

Nicci Botha 20 Aug 2020

Boris Dzhingarov
Shedding light on your company's dark dataArticle

We all know there are mountains after mountains of data out there - generating it is what our beloved Internet does, along with our smartphones and other connected devices...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased more
#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased moreArticle

Professor Nelishia Pillay is the Head of the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

Digital is more than just a slice of tech
Digital is more than just a slice of techArticle

Digital has become so commonplace as a term that it has almost lost its value...

13 Aug 2020

SU set to offer DeepMind postgraduate scholarships to underrepresented groups
SU set to offer DeepMind postgraduate scholarships to underrepresented groupsArticle

Stellenbosch University (SU) is the first African university to be awarded scholarships by DeepMind, a London-based organisation focused on artificial intelligence research and its application in the real world...

11 Aug 2020

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Stop spreading the newsArticle

Kim Furman, Synthesis marketing manager writes that fake news might be an old-world problem but there are new world solutions to tackle it...

Kim Furman 11 Aug 2020

So, what will the truth be like in the future?
So, what will the truth be like in the future?Article

At the beginning of the week, Kodak, a once giant company was trading at the lowly price of $2.62. By Wednesday it was trading at close to $60...

Damon Stapleton 7 Aug 2020

Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigation
Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigationArticle

According to Willem Mostert, Namibian manager of Cherry Irrigation, whose team designed and implemented the fully automated drip irrigation and fertigation management system for the landmark project, the quality of the fruit harvested has so far been exceptional...

5 Aug 2020

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Harness the power of AI technology to drive business successArticle

Michelle McGowan, head of marketing at LG Electronics South Africa unpacks how businesses can harness the power of AI technology to drive success...

Michelle McGowan 5 Aug 2020

Women in data should be more than just reality
Women in data should be more than just realityArticle

Artificial Intelligence and Data have become one of the hottest topics within the technology industry, and women have been playing an instrumental role in the advancement of and development of technology, especially when it comes to career pathways.

3 Aug 2020

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