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Richard Rattue, CEO: Compli-Serve SA
#BizTrends2018: Ready or not. AI is on its way

Advancement brings new and wonderful things, but it also brings uncertainty and fear...

By Richard Rattue 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer
#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer

Before we can start talking about any trends, marketers need to be aware of the fact that mobile starts with an understanding of how fiercely personal this device is, it has become more of an appendage than a device...

By Lynette Hundermark 8 Jan 2018

Damian Michael
#BizTrends2018: Make sure you're at the heart of disruption

I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...

By Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018

Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co, Namibia.
#BizTrends2018: A positive perspective on moving towards 4.0

What a year it's been! But enough people have written about that, so I'd rather look at a few of the consequences we'll feel in 2018. Which, to my surprise, are mostly positive. I've highlighted four of the best...

By Chrisna Basson 8 Jan 2018

Matt Preschern, EVP and chief marketing officer of HCL Technologies.
#BizTrends2018: Marketing in the era of 'always on' communication

When the yachts contesting the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) left Cape Town bound for Melbourne, Australia. Matt Preschern, EVP and CMO of HCL Technologies, the tech partner of the VOR in Cape Town, shared his five most important trends in marketing today...

By Matt Preschern 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing
#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing

The recent advances in data analytics and machine learning will see a huge shift in how we use data in 2018...

By Paula Raubenheimer 8 Jan 2018

Commissions.ng allows Nigerians to launch e-commerce stores
Commissions.ng allows Nigerians to launch e-commerce stores

Nigerian startup Commissions.ng is enabling users to start businesses selling products and services in return for commission...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jan 2018

DoingSoon platform. Source: Disrupt Africa.
Nigerian startup DoingSoon launches event discovery platform

Nigerian startup DoingSoon has launched its event discovery and ticketing platform, aimed at helping organisers to promote their events without spending money on marketing or wasting unnecessary time on social media...

By Tom Jackson 2 Jan 2018

Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria
Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria

In a partnership with internet providers, Facebook has helped improve internet accessibility in Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos...

22 Dec 2017

Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion
Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion

Gambian startup Farm Fresh is targeting expansion into other West African markets after being chosen to take part in the Make-IT accelerator programme run by the Lagos-based Co-Creation Hub (CcHub)...

By Tom Jackson 21 Dec 2017

5,000 African programmers to be trained between 2018-2022
5,000 African programmers to be trained between 2018-2022

The US Bureau of Labour Statistics forecasts that employment of software developers is projected to grow 24% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations...

13 Dec 2017

Vera Songwe.
Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

Vera Songwe launches the women and girls startup challenge to promote digital entrepreneurship...

12 Dec 2017

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app
Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

12 Dec 2017

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa
Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth...

11 Dec 2017

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties...

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

Nokia to help MTN Nigeria drive transformation to customer-centric operations
Nokia to help MTN Nigeria drive transformation to customer-centric operations

Nokia has been appointed to assist MTN Nigeria to drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers...

7 Dec 2017

All the BCX Disrupt speakers. Images from
#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt...

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

African AI Revolution Challenge launched
African AI Revolution Challenge launched

Sagarmatha Technologies has launched an African artificial intelligence (AI) challenge called the AI Revolution Challenge...

4 Dec 2017

The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa
The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa

The media is urged to promote a more inclusive narrative for Africa to spur inclusive growth on the continent...

By Amrote Abdella 4 Dec 2017

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Farmcrowdy launches farmers' digital app to empower farmers

As part of efforts to address food shortages as well as make agriculture attractive and beneficial to Nigerians, agricultural technological firm, Farmcrowdy, has unveiled a digital application...

By Sunday Okobi and Ugo Aliogo 28 Nov 2017

How Africa can benefit more from the internet economy
How Africa can benefit more from the internet economy

New Internet Society report highlights how Africa can benefit more from the internet economy: Secure, trusted internet is critical to the advancing African economy...

27 Nov 2017

Facebook cements investment in Nigeria
Facebook cements investment in Nigeria

Facebook has launched a set of initiatives in Nigeria aimed at helping to develop and nurture communities, including small businesses, the tech and start-up ecosystem, youths and creatives...

23 Nov 2017

MEST expands in key African markets
MEST expands in key African markets

MEST announces partnership with Metta as program continues to expand its presence across the continent...

21 Nov 2017

Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as official online money transfer partner
Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as official online money transfer partner

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities...

21 Nov 2017

Meet Africa's startup stars
Meet Africa's startup stars

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique...

20 Nov 2017

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis...

17 Nov 2017

eSports gaming winners.
Africa embraces e-sports with first mass event

Abidjan celebrates all gamers with the first and largest e-sport event in Africa...

17 Nov 2017

Award for dotAfrica's Lucky Masilela
Award for dotAfrica's Lucky Masilela

dotAfrica's Lucky Masilela has been elected as a co-recipient of the African ICT Champion Award 2017 by the African ICT Alliance...

16 Nov 2017

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018
Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018...

16 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities
#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities

Konnect Africa brings Wi-Fi to rural African communities. Company unveils SmartWIFI service offering at AfricaCom 2017...

13 Nov 2017

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