Opinion

TechFinancials provides thought leadership written by industry experts and our own writers unpacking tech and telecommunications issues affecting the rest of Africa

Design Thinking: The X Factor in your Digital Transformation

by Brett Parker, MD at SAP Africa at SAPYou may have heard about the sword of Damocles, hanging above its target by a single...

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Education

by Ben Dickson Education, the ability to pass on knowledge, is one of the most ancient practices that sets humans apart from all other species...

Artificial Intelligence: The good, The Bad And The Unknown

By Rishal Hurbans, Solutions Architect at Entelect | Founder at Prolific IdeaI hit a bird with my car the other day. I felt terrible....

The Technology Trends You Need to Know About  

by Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion AfricaIt’s well into 2017 and you’ve been bombarded with more trends pieces than you know what to do...

How AI is Changing the Entertainment Industry

By Vian Chinner, Xineoh CEOImagine a time in the not-too-distant past, when our consumption of media was entirely dictated for us – when we...

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Web Writing

By Gennaro Cuofano,  WordLiftWhen Larry Page and Sergey Brin invented PageRank back in 1996, they had one simple idea in mind: Organize the web based...

How Analytics and Machine Learning can Save Your Life

By Aneshan Ramaloo, senior business solutions manager at SASMore than 11,000 people died during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, or nearly 40%...

The Tyranny of the Social Media Filter Bubble

by Ben DicksonTwo days ago one of the worst crimes against humanity in recent years took place in Syria. The government of Bashar al-Assad carried...

The End of “one-size-fits-all” Banking?

By Marwan Elnakat, digital banking solutions director for the CISMEA region at GemaltoWith Capitec’s latest trading update making a case for what consumers in...

Huawei, Telcos to Help Make Smart Farming a Reality in Africa

The digitisation of our economy is changing various sectors of the economy – and the agricultural industry is no exception.By 2050 the world’s population...

5 Hot South African Startups That Raised Capital in Junk Economy

In a first six months of 2017 that saw the South Africa’s sovereign credit rating downgraded to BB+ from BBB grade, pushing the rating...

Cars Will Soon be Smart Enough to Make Life-saving Decisions

By Mike Whitfield, MD at Nissan South AfricaAutonomous driving technology is developing at a rapid pace.Business Insider publication’s research platform has forecast that there...

Why Should South Africa’s Telkom List on the JSE its Real...

Telkom has one of South Africa’s biggest real-estate portfolio that started being acquired under the brutal, apartheid state machinerySouth Africa’s Telkom should just start...

MTN versus Vodacom – Who is the Biggest Provider of Mobile...

The battle for control of the bank accounts of African consumers through mobile money – essentially the use of mobile phones to access financial...

The Connected Things: SA’s Battle to Deliver Internet of Things Solutions

by Gugu LourieThe stage to do battle for a connected user is being laid by tech firms - Comsol, Sigfox and Vula Telematix -...

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