Runner up as 2010 best business blog, Adin focuses on what it takes to find your “calling” and exploit everything at your disposal to succeed. He lives and works in George, Western Cape, as a songwriter, recording artist and blogger.
His ... more
Adrian Burger is the creative director of Blink Tower, the South African-based global provider of animated explainer videos that counts companies and organisations such as Vodacom, Sanlam, Afrihost and the Shuttleworth Foundation among its clients. He uses the medium of ... more
Aki Kalliatakis is the Managing Partner of The Leadership LaunchPad, a business focused on customer loyalty and radical marketing. Their work has broadened to include all aspects of service, marketing and sales, which are aimed at creating the highest levels ... more
|Alan Knott-Craig Jr|
Alan Knott-Craig Jr is a South African mobile entrepreneur with a passion for business opportunities. He is the former CEO of iBurst and now runs World of Avatar, which acquired Mxit in 2011. more
|Alex De Coning|
Alex de Coning started his career in public relations at Baird’s Renaissance in 2001. During this time, De Coning had the opportunity to work with clients across various industries, including Novartis and Sanofi Pasteur in the healthcare industry, as well ... more
Alex Gutman is Brandshield's evangelist and has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. With a passion and prowess for writing and an eye for opportunities coupled with a solid base in technology, he strives to evangelise technologies in ... more
Alex is Country Head - South Africa at Clicks2Customers. Alex is Country Head - South Africa at Clicks2Customers. Clicks2Customers was founded in 2003 by online marketing pioneers, Vinny Lingham, Charlene Lingham, Eric Edelstein and Llew Claasen. At this ... more
Alexandra Rees is a Strategy Planner at Quirk Johannesburg. She is fascinated by the intersect of art, business and technology and likes being able to do a lot of research, strategic thinking and imagining, with the end goal of making ... more
Alexis is Head of Strategy at Amorphous New Media more
Alexis Caffrey is a freelance writer with a focus on technology and social media. In her free time she teaches yoga and watches way too much reality TV. more
Amanda Adam is an Account Director at DUO Marketing + Communications. She has 14 years’ PR agency experience ranging from consumer to corporate PR. She is passionate about crafting stories for different channels and ensuring key message penetration. Amanda is an avid ... more
|Amanda Sevasti Fairweather|
Amanda Sevasti Fairweather – newly appointed as Head of Social Media at leading digital agency NATIVE – studied journalism, but fell in love with creative communication.
Fairweather worked as a copywriter and creative head for eight years and was involved in activations, ... more
Andre Hugo has over 22 years of business startup experience, along with extensive digital marketing, legal, commercial, leadership and finance experience gained locally and abroad. With an accounting degree from the University of Cape Town, he began his career in auditing, ... more
|Andre le Roux|
Andre le Roux is Managing Director for the African Region at Interactive Intelligence. more
|André-Pierre du Plessis|
From a very young age, AP du Plessis has had an unhealthy obsession with Lego. Trumping Mattel to become the world's top toy maker, Lego has made it particularly difficult for him to quit bricks.
AP worked at Bloomberg, Media24 ... more
From the Cape Flats to successful entrepreneur. Andrew is currently the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and founder of Mobilitrix. The company started in 2006 from Andrew’s home office and now has offices in Century City.
He specialises in low-bandwidth LEO (... more
Hi there, I'm Andrew. I head Business Development at Moz and helped create an app called Stride. In previous lives, I held similar roles at Seesmic (acquired by Hootsuite) and Tatango. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to drive ... more
Andrew is co-founder of WhySatisfy, a start-up providing brands across Africa with the technology, training and support to take control of their digital customer interactions. more
Andy is the Head of Group Digital Strategy at Cape Town agency, MACHINE, and works on brands like Redbull, Adidas, Miller, L’oreal and Marmite amongst others. Having previously run SA finance site, justmoney.co.za, Andy developed search marketing ... more
Andy Oldfield is Director Emerging Markets for Panduit. With over 30 years' industry experience he has built up a robust network of contacts and has the executive-level leadership skills, technological know-how and track record to add value to any organisation. Previous ... more
|Andy Walker: Gearburn Editor|
Joining the Memeburn team on the auspicious date of April Fool’s 2014, Andy completed his English Literature Honours degree at Rhodes University a year prior. As a lifelong writer and an undercover nerd, the interwoven world of bits and pixels ... more
Prof Andy Way has more than 25 years experience in machine translation research and development, both in business and academia. He built up a ... more
Aneshree Naidoo has been on the internet for ten years; writing, editing and hanging around inappropriate chatrooms. But eventually she grew up and is now a freelance writer and copy editor. In her spare time she reads bad chick lit ... more
Ania Rodriguez has advised Fortune 1000 companies on user interface design, product design, and user research for nearly two decades. Her company, Key Lime Interactive, masterminds all things usability for web, mobile, tablet, and medical devices, using both qualitative and quantitative ... more
Anish Abraham is currently the Digital Account Manager at DUO Marketing + Communications in Johannesburg. He has 10 years’ digital media and online publishing experience, as well as a print journalism background. He is able to not only write the content, but ... more
Anita Potgeiter is the COO of FOXit, a South African established international provider of solutions, service and support focused on Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) in business. more
Anthony's belief in the power of education and his zeal for the upliftment of others inspires him in his CEO responsibilities to drive the mandate of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and deliver on its objectives. Anthony, a co-founder of ... more
I'm your friendly neighbourhood digital marketing specialist. I specialise in helping brands connect with targeted customers by enhancing their online presence through emerging web-based communication channels. I translate business objectives into comprehensive initiatives that focus on humanising brand identity while ... more
Anton Moulder was an early believer in the power of the internet and technology. For the last decade he has been helping brands reach consumers in the ever-evolving digital landscape as co-founder of the digital innovations agency Urbian. As a ... more
Anuschka Richards is a writer, designer and digital marketer. She joined the Google and IAB backed Digify program while looking for a way to merge her interests in writing and digital media. “Be curious” is her core driving philosophy in ... more
Arthur is a writer, analyst and commentator on Internet, mobile and business technologies. He heads the World Wide Worx research organisation, leading market research into hi-tech change. Arthur is author of 18 books, including six books on urban legends. He enjoys ... more
Ashley Boag is the Head of Energy and Natural Resources at SAP Africa. more
Ashraf is Digital Project Manager at Soccer Laduma, Africa’s biggest sport publication. more
Athar Nasar, a first class honours university graduate in Multimedia Design, Technology & Communications, has joined Primedia Online where he heads up Juice Content, which creates bespoke content solutions for businesses to ensure your online platforms “speak” to your customers, ... more
Beata Green is Managing Director of HeadChannel Ltd., London based bespoke software development company. She is responsible for overall strategic direction and overseeing the company’s continuing growth, building closer client relationships and maintaining best working practices. She enjoys brisk ... more
Ben Evans is Managing Director of OgilvyOne South Africa. more
Ben Wagner is Head of NATIVE VML Cape Town. more
Beth Kelly is a freelance writer and blogger living in Chicago, IL. Michigan born and raised, she spent time living in Poland perfecting the fine art of na zdrowie before moving to South Korea to teach English to the world’... more
Bettina started out in journalism in the late 1980s and then moved into public relations and advertising as a strategist and copywriter. She was co-owner and Strategy Director of a strategic brand consultancy for 10 years before founding GloWoman.org where ... more
Bianca is a Communications and English Graduate all the way from North-West University Potchefstroom, finding her feet in the fair Cape as a ‘professional’ intern. She’s an avid reader, writer, wild child and adventurer with a special predilection towards ... more
Bobby Emamian is the co-founder and CEO of Prolific Interactive, a strategy-led mobile agency headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, with offices in San Francisco, as well. A former college athlete, Bobby’s competitive nature and mix of technical, business, strategic, ... more
Brendan writes, produces, directs and sometimes performs in his online branded entertainment campaigns. “Even if you wanted to ramp a truck off Table Mountain to sell something, we don’t need a permit.”He also works in the film and ... more
Brigg Patten writes in the business and tech spaces. He's a fan of podcasts, bokeh and smooth jazz. His time is mostly spent learning the piano and watching his Golden Retriever Julian chase a stick. more
|Bruce von Malitz|
Bruce von Maltitz is currently the MD of 1Stream, a cloud-based contact centre technology provider. He has over 20 years experience in the service industry focusing specifically on contact centres for the last twelve. He has a detailed understanding of how ... more
Bryan Hamman is Territory manager of Arbor Networks more
Writer, musician, and photographer. Bryan Smith is passionate about technology, history, and all things cultural and progressive. By day a Print Journalism student at the University of Cape Town, Bryan is by night an avid blogger absorbed in the social ... more
While completing a BA Social Dynamics from Stellenbosch University Cameron, having been raised on his family’s wine farm in Stellenbosch, marketed and sold wine. On completion, Cameron went on to receive a post grad diploma from Red and Yellow ... more
|Carey van Vlaanderen|
Carey is CEO of ESET Southern Africa. ESET is a global provider of security software for enterprises and consumers and is dedicated to delivering instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET’s products rank among the world’s ... more
Carl Bates (BBS (Hons), GradDipBS, CA, MInstD) is the Founder and Managing Director of Sirdar Global Group, who have partnered with the Institute of Directors in the education and implementation of governance in the SMME sector in Southern Africa. As ... more
Carmen Schaefer believes she can tell everything there is to know about a person just by spending some time studying their Facebook pages. This interest in the social networking titan was spurred by an MA completed through Wits University in ... more
|Cassie van Wyk|
Cassie van Wyk heads up the e-Commerce team at Digital Planet with a very diverse mix of clients ranging from some of the world’s strongest technology brands to the biggest financial houses in South Africa. Cassie studied BA Communication ... more
|Catherine Murray: Columnist|
Catherine is currently the Senior Account Manager at Creative Spark Interactive in Cape Town, where she is attempting to whip everyone into shape at breakneck speed. Prior to this she was Head of Online at Atalink Ltd, a specialist publishing ... more
Chani Macauley is the owner and consultant at ToTheDots. She has over 13 years professional senior business management experience serving on the Executive Committee of a Cape Town born technology company in a Financial Manager and Marketing Executive capacity. Chani holds ... more
Charles Herring is currently a Consulting Security Analyst at Lancope. He is an information and network security professional with an emphasis on process development and incident response. He is passionate about leveraging computer systems and effective processes to empower organizations ... more
Chenka Nkhata is a technology enthused individual. Although he understands geek speak, you probably won’t find him writing code in the middle of the night with owl like eyes. What he lives for is using new technologies excessively in ... more
Chris is a strategist specialising in new brand development and through-the-line (media neutral) communication campaign work. At Engage Brandcraft, he is tasked with the building and implementation of client’s brand-building strategies and concepts as well as the development of ... more
Chris Marais is a veteran photojournalist who worked for the legendary anti-Apartheid Rand Daily Mail newspaper, the deliciously infamous anti-Establishment Scope Magazine and became the award-winning Editor of Living Africa Magazine.
As a top travel writer, Chris visited more than 50 ... more
Chris Peterson is a copywriter for Straight North, a Chicago Internet marketing firm. He specializes in B2B and B2C marketing, with experience in informational blog posts, press releases, and website content that emphasizes Search Engine Optimization. He is ... more
Chris Rolfe the CEO of Mobilitrix, a mobile marketing company that claims to “deliver intelligent mobile marketing solutions that quite simply reward loyalty”, thinks is key.
Rolfe is a former CEO of Virgin Active South Africa, and has previous digital ... more
Christian is a multi-award winning creative, experienced in ATL, BTL and digital. He started his career as an art director in Johannesburg in 2001 at Lowe Bull Calvert Pace. He then worked for FCB and Morrisjones&co before leaving for ... more
Christopher Mills is the founder and managing director of iMod Digital, a leading digital marketing agency specialising in inbound marketing, web development and digital campaigning. Over the years Christopher and his team have worked with a number of companies; some ... more
Clint Bryce is Executive Creative Director (Digital) of Johannesburg-based advertising agency, TBWA\ Hunt Lascaris. more
Colleen Lewis is the founder and director of 10 Plus Media, a virtual copywriting and marketing agency that uses a network of senior writers, designers and web and SEO specialists. After almost 20 years of writing and editing for B2B and ... more
|Corné And Twakkie|
Like the most flippin funny show in South Africa Corné and Twakkie are definitely not kak guy. Believe it! Because it's True. more
Craig Heckrath is an enterprise architect with an extensive software development background.
He leads the mobile development & integration teams at Intervate / t-systems that were responsible for solutions including JRA’s find & Fix app and system.
Craig has an ... more
Craig is Head of Sales at DMX Africa. DMX, which forms part of Mood Media Corporation, a global experiential design company with
offices in 34 countries, helps brands connect with customers by providing customised soundtracks,
digital signage, on-hold messaging, scent, integrated ... more
Ruggedly handsome space-explorer, philanthropist and part-time haberdasher, Craig Rodney proved to the world once and for all that he was impervious to pain when he founded Emerging Media at the tender age of 26. Craig’s dynamic approach and creative problem ... more
While studying towards my Bachelors in Journalism Craig joined the UJFM team, hosting shows and working in the music department. After graduation, he started an online radio station called “EuroTrashMusic”. Realising his passion was more in digital strategy; he left ... more
Craig Wilson is the head of content at Clockwork Media, a digital communications agency based in Johannesburg. Before making the switch to agency life he served as deputy editor at TechCentral for two years. He spent his formative years as ... more
Born barefoot in Boksburg and growing up in Welkom in the Free State, Dale has fought against all odds and managed to come out English. In 2011 he wanted to be involved in social media, and decided to reinvent and at 28 ... more
Dan Zarrella is an award-winning social, search, and viral marketing scientist at HubSpot and author of two O’Reilly Media books: “The Social Media Marketing Book” and The Facebook Marketing Book.
He has a background in web development and combines ... more
Daniel Faggella is focused on technology that has the potential to alter human potential. A national martial arts champion and online/offline entrepreneur, Daniel founded www.TechEmergence.com after selling his first business. TE is the only news and advice ... more
|Daniel Petz: @d_petz|
Daniel Petz is a Hungarian ex-entrepreneur, London Business School alumnus, tech enthusiast who is currently working as a strategic consultant in the TMT sector of Africa. He has gained experience in Hungary, Sweden, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria. ... more
Daniel Riedel is the CEO of New Context, a systems architecture firm founded to optimize, secure, and scale enterprises. New Context provides systems automation, cloud orchestration, and data assurance through software solutions and consulting. Daniel has experience in engineering, operations, ... more
Daniel Scheffler is a freelance writer who spends his time between the soothing Cape Town and the galvanizing New York. After a number of years killing himself in Paris, LA, London and Cape Town in management consulting, he now concentrates ... more
Having dabbled in graphic design, mobile and online media, Danny is now the client services director at Hitch Digital, a new full-service digital agency based in Cape Town. An absolute Internet and gadget junkie, Danny enjoys normal things too; like ... more
Daryn Smith is the Executive Director of Product and Marketing at MPULL, a Marketing Software startup based in Cape Town. He has lead Marketing teams in Africa for Global brands before joining MPULL, and now merges two of his passions ... more
Dave Blakey is the founder of Snapt, a South African company that develops powerful user interface tools in order to effectively deliver open source software solutions for corporate customers.
Blakey has a strong entrepreneurial background, having previously launched and developed ... more
Dave Ken is a Digital Marketing Strategist and head of content marketing in IBOXSEO. He has worked with firms in the UK, Ireland, and HK on growing their online presence via lean strategy. Hugely passionate about the evolving nature of ... more
David Alves is the Head of Digital at Net#work BBDO where he spends most of his waking hours conjuring magic and slaying less-than-average strategies.
He’s a terrible surfer, novice whisky drinker and have a conversation with just about ... more
David is a Johannesburg based technology enthusiast with an insatiable thirst for information. He tends to get excited over hardware more than software and will often be the one in the room going "It’s got 10 cores, 32GB of RAM ... more
David Moffatt is the Managing Director of Hellocomputer. He has guided the business to prominence as an imaginative and outcome-based digital agency partner to corporate clients. Hellocomputer has consistently ranked amongst South Africa’s top digital agencies in both creative ... more
David Saef is the the executive vice president of MarketWorks and strategy at GES, a global event marketing company with a long history of connecting people through live events. more
David Spark is a new media consultant and producer with more than fifteen years knowledge and experience as a journalist reporting on the tech industry in print, radio, TV, and online. His articles and advice have appeared in more than 30 ... more
Davide Hanan is the Managing Director of QlikView South Africa. He has worked in software development and implementation (specifically ERP and BI) since 1980 and has a wealth of experience in those fields. Davide has been involved in the creation and ... more
With thirteen years in the digital space, Dax has considerable experience in all things digital including campaign strategy, media planning, usability, affiliate marketing and email marketing. Prior to joining Chango, Dax founded and led the global display media group at ... more
|Deep Fried Man|
Daniel Friedman known on stage as Deep Fried Man, is a South African comedian, musician and writer, based in Johannesburg. Formerly part of the alternative folk scene in Johannesburg, he made the transition to comedy at the beginning of 2010.
He ... more
Deepan is a Social Media Strategist at Ripple Links, a Social Media and Demand Generation Firm. He specialises in Inbound Marketing and has broad experience working with high profile clients across different industries like IT/ITES, FMCG, Real Estate & ... more
Deseré Orrill is MD of MobiMedia, a boutique mobile marketing agency based in Cape Town and Johannesburg. more
Deva Lee is a journalist in teacher’s clothing, currently working in South Korea. She writes about Korean pop culture and her experiences as a traveler and foreigner in the country. more
Dewaldt Huysamen is a Google Regional Trainer chosen by Google with over 6 years experience in Inbound & Paid marketing. He specialises in SEO, User Experience Optimisation, Conversion Rate Optimisation, Google AdWords, Advanced Reporting and intense Research and Development. Serving clients ... more
Dominic Riordan is Principal Business Consultant at BSG more
Donovan White is a Social Media Strategist at NATIVE VML. more
|Dr Dawie de Wet|
Dr Dawie de Wet is CEO at QKON Africa more
Dylan Kohlstädt is the founder and Account Director of Shift ONE: outsource marketing for entrepreneurs. Dylan is an online marketing specialist who is passionate about the user’s experience and about helping entrepreneurs and start ups succeed.
Dylan has 10 ... more
Founded in 2007, e27 is a media organization focused on the Asian technology startup industry. We believe in building the community of technology innovators across Asia by reporting on the latest, breaking news relevant to technology startups, technology companies as well ... more
Edith Yeung is the VP of International Business Development at Dolphin, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 100 million downloads on Android and iOS. She is also a founding partner at RightVentures, a venture capital firm focusing on mobile and consumer ... more
Ellie Hagopian loves products, people, and making the complex simple. She is currently Chief Executive Officer at Skyrove, a Wi-Fi solutions company based in Cape Town. She has over ten years of experience in technology, ranging from the large consumer-facing ... more
Emma applied for TechWomen hoping to learn from successful women through their experiences, especially how they balance their social lives with their professions. Emma currently works as Product Manager for Promelec, a worldwide distributor for professional broadband wireless solutions and ... more
Emma Weise wants to live in a world where creativity sparks change, stories are a powerful elixir, and fresh possibilities unravel as people live their big dreams.
As a visual storyteller, she’s been known to inject creativity into whatever ... more
|Erik Hersman: In Kenya|
I grew up in Kenya and Sudan. I’m one of those guys who’s much more “at home” in Africa, and I currently live in Kenya. I’m happily married and have 3 beautiful little girls that keep me on ... more
Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node, a stealth startup of ex-Googlers backed by NEA, Felicis Ventures, Mark Cuban, Dave McClure, and more. Falon has spent the past four years as a business development executive doing strategy consulting for ... more
Fisani Nyandeni is currently a Social Media Manager & Content Creator at iProspect in Johannesburg. more
Frank Paterno is a creative marketing executive with experience identifying, creating, delivering, and communicating value with technology-based products and services. He is Vice President of Marketing at IntelliConnection, a lead generation and marketing automation service that enables businesses to focus ... more
|Frans De Villiers|
Frans De Villiers has worked in marketing all of his career. He started in advertising first at Saatchi & Saatchi and then at the Jupiter Drawing Room in Account Management. He then moved into Marketing first with Jan Braai at ... more
Gareth Knight is a digital maven and open source evangelist. Educated as a zoologist, he is a veteran of two dot com crashes in London, one web 2.0 acquisition, and runs Technovated. Previously, Gareth served in London as Director of Product ... more
Gareth Pon a dreamer, film maker, photo shooter and the founder of the official South African Instagramers community, linking directly to Instagramers communities all over the world. He is pioneering the growth ... more
Gareth Slaven in CEO of Ensight, a marketing automation platform that delivers relevant, personalised communications, on the platforms and devices your audiences prefer. more
Recognized as a leader in brand engagement, Gavin has spent his career building and leading cutting-edge digital and technology efforts in the marketing and advertising industries.
An accomplished entrepreneur, Gavin has been involved in a number of technology startups and ... more
Gavin Wheeldon is CEO of Purple WiFi, which makes guest WiFi hotspot software, that enables data capture so you can market to your customers, track their movements and much, much more. more
George Hines is the chief information officer and head of innovation at Global Experience Specialists and has 20 years of experience in various B2B companies in the marketing, live events, telecommunications, outsourcing, and travel industries. You’ll have no problem ... more
Georgia Christian is a digital marketing specialist at web development, design and digital marketing company Lima Bean. You can follow them on Twitter @limabeansa. more
My first love is writing and communication in all its forms. I have a degree of affection for food, politics, talking loudly and staring at plants. I currently work as Digital Copywriter & Journalist for GraphicMail, a digital marketing company. ... more
GetSmarter is a premier online education company that partners with prestigious universities and leading organisations to offer a variety of online courses and education solutions.
With a history of successfully presenting a portfolio of online continuing education short courses, GetSmarter ... more
Given ‘Radimate’ Radingwana - Full names Mamokabane Given Radingwana, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and mentor to startups. Having born in the heart of Limpopo (Lebowakgomo) and then moving to Cape Town to pursue a career in entrepreneurship, he launched his ... more
|Graeme Lipschitz: Columnist|
Graeme Lipschitz is the co-founder of digital innovation agency Wonderland Works where he heads up Social Media, Search and Product Development. He was previously the business development manager at Clicks2Customers.com and has worked for Google UK and South ... more
Graeme has been in the software and telecommunications industry for more than a decade, in various roles concentrating in sales and business development - notably at MTN Business, Verizon and SEACOM. His successful track record of delivering growth and innovation ... more
Graham is co-owner of Refresh Creative Media along with Craig Bruton. He loves ideas, design, technology, human potential and his wife. He is also into kitesurfing, climbing and running. more
|Graham van der Made: Staff Reporter|
Graham started out as an electronics manager at Take2 Home Entertainment and went on to spend a further ten years in the South African ecommerce industry. During this time, Graham founded and managed an online geek and hobby shop. He ... more
Grant is a self confessed serial entrepreneur and the CEO & Founder of Amorphous New
Media in Johannesburg. With almost 20 years in the industry Grant has worked
extensively in the digital industry where he has incubated and launched a number ... more
Greg is a versatile marketing professional with more than 18 years strategic planning experience across a portfolio of multinational brands. His experience includes eight years in managerial roles in advertising and planning agencies within South Africa. He is the founding partner ... more
Greg is the co-founder of Cavalry Media. Born in web design and development, Cavalry Media has grown to provide a cutting edge, cost effective and strategic online solution to small, medium and large sized organisations. By providing a tailored, turn-key ... more
Gys’s enterprising technology spirit was clearly evident at a young age when in his 20s he started an online and offline transaction platform company that was eventually sold to SourceCom when the family business beckoned. What followed was a ... more
Hamish McKenzie is a Baltimore-based reporter for PandoDaily who covers media, politics, and international startups. His first name is pronounced “hey-mish” and you can follow him on Twitter. more
|Hazel du Plooy|
Hazel consults to Dingley Marshall Attorneys and is a specialist in all aspects of commercial law. She has worked in law firms as well as in house and therefore has a complete understanding of the legal, commercial and operational needs ... more
When she’s not training to become an Iyenga Yoga Instructor or trying to become the female Bear Grylls, Heike Meyburgh works as a Digital Strategist for Cerebra. After graduating from UJ with a BA (Hons) in Corporate Communications and ... more
Hein Koen is a co-founder and Director of Flickswitch. Flickswitch is a technology company in the mobile telecoms space focusing on the management of machine-to-machine data SIM cards across various African mobile networks.
He is passionate about mobile data and ... more
|Herman Manson (@marklives)|
The inaugural Vodacom Social Media Journalist of the Year in 2011, Herman Manson (@marklives) is a freelance business journalist and media commentator who blogs at www.marklives.com and his writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines locally and abroad. He ... more
|Hilton Tarrant: Columnist|
Hilton Tarrant is production editor at Moneyweb. His main focus is project management for the listed company’s local and international websites, and contributes to their strategic direction. From time-to-time, he also fills in for Alec Hogg on the SAfm ... more
HumanIPO is a top pan-African technology news website, covering everything from startups to big tech business, and a community of people creating something new in Africa-- starting businesses, investing in new technologies or joining startups. more
Ian Henderson is CTO of Rubric, a global language service provider. that serves companies in the high-technology, software, marketing, tourism, manufacturing, media and publishing industries. The company specialises in document translation, desktop publishing, typesetting of translated content and localisation of ... more
Ilya Gelfenbeyn is the co-founder and CEO of Speaktoit, which develops natural language virtual assistants for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. more
Ivan Serrano is an info graphic designer from San Jose, California. He specializes in writing about business, technology and social media. Ivan spends most of his off hours either practicing his passion/hobby, photography, or reading up on or watching ... more
Jack Holt is co-founder and CEO of Mattr. Mattr is easily accessible software that segments brands' social audience with personality analysis. Jack founded S3 Matching Technologies in 2001; tens of thousands of users, including Hewlett-Packard, the New York Stock Exchange, and ... more
Jaco has been involved in the online space for most of his career. Understanding and improving customer service through a variety of digital channels is what he is passionate about.
He has travelled the long and winding road from customer ... more
Jaco Lintvelt is Head of AMNET SSA – The Dentsu Aegis’s Network Programmatic Trading Platform.
He has extensive experience in the online media industry specifically related to advertising technology, publisher yield management and real time media buying. Jaco is relishing ... more
|Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter|
Keen to take over the world, Jacques grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He also studied International Relations (BA) at Stellenbosch University with an interest in innovation and initiatives and how they could contribute to the benefit of society.
He ... more
Jamie is a BBusSci Finance (hons) graduate gone rogue. After launching a social commerce startup with some friends in the small town of Boulder, Colorado, he saw much opportunity in the South African tech space and is now the CTO ... more
|Jan-Hendrik van Wyk|
Jan-Hendrik is a strategist at Native VML. more
Jared Hill is a Chicago based blogger with a keen interest in entertainment and technology. more
Jared is an Account Strategist at Google SA.
Before joining Google, Jared was involved in a startup company called CrowdTech. There he was the marketing manager for an online t-shirt design company called Springleap, which is based around the crowdsourcing ... more
Jaron Rubenstein is the founder and president of Rubenstein Technology Group. His experience, deep technical expertise, and passion for design empowers creative partners to identify opportunities, manage complex projects, and maintain the integrity of their work. Rubenstein Technology Group is ... more
Jarred Cinman is the Managing Director (and one of the founders) of NATIVE VML. He is a longstanding member of the South African digital industry having founded one of the first professional web services firms in 1995.
After selling his first ... more
Jason Stewart is Managing Partner of HaveYouHeard, South Africa’s first specialist Word-of-Mouth marketing (WOMM) agency, representing brands seeking to develop lasting and intimate relationships with their consumers.
After matriculating from the Diocesan College (Bishops) in 1997, Jason spent three years ... more
Jason Xenopoulos is CEO of NATIVE VML. He describes himself as a media anarchist, screenwriter, film director and father of triplets more
Jayne Morgan is a writer and audio producer based in Grahamstown. more
Jed Hewson is a director at 1Stream (Pty) Ltd, a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based contact centre technology in South Africa. He studied at York University and has spent the last 15 years in the IT industry. Working as a ... more
Jenny is a graduate and during her degree in engineering and through her telegraph project management courses that she studied online she found digital and technology brought her education to ... more
Jeremy Daniel was the editor of www.memeburn.com, and a firm believer in the transformative power of mobile technology for emerging markets. Jeremy has written across various media platforms for the last 10 years, from television to advertising to print ... more
Jeremy is a Mobile Marketing Expert, Gemalto South Africa -- the international digital security company providing software applications, secure personal devices such as smart cards and tokens in addi more
Joe is a serial entrepreneur, a (super)dad and a photographer, currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. He co-founded and sold his shares in three technology businesses by age 33. He likes walks around Lions Head , swimming, running, Debian, Cape ... more
John spends his time doodling. But not just any type of doodling .The doodling that requires ones brain to actually function.
He spends this rest of his day dreaming, sleeping and eating cars (not literally eating, that would just be ... more
John Horn is the president of RacoWireless, a global M2M service provider that’s revolutionizing the development of the Internet of Things every day. The company enables the most innovative solutions and makes it easy for its partners to ... more
Jon Sumroy is a Digital Mentor - he studies and scrutinises how businesses succeed in today’s digital world. Then he finds the best ways to teach these insights to others; using his experience to help companies succeed. Jon consults ... more
Jonas Thulin is a security specialist at Fortinet more
Jonathan Houston is passionate about digital marketing and digital strategy. During the day, Jonathan is the Head of Digital Marketing for HKLM. Jonathan's work at HKLM includes strategy conceptualization, focusing on the alignment of digital marketing to business strategy as ... more
Jonathan Wilkins is the marketing manager of European Automation, a supplier of obsolete industrial automation components. A professional brand advocate and commercial marketing strategist, Jonathan focuses on delivering growth via a multi-channel approach that has a significant positive impact on ... more
Joshua Conran is a senior partner at Deksia, a branding agency that has been successfully developing companies for the past decade. Joshua’s main focus is on success for Deksia’s clients through business intelligence and award-winning design.
Other than ... more
Juan Karstel is the Head of Community at Quirk. more
Judith Middleton is CEO of DUO Marketing + Communications which she founded in 2004, has extensive experience in strategic marketing and business development. She spent five years as the marketing manager for Africa’s premier tech start-up incubator, the Bandwidth Barn, before ... more
|Julia Smuts Louw|
Julia Louw is Head Creative Imagineer (creative director) at Troika Imagineering Works. With a background in digital and multiplatform marketing both in London and locally, she is passionate about Marketing 2.0 and the way digital natives are redefining the relationship between ... more
Julian Diaz is responsible for Marketing & PR at Relate Technologies, a Customer Experience Technology company. Originally from the US, Julian moved to South Africa in 1998 after a four year marketing stint at a global software house in Germany. Julian ... more
Justin Butlion is an entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Bmark. Justin has a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel and his interests lie in ... more
Justin is the founder of GoMetro, a mobile startup based in Cape Town. GoMetro is essentially a mobile app aimed at improving the public transport experience in large cities by connecting Public Transport Agencies, Commuters and Brands. The mobile service ... more
Dr K.F Lai is co-founder and chief executive officer of BuzzCity, one of world’s leading mobile media companies in the development and marketing of mobile services and entertainment to a global audience.
Established in 1999 in Singapore, BuzzCity’s ... more
Kai Botha is a Social Media Analyst at Ornico, a Brand Intelligence firm that focuses on media, reputation and brand monitoring, analysis and research. more
Karl Campbell is Regional Vice President, UK & South Africa, at Riverbed Technology. more
|Keet Van Zyl|
Keet is a dynamic investment expert with extensive growth equity experience. He worked at industry-leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Investec Bank and HBD Venture Capital. He co-founded KnifeCap to continue building the high-growth investment space in South Africa ... more
|Kevin Tighe II|
Kevin Tighe II is the co-founder and CEO of L.A.-based startup WeBRAND, which combines designers, influencers, and their fans into one crowdsourced ecommerce ecosystem. Connect with Kevin on Twitter a more
Kevin Xu is the CEO of MEBO International, a California- and Beijing-based intellectual
property management company specializing in applied health systems. He also leads Skingenix, which specializes in skin organ regeneration and the research and development of botanical drug products. ... more
As an experienced educator, public speaker and leader, Kirsty Chadwick has spent almost two decades involved in the field of education. Founder of The Training Room Online, which designs and develops innovative tailor-made e-learning material for the private and public ... more
Kyle Knox is a man of many interests. The vast majority of them involve making the world more efficient. He majored in Economics and Marketing at the University of Stellenbosch and thereafter lived in Korea for three years soaking up ... more
Lana Hindmarch is the MD of HolyCow, a video and creative agency that helps companies explain what they do. Over the past 12 years, HolyCow has made over 300 videos for more than 200 companies, across the globe. Lana' draws on her 15 years' ... more
Lani Carstens is Managing Director of John Brown Media. more
Lara Fawzy is co-author of Emerging Business Online: Global Markets and the Power of B2B Internet Marketing , and currently a marketing manager for Cisco’s African region and Turkey (based in Cairo, Egypt). Lara is also Director ... more
While studying towards her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University, Lauren gave into her fascination with everything digital. As she was more interested in creeping tech sites and Twitter than she was in picking up one of those printed ... more
Lauren is an experienced marketer and new business professional with over 10 years’ experience in the business working with a number of blue chip clients such as Nestle, Coca Cola, Nintendo, Diageo and Microsoft. While working in the incite head office ... more
Lelanie is a digital marketer based in the Analytics Department at a Cape Town-based digital agency. Her main expertise is centred on analysing website and social engagement to provide quality insight into online consumer behaviour and brand sentiment. When she’... more
Lenoy is a 2013 CFA III candidate (Chartered Financial Analyst) and holds a BA Honours degree (Cum Laude). While studying she worked as a lecturer and translator at the University of Cape Town before joining a predictive analytics firm and serving ... more
Leon is the Business Group Lead for the Server and Tools division at Microsoft South Africa. more
I am a screenwriter, and student film producer, and currently interning at MemeBurn. more
Liam McDermott has been in the Payments sector for just over a decade now. He has an M.Sc. (Physics) and started his career in academia as a Physics Lecturer, before moving to the corporate sector to work for a ... more
In a world where legitimate email senders are mistaken as spammers sneaking their way into the inbox, some describe Lindani Tshabangu as the “lawyer of the accused”. Lindani is Everlytic’s Reputation Manager and her zero spam tolerance translates really ... more
Long distance running and travelling make Lizané tick. But her greatest fulfilment lies with creating things. More specifically, with the fusion of artistry and technical brilliance that produce original, quality, digital work. Over her 13 year career, she's journeyed from a ... more
Llew is Vice President: Marketing at Clickatell.com.
Clickatell has been around for more than a decade and is the largest Online SMS mobile messaging gateway covering 869 networks in 223 countries and territories.
Llew is a member of the Chief Marketing ... more
Lloyd Thomas is currently the Head of Web Analytics at Clicks2Customers.com, a global digital advertising agency.
Lloyd started his career in web development in 2000, after completing an MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer) course and ecommerce web development course. ... more
Louise Thompson is Corporate Services Director of SYSPRO. She joined the company in 1985, after completing a Computer Science degree at the University of Cape Town. Louise has been closely involved in SYSPRO’s product development and international expansion. She obtained ... more
Louw Barnardt is the MD of Outsourced CFO - a financial consulting business tailored to startups and SME’s and understands your business' financial needs. more
Luca Gallarelli, is Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town. more
Lucinda is managing director of Livewired Public Relations. Livewired Public Relations is a multi-award winning strategic and creative PR agency. The organisation’s aim is to be South Africa’s, as well as Africa’s, leading public relations agency for ... more
Luke is a husband and father of three. He describes himself as a thinker, writer and strategist. In his spare time he writes about cars and blogs about being a dad. more
With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark’s appetite for ... more
Madré is a Digital Copywriter who has become an eager participant in Social Strategy. She thrives on furthering her digital knowledge to always deliver quality insights on the ever-changing world of more
Manfred Kube is Head of the M2M Segment at Gemalto more
|Marcela Ospina Salcedo|
Marcela Ospina Salcedo grew up in Colombia and studied anthropology. She had no idea that her studies into human behaviour would one day serve her well as a Digital Strategist, understanding a very special kind of Homo Sapien – technology users.
Marguerite is a Canadian/South African Biologist with an astonishingly diverse set of interests. During a brief stint working with a grassroots level organisation in Bangladesh, she fell in love with social media and its ability to ignite social change. ... more
Marius Moscovici is the founder and CEO of Metric Insights. He founded the company in 2010 to transform the way business intelligence is performed so organizations of any size can quickly and easily deploy powerful analytics. Marius has over 20 years of ... more
Mark Battaglia is the CEO of ThinkVine, a marketing-mix optimization software company that enables B2C marketers to get better results from their marketing dollars. more
Being passionate about making complex technical solutions fit real world problems, and having been exposed to the legitimate real world threats during my time as CEO of Napsers-owned PayU, I helped launch the startup company ThisIsMe, of which I am ... more
Mark Molenaar is Director of Client Service at TNS South Africa. With over 18 years marketing research experience, Mark is focusing his energies on the opportunities that the Digital world is constantly churning out and seeing how these can be applied ... more
Marlee Long is the Marketing Manager at Intlock, developer of CardioLog Analytics, a leading Web Analytics software designed for SharePoint intranets, internet and extranet sites. Originally from Atlanta,GA, she now resides in the technology start-up hub, Tel Aviv. She ... more
Martijn is Head of Design at Kiron Interactive.
He has become rather enveloped in the social media wave as well as the explosive tech industry that has come about in the last few years.
Also as a side note, a ... more
|Martin Carstens: Senior reporter|
Obsessed with technology and the future, I write words for machines and people. Born in South Africa, now living in the United States. more
Martin Pasquier is the founder and lead explorer at Innovation is Everywhere. With his team, he roams the emerging markets and hunts for trends, people, and startup stories to share back on his website and in top tech blogs. Why ... more
Mathias Tölken co-founded Space Age with Mark Geschke in 1994 during their second year of University Studies. The idea of being “At the Forefront of Technology” was the first slogan coined by Mathias and has stayed a central motto ever ... more
Matt is the founder and author of Car Life. A digital native who loves cars he quickly realised this put him in the precarious position of often being asked car-buying advice. He circumvents this by telling everyone that he once ... more
Matthew Cohen is a web developer, WordPress enthusiast, avid musician, music lover and blogger. He enjoys coding WordPress plugins and themes, custom web-based applications and playing guitar to a goo more
Matthew Charles Mullenweg is an Online/Social Media entrepreneur, Web Developer and musician living in San Francisco, California. He is best known for his development of Open Source web software WordPress (which is now managed by The WordPress Foundation). He ... more
Matt Rose, an avid trend watcher with a passion for the people of South Africa, is a strategic planner at Publicis Groupe Johannesburg, specialising in market research, shopper marketing and behavioural psychology. He brings a grounded yet often controversial approach ... more
Matthew is a digital strategist with an ongoing love affair with technology. He subscribes to the movement of connected living and never passes up an opportunity to add yet another device to his home Wi-Fi. He is an avid photographer ... more
|Matthew Buckland: Publisher|
Matthew Buckland is a web guy who has over the years worked in a programming, editorial and business capacity within the online media environment. He now dedicates his life and soul to Creative ... more
Mbali Ndandani is a communications professional with experience in various sectors including tele communication, sport, government, education and CSI. Her expertise lies in brand reputation, sponsorship, internal communication and customer experience management.
She is passionate about helping brands to be ... more
Megan has a love and passion for great brands and extraordinary advertising. She is a true Generation Y baby. Immersed in all forms of new age marketing finding it an invaluable tool. Social media strategist for more
‘Merrick is a senior analyst with IHS’ Technology practice. Focusing on subjects ranging from network infrastructure to the market for managed media services, his expertise spans multi-device video distribution, the products and systems that render IP-video distribution possible, the business ... more
Mich started out life wanting to be a theoretical physicist but soon realized that mathematics was required. So, she promptly let go of that dream. She then decided that law might be the best place for her talents, but with ... more
Michael is chairman of Sequoia Capital, the San Francisco-based venture capital firm. He has led investments in the likes of eGroups, First Republic Bank, Flextronics, Google, Green Dot, KAYAK, Link E more
Michael is shareholder and director of product and business development at DQ&A Media Group.
Michael is a digital media entrepreneur with a passion for creativity and digital media innovation.
Michael started his digital marketing career at the age ... more
Michelle Strauss heads up the Social Media team at Hoopla Creative, a Johannesburg-based full-service digital agency. As Social Media Strategist, her focus lies in the development of strategies to improve brand presence, to enhance traditional marketing activities, to improve client ... more
Mike Abel is Chief Executive Partner of M&C Saatchi Abel. more
Mike is a strategist at NATIVE VML. more
An expert in social media, digital customer experiences and helping business engage customers and employees though the use of digital technology
An international speaker, he has worked with some of the worlds most prestigious organisations including KPMG, Vodacom, GIBS, IBM ... more
Mike Sharman is a co-founder of Retroviral, an award winning digital communications agency that creates online word of mouth spread for brands using bespoke strategy, social media, and web tactics. He is also co-founder of Webfluential – a new platform that ... more
Mike Stopforth is the CEO of Cerebra, a leading strategic communications agency specialising in social media and PR for corporate brands. Cerebra’s client list includes Vodacom, Nedbank, Samsung, Toyota, Unilever, PWC and more.
He is a sought-after speaker on ... more
|Mobile by Sainsburys|
Mohamed is a senior SEO executive at M2Sys technology. The company aims to deliver innovative, scalable, and practical identity management solutions that increase security and convenience while saving money, building accountability and establishing trust for governments and businesses around ... more
Morgan Goddard is the Co-Owner/Creative Director of Maven Agency. Morgan’s passion is inventing new and more compelling ways to influence consumer buying behaviour online. In the past decade he has gained invaluable experience from working with hundreds of ... more
|Muggie van Staden|
Muggie van Staden helped start Obsidian Systems while he was still studying at RAU. After completing his studies, Van Staden left Obsidian to work at an engineering firm, only to return in 1999 to take the reins as Managing Director. As ... more
Mvelase is a Senior Account Manager at Irvine Bartlett one of the most sought after full service public relations companies in South Africa.
Mvelase is passionate about all things digital and the social media landscape, particularly as it relates to ... more
|Myolisi Sikupela: Staff Reporter|
Myolisi Sikupela reads and writes about technology. He is the video, photo and podcast guy here at Memeburn. more
|MyWorld of Tomorrow|
MyWorld of Tomorrow is an opportunity for a continent to converge under a single roof, creating an African led movement of global technological innovation.
Hosted by Business Connexion, MyWorld of Tomorrow is more than an event, but rather a label ... more
Nadav is the CEO and Co-Founder of Spot.IM. Spot.IM is Nadav’s 5th venture. Nadav founded several Internet companies and teenage web services and has been working on building startups since the age more
|Nadia Neophytou: In New York|
Nadia Neophytou is a New York based South African journalist most known for her work as the Entertainment Reporter for Eyewitness News, which is broadcast on Talk Radio 702, 567 Cape Talk, Highveld Stereo 94.7 and Kfm 94.5. She is now based in New ... more
Natalie Jardine been in media marketing for the past decade and believes that internal communication is as important as talking to your clients/ suppliers. Natalie is currently the Marketing Manager for New Media Publishing which is South Africa’s leading ... more
As CEO, Neil oversees all business operations, working around the clock to ensure nRelate’s products continue to push the technological envelope and deliver publishers the results they’re looking for. Prior to nRelate, Neil spent several years as an ... more
Neil Pursey is the founder of Webgrowth. He has been consulting for companies and educating staff since 2006. He has since presented the topic of SEO at Wordcamp, University of Cape Town, Blogger Food Indaba and others.. He is also the ... more
Nic a mobile entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Motribe, a mobile platform for publishing on the web. He has previously worked at Vodacom in the social media division launching a mobile alternative reality game, Legends of Echo as ... more
Nick Durrant, Managing Director at Bluegrass Digital, a a leading provider of cost-effective web solutions and online marketing services to a wide range of global clients.
With offices in London and Cape Town,the company has a diverse pool of ... more
Nico Gous is a self-exiled Capetonian currently dabbling in various forms of journalism in Bloemfontein. Balancing work and part-time studies has become a new full-time hobby, but in Wunderlist he trusts. When he is not working, he is Instagramming custom ... more
Nina Joubert is a Marketing Assistant and Copywriter at Everlytic, best known for coming up with quirky catch phrases that are either applauded or rejected with raucous laughter. When she's not working, she's strumming away at her guitar and finishing ... more
|Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter|
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every more
Pam Lourenco manages social media and content at Labstore South Africa . more
Paresh Shah is an experienced entrepreneur, executive, and innovation consultant. He is currently the founder and CEO of Glimpulse, creating products, services, and platforms for well-being via self-expression. Prior to Glimpulse, he co-founded a wireless multimedia company and raised $130 MM. ... more
Patrick Carmody is the co-founder of UXFoundry, a Durban-based user experience consultancy. UXFoundry develops web and mobile assets for clients and internal projects. They also offer workshops and one on one sessions in user experience mapping and deployment. Prior to ... more
Patrick Palmi is an experienced Telecoms Engineer & IT Professional by profession and a Visionary Entrepreneur and innovator in the mobile space. He holds a double bachelor degree in Engineering and IT from the University of Johannesburg supplemented with a ... more
Paul Adepoju is a media entrepreneur, published author and award-winning Nigeria-based freelance journalist. He speaks regularly at major African technology events including NigeriaCom and Nigeria eHe more
Paul Armstrong runs HERE/FORTH an advisory that helps business leaders decide how to best use rapidly changing and emerging technologies. more
Paul has 18years of experience in IT software which includes software development,
solution implementation and solution selling.
He has now channelled his experience into and with a specific focus on the online
channel: ecommerce, mobile, omni-channel enablement and social media ... more
Paula Raubenheimer, the MD of SouthernX, has over 8 years’ experience in the digital media landscape. Paula has a B Bus Science (Law) degree and completed Post-Graduate studies in
Marketing and Advertising Communications.
Before commencing with SouthernX, Paula was the Group ... more
Pete Case founded Gloo in 2005 after moving to South Africa from the UK. Since then, the company has grown into one of the country’s most awarded digital agencies, winning the coveted Digital Agency of the Year award seven times ... more
Peter is a Dutch author and journalist who has worked for national newspapers, TV, radio and management and trade magazines in the Netherlands, Germany, the U.K. and the US since 1978.
Peter worked for Dutch dailies, radio and television from ... more
After 30 years of lecturing and training at the School of Journalism at Utrecht in journalism, politics and new media, Peter Verweij, started in 2005 his own company D3-Media, which focuses on the following areas: Production of journalistic content for multimedia ... more
Philip is a co-founder of Admo, a startup which makes shoppers smile. He has spent the last 4 years working with his brother and the amazing team at FireID building technology companies. Surfing is considered a vital part of his week. ... more
Rachel is Senior Associate in Intellectual Property (IP) at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) and has six years experience as an attorney in the intellectual property department. She specialises in trade mark and copyright litigation, domain name disputes, company and close ... more
Rahul is an entrepreneur and currently the COO and Co-founder of Peach Payments. Peach Payments provides online and mobile merchants with payments solutions for their sites and mobile apps. Rahul has previously worked with L.E.K. Consulting where he ... more
Ran has a versatile experience in technology, product management and marketing in start-ups and large organizations. He is currently CMO of vCita, a leader in online engagement that improves client communication and relationship efforts. With over 15 years of experience, Ran ... more
Ray Augé is a Senior Software Architect for Liferay, an enterprise open source portal and collaboration software company. more
|Réan van Niekerk|
Réan founded Metacom in 2001 to fulfill his dream of providing machine-to-machine and business-to-business communication services for the South African market. Today, Metacom operates in 12 African countries, delivering data reliably, securely and cost effectively through custom-designed hardware and software across ... more
Rebecca Cronje kicked off her PR career 10 years ago, only after she received her academic credits (B.A Psychology, and English Literature) from Stellenbosch University and returned from the mandatory trip back-packing around Europe. She’s now Atmosphere's Head of ... more
Renee Blodgett is CEO and Founder of Magic Sauce Media, a consultancy dedicated to new media marketing and communications. Utilising the best of viral communications, word-of-mouth, guerilla campaigns, and smart marketing & social media & branding strategies, Renee has launched ... more
Reynhardt Uys is Associate Consultant, Customer Experience and User Experience, at BSG. more
Rhys is an online marketing specialist at digital agency Flint Studios. He reckons that If it is online, affects your reputation, can be leveraged for maximized returns or requires an unheard of response technique, then he's your man. The online ... more
Rick has worked in a variety of fields, from a print and radio journalist to making bubble wrap in the UK for 18 months. However, settled in Cape Town a few years ago, he moved into the online world and as ... more
Rob Newlan is Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Facebook's Creative Shop.
Rob runs a team of creative directors, strategists, entrepreneurs, and technologists dedicated to building creative ideas through a combination of art and science, which delight people, ... more
Robert Fleming is Qlik's VP of International Marketing. more
Roberto Ugo is co-founder and CTO of Movvo, an innovative platform that measures the flow of people in physical spaces and helps retailers enhance customers’ shopping experiences. Ugo specialized in business data networks and e-commerce at Boston University and the ... more
Robin - Leigh Chetty is a Psych graduate from Johannesburg, with a degree in New Media/Interactive Design, now uprooted and trying making his way in Cape Town and her numerous distractions. The wettest behind the ears of all the ... more
Roddy was educated at the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts he then went on to study and work at Pixel Corps USA (San Francisco) where he received a Diploma in Graphic Design and a Certificate in Digital Production.
Roddy has ... more
Roger started life as an electrical engineer, then became a journalist. He then spent the next twelve years his work life being terribly nice to people as he was paid to. That stopped. Now he's paid to be unrelentingly honest. ... more
Rohan Ayyar runs premium campaigns at E2M, a digital marketing agency specializing in content strategy, web analytics and conversion rate optimization for startups. His posts are featured on popular online marketing blogs such as MarketingProfs, Social Media Today and ... more
|Ronan Steyn: Staff Reporter|
Ronan Steyn has a love for all things technology, with a particular focus on startups, gadgets and games. When not writing the good write, he can be found making films or purveying the latest gadget, game or film. At night ... more
Ronell currently works as a Tech PR Account Manager at DUO Marketing + Communications"
Her passion for communications and networking with entrepreneurs is what inspired her to change careers to technology PR, after 7 years in the NPO sector as a youth ... more
With over 20 years of experience in PR and Marketing, Ronelle is one of the South African communications industry’s most influential voices. It was during her four-year tenure as the Marketing Manager for Dimension Data that Ronelle discovered her passion ... more
|Rowan Puttergill: Columnist|
Rowan Puttergill is a technology evangelist and software engineer with a long career working in enterprise environments. He brings with him the experience of being the Technical Editor at SA Computer magazine, and a career history as a technical author. ... more
Russel Luck, B.A / L.L.B / L.L.M is a specialist technology attorney. He has been advisor to blue chip companies like Microsoft S.A and Research In Motion (Blackberry Smart Phones). He appears regularly in press, radio ... more
Since majoring in English and Communications far too many moons ago, Ryan has spent all of his time in online media, writing about everything from sport to politics (and other forms of crime). But his true passion – sparked at least ... more
His strong focus on innovation as well as involvement in the Business Analyst community have seen Ryan develop professionally from a small company, serving a small amount of users, to large multi-national organisations. Having merged into Business Analysis through the ... more
Ryan sees things in binary, which is a handy super power for any coder, even better if you can apply it to your world view. With a BCOM (Hon) Information Systems from UCT freshly behind him, Ryan joined the Creative ... more
Ryan Winslett is an Arizona-based journalist and freelance writer. He is a contributing writer for Gaming Blend and a columnist for Bit Creature. His work has also appeared on Joystiq, Gamasutra and J more
Sam likes anything she can take apart and put back together again. This makes her a big fan of Linux and rusty old cars. She is a Digital Planner at Quirk, which is her dream job because it allows her ... more
Sam Green joined ClickTale as a Technology Evangelist, Marketing Consultant and blogger in 2014. He has a strong SaaS background and over 15 years high level Marketing Consultancy experience working with Fortune 100 companies, governments, vendors and resellers on 3 continents.
Sam writes, speaks ... more
Sandra is a techno-geek who is generally excited by anything with buttons, touch screens or flashing lights. Currently, she is a contract lecturer at both the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg) and Varsity College, specialising in social media, journalism and ethics, ... more
After escaping from their Joburg home in 2011, the Sandton Pythons became a press sensation. Gabbana took to Twitter and is the voice of the pair, while Dolce sits around all day and admits to being lazy and shallow. The two ... more
Sane Mdlalose is an associate consultant at Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Sane is a skilled marketing professional with 18 years’ experience in the FMCG sector. With a ... more
Santam is South Africa’s leading short-term insurance group with a market share in excess of 22%, over 4000 staff members and 2700 broker partners nationwide. The company insures most of the Top 100 companies listed on the JSE. Santam’s competitive advantage has ... more
Sarah Britten is the strategic planning director at Labstore South Africa.
Her relationship status is hidden. more
Sarah is the head of communications at Mxit. She has been in PR for over a decade. That means she was writing press releases before the advent of social media and sending emails when an attachment of over 5mb got ... more
Saul Kropman is a director of GS Industries, a boutique recruitment agency focused on placing top digital talent countrywide. more
Sbu is executive director at Switch, a multi-disciplinary consultancy offering the best of brand design and management. more
Scott completed his studies in Cape Town, did his articles with Coopers & Lybrand and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Johannesburg. Scott then worked for Gary Player for 3 years before moving to Deloitte Corporate Finance in London. Whilst working ... more
Scott has been working in the internet marketing space since 2001. As an early member of Quirk he was responsible for a variety of activities from search marketing, all the way to client service. In 2005 he joined BMW South Africa as ... more
|Seth van Rooyen|
Seth van Rooyen started his career in Cape Town, has spent 7 years in London and recently returned to South Africa with aspirations of learning everything there is to know about digital marketing. He specialises in SEO content writing and affiliate ... more
Shaul Olmert is an Israeli entrepreneur and business executive. He is the co-founder of Playbuzz, an online content publishing platform where he serves as the company's CEO. more
Sherry Zameer is Senior Vice President Telecommunication Solutions for Middle East & Africa at Gemalto. more
Sifiso is a simple Zulu boy hailing from Durban KwaZulu Natal married to a Jewish suburban girl from New Jersey. He's also the Social Media Strategist at Juice Content which is part of Primedia Online. His job involves working with ... more
An old world journalist who went to the light. Sorab Ghaswalla is a born-again chronicler (this time digital), a newbie Internet Entrepreneur and a digital world consultant, all rolled in one. One of the Internet’s earliest advocates, he was ... more
Born 20 years too early. Curses sometimes. Thinks too much. Believes plug-and-play is the best invention ever. If asked what he wants for his birthday he will say a gadget, then money. So he can go bu more
Steven Ambrose is a seasoned and experienced journalist, writer, reviewer, and commentator, and is intimately connected to all spheres of the South African media world - both in print and online, as well as TV and radio.
As a chartered ... more
Steven Norris is a born writer, living in Claremont, Cape Town and educated in the ways of graphic design but destined to follow in the footsteps of the worlds greatest authors. He has had many years of experience as an ... more
Stuart Buchanan is a trained journalist who left the media world to join online start-up 22seven, but still attempts to contribute words and thoughts to his first passion. Mostly, this ends up being nothing more than silly tweets about current ... more
|Stuart Thomas: Senior Reporter|
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself to be thrown in the deep and did his best stay afloat. When not ... more
Styli Charalambous is CEO of Daily Maverick, which offers a unique blend of news, information, analysis and opinion and is a free-to-air high-end online publication, although free registration is required for a small subset of functions and pages. The Daily ... more
Surekha James is the Communications Specialist at Idyllic Software, a niche Ruby on Rails consulting shop. Idyllic Software specializes in partnering with businesses to cater to their technological needs in terms of web development, mobile applications and branding. In her ... more
From 2001 - 2004 Tac owned a skateboard shop in Las Vegas. From 2005 - 12 Tac has been a partner at a digital marketing agency, a Social Media Strategic lead at HP, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at an early stage VC company, and a VP ... more
Talita studied Journalism and Visual Communication at the University of Pretoria. Travelled a bit, worked here and there and now resides in Cape Town where she’s the Communications Manager for BOS B more
With a degree in English and screenwriting from UCT, Tamlyn, completed her studies with Honours in digital art from Wits. She is currently a digital writer at Amorphous New Media creating digital campaigns for clients such as Nebank, Steers, SABC, ... more
Tammy studied advertising and marketing, making her way up the SEO ladder and ending up as the Head of Editorial at Groupon South Africa. After realising she couldn't walk around with a caffeine drip in her arm forever, she left ... more
Tamsin lives and writes in Cape Town where she works as a content strategist for a digital agency. With experience in SEO, copywriting and content marketing, she spends her days in a caffeine-induced state, slamming away at her laptop and ... more
Taryn Netterville is a technology writer at DUO Marketing + Communications. She loves the fact the sector is constantly evolving and improving - it means that there's always a great story to tell. more
|Tech In Asia|
Tech in Asia is an online technology news startup based in Asia, with team members all across the region. As a crew of journalists and bloggers with a passion for new ways of delivering the news, we’ve bonded together ... more
|Tech Wire Asia|
Brought to you by the people behind Asian Correspondent, TechWire Asia offers insights and an overview on the technology scene in the region. Their regional staff focuses on daily news, views and reviews on the startup scene, gadgets, social media, ... more
Terri-Lee Adendorff believes that people who use the internet should be more intelligent - she wants to contribute to this initiative in any way that she can. more
Thandi Guilherme is a User Experience designer at NATIVE.
She spends most of her days working out how to give customers the best experience possible from her client’s products. This includes the process and system flows, interaction design and ... more
Theunis brings 10 years of digital marketing experience and knowledge. He's most passionate about data & all things measurable, which he believes drives responsible marketing practices. He is Google, Quirk as well as Market Motive analytics qualified. He is married with 2 ... more
|Thomas Crampton: In China|
As Asia-Pacific director of 360 Digital Influence for Ogilvy, Thomas Crampton heads a team stretching across 23 cities in 15 Asian territories that helps companies conceive, develop and execute strategies in Social Media.
Prior to joining Ogilvy, Mr. Crampton spent 18 years as a ... more
Tim Shier is the Managing Director at BrandsEye where, from the Cape Town offices, he oversees the companyâ€™s international operations across 89 countries. BrandsEye is a world class Online Reputation Management service built in South Africa and taking on the ... more
Tom, born and bred in America’s Detroit and educated in Chicago, somehow took a detour to Hong Kong in 1994, then to Shanghai in 1998, and never quite made it back to the States. In the meantime, he has become one ... more
|Tom Foremski: In Silicon Valley|
Tom Foremski is a former Financial Times journalist and the Founder and Publisher of Silicon Valley Watcher, which is an online news site reporting on the business of Silicon Valley and the culture ... more
Tony has worked exclusively with SharePoint and associated technologies since 2001.
He approaches all projects from a business and process improvement perspective, and has worked on deployments for 10 to 10,000+ users. And compiled code is always considered a last resort.
Specialities include ... more
With a Degree in Heavy Current Electrical Engineering from UCT Tony Seifart quit his first job after six months when he realised his boss was the one making all the money. Since 2002 he’s been working as an internet marketer, ... more
Tseliso is Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Cape Town. more
Turi Munthe is the CEO of Demotix.com, which is the multi-award winning home of 'Street Journalism' - the newswire where YOU tell the stories. He's English-French-Swedish and was brought up in London. He's been a publisher, editor, policy analyst, ... more
Tyler is a technology entrepreneur, hacker and speaker on all things web and mobile. He has an interest in almost everything from advertising to physics, from finance to philosophy. He could be considered a jack of all trades, but prefers ... more
Tyler Spears is a Marketer at AutoAgent, a communications firm based in 60 Sir Lowry Rd, Cape Town. A UCT alumnus who's lived and worked in Johannesburg, and currently working with the digital strategy of various companies in the automotive industry. ... more
A journalist by training, Vanessa Clark was tempted over to the dark side by a London-based startup in the early 2000s, and so her love affair with young businesses began. Back in South Africa she joined the mobile industry and ... more
Veli Ngubane is the sales and marketing director of Krazyboyz digital. Ngubane holds a BSocSci degree from the University of Cape Town as well as a post-graduate diploma of marketing and advertising communication from the Red and Yellow School of ... more
Vinton G. Cerf is an American computer scientist who is the "person most often called the father of the Internet". His contributions have been recognised repeatedly, with honorary degrees, and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing ... more
Vodacom operates in five countries namely South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Mozambique and Tanzania. Vodacom’s footprint in sub-Saharan Africa is strengthened by its subsidiary Vodacom Business Africa, Africa’s largest provider of satellite and terrestrial network infrastructure ... more
Warren is Brand Manager at Everlytic. He's a qualified online marketing specialist with almost five years' experience covering adwords, email, mobile and social marketing. With a degree in Media and Communications from the University of KwaZulu Natal, he has persevered ... more
Wikus Engelbrecht is a writer, journalist and digital poet. His professional career in language and media has spanned the film, print advertising, magazine publishing, food theatre and online content more
|Willem van Zyl|
Willem is a managing director and technical lead at a http://clc.agency digital agency, productivity junkie, blogger, and one of the top coaches on
As a productivity coach he works with businesses and individuals to help them ... more
Xenios Thrasyvoulou is the founder of SuperTasker and PeoplePerHour. He is also a passionate PPHer, an avid blogger, ... more
Yaron Assabi is an entrepreneur with a passion for ICT. Consulting for 16 years in the US, UK and South Africa, he founded Digital Solutions Group (DSG) in 1998. DSG focuses on relationship marketing solutions using multi channel commerce. In 2004-06, DSG ... more
Yudhvir Seetharam is Head of Analytics at FNB Business more
Zahir Khan is COO of the Project Isizwe initiative. Project Isizwe is bringing Free WiFi to South Africa and connecting people for education, economic development and social inclusion.
Project Isizwe is a non-profit organisation which aims to bring the internet ... more
Zahira Kharsany is a social media enthusiast who began her career as an intern with the Mail & Guardian Online, a platform that shifted her focus and attention to online media. Her experience spans from the online portals of the ... more
Zibusiso Mkhwanazi is a multi-award winning South African digital entrepreneur, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and the Founder/CEO of AVATAR. As part of the digital marketing industry for the past 13 years, Zibusiso has sat as the chairman ... more