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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
Anton is a digital marketing specialist and is very passionate about online marketing. His main goal with marketing on the web focuses on designing strategic plans and business solutions around digita... 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
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
Ben Wagner is Head of NATIVE VML Cape Town.... 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
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
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
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
|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
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 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
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
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
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 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
David is the Head of Digital at Net#work BBDO in Johannesburg, leaving behind a string of agency experience to his name. His digitally besotted nature has been an asset he's nurtured over years of internet abuse and pilgrimage, both ...... 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 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
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
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
|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
|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 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
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
|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
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
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 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
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
|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
Ilya Gelfenbeyn is the co-founder and CEO of Speaktoit, which develops natural language virtual assistants for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.... 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 currently Head of Digital Sales SA at DQ&A International Media Group with a local office in Cape Town. He believes in the advantages of a real time programmatic media buying and selling future. He assists ...... more
|Jacques Coetzee: staff reporter|
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. I have always been interested in both ...... 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
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
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
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
Jonathan Houston is passionate about digital marketing and digital strategy. During the day, Jonathan fulfills the role of Lead Digital Marketer for Deloitte Consulting's Technology division where his primary focus is to ensure the continued development of the division's online ...... 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
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
|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
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
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
|Lauren Granger: Staff Reporter|
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Marthinus Botha is a passionate marketer with a keen interest in understanding what it is that drives consumers. His entrepreneurial nature has seen him bring to market the Green Shebeen organic wine brand which is being distributed internationally. He is ...... 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
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
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
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
|Memeburn Company Office|
Memeburn (pronounced “meem”, not “meh-meh” or “mee mee”) is a website that focuses on everything digital in the emerging markets sphere, from current events in the world of social media, mobile and general technology, to in-depth interviews with the likes ...... 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
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 Atagana: Managing Ed.|
Mich Atagana has a Masters Degree in New Media and Journalism, her thesis focuses on social media technologies in the South African journalistic space with some focus on the public sphere. She has been hanging around the Internet since she ...... 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
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 the owner of multi-award winning agency Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy that advises brands how to communicate with their target markets online, and executes strategies, while supporting their business objectives.
Clients have included Miller South ...... 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
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
|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
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
Nicola Byers, a Marketing Re-Director, is best known as a strategic marketer and entrepreneur and specialises in upping the marketing ante when it comes to change. She has consulted to the likes of brands like Mr Price, Web Africa and ...... 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
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
Paul Armstrong runs his own consultancy, Digital Orange Consulting, which works with mid to large sized brands and agencies, helping them plan for and navigate the online space and emerging technologies.
Previously, Paul worked for 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
Ray Augé is a Senior Software Architect for Liferay, an enterprise open source portal and collaboration software company.... 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
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
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
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
|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
|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
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
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
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
Sarah Britten is the strategic planning director at Y&R Johannesburg.
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
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
From the depths of classics libraries and American academia - Shawn Graaff is a South African based Digital Strategist that works in Digital Management, Information Architecture, Social Media and Search Marketing with a special interest in Mobile for Africa and ...... 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: Gearburn Editor|
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
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 works as a Digital Account Executive at ... 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
|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 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
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
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
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
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