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Contributors A – Z

Adin Walls
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
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
Aimee Schroeder
Aimee is a paid media campaign manager at Saatchi & Saatchi where she conceptualizes and implements multiplatform digital advertising strategies
for clients in various verticals and markets.

As a campaign manager tasked with running results driven campaigns, search advertising is ... more
Aki Kalliatakis
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
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 Spagnoletti
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
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 Azzie
Alexis is Head of Strategy at Amorphous New Media more
Alexis Caffrey
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
Alison Treadway
Alison Treadaway is a director of Striata, a digital communications specialist which counts Nedbank, Standard Bank, Absa and other large South African companies amongst its clients. Striata provides strategy, software and professional services that enable digital communication across multiple channels ... more
Alon Even
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Amanda Adam
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
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
Amit Yoran
Amit Yoran is currently the President of computer and network security company RSA. Previously, Yoran was the CEO of NetWitness Corp. which was acquired by RSA's parent company, EMC, in April 2011. more
Andre Hugo
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
Andrew Cardoza
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
Andrew Dumont
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 Felbert
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 Gilder
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 Hoar
Andy Hoar is Forrester's principal analyst serving e-business and channel strategy professionals . more
Andy Oldfield
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: Editor
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game r more
Andy Way
Prof has more than 25 years experience in machine translation research and development, both in business and academia. He built up a ... more
Aneshree Naidoo
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
Angelique Robbertse
Angelique is the product and marketing manager for Job Mail, an online career portal that has been connecting job seekers and employers since 1997. Job Mail, part of the Junk Mail Digital Media stable, enables job seekers to create online profiles, ... more
Ania Rodriguez
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
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 Potgieter
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
Anna-Bet Bester
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Anthony Farr
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
Anton Koekemoer
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
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
Anurag Gupta
Anurag Gupta works for WeblinkIndia.net, a well-known Website Designing & Social Media Company based out of India. He loves to write and share his views on the latest developments in the world ... more
Anuschka Richards
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 Goldstuck
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
Ashley Boag is the Head of Energy and Natural Resources at SAP Africa. more
Ashraf Stakala
Ashraf is Digital Project Manager at Soccer Laduma, Africa’s biggest sport publication. more
Athar Naser
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
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
Ben Evans is Managing Director of OgilvyOne South Africa. more
Ben Richardson
Ben Richardson is a director of Acuity Training, a provider of classroom based IT and professional development training in Guildford, UK. One of the many hats that he wears is managing all of Acuity more
Ben Wagner
Ben Wagner is Head of NATIVE VML Cape Town. more
Beth Kelly
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 Moss
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 Budricks
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
Bianca Delport
Bianca Delport studied Linguistics and English Literature before entering the content marketing industry in 2011. In 2014, she joined the National Positions team and has since then established herself as one of the company’s leading content specialists. When not writing or ... more
Bob Hall
With a passion for software development​​ that started in 1975, Bob has been actively involved in the IT industry for more than forty years. Bob’s professional career has spanned both development and management roles within organisations across the UK and ... more
Bobby Emamian
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
Bongani Gosa
With his eyes on the stars and his feet on the ground, Bongani Gosa founded Breeze Website Designers in 2006 whilst completing his B Tech Degree in Information Technology. As Bongani firmly believes that big results require big ideas, he purposefully ... more
Bradley Elliott
Bradley Elliott is the MD of Platinum Seed, a Cape Town-based digital agency which connects consumers and brands in new ways and help businesses navigate a world that is always on. more
Brandon Bekker
In his role as Managing Director for Mimecast South Africa, Brandon brings with him over 15 years’ experience in sales, sales training and certification, as well as various programs aimed at building new revenue streams.

Brandon has been with Mimecast since ... more
Brendan Jack
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
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
Brooke Nally
Brooke is a 20-something student, studying business and sustainability. Her passions include green-tech, the internet of things, and all things eco. 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
Bryan Hamman is Territory manager of Arbor Networks more
Bryan Smith
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
Cameron McNaughton
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
Candice Winterboer
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
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
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
Carmen Whately
Carmen is the MD of Accenture, Mobility. She is a passionate believer in the power of digital and mobile technologies to change the way we live, and the way business works more
Carrie Garner
Cassie van Wyk
Cassie van Wyk is the Managing Director of Expert Ecommerce, a specialist e-commerce company that applies some of the most advanced industry trends to help their customers excel in the world of online selling. Expert Ecommerce has a strong focus ... 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
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
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
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
Chiara Di Rago
Chiara Di Rago is leading the industry when it comes to influencer marketing and how best to utilise new platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat. Utilising her BA in Strategic Communications, 22-year-old Di Rago has carved out a position as ... more
Chloé Holenstein
Chloé Holenstein is a Senior Content Strategist at National Positions SA. She studied English and Journalism and started her career in PR and print media. In 2013 she joined the digital marketing industry and has since then made it her home. ... more
Chris Human
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
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
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
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
Chris Roper
Chris Roper is a Senior Knight Fellow at the International Center for Journalists, and the data editor for ICFJ’s Code for Africa (CfAfrica) data journalism initiative in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Roper most recently held the position ... more
Christian Horsfall
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
Christine Wasmuth
Christine Wasmuth is a New Yorker living in Seoul, South Korea. She works for Cloudbric.com, a cyber security company providing web app firewall services catered to small to mid-sized business owners. Although she likes to think of herself as ... more
Christopher Mills
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
Claude Schuck
Claude Schuck is the regional manager for Africa at Veeam. As an IT industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience and extensive expertise in the channel, Schuck spearheads the company's drive to pursue growth and strengthen its channel market in ... more
Claudio Rebuzzi
Clint Bryce
Clint Bryce is Executive Creative Director (Digital) of Johannesburg-based advertising agency, TBWA\ Hunt Lascaris. more
Colleen Lewis
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
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 Jones
Craig Jones is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Curve Group. With more than 20 years’ experience in IT at both management and board level, he has extensive expertise in the design and implementation of enterprise architecture and the alignment of ... more
Craig Macy
Craig Macy is the CEO of Onstream, a device intelligence framework. more
Craig Perry
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
Craig Rodney
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
Craig Steyn
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
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
Dale Ferreira
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
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 Crowley
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Daniel Faggella
Daniel Faggella is the founder of TechEmergence, and is dedicated entirely to the ethical implications of cognitive enhancement and the intersection of technology and psychology.

Daniel is a UPENN recipient of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree, under the ... more
Daniel Naidoo
Daniel Naidoo is Interactive Director at the Gendel Strategic Marketing Group. 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
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
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
Danilo Poccia
Danilo Poccia is Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services more
Danny Greeff
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
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
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
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
As Business Solutions Manager in eCRM, it is David's responsibility to take the lead in managing all CRM developments, strategies and implementation across Pernod Ricard's brand portfolio.

David has a passion for tutoring, sharing knowledge and embracing new technologies as ... more
David Graham
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David Greenway
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
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 Perel
David Perel is a technical founder and racing driver for Ferrari. more
David Saef
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
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
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
Dax Hamman
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
Dee Stephens
"The volume of traffic to your page matters far less than how qualified that audience and traffic is"

I am a dedicated individual, an analyst at heart, SEO professional , ORM professional, accomplished Content Marketer, SMO expert, and digital media award ... 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
Deepak Chauhan
Deepak Chauhan is the CEO and Founder of Vocso Web Studio, a creative digital agency based out of India & USA , launched in 2009. The web business strategist, who has 12+ years of experience, has worked with many small businesses and startups ... more
Deepan Siddhu
Deepan Siddhu heads digital strategy & performance marketing at Webenza, one of the leading digital agencies of India. He has helped global brands like Intuit, Infosys, ZipDial, WNS Global Services, Prestige Group among 50+ other brands. Certified by brands such as ... more
Deola Kayode
Deola Kayode lives at the intersection of social culture, brand marketing and digital technology. He has helped small businesses punch above their weight and supported some of Africa’s top 50 brands engage their target audience in a more meaningful and ... more
Derek Martin
Derek is a principal consultant at BSG. The company started trading in 1997 and is a professional services business providing value to clients by delivering visible business benefit through consulting and technology services; aligning the needs of customers, business and IT ... more
Deseré Orrill
Deseré Orrill is MD of MobiMedia, a boutique mobile marketing agency based in Cape Town and Johannesburg. more
Deva Lee
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
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
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Dmitry Shishkin
Dmitry is responsible for developing the BBC’s digital offer for Africa, launching the Africa edition of bbc.com and bbc.com/news, as well as working with technical start-ups on the continent to find new ways of connecting with ... more
Dominic Riordan
Dominic Riordan is Principal Business Consultant at BSG more
Donald Farmer
Donald Farmer is VP of Innovation and Design at visual analytics company Qlik. more
Donovan White
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
Dr Donald E Brown
Dr. Donald E. Brown is the founder and CEO of Interactive Intelligence. more
Dr Thomas Oosthuizen
With over 30 years of experience Thomas is a marketing and brand strategy expert working with many global leaders in their field. His core strength is as a business-thought leader translating business strategy into marketing and marketing communications strategies and deliverables.

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Dylan Kohlstädt
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
Dr Mark Hom
Dr. Mark Hom is a Johns Hopkins University trained biologist, an award-winning medical illustrator, an interventional radiologist applying high technology to the diagnosis and treatment of his patients, an educator of young doctors, and an avid fitness cyclist. Dr. Hom's ... more
Madré Roothman
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
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.

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Marco Golz
Marco Golz started off his career as a content writer. Since joining National Positions, he has worked his way up the ranks to become one of the company’s lead strategists and was appointed Content Manager in 2015. When Marco is ... more
Marguerite Heyns
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
Maricelle Boshoff
Maricelle Boshoff is Operations Manager at HansaWorld South Africa. A champion of ERP systems, she believes in future-proofing a business with mobilized consumerized ERP. This means providing solutions that are mobile, user friendly and extremely easy to use by digital ... more
Marisa Farinha-Lloyd
As the Chief Energy Activator at Deloitte Digital Africa, Marisa’s passion is to support organisations in becoming fit for change and disruptive times. An experienced facilitator and coach, she is able to make significant impact in moving team efficiency ... more
Marius Moscovici
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
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 Chirnside
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 McCallum
Mark McCallum is Director and CTO, Orange Business Services. Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is not only a telecom operator, but also an IT solutions integrator and applications developer in France and around the ... more
Mark Molenaar
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
Mark Wright
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Marlee Long
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
Martha Bennett
Martha Bennett, Forrester principal analyst, serves the CIO role, covering business intelligence (BI), analytics, and big data. Her current research has two main areas of focus: 1) the investigation of best practices for making the most of an organization's data, as ... more
Martijn Vreugde
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
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
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
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 Black
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
Matt Cohen
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
Matt Mullenweg
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
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 Arnold
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
Matthew Yeoman
Mbali Ndandani
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
Meg Louw
As a senior XD at ThoughtWorks I am here to help clients grow an understanding and empathy for their users which will translate into shipping beautiful, intuitive and useful products.

My passion for user experience goes beyond digital into our ... more
Megan Bernstein
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
Megan Hughes
Megan is a copywriter and brand manager at Formula D interactive, a serious games development studio based in Cape Town. Aside from an undergraduate degree in communications and a postgraduate in psychology, she has also gained first-hand experience working in ... more
Megan Wolstenholme
Megan Wolstenholme is the Head of Content at Creative Spark and oversees all content initiatives, across multiple platforms. She creates content in line with brand strategy and tone, helpings map out content marketing strategies with clients with the goal of ... more
Melissa Duko
Melissa Duko is currently the Editor and Content Writer for eZanga.com. She’s a graduate of both the University of Delaware and Towson University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (technical writing) and a Master of Science ... more
Merrick Kingston
‘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 Atagana
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 Bentos
Michael Bentos works at ParadoxSEO.com as a digital marketer. He has over 7 experience in the field. He also provides SEO services throughout the world for businesses in various industries. You can connect with him on LinkedIn. For more information, ... more
Michael Fichardt
Michael is an entrepreneur, consultant and finance professional. He has a background in banking and private equity, has worked in large corporates, multilateral finance institutions and start-ups. He presently spends his time consulting in the energy sector and developing Morpheeo, ... more
Michael Moritz
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 Ossendrijver
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
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
Mike Abel is Chief Executive Partner of M&C Saatchi Abel. more
Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson is a Technical Writer for Rocket Software. He writes on topics like data protection, backup monitoring and reporting software. He holds a Bachelor of Science Management degree from DeVr more
Mike Jones
Mike is a strategist at NATIVE VML. more
Mike Saunders
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
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
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
Miro Walker
Miro Walker is CEO and co-founder of Cognifide, a WPP digital technology consultancy. As a Marketing Technologist, he helps businesses accomplish amazing feats online, bridging the gap between sophisticated technology and the needs of businesses and the marketers who drive ... more
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Mohammed Shahnewaz
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
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
Murray Legg
Murray holds a biomedical engineering Ph.D and has four years experience working as an investment banker. His current focus is the commercialisation of an innovative heart valve and building the business strategy and infrastructure behind Retroviral and Webfluential.

His ... more
Mvelase Peppetta
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 was born in the Transkei in the village of Zikhovane. He is interested in the politics of technology. 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
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
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
Eduard Marais
Eduard is the CEO and Co-founder of Kwikweb, a South African born company that started out as a mobile business application but soon evolved into what it is today: a website publishing company. He's passionate about the ever changing environment ... more
Eileen Burton
Eileen Burton is a media and advertising consultant with years of leadership experience. She currently works for a UK-based company offering help with online assignment writing and editing. When not consulting, ... more
Ellie Hagopian
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
Elliot Tomaeno
Elliot Tomaeno is the founder of ASTRSK, a PR agency based in New York City. Since 2012, ASTRSK has helped launch more than 200 startups and tech products and has worked with Squarespace, Frank & Oak, Managed by Q, HelloFresh, GoButler, ClassPass, ... more
Emma Ndoringoma
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 Watson
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Emma Weise
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
Emmanuel Quartier
Emmanuel is a Social Media producer who loves anything to do with technology. If you don’t find him behind his computer, he’s probably just getting a quick cup of coffee and will be back shortly. 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
Erika Carney
Erika Carney is CMO at Skookum, a custom software design and development firm with offices in Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo. She oversees the company's marketing and communications programs, as well as its internal product development. She has more ... more
Everlytic is email and sms cloud marketing software built for discerning marketers. Create flexible, automated campaigns with our easy-to-use interface and track everything.

Created for the demanding requirements of big business and to build richer customer relationships, our powerful software ... more
Falon Fatemi
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
Finnegan Piersen
Finn is a freelance technology writer with a focus in big data, data visualization, & cloud computing. I cover the latest industry news, trends, and solutions. more
Finza Saigol
Amateur chess player and eternal optimist. Finza Saigol holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration; earning the opportunity to co-found multiple startups with people she considers lifelong friends and critical ingredients to her entrepreneurial success. With a strong background ... more
Fisani Nyandeni
Fisani Nyandeni is currently a Social Media Manager & Content Creator at iProspect in Johannesburg. more
Frank Paterno
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 Hawkey
Gareth has 22 years of experience within the IT industry and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town which he completed in 2008. He has a passion for business, and began his first business at the age of 16.

Having gained ... more
Gareth Knight
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
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
Gareth Slaven in CEO of Ensight, a marketing automation platform that delivers relevant, personalised communications, on the platforms and devices your audiences prefer. more
Gary Collins
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Gary Stieger
A serial entrepreneur, Gary has owned three franchised glass businesses. His most recent endeavor, My Glass, was founded in 2012 and has grown to a network in excess of 60 fitment centers nationwide. Based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Gary has a ... more
Gavin Payne
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
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
General Electric
General Electric (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York. As of 2015, the company operates through the following segments: Appliances, Power and Water, Oil and Gas, Energy Management, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation and Capital which cater to the ... more
Genevieve Nash
With over 10 years’ experience with larger publishers like Facebook and LinkedIn, Gen Nash joined Memeburn in July 2015 as Commercial Manager. Follow Gen on Twitter, (@gennatwork) for digital rumblings and on Instagram, (@genevievenash) for endless pictures of her dogs. For any ... more
George Hines
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
George Kachmazov
George Kachmazov is the founder and managing partner of Tranio.com, an online overseas property start-up. He is a respected real estate and investment expert, and regularly contributes to print and online media with insight on real estate trends and ... more
Georgia Christian
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
Gerhard Jacobs
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
Giga Tyres
Don't wait until your tyres are fully worn-off! Buy new tyres at discounted prices at Giga Tyres. more
Given Radingwana
Having started multiple startups, Given has since built a specialist career in Digital Marketing (Consumer behavioral psychology and data driven marketing) merging the two (including his digital brand management consulting experience to launch OSD Marketing. At Radimate Media, we will ... more
Gordon Greylish
Gordon Greylish is Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group General Manager, Governments and World Ahead Division at Intel. 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 Wilson
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 Shillington
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 Fleming
Grant Fleming has held senior management positions at leading tech, mobile and ecommerce companies for over a decade. His current role is CEO of Leadify, a fully automated sales fulfilment channel that helps B2B and B2C brands and ... more
Grant Shippey
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 Potteron
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 Wright
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
Gregg Petersen
Gregg Petersen is the regional director for the Middle East and Africa and the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation at Veeam. Veeam recognises the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise, a business that ... more
Gysbert Kappers
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
Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal pos more
Hagen Rode
Hagen Rode is the co-founder of Lima Bean, a Cape Town agency specialising in digital strategy, execution, and marketing. When he isn’t thinking about digital and product strategy, he can often be found in the waves down a sandy ... more
Hamish McKenzie
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
Harish Chib
Harish is SOPHOS's vice president of the Middle East and Africa. more
Harley Manning
Harley Manning is a research director in the Customer Experience (CX) practice at Forrester, and the coauthor of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business. The book is a comprehensive study of why CX ... 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
Heike Meyburgh
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
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
Hendri Lategan
With key leadership roles in leading online publishing, as well as digital development and marketing agencies, Hendri has a unique understanding of the technology and digital industries. He specialises in blending cutting-edge technological innovation with impactful execution that brands 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
Hongwei Liu
Hongwei is the CEO and co-founder of Mappedin, a digital wayfinding solution that helps customers manage their dynamic indoor spaces, enabling consumers to find what they are looking for – by category, brand, product and promotion. Formerly, Hongwei worked with brilliant ... 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
Hywel Glyn-Jones
Hywel Glyn-Jones is the CEO and co-founder of Opennetworks; a Google for Work Premier Partner. The company was founded in 2000 and offers digital transformation that decreases costs, increases efficiency and provides services and applications that speak directly to the pain ... more
Ian Henderson
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
Ilya Gelfenbeyn is the co-founder and CEO of Speaktoit, which develops natural language virtual assistants for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. more
Incite Marketing
Over the last decade, Incite has delivered tens of thousands of real new business opportunities that its clients have converted and made many millions of rands in revenue. more
Ivan Serrano
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
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 Liebenberg
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
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
Jacques grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Keen to take over the world, one word at a time, he has always been interested in both politics and development and studied International Relations (BA) at Stellenbosch University. With an interest in ... more
James Richardson
James Richardson is Business Analytics Strategist at Qlik. Prior to this role James spent six years as a Gartner analyst covering business intelligence and analytics. During his tenure, James was the lead author of the Magic Quadrant for BI Platforms ... more
Jamie Chennells
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 Kühn
Jan Kühn, Director of Solutions Management at INOVO, has over 30 years’ experience in delivering complex voice and contact centre solutions across various industries. His specialities include solutions management, development management, project management and operational management. He has delivered solutions ... more
Jan-Hendrik van Wyk
Jan-Hendrik is a strategist at Native VML. more
Jana Krige
Jana Krige is a copywriter at Lima Bean - an agency in Cape Town specialising in digital strategy, content marketing, web design, web development and brand management. more
Jared Lawrence
Jared is a Chicago based blogger with a keen interest in entertainment and technology. more
Jared Molko
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
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
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
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
Jason Xenopoulos is CEO of NATIVE VML. He describes himself as a media anarchist, screenwriter, film director and father of triplets more
Jayne Morgan
Jayne Morgan is a writer and audio producer based in Grahamstown. more
Jed Hewson
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 Beswick
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
Jeremy Daniel is an online media specialist, as well as an author and musician.

He runs Bassline Media & Content Marketing, writes songs as part of The Touch and is the author of My Forever Friend, published by ... more
Jeremy Osborne
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
Jess Green
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Jessica Barrett
Jihn Siephen
Jihn Siepen is Social Media Strategist and a Small Business Owner. He is a regular contributor to numerous online magazines and journals and has been helping small business owners plan their strategie more
Joe Botha
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
Joe Ryan
Joe Ryan is the COO of Skookum, a custom software design and development firm with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Denver. He oversees the company's services department and is responsible for optimizing the company's service delivery model. Joe has 10 ... more
Johan Walters
Johan Walters heads up NMPi Labs (previously C2C Labs). He has over 17 years in the digital marketing space and is also part of the NMPi global consulting team. NMPi Labs is the innovation hub of NMPi digital marketing agency. ... more
John Beale
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 Darwin
John Darwin is Managing Editor at Social Media Contractors, a social media and content marketing firm located in Omaha, Nebraska (United States). He grew attracted to writing and editing during his extensive research work with John Milton's Paradise Lost. His ... more
John Dunn
John is a UK immigration expert who works at 1st Contact. He specialises in visas and immigration. If you’re thinking about starting a life in the UK he can help you sort out your visa, open a bank account, ... more
John Eigelaar
John Eigelaar is Director and Co-founder of Keystone Electronic Solutions. more
John Horn
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
John Sanei
With a future-focused victor mindset, John Sanei decodes the mega-trends that are reshaping human behaviour and the way we do business, and explains how to innovate your business so as to make a positive impact on millions, if not billions, ... more
Jon Dunbar
Jon Dunbar is a Canadian resident of Seoul, South Korea, living on the fifth floor of a four-storey building with two cats. He works for Cloudbric.com, a cybersecurity company providing web app firewalls to SMBs. He has also worked ... more
Jon Sumroy
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
Jonas Thulin is a security specialist at Fortinet more
Jonathan Houston
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
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
Josephine Buys
Josephine Buys is CEO of IAB South Africa. more
Joshua Conran
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
Joydeep Bhattacharya
Joydeep is a digital marketing evangelist and author of SEOsandwitch.com. He has over a decade of experience in online marketing, and has helped several brands increase their presence online. He loves playing with data and optimizing digital campaigns to ... more
Juan Karstel
Juan Karstel is the Head of Community at Quirk. more
Judd J Robbins
As executive vice president of TekStream Solutions, Judd Robins drives the direction of the consulting services division as a leading Gold Oracle Partner for Enterprise Portal and Enterprise Content Management technologies.

Prior to founding TekStream, Judd was Director, Business Development ... more
Judith Middleton
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 Breakey
Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which yo 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
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
Juliette Attwell
Juliette Attwell is Head of Content at Magooze, a leading Internet Marketing company that helps companies improve their online visibility, increase website traffic, grow leads and ultimately produce more sales. Content, analysis, SEO and strategy are her passion, qualified traffic, ... more
Justin Butlion
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 Coetzee
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
K.F Lai
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
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
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
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
Kirsty Chadwick
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
Kuda Mushambi
Kuda Mushambi is the Chief Commercial Officer at Nomanini, a South African-based technology solutions provider dedicated to building the tools needed to facilitate cash payments in informal markets.

Kuda joined Nomanini in 2014 after spending 15 years in the US and UK, ... more
Kyle Hauptfleisch
Kyle is currently the COO of Barbarossa Media, a content first digital agency based in Cape Town. He has over a decade of management experience in various sectors, has helped grow numerous award winning websites, sat on the Publisher Council ... more
Kyle Knox
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
Kyle Rozendo
Kyle has been involved in innovative FinTech startups throughout his career. He quickly developed an appetite for creating secure, scalable systems and taking on new challenges within the financial industry. Originally a software developer, Kyle moved into payments to explore ... more
Kyle Woolf
Kyle Woolf is the CEO of Saicom Voice Services. Saicom Voice Services is a market leader in the Unified Communications and ISP sectors within the South African and sub-Saharan African Telecommunications markets. Kyle studied a Bachelor of Accountancy at Wits ... more
Lana Hindmarch
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
Lani Carstens is Managing Director of John Brown Media. more
Lara Fawzy
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
Larry Alton
Larry is an independent business consultant specializing in tech, social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship more
Lauren Granger
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 Heap
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
Lauren Wilson
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Lelanie Roux
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 Barkai
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 Coetzer
Leon Coetzer is the Business Development Manager at redPanda Software. more
Leon Wright
Leon is the Business Group Lead for the Server and Tools division at Microsoft South Africa. more
Lethabo Mokgatle
I am a screenwriter, and student film producer, and currently interning at MemeBurn. more
Liam McDermott
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
Lindani Tshabangu
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
Lizané Connoway
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 Claasen
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
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
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
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
Luca Gallarelli, is Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town. more
Lucinda Boddy
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 Preston
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
Lynette Hundermark
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
Nadav Shoval
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
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
Neil Mody
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
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
Nereesha Patel
A lover of literature, music and dogs, you'll often find Nereesha Patel with her nose in a book, or a good cup of tea, and nodding to the beat of her own drum (and piano and recorder). She's aiming to ... more
Nicholas Haralambous
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
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
Nick Gross
Nick Gross is the vice president and COO of Milky Agency. He's a multi talented individual who empowers others through passion, creativity, and purpose. He's also the CEO of STRZ Enterprises, a music production house, the founder of the Find ... more
Nick Jakubowski
Nick Jakubowski is the SEO Manager with Adficient -- a PPC management company, and has been working in the SEM field for over 8 years. A graduate of Arizona State University, Nick regularly posts ... more
Nico Gous
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
Nicole Newman
Nicole joined the team a little over a year ago and has since taken on multiple roles from banner ad traffic management to copywriting and content assistant in our digital marketing department. She's currently in the final stages of completing ... more
Nicole Samakosky
Nicole Samakosky is the content strategist and worker of words at digital design, development and marketing agency, Cavalry Media. more
Nina Joubert
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
Nolan Daniel
Nolan Daniel is MD of Paradigm Group. more
Nthabiseng Moloi
A passionate brand strategist specialising in financial services, Nthabiseng Moloi-Nkumane heads up MiWay’s Brand & Marketing department, bringing with her a wealth of experience gained working across a wide range of diverse industries.

Having graduated with a Bcomm Honours ... 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
OLX operates as a national online classifieds marketplace for used goods including furniture, musical instruments, sporting goods, cars, youngster and baby items, motorcycles, cameras, mobile phones, more
Oresti Patricios
Oresti Patricios is the founder and CEO of brand intelligence company Ornico. more
Oscar Waterworth
Oscar Waterworth is a writer and a tech enthusiast from Sydney. He enjoys trying out new pieces of software and hardware as well as keeping track of the latest developments in the tech world. He enjoys reading, playing with his ... more
Pam Lourenco
Pam Lourenco manages social media and content at Labstore South Africa . more
Paresh Shah
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
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
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
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
Paul Armstrong runs HERE/FORTH an advisory that helps business leaders decide how to best use rapidly changing and emerging technologies. more
Paul Grobler
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
Paul Roberts
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Paula Raubenheimer
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
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 Miller
Peter Miller is the head of Retail at wiGroup, a mobile transactions company creating an interoperable platform for mobile transactions. wiGroup currently has technology available in over 55 000 lanes in South Africa and is expanding to other African and European territories. ... more
Peter Olsthoorn
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
Peter Verweij
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 Joubert
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
PPS Financial Services
PPS boasts in excess of 200 000 members who enjoy access to a comprehensive suite of financial and healthcare products that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of graduate professionals.

PPS is the largest South African company of its kind that ... more
Prakash Patel
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Q Manning
Q Manning is CEO of Rocksauce Studios, which crafts custom mobile apps for all platforms. Rocksauce Studios’ goal is to create an amazing user experience that can succeed in the marketplace when coupled with powerful, eye-catching app marketing. Q is ... more
Rachel Sikwane
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
Raeesa Bagus
Raeesa is a Marketing consultant, leading digital and social media. With a strategic brand management degree and 5 years of digital and traditional marketing experience in both the advertising and client sides of the business. Her passion for technology and digital ... more
Rahul Jain
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 Oelgiesser
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
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
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
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
Reynhardt Uys is Associate Consultant, Customer Experience and User Experience, at BSG. more
Rhys Downard
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
Rich Hillebrecht
Richard Bezuidenhout
Richard Bezuidenhout is CEO of e-magination. e-magination is an information management and consulting company that specialises in helping companies create meaningful and insightful reports that take businesses forward.

It develops, designs and supports instruments that integrate with a company’s ... more
Rick Bosch
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
Rick Delgado
Rick Delgado is a technology and business commentator and writer. He specializes in enterprise technology and emerging markets. more
Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover (MVP, vExpert, MCITP, VCP, Cisco Champion) is director, technical product marketing and evangelism at Veeam and based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick is a popular blogger, podcaster and active member of the virtualisation community. Rick's IT experience includes system ... more
Rob Newlan
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
Robert Fleming is Qlik's VP of International Marketing. more
Roberto Ugo
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 Chetty
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
Rodrick Chakaipa
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 Gallager
Roger is a Marketing and Sales specialist and a Communicationist. He has written a wide range of articles about money circulation, marketing strategist, business world, real estate, home and community more
Roger Hislop
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
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 Swartbooi
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
Ronelle Bester
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
Rouan Wilsenach
Rouan is a developer with experience consulting to clients in the financial services, health, media and education sectors. He's worked as an agile coach, helping teams learn and adopt agile engineering practices and I've helped businesses with organisation-wide agile adoption. ... 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
Ruan Fourie
Ruan Fourie is Webfluential’s influencer marketing manager. He’s also the founder and editor of gevaaalik.com. In addition to his blogging skills, Fourie has extensive knowledge around content marketing, digital marketing strategy and SEO. He has worked with ... more
Ruan Oosthuizen
Rudolph Horn
Rudolph is passionate about projects and initiatives that transform businesses and processes from “old IT” into a new digital age. His focus is on Oracle Cloud, Oracle Platform & Engineered Systems and helping business migrate to Cloud, it be Public, ... more
Rudzani Mulaudzi
Rudzani is the CEO of Gradesmatch, an award winning education technology start-up. He is a graduate of UCT with years of experience using technology / digital to solve complex business & social problems, both at one of the world’s leading ... more
Russel Luck
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
Ruth Riordan
Ruth currently works as a Tech Communications and Marketing Account Manager for DUO Marketing + Communications. This role is the perfect blend of her passion for using the power of language to tell a story and her fascination with the tech ... more
Ryan Bubear
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 Folster
Ryan is a Business Analyst at Britehouse Digital. 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 ... more
Ryan Gordon
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 Kh
Ryan Kh is a big data and analytic expert, marketing digital products on Amazon’s Envato. He is not just passionate about latest buzz and tech stuff but in fact he’s totally into it. more
Ryan Winslett
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
Saar Yoskowitz
Saar Yoskovitz is the CEO and co-founder of Augury, an Israel and New York-based company that is bringing predictive maintenance technology to new markets. Augury is a mobile-based solution that diagnoses and predicts machine performance using vibration and ultrasonic sensors ... more
Sacha Matulovich
While deploying a call centre division in his business, Sacha discovered the FatBudgie Cloud PBX and realised the potential of this product for the South African SMME market. Sacha made an investment into FatBudgie and took up the role of ... more
Sam Beckbessinger
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
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
Sam Wright
Sam Wright handles sales and content at Webfluential, an international influencer marketing platform. In her spare time she runs a blog called Tech Girl, a technology lifestyle blog aimed exclusively at women. Sam started her career as a Sub-Editor in ... more
Sandra Pitcher
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
Sandton Python
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
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
Sarah Britten is the strategic planning director at Labstore South Africa.
Her relationship status is hidden. more
Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown is a contributing tech writer with a love of all topics relating to the IoT. She writes about upcoming technologies, social media and mobile devices. Sarah believes that the through entertainment, technology and the written word, we can ... more
Sarah Clark
Sarah Clark is the president of Mitchell, an award-winning public relations firm that creates real conversations between people, businesses, and brands through strategic insights, customized conversations, and consumer engagement. The agency is headquartered in Fayetteville, Ark., with offices in Chicago ... more
Sarah Rice
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
Sarietha Engelbrecht
Sarietha Engelbrecht heads up Marketing for JourneyApps. Before that she worked as Head of Digital Publishing at Media24 Magazines. She has degrees in Socio-Informatics and Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch, and a MSc in Digital Sociology from Goldsmiths, University ... more
Saul Kropman
Saul Kropman is a director of GS Industries, a boutique recruitment agency focused on placing top digital talent countrywide. more
Sbu Manqele
Sbu is executive director at Switch, a multi-disciplinary consultancy offering the best of brand design and management. more
Scott Gibson
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 Gray
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
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
Shaun Rosen
Shaun Rosen is the founder and CEO of Mobiclicks. Mobiclicks is a pioneering South African mobile media agency and a leader in the African mobile marketing industry, providing location-based mobile web advertising, strategy and design. Shaun launched Mobiclicks in 2005 and ... more
Sherry Zameer
Sherry Zameer is Senior Vice President Telecommunication Solutions for Middle East & Africa at Gemalto. more
Combining more than 25,000 hours of international hit movies and series as well as the best home-grown content, ShowMax delivers truly world-class subscription video on demand services to the continent. With a catalogue spanning major production studios from across the globe, ... more
Sifiso Mazibuko
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
Soojin Choi
n the thick of Seoul, South Korea, enjoying the hustle and bustle resides Soojin. Being easily bored, she seeks spontaneity, and enjoys Zumba, inline skating, meeting new people and attending fun events. This energy transfers to her work as a ... more
Sorab Ghaswalla
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
Stephan Lourens
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
Steve Gottlieb
Steve Gottlieb is the founder and CEO of Shindig, a new turnkey solution for large-scale online video chat events. Shindig has already closed on $12-million in financing. Shindig’s technology has been utilized by early adopters such as Sheryl Sandberg ... more
Steven Ambrose
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 Cohn
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Steven Norris
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
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
Stuart is the editor-in-chief of Engage Me Online. After pursuing an MA in South African literature, he spent five years reporting on the global technology scene. Intrigued by the intersection of technology and work, he joined Engage Me as the ... more
Stuart Walsh
Stuart Walsh is Strategic Planning Director at MetropolitanRepublic. more
Styli Charalambous
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
Sujain Thomas
Sujain Thomas is a data IT professional who works closely with DBA experts. She has written many articles that would help people who deal with database support services. You can read her articles online on Business2Community.com, Websitemagazine.com ... more
Surekha James
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
Tac Anderson
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 Calitz
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
Tamlyn Wilson
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 Binedell
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 Green
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
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
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
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 Stoffberg
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
Tim Shier is the Managing Director at BrandsEye where, from the Cape Town offices, he oversees the company’s international operations across 89 countries. BrandsEye is a world class Online Reputation Management service built in South Africa and taking on the ... more
Toby Triebel
Toby Triebel is CEO and co-founder of Spotcap, an online lender for small and medium sized businesses. He has 10 years of experience in the finance industry, starting his career at Goldmann Sachs, and more recently investing in corporate and bank ... more
Tom Cleveland
Tom Doctoroff
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 Hughes
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
Tony Seifart
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
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Trevor Coetzee
With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use ... more
Tseliso Rangaka
Tseliso is Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Cape Town. more
Turi Munthe
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 Reed
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
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
Uri Schneider
Uri Schneider (38) is co-founder of personal broadcast app TVibes, which allows you to share your everyday video, your way. Previously Uri co-founded and sold ChatVibes, the first video-chat for Facebook Chat and one of the most popular add-ons on the ... more
Valter Adão
Valter Adao is the leader of Deloitte Digital for Southern Africa and is passionate about helping businesses survive and thrive digital transformation. more
Vanessa Clark
Vanessa is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in Cape Town, South Africa. She’s been writing about technology since the last century, mostly looking at people, businesses and technology coming together to make something useful and interesting happen. When ... more
Veli Ngubane
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
Vincent Matinde
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Vint Cerf
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 Cornelius
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
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
Wimpie van Rensburg
Wimpie van Rensburg is Riverbed’s Country Manager for Sub Saharan Africa. more
Wynand Smit
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a company that specialises in contact centre optimisation more
Wynn Zhou
Wynn is the founder of Novage Communications - a leading web design company in Singapore. She specializes in SEO and loves applying her skills to help local clients. She has successfully set up a baby more
Xenios Thrasyvoulu
Xenios Thrasyvoulou is the founder of SuperTasker and PeoplePerHour. He is also a passionate PPHer, an avid blogger, ... more
Yaron Assabi
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
Yudvir Seetheram
Yudhvir Seetharam is Head of Analytics at FNB Business more
Zaf Dalvie
Zaf first started working on enterprise systems in 1999 after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Thereafter, he completed an Honours Degree in Management Information Systems in 2001.

He has developed software in different programming languages, platforms and technologies ... more
Zahir Khan
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
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
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
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