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The Right Call – Bigen Appoints Luthando Vutula as New CEO

By: Bigen 8 July 2021 ABC OF BEE

Leading infrastructure development Group, Bigen, is pleased to announce the appointment of Luthando Vutula, previously the CEO of Ubank, as the incoming CEO set to succeed Dr Snowy Khoza on 1 October 2021 Dr. Khoza will be retiring from the Group in December of this year. Vutula hails from an impressive business background where he has held senior executive and…

Did Covid Provide Opportunity for the Retail Sector to Redefine the Space?

By: Liberty Two Degrees 23 June 2021 ABC OF BEE

Over a year ago, only a few could have predicted that the coronavirus would spread widely beyond the borders of China, and spiral into a global pandemic -cause a recession and change the trajectory of many retail businesses By Amelia Beattie, Liberty Two Degrees Chief Executive This has caused a massive shift, and the pandemic’s impact has forced the sector…

Sustainably Transforming Spaces, Places and the Economy Through Mobility

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is an entity of the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) mandated to manage the Gautrain Project and the relationship with the Gautrain Concessionaire  The Agency’s vision is to provide an integrated, innovative, and efficient public transport system that promotes sustainable socio-economic growth in Gauteng. GMA’s functions have been expanded to encompass other related projects and to…

Getting Nosy About the Breath

How nasal breathing can transform your health Why do we have skew teeth? No clue? Don’t worry, I had no idea either. It turns out that humans are quite unique in this regard, suffering in great numbers from this malady that does not beset others in the animal kingdom. Archaeological evidence indicates that our not-too-distant predecessors had smiles that would…

The Journey of Adaptation and Disruption in a Digital Age

#thinkingforward By Stephen Mahony – CEO JumpCO Group Dear sir I hope this email finds you well… I am pleased to inform you that I have finished the Python course on Udemy …. So began an email I received recently in my inbox. The sender is a young South African learner, Tshepo, who recently graduated from our SETA-accredited Software Engineering…

Digital Transformation’s Secret Weapon to Building Back Better

By: AVEVA 28 May 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

By Dr Tariq Aslam, Head of MEA, AVEVA In February, South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni vowed in his first post-pandemic budget speech that the government would not rest until the structure of the economy had been fundamentally altered through lower barriers to entry, improved productivity, and a reduced cost of doing business. Digital transformation offers a shortcut to those…

A Celebration of Africa’s Renaissance

By: Bigen 25 May 2021 ABC OF BEE

The Africa of Kwame Nkrumah The African continent is unique in many respects, be it the diversity in people and languages of the 55 countries that make her up, a history of colonisation largely by the British, Portuguese, French, Spanish, and Belgians, having huge endowments of the world’s largest deposits of mineral resources and plant material, and undisputedly the most…

Five Critical Steps on the Digital Transformation Journey

One defining trait in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry is the ability to create hype around buzzwords and three-letter acronyms By Kevin Mortimer, Triple4 CEO One could argue that 4IR, or Industry 4.0, is just that – hype and buzz. Coupled with that is the movement called Digital Transformation. The reality is, digital transformation is not just costly…

Identity 4.0 – Digital Identity considerations

By: Ideco 21 May 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

for trusted online transactions in the digital economy Remember the days when a mere handshake between two people sealed an agreement, when the store owner simply noted down the value of the goods taken on credit and when your bank balance was manually recorded in a little book each time a deposit or withdrawal was made? Those were the days…

Digital Disruption Drives Logistics Along New Paths

Covid-19 challenged the global economy, and supply chains, in many ways Nicholas Diemont - General Manager, Business Change Management, DSV In part, it accelerated the digitalisation of economic life, with consumers turning in rapidly increasing numbers to the safety and convenience of online shopping. This in turn created new opportunities for the logistics industry which moves a staggering 85m packages…

2021 will Demand Continued UX and Change Management Focus

By: e4 21 May 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked industry-wide havoc By Grant Phillips, CEO of fintech specialist e4 The headwinds of which will continue to blow for years to come, leaving businesses in an almost permanent state of evolution and change. I believe that a dogged commitment to change execution is the only way businesses will survive in 2021. Despite the negative impact…

New Technology drives Cummins Innovation

As the global leader in engine and power generation manufacturing and supply, Cummins is at the forefront of innovation and digital transformation of these industries By Deeshon Munshi, Cummins Africa Middle East – Business Manager – Data Center & Telecom [caption id="attachment_62051" align="alignright" width="200"] Deeshon Munshi[/caption] The organisation has manufactured engines for 101 years and was an early adopter of…