AJ Hartenberg is the portfolio manager: data centre services at T-Systems South Africa.
Ajay Bhalla is president, Enterprise Security Solutions, responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the MasterCard global network and its more than 51-billion transactions each year. He also serves on the company's Management Committee..
Alan Knott-Craig is a South African entrepreneur and author. He is the founder of Project Isizwe as well as executive chairman of Hero Telecoms, Ever Africa, and Happimo NPC..
Alessandro Bonora is a former Flash Fanboy who spends most of his days thinking about apps, websites, user-flows and the future of the web at Honeykome, a full service digital agency based in Cape Town..
• Mobile telecommunications industry professional with wide-ranging experience in electronic and mobile identity, mobile payments, and international development sectors. • Consultant to private sector in SME impact investing, mobile money, market information systems. • Managed multi-stakeholder programmes valued over $1 million in Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. • Special focus on user experience and value chain analysis..
Amandine Robin is a design thinker. She co-founded Innovative Matters, a strategic innovation lab with Dora Jurd in 2014.
Country Manager at Beachhead Solutions, Inc..
Andre Fourie has worked in the field of public relations and strategic communications for the past ten years, managing the strategy formulation and campaign implementation for clients in the ICT, leisure, government, political, academic and business sectors. He is the founder of South Africa's first on-demand strategic communications consulting firm, Fury Strategic..
|Andre le Roux|
Managing Director at African Region Interactive Intelligence.
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 reviews over on Gearburn..
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Data centre solution specialist at Aptronics.
Antoinette is passionate about result-driven marketing, copywriting and powerful content! She writes for Youth Dynamix, a youth & family specialist research and marketing agency. To activate your brand in the youth market, contact or call 071 551 8200..
The managing partner of Urbian, Anton Moulder helped co-found the digital product studio with his partner Gary Willmott, to forge a firm where digital is used to better business, deliver new markets, and unlock new revenue streams. Described by his clients as a “strategic visionary”, Moulder is obsessed with design thinking, disruptive business models, and how technology can make the world a better place for people and business..
General Manager at First For Phoenix.
Avi Rose, is the regional sales manager Africa at DocuSign.
Content Marketer at Process Street.
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He writes for several online sites such as Tech.co, Semrush.com, Tweakyourbiz.com, Socialnomics.net.
Director Platinum Seed.
|Brendan Mc Aravey|
Country Manager at Citrix South Africa.
Brendan McAravey is Country Manager at Citrix South Africa. McAravey is responsible for the growth and development of Citrix operations across the southern African development community, driving revenues, generating new business opportunities and cultivating the company's valued partner ecosystem..
Brett Parker is the managing director at SAP Africa.
Strategic marketer and trend analyst with a special talent for seeing the wood for the trees (and the trees in the wood)..
Bruce Byrne is the visual communication specialist at Drive Control Corporation..
|Bruce von Maltitz|
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 years.
Channel Manager at CommVault in South Africa.
|Candace van Zyl|
Candace is the marketing manager at QuickEasy Software, a proudly South African software company in Cape Town with a national footprint, focused on simplifying business processes by integrating every aspect of the business cycles into one, easy-to-use system. With a well-known legacy in the printing sector in South Africa, QuickEasy is now effectively offering the same efficiency-improving software to packaging, and to all businesses, in South Africa..
|Carey van Vlaanderen|
Carey van Vlaanderen 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..
Group Editor at Bizcommunity.
Charles Mburugu is a Kenyan-based content developer and online marketer who is passionate about technology, small business and ecommerce. With over 5 years experience, he is committed to creating quality, relevant and optimized content that will attract traffic to the client's blog or website..
Chemory Gunko is a seasoned Creative Director, a certified NLP Practitioner, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Energy ReSourcing Practitioner & Life Coach, among others. She works as a marketing consultant and provides copywriting, SEO, graphic design and Joomla! website services..
Chirag Shivalker is a Head of Content Management Team at Hi-Tech ITO, one of the leading software development and outsourcing firms in India..
Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam.
Colin Thornton founded Dial a Nerd in 1998. His first clients were friends and family and his first computer repair room the garage of his parent's home.
Damian Michael is the founder & MD at iNNOVO Networks. Nominated for the second time in this year's Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Michael holds a wealth of versatile experience in both the public and the private sector.
Damian Wolf is a recognised and published author and tech enthusiast on Tech Acute, Ideas Evolved and Life Hack. He comes from the land of kangaroos and when he's not writing, you can find him jogging.
Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.
Daphne Stanford is a writer of many things: poetry, creative nonfiction, and songs for vox & piano. On her off time, she writes, hikes, sings, and reads poems over the FM airwaves at Radio Boise.
As MD for Sage SSB (start-up and small business) Accounting South & Southern Africa, Daryl Blundell oversees the growth of the business and the development of solutions that help SMEs to grow and succeed. The Sage solutions under his watch are Sage One Accounting and Sage Pastel Accounting. Blundell brings 20 years experience in a range of sales, business development and management positions with organisations such as Ariel Technologies, Sun Microsystems, Systems fusion, Burlington Air Express, and Xerox..
David Telford is the senior director, sector group and industry partner lead at Qlik..
David is an IT professional and writer. He always looks to share his knowledge by expressing it through articles.
Managing Director at QlikView South Africa.
|Dawie de Wet|
Dr Dawie de Wet is the CEO of Q-KON..
Deon Scheepers is Regional Business Development Manager, Interactive Intelligence Africa..
Derek Iwasiuk runs national digital search engine optimization firm Engage The Crowd headquarted in Minneapolis. He also spends a lot of his free time educating the minds of thousands of young SEOs and top agencies.
Doros Hadjizenonos, country manager at Check Point South Africa, is responsible for Check Point's business in Southern Africa from a sales perspective. Hadjizenonos joined Check Point in 2010 as a channel manager, and brings more than 15 years of IT security experience to the organisation.
Award-wining Duncan McLeod is the founder and editor of TechCentral (wwwTechCentral.co.za, @TechCentral]]), South Africa's latest technology news site offering breaking news, in-depth analysis and opinion that launched in September 2009. Before that, he was associate editor at the Financial Mail/FM.
Head of New Business Development at New Telco SA.
Executive Director at Marval Africa.
I am a driven and extremely hard working individual, with a keen eye for business ideas and opportunities..
Endri is a bilingual marketing professional. He has diversified experience in start-ups, business ideas and their process of integrating with marketing..
Enver Duminy is the CEO at Cape Town Tourism.
Eran Feinstein is the Founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited and Co-Founder of Online Zanzibar. With over 14 years of leading technology, sales, marketing and operation teams Eran is an authority in the East African e-commerce and payments arena..
The creative energy behind a blog nairobiTechie. He loves being caught up in the rain and he is happiest with a cup of tea beside him creating content and innovating..
|Etienne de Villiers|
Etienne de Villiers is the lead programmer at Fuzzy Logic. Etienne has been creating interactive experiences for over 15 years and has worked at some of the top multimedia and game development companies in South Africa and the UK.
Eugene Rudenko is a senior online marketing manager for Oxagile software development company. Oxagile has extensive experience in collaborating with tech startups from all over the world..
Microsoft global engagement lead for collaboration. Farren is also a divisional director for the Schools Division of the Advtech group appointed for his expertise on innovation and technology. Farren has his roots in technology and applications, having formerly founded his own businesses, run a dynamic internet service provider and taken to market Apps which have topped the South African App stores..
Fred Mitchell is the Business Unit Division Manager: Symantec at Drive Control Corporation (DCC).
MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..
The managing partner of Urbian, Gary Willmott helped co-found the digital product studio with his partner Anton Moulder, to forge a firm where digital is used to better business, deliver new markets, and unlock new revenue streams..
Gavin Meyer is the executive director at Itec SA, an Investec (EP) business..
A natural-born entrepreneur, George is as fervent about IT as he is about affordable communications services and business integrity. He is driven by a burning ambition to see the promise of cloud computing translated into tangible business benefits, and to providing fellow entrepreneurs with better alternatives to the services of South Africa's landline telecoms incumbent.
Gil Sperling is the co-founder and chief technology officer of ad tech company Popimedia..
Glenn Gillis is the managing director of Sea Monster Entertainment, one of South Africa's pre-eminent animation, gaming and augmented reality companies. He has a Business Science degree from UCT and has been an entrepreneur, hired gun, and consultant with growing, knowledge-intensive businesses around the world for over 25 years..
Greg Wolejko is Head of Cognifide's UI Practice. With almost 15 years' experience in software development, the last 10 focusing solely on front-end technologies, he leads all of Cognifide's UI work, spanning multiple locations with almost 40 people working on delivering the best experiences clients and their customers....
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings almost seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat..
|Harry van Huyssteen|
Harry van Huyssteen is the Custodian to the Arivia.kom Transport Forum..
Co-founder and Director of Flickswitch, a technology company in the mobile telecoms space focusing on the management of M2M data SIM cards across various African mobile networks. He is passionate about mobile data and its connectivity means in Africa.
Hicks Crawford is a leading Online Marketing Business and author. Over the past 4 years, he's worked closely with clients from all over the world to help them get more results from inbound marketing and blogging.
Himanshu Mehra is an inbound expert and tech writer at theninehertz.com mobile app development company. He is passionate to help businesses in improving their online brand visibility and sales.
Ilse Louw is a digital strategist with research-led experience spanning corporate consulting, financial services, and FMCG. She also has experience in working as a development economist.
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a group editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is also a contributing writer.
CEO & Founder at @MyCityWeb. Author & Blogger.
|Jacques van Wyk|
COO of Ricoh SA.
Jan Kühn is a director of INOVO, a contact centre business solution provider..
Manasse is the owner of Write For You, offering freelance copywriting services in Cape Town. He is also the content manager for Encounters Travel, a UK-based travel agency who offers adventure tours and small group holidays all over the globe..
Jason Ried is the founder and MD of Fuzzy Logic. Jason's vision for Fuzzy Logic is to create world-class games and apps while growing the games industry in South Africa which has a wealth of untapped potential and talent.
Jay is a Senior Digital Experience Consultant at WPP digital technology consultancy, Cognifide. Based in Detroit, North America.
Jed Hewson is the co-founder of 1Stream (Pty) Ltd, a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based contact centre technology in South Africa. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, and his expertise lies in call centre technology and the communications and call centre space..
Jeff Osborne heads up the Gumtree Automotive Team from their office in Johannesburg. Jeff has decades of experience in the motor industry and served as the CEO of the Retail Motor Industry for 13 years.
Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Jessie Rudd is a BI consultant at PBT Group..
Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman is a digital marketer and content developer at Nigerian online travel agency, Hotels.ng. With years of experience in the media and journalism, he brings his passion and experience into the confluence where travel and technology meet..
Johan is an Anthropologist by education, but his career took him on a journey of being a passionate educator and mentor to many students in Business Studies and Visual Arts. He is a certified digital marketer and social media storyteller.
Johan Scheepers is Commvault systems engineering director for MESAT.
Johan Walters heads up NMPi Labs. He has over 17 years in the digital marketing space and is also part of the NMPi Digital global consulting team.
|Jolene de Lange|
Marketing Manager at First TechnologyGroup.
Managing partner - African Investments at Exponential Ventures, MMI Holdings.
Josephine Wawira is a consultant in communication and public relations with over six years of progressive writing and broadcast experience. She is currently a writer for Africa's online hotel booking portal, Jumia Travel, focusing in the areas of travel, tourism, and hospitality as it relates to Africa..
Joy Mali is a certified digital analyst who helps online businesses to perform better on the web with best solutions & advice. Her content is featured on many mainstream sites & blogs..
CEO at BrandsEye.
She is most known for skillfully marrying viral capacity video content with social media ads to generate mass amounts of reach....
Jyoti Wadhwa is an entrepreneur. She is a web programmer and developer by profession.
Sales Manager at WD South Africa.
Keith Fenner, Senior Vice President Sales for Sage ERP X3 AAMEA (Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa).
Kim Andersen, Account CTO at T-Systems South Africa.
Kirsty Barkhuizen is the Regional Director - Africa for Cognifide, based in Johannesburg....
Kroshlen Moodley is GM: Public Sector and Utilities at SAS..
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Former automotive and ICT editor.
Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She loves milkshakes, word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..
Lenore Kerrigan is the country manager for OpenText in Africa. She is an experienced executive in IT and telecommunications, with a vast range of experience in strategy, planning, management, sales, marketing and services.
Lindsay Britz is the Regional Marketing Manager for Magic Software South Africa. She is responsible for marketing functions including proliferation of the Magic brand into SA and Sub-Sahara.
Lionel Moyal is Managing Director at Intervate - a T-Systems business unit in South Africa and the country's foremost provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions. For more information, please visit: http://www.intervate.com/Pages/default.aspx..
In 2011, Blaeser founded Intact Security, building on his knowledge and experience of the reseller market. His main focus at Intact Security is to continue building the Avira Antivirus market but also provide additional solutions into the offering.
|Lyndy van den Barselaar|
Lyndy van den Barselaar is the MD of Manpower Group South Africa..
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 keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in South Africa.
Mark Chertkow is Managing Director of Graphic Image Technologies..
Mark Geschke is the CEO and Co-Founder of Xuviate, a digital transformation company focusing on small and medium businesses. With over 21 years of experience as entrepreneur, developer, IT consultant, business leader and visionary his focus has now shifted towards unlocking the true potential of IT in SMEs worldwide.
|Marthinus Van Rhyn|
Having obtained my journalism degree at the University of Pretoria, I found myself drawn to the world of social media advertising and web content creation....
Martin Vergunst is Business Solutions Executive at T-Systems South Africa..
Martin Walshaw is a senior engineer at F5 Networks and has multiple accreditation from being a CCIE to being a CISSP to being an F5 Certified Professional. His background is in security, but he has also has skills in multiple different areas including unified communications, application acceleration and optimisation..
Mia Arderne writes blog posts and press releases for Oxbridge Academy. She is also a freelance columnist and fiction writer based in Cape Town.
Michael has a broad knowledge of IT, having worked in the industry for over 35 years and has seen amazing and exciting changes taking place in this time....
Michael Frans is Head of Business Development & Strategy, Sales & Service Automotive / Manufacturing Industries at T-Systems South Africa..
Michael is the CEO of Imaginatrix.mobi. He has over 23 years' experience in the ICT industry, has worked in multiple mobile network operators across Africa. These include Econet Wireless and Vodacom South Africa where he was instrumental in establishing the mobile advertising division.
Mike Sharman is the owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, an online communications consultancy specialising in communication strategy, social media and content creation..
Mike Whitfield is the MD of Nissan Group of Africa, president of NAAMSA and deputy president of the AAAM..
Head of Sales and Service Management at T-Systems South Africa..
Natassia Badenhorst is the technology lead at FleishmanHillard..
Neil Cameron is the general manager at Johnson Controls Building Efficiency, Systems & Service: Africa..
Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...
As Microsoft South Africa's Marketing and Operations Director, Nir Tenzer is responsible for the company's entire corporate and product marketing activities, including leading the product Business Groups, the Go-to-Market activities, the Customer and Partner Experience, all compete initiatives, as well as the company's business operations..
Ntando Kubheka holds an MBA from Nelson Mandela University Business School. He is an innovator and tech-entrepreneur.
Olivia is a zealous Manager - Finance residing in Florida. She loves pop music and romance movies.
Paul holds a B.Sc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Natal and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pretoria, as well as completing the Programme in Business Communication from the University of South Africa Centre for Business Management. He has more than two decades of experience in the telecommunications and technology space..
Paul Fick is the chief technology officer for The Jasco Group. He became a part of the Jasco Group in 2010 with the merger of Spescom and Jasco.
Paul Williams is the country manager SADC for Fortinet..
Perry Hutton, regional director of Fortinet for Africa, comes from an accounting background and has spent the last 22 years in IT, the last 10 of which have been in IT security specifically. Contact him at ..
Peter is the CIO of FNB Business and has spent 15 years in IT. He is a key driver behind developing and implementing innovative IT solutions in CRM, procurement, finance and HR.
CIO at FNB Business.
Peter Davidson is a senior business associate and strives to help different brands and startups to make business decisions and strategies efficiently. He loves to share his views on the latest technologies and applications through his well-researched content pieces..
Peter Reid is the Executive Head of Intervate, a T-Systems company.
Pieter Steyn is a director at Werksmans Attorneys..
Prashant Sengar Founder/Director of Sparx IT Solutions, a globally acknowledged IT consulting company providing the services in the arena of web & mobile app development, Big Data & Business Intelligence Solutions. With the immense support of adroit team Sparx IT Solutions has been serving a huge client base worldwide including Coca Cola, Vodafone, Duracell, HP Invent, BMW, and many more..
Preethi Vagadia is currently a senior business architect with a service operations practice at a well-known IT company in Bangalore..
CEO of Agilitude.
Raleen Bagg is an advertising agency refugee. After decades in the industry as a copywriter creative director, working on a wide spectrum of prestigious brands and winning several local and international awards, she left to lecture at the AAA School of Advertising to final-year copywriting students..
Riaan Badenhorst is the managing director at Kaspersky Lab Africa..
Riaan Graham is the sales director for Ruckus Wireless, sub-Saharan Africa.
Rick Parry is chairman and CEO of AIGS, a sub-Saharan distributor of Progress Software..
Rick Vanover (MVP, vExpert, MCITP, VCP, Cisco Champion) is director, technical product marketing and evangelism at Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick is a popular blogger, podcaster and active member of the virtualisation community.
Ruben Naicker is a product specialist at Drive Control Corporation.
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. .
Sam Smith is co-founder, president and CEO of Network Events, founded in 1999. Smith, a leading executive in the exposition industry, has been a highly rated speaker at major industry events and has provided sales and marketing consulting and training to top associations and private exposition management organisations.
Founder & CEO at ProProfs.com, a leading provider of online learning tools for building, testing, and applying knowledge..
Managing Director at In2IT Technologies South Africa.
Shane Chorley is the executive head of Carrier and Connectivity division at Vox Telecom.
Sharon Snell holds a masters degree in law, and she is the executive head of the South African Board for Sheriffs..
Senior Vice President Telecommunication Solutions for Middle East and Africa at Gemalto.
Simeon Tassev is the director of Galix, a reseller of Mimecast Solutions in South Africa.
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Steven Cohen is the MD of Sage One AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia).
After studying at UCT Struan completed his articles at Greenwoods (now Baker Tilly) and spent a few months on secondment in New York. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009.
Stuart abandoned what was beginning to look like a long, quiet career in academia for the frenetic world of tech journalism. Currently heading up the Memeburn team, he likes to run in in his downtime.
Sue Morris is the Trend Translator at Flux Trends. Previously an eCommerce and digital marketing consultant to blue-chip companies such as Edcon, Deloitte and First Rand, Morris has joined the Flux Trends Team to run their Workshops division..
At SM Global Tech we believe that managing your IT infrastructure correctly can improve business efficiencies, productivity and help businesses reduce costs. We believe in using technology to assist SME's attract and retain new customers, reduce day to day IT operational costs, secure data and understand cloud computing..
Country manager at CommVault.
Sven Hammar is co-founder and CEO of Apica, a provider of powerful, best-in-class technology for testing, monitoring, and optimizing the performance of cloud and mobile applications. He has decade-long experience and expertise in web performance and web optimization, e-commerce, cloud services, IT entrepreneurship and the Internet.
Founder of multi-disciplinary agency OfftheShelf. Talk to us about case studies of growing legacy African brands for the future.
Tim graduated from Cambridge in 1992, was a banker in London for 4 years, before getting involved in the European telecommunications industry in 1996 with LDI. In 1999, he moved to South Africa to set up Storm Telecom.
Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa..
Vicki Erskine is an experienced leader, independent consultant and writer, with a passion for improving the way South African organisations service their customers. Vicki holds a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town, with Honours in Industrial Psychology, is a Six Sigma accredited Black Belt and has a Diploma in Managing Service Systems from the Scandinavian International Management Institute..
Vinod Jethwani is the CEO and Founder of Walnut Solutions. He helps web-based companies with his SEO strategies to grow their revenue.
Warren Bonheim is the founder and CCO of Zinia, a highly profitable multi-million rand Internet Service Provider (ISP) and wholesaler. He started Zinia with his business partner Frank Mullen and from the outset ran the company like a big business with tight controls, a strong management team, statistics to inform decision-making and a process methodology that revolves around simplicity and innovation..
Warren Olivier is the regional manager for Southern Africa at Veeam Software.
Student at Red & Yellow.
Werner Vogels is the chief technology officer at Amazon Web Services..
|Wimpie van Rensburg|
Wimpie van Rensburg is the country manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Riverbed Technology.
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Yana Vardomatskaya is a VP of Business Development for HQSoftware, a custom software development company with offices in New York City, Tallinn and a development centre in Minsk, Belarus. Having started with a wide variety of custom software development projects, the company is now working in IoT and AR/VR..