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Interview with IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer, IBM Blockchain Services for Middle East & Africa, Anthony Butler.
Why Emerging Markets Will Recover Faster Than Developed Economies Following the Next Global Financial Crisis
The work explores the 1987 stock market crash, the Asian emerging market crisis between 1997-1999, the dot-com bubble of 2000, and the 2007-2009 financial crisis; with a view to understanding the pitfalls of modern monetary theory and why emerging markets are likely to recover faster than developed economies following the next global economic crisis.
While the internet of things is disrupting industries and creating new ways of doing business globally, technology executives at the 2019 Africacom conference in Cape Town are highlighting how in Africa, IOT is focused on critical, often life-saving, utility, agricultural, transportation and infrastructure applications.
Interview with Peter Du Plooy, CIO of Engen Petroleum.
As group chief information officer for the AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society, Helen Constantinides leads technology transformation initiatives for more than 8,000 employees, 380 branches, a manufacturing plant and a partner broker network. She's currently involved in the biggest initiative of her career: a group-wide application transformation and modernisation project.
Artifical intelligence is starting to have a profound impact on the services that enterprises are able to offer, and insurance company executives appear to be embracing machine-intelligence based predictive analytics and automated processes more wholeheartedly than their counterparts elsewhere.
Common wisdom has it that changes brought by technology can enable organisational transformation only if aligned with a shift in company culture and how business is conducted. Check out the Q&A with Avsharn Bachoo, Chief Technology Officer of PPS Insurance, who brought a traditional broker-based business into the digital era.
Working under tight cost constraints, African CIOs are increasingly looking to the cloud as a way to curb capital expenditures and quickly scale up new services. Infrastructure problems are still holding back cloud usage in many African markets, but at this point it's essentially a given among African senior technology executives that cloud technology is a necessary ingredient for business growth.
Different markets, geographies, times and circumstances call for different leadership skills and approaches. In Africa, the chief information officer (CIO) role is emerging as one of the most dynamic executive positions in enterprises, as CIOs are increasingly expected to bring innovation to their organisations.
In Africa, like elsewhere in the world, CIOs are increasingly expected to bring innovation to their organisations – new ideas and uses of technology that will grow their business.
Women are increasingly joining the ranks of senior business management in South Africa, but IT leaders are under pressure to do even more to promote gender diversity and recruit the talent needed to keep up with the pace of technological change.