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Russell Warman, Head of Infrastructure and Operations at Auto Trader UK. (image source: AIM Group). Russell Warman, Head of Infrastructure and Operations at Auto Trader UK is set to deliver a keynote address at this year’s. (#DTC2019) taking place on 30 July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Russell Warman is Head of Infrastructure and Operations at Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace. He has worked at Auto Trader for over 20 years in a number of roles, including IT support engineer and project manager, supporting their digital transformation. In his current position, Warman is responsible for the platform that runs the Auto Trader website ( as well as the supporting products and servi.
ExecuJet expands its fleet of aircraft with the PC-24. ExecuJet is expanding its Super Versatile Jet capabilities across Africa with the addition of a second Pilatus PC-24 to its managed fleet. ExecuJet is the first aviation company to manage and operate the PC-24 in Africa in 2018. The two new additions will be based at ExecuJet’s FBO at Cape Town International Airport in South Africa. “The off-road capabilities of the world’s first Super Versatile Jet, the Pilatus PC-24, make it the perfect aircraft for exploring Africa. [The jet’s] outstanding short and rough-field performance gives it the ability to land almost anywhere; it will be invaluable in supporting the varied and expansive missions of ExecuJet’s new Safari & Tours division,” sai.
Huawei CEO and founder, Ren Zhengfei. (Image source: Huawei CEO and founder, Ren Zhengfei, sat down for an. to discuss the future of the company after the Trump administrations move to target it — this is his first public interview since the G20 summit in June. On 16 May 2019, the Trump administration announced a ban that restricting Huawei from doing business with any U.S company — meaning the Chinese smartphone manufacturer could no longer receive Android updates or purchase chipsets. The ban comes after the American government found Huawei’s advanced devices and technology to be a threat to national security. Zhengfei says that Huawei took a serious knock just after the ban as sales initially fell by 40 per cent. Howeve.
“Agent Smith”‘s Attack Flow. Check Point. a new variant of mobile malware that is disguised as a Google-related application. The malware has according to Check Point infected around 25 million devices, with primary victims based in India. The core part of the malware exploits various known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces installed apps on the device with malicious versions without the user’s interaction. Other Asian countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh are also impacted, as are even a noticeable number of devices in the UK, Australia and the US. Check Point has worked closely with Google and at the time of publishing, no malicious apps remain on the Play Store. Dubbed “Agent Smith”, the malware currently uses its broa.
Thato Motlanthe has been appointed as the new Investor Relations executive of MTN Group. On 22 July 2019, MTN Group announced the appointment of Thato Motlanthe to the position of Executive for Investor Relations. Motlanthe will begin his new role at MTN on 1 September 2019. Motlanthe is preceded by Nik Kershaw who left MTN at the end of May 2019. Motlanthe will report to Ralph Mupita, CFO of MTN Group. Motlanthe will enter this new role with years of experience and knowledge as he has worked in both the sell-side and buy-side of equality capital markets. He will join MTN from his previous role as Portfolio Manager at Absa Asset Management, where he co-managed the flagship funds within the Equities franchise. Before working at Absa, Motlant.
Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Safaricom CFO, announces expansion of eCommerce platform in Southern Africa. (Image source: Connecting Africa). On Wednesday, 17 July 2019,. announced plans to expand e-commerce platform, Masoko, within Southern African by 2020. The announcement was made at the inaugural Afro-Asia FinTech Festival in Kenya. “As a digital telco, we see endless possibilities for business beyond borders. We are currently reviewing our e-commerce proposition Masoko to ensure that we are positioned ready to take off,” says Safaricom CFO, Sitoyo Lopokoiyit. “Through the mobile phone, and with its penetration in Kenya at 100%, most families have access to at least one mobile phone, making it possible to use these devices as powerful tools for soci.
Accenture hosted a STEM Hackathon to preparing township learners for the 4th Industrial Revolution economy. 45 learners from townships across South African took part in a STEM Hackathon hosted by Accenture over the weekend. The Hackathon, which took place on 20 July 2019 at Rosebank, Johannesburg aims to stimulate learners’ interest in STEM careers and the experience will prepare them for the 4th Industrial Revolution economy. “We wanted to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela by hosting an event that is not only a fun and enjoyable day out for learners from disadvantaged communities, but also impart useful, practical skills in order to prepare them for the 4th Industrial Revolution and boost their employability,” said Khethiwe Nkuna, Head o.
Zac Cheah, Pundi X CEO, at the launch of blockchain-powered smartphone in Rwanda. Image sourced from The New Times. Singapore based technology company, Pundi X, officially launched its blockchain-powered smartphone in Kigali, Rwanda. The XPhone is said to be there first blockchain mobile phone launched on the African continent. “The XPhone allows everyone to make a phone call on the blockchain,” Zac Cheah, CEO of Pundi X. , a blockchain phone — unlike many phones powered by android, IOS and Windows systems — is powered by Function X (FX) operating system – a blockchain system. With XPhone, users are connected to the blockchain – everything they do from texting and calling to taking photos and browsing is transmitted via the blockchain. Block.
Oliver Zipse has been chosen as the new Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. On 18 July 2019, Oliver Zipse was announced as the new Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. This appointment is the result of a decision made by BMW’s Supervisory Board during a meeting in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. Zipse’s predecessor, Harald Krüger, informed the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the beginning of July that he will not be coming back for a second term. “With Oliver Zipse, a decisive strategic and analytical leader will assume the Chair of the Board of Management of BMW AG. He will provide the BMW Group with fresh momentum in shaping the mobility of the future,” said Dr Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Supervisory Boa.
Players will be able to partake in different activities at the new casino. Image sourced from Rockstar. On 18 July 2019 Rockstar Games, publisher of the incredibly popular and record-breaking video game Grand Theft Auto V, announced a new update to the game’s incredibly successful online component, Grand Theft Auto Online. A trailer highlighting the new content and activities was uploaded to the company’s official YouTube page. The update will see the addition of a new casino and resort. “The massive construction project on the corner of Vinewood Park Drive and Mirror Park Boulevard is nearing completion, radically changing the skyline of Los Santos forever. When the brand-new Diamond Casino & Resort opens its doors, one and all are welcome.
The Role Queue update is currently in testing on the PC and will enter a public beta mode from 13 August to 1 September. Image sourced from Overwatch. On 18 July 2019 Jeff Kaplan, Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment and Game Director of Overwatch, announced a number of changes coming to the match-making system in Blizzard’s popular team-based first-person hero shooter game Overwatch. Kaplan addressed the Overwatch community in a Developer Update video uploaded to YouTube. This series of videos are regularly delivered to the Overwatch community to announce new heroes, maps and changes to the game. The two main game modes available in Overwatch are Casual and Competitive. The Casual mode sees two teams of six players use unique heroes wi.
Microsoft releases 2019 earnings report. Microsoft released its. on Thursday, 18 July 2019 — detailing a record-breaking fiscal year. The technology company officially ended its financial year on 30 June 2019. Here’s a quick look:. Revenue was $125.8 billion and increased 14 per cent. Operating income was $43.0 billion and increased 23 per cent. Net income was $39.2 billion GAAP and $36.8 billion non-GAAP and increased 137 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively. Diluted earnings per share was $5.06 GAAP and $4.75 non-GAAP and increased 138 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively. GAAP results include a $2.6 billion net income tax benefit. “It was a record fiscal year for Microsoft, a result of our deep partnerships with leading companies in every i.
Peter DeSantis, Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support. The. took place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Thursday, 11 July 2019. The free, one-day event saw over 4000 attendees with over 40 presentations and more than 20 sponsoring partners. It provided Amazon Web Services with an opportunity to show off its range of products, while partners had the opportunity to display how AWS is helping their businesses. During his keynote, Peter DeSantis, Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support revealed that the company’s approach to building mobile structure is fundamentally different than its competitors. He said, “We have development teams working on other critical areas of AWS, we’ve
Lux Maharaj, Director: Africa Sales at Parallel Wireless. The mobile telecommunications industry is busy consolidating. However, in doing so, it runs the real risk of curtailing its ability to innovate. A pretty bold statement, I know, but in merging, the sector loses diversity and diversity, is one of the key things that will keep it progressing. Consider the ocean liner or oil tanker. Steaming out to sea, set on its course, but suddenly, the course is no longer where it needs to go. A nimble powerboat can turn speedily to command, but the larger vessel first needs to apply brakes and then, slowly turn to set a new course. The bigger the conglomerate, the slower it is to respond and adapt to what is required to sustain itself in the techno.
YouTube Music announces Smart Downloads, AV Switching and new South African playlists. YouTube Music has launched its latest updates for subscribers of YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium as well as a new playlist for South Africa. The update will allow users to switch between a song and its music video for an uninterrupted experience, plus Smart Downloads which takes the work out of downloading your favourite music. With. , YouTube Music automatically saves music at night, when connected to Wi-Fi, helping music lovers to use less mobile data and save up to 500 of their favourite songs offline using their Liked Songs playlist as well as other favourite playlists and albums. Previously, music lovers could use the Offline Mixtape feature
Internet Solutions partners Microsoft to extend multi-cloud capability. On Thursday, 18 July 2019, internet services provider, Internet Solutions (IS), announced its plan to expand its hybrid multi-cloud for customers. The company is said to be partnering with Microsoft on the project that will extend the offering from traditional networking, voice and hosting, to include cloud capabilities on Azure, Voice and eventually AI.­­IS, a provider of hosting services in South Africa, offers datacentre hosting and managed cloud services. And through this partnership IS hopes to build a Cloud Centre of Excellence for clients, ultimately, resulting in better and broader service offerings for clients. “We were aware of the changing market and saw the.
Instagram to alert users before their account is disabled. Instagram, the video and image sharing social network,. . This is not the first time that the social media platform has had to take another look at its policy this year — in May the company adjusted rules right after it. . After the incidents in May, Instagram updated their policy and. a. , ‘accounts will be removed after an undisclosed amount of violations and an undisclosed window of time — it’ll be the same bar for every user, regardless of how often (or not) they post on Instagram. And Instagram doesn’t want to share the exact number of strikes it will put in place, or the timeframe for them because it doesn’t want bad actors to take advantage of the system’. Now Instagram has publi.

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