The Futurology Team chats to Jamie Whittaker, the Global Chief Digital Officer at Barloworld Equipment, about how the world of IoT is exploding. We are now entering the 4th Industrial Revolution – driven by over 50 billion devices connected by 2020, according to Mary Meeker’s state of the internet report. We are excited to dig deep into where the value lies for African business.

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A buzzword, part of a revolutionary chapter in history and, supposedly, a ‘must have’. But what does IoT really mean for business? How can it create a different opportunity landscape for Africa? DISRUPT with Mpumi Nhlapo – powered by T-Systems – chats to the CEO of IoT.NXT, a company that has been recognised as an innovator in the Internet of Things and have received recognition and accolades from leading organisations and companies, Mr Nico Steyn.

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Mpumi Nhlapo is on the cutting edge of emerging technological trends and what is disrupting business nowadays. With his show DISRUPT on CliffCentral, he focuses on immersive disruption within a wide variety of industries, and his chat with Gareth elaborates on this and his views towards how the future is shaping up for all of us.

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More talk of drone crashes, then Mpumi Nhlapo talks about his CliffCentral show DISRUPT, which focuses on immersive disruption within different industries. Mpumi is on the cutting edge of emerging technological trends and what is disrupting business nowadays. We often wonder where we are going in this regard… Mpumi is certainly someone to listen to on this front.

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A Virtual Reality Porn Festival in Japan had to be cancelled due to popular demand, which leads the team into a discussion about virtual sex. Siya isn’t quite convinced…

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The Futurology team is live from MediaTech Africa – a biennial advanced media and entertainment technology trade show held in Johannesburg. There’s no denying that anywhere you look technology is advancing the way in which we operate, create and consume every day, and the media/broadcast industry is possible one of the biggest adopters of new tech in the world. The guys sort of speed date a few people attending and/or exhibiting that represent various brands/businesses and technology both globally and locally.

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When you think of a professor, you think of an older man who has Gandalf-like wisdom. Professor Fulufhelo Nelwamondo has all the wisdom of a professor, but at the age of 34 he is a new breed of super smart South Africans. He talks to Gareth about how machines are becoming part of our lives, how humans can deal with this reality, and how science and technology can combat crime going forward.

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Cars can now drive themselves, and mobile apps such as Uber continue to disrupt the automotive industry. Mpumi unpacks the Digital Transformation/IoT in the Automative Sector with Michael Frans, who has 15 years in various roles in the automotive industry with OEMs and financial services business, coupled with extensive experience in manufacturing and industry and 7 years in IT. Powered by T-Systems South Africa.

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CliffCentral.com is a media partner at this year’s Mediatech Africa and to get more information about the biennial business trade show, the show director Simon Robinson talks about what attendees can look forward to this year. Amanda dishes on her odd grandfather, Dick. Then, the team plays a game that reveals very personal details about each of them.

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Disrupting the ICT space through invention and not just changing rules, but changing the whole game. #DISRUPTwithMpumi chats to Google South Africa former General Manager and founder of Thumbzup Innovations, Mr Stafford Masie.

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