In this brand new season of the Waterfall Podcast, we cross the globe to learn more about Smart Cities and the solutions they employ to improve the quality of life for their citizens. Season 3 of The Waterfall Podcast is launching on Friday 14 January 2022.

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Pt 2 - Imagine being in a life-threatening crisis, calling for help, and being unable to tell the operator what's happening - because you are deaf. South Africa has a deaf community of more than 4 million people. CEO of DeafTouch, Claybourne Appies, talks to Lebang Kgosana about the solutions that DeafTouch offers with the use of technology in designing, creating and hosting advanced communication service software for businesses, governments and citizens around the globe.

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Since the dawn of powered flight in the early 20th century, the technology has served to empower business, bring people together and make our planet a smaller, more connected place. But it took a while for the world to realise just what an achievement it was - there were those who said it couldn’t be done, and even after the Wright brothers’ success, there were those who wouldn’t believe it had been done. Brought to you by BMW.

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Between Edison and Tesla there are some 1,200 patents for inventions and innovations that birthed the modern world. To fully appreciate their contribution, you would have to remember that at the time of their birth, technology was steam-powered locomotion, and candlelight. Over the course of their years of discovery and success, they engaged in bitter rivalry and the greatest leaps forward for humankind. But there were also failures, and tragedies.

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We owe so much of our world today to the computer. In its many forms - from the largest servers to the tiniest wearables - the computer has become an indispensable part of our lives. But it had to fight to earn its place. Since the birth of the concept in the late 19th century, the computer hasn’t always been appreciated as the modern marvel we see it as today. Brought to you by BMW.

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It’s a device that the world relies on - for information, communication and entertainment. Given how important it is in today’s world, it’s almost impossible to believe that, when it was first invented, the telephone had to fight for its survival. Hear how one of today’s most important technologies had to overcome legal battles, financial worries and a scared public before it proved itself to be indispensable. Brought to you by BMW.

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Jaco and his guests engage in aspects of Financial Technology, where there is finally investment spaces and systems allowing access to deals (driven by technology) that individuals were not previously privy to. Deal structures that facilitate diversification, making the verifications and administrative regulatory technology seamless and scalable. This is a rapid growing industry and time for investors to pay attention in this ever growing space. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco Voigt discusses AI, automating, innovating and embracing the power of technology and data to accelerate your business. It's important to remember that to understand the future you must understand the past, as it becomes clear in this podcast that what seems futuristic is actually the norm. We invite you to listen to the importance of embracing technology, keeping your business relevant, accelerating workloads, and encouraging discussions to map out your business’ start and end approach to embrace technology. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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How often are you in contact with your technology partner? Is there value in the platform offering they invoice you for monthly? Jaco Voigt has a thought-provoking conversation with Jacques Malherbe, about the need for collaboration when acquiring technology due to fragmented value chains. As the procurement process becomes increasingly commoditised, businesses are experiencing the pain of having missing pieces in their technology solution puzzle. The trend is for technology solutions to be myopically bought, for today, rather than having technology partners do value trapping for their business by optimising their value offering by participating in skills and needs analysis of the businesses they supply. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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George Mienie talks to the team about Elon Musk creating a ‘Tesla Bot’ humanoid robot. A Chevrolet owner goes for one last drive after selling it and wrecks it... and George shares some car technology fails. Powered by AutoTrader.

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