In this podcast we chat to JP Horne, who has been on the forefront of public sector innovation within the public sector for the last 20 years. His experience spans both spectrums of this sector, having serviced government while working for Microsoft and Oracle Corporation - as well as within the belly of the public-sector beast at the City of Cape Town.

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Godfrey Madibane speaks to Bitcoin expert Niko Koshiaris about cryptocurrency, and internet security expert Nick Saunders about internet security concerns for the festive season.

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In this podcast we chat to Christelle van de Merwe, whose presentation was around scaling the customer experience through technology. Christelle Van de Merwe is the Global Director of Customer Innovation and Transformation at Mimecast. Prior to this, Christelle’s passion for CX originated at the University of Cape Town with a Bus Sci Degree in Marketing and then many years in the telco industry, including Cell C and Virgin Mobile. The focus has been on translating the subjective concept of customer experience into a scientific, objective process by mapping the customer journey and providing scoring opportunities at each juncture. Her focus now is on optimisation and exploring different approaches to embrace Customer Success as an outcome.

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Senegalese-born British businesswoman Mariéme Jamme has been named on the Powerlist 2017 of Britain’s 100 most influential people of African and African Caribbean Heritage because of her ground-breaking work in the technology and coding space. Her latest venture – iamtheCODE – mobilises governments, businesses and investors in supporting young women and girls in STEAMD (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and design) the opportunity for education and aims to achieve a giant global goal of one million women and girl coders by 2030. Gareth gets to the fascinating trailblazer in this conversation about her background, passion and motivation in continuing the work that she does.

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The Futurology team bring us interviews from the CX (Customer Experience) Innovation & Tech Fest held in Johannesburg. Artificial Intelligence is the future of the business-technology landscape. It’s not good enough to just have a strategy and plan to use AI in your business, it’s important about how well it is executed, what is the impact of AI on consumers, business and our way of life today and into the future. Joe Fuster is Global Head of Customer Experience Cloud at Oracle.

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The Futurology team bring us interviews from the CX (Customer Experience) Innovation & Tech Fest held in Johannesburg. Human trust is undergoing its most significant transformation in history. Money is the second most important societal construct after language and is currently undergoing its biggest transformation. Beyond money, this will fundamentally change contracts and creative work, leaving no business untouched... leading some prominent computer scientists to call the blockchain a more significant invention than the internet itself. Simon Dingle is a designer at Phantom Design.

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The Futurology team goes live in the Huawei Innovation Zone. To change things around a bit we decided to do a live podcast with Brian Armstrong on the Future of Work. We were joined by a live audience who added their 2 cents worth. A big thanks to Huawei for opening their Innovation Zone and for hosting this amazing event.

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This is seemingly the first commandment of dating in a world interwoven with social media and the internet. Join Andile and Noluthando as they unpack relationships and finding a date in the 21st century.

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Mpumi chats to the Chief Executive Officer of mLab – Southern Africa, Mr Derrick Kotze about using incubation as a disruptive tool for empowerment and platform for innovation, consequently creating a sustainable and growing technology... as well as entrepreneurship Ecosystem. Powered by T-Systems.

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Despite its name, “design thinking” is not a principle exclusively used by designers. Although rooted in creativity, it's a technique that businesses use to solve particular problems. But, is design thinking really a disruptive way to to bring about change, or now just a business fad? Mpumi Nhlapo talks to Craig Mitchelmore of INTERVATE about the disruptive nature of 'Design Thinking'. Powered by T-Systems.

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