Anish Shivdasani is CEO and co-founder of Giraffe, an award-winning mobile technology start-up that helps businesses recruit medium-skilled workers 10 times faster and cheaper than any other way – by automatically matching jobseekers with employers.
Prior to Giraffe, Shivdasani was a principal at Delta Partners, a strategic advisory and investment firm specialising in the telecoms, media and digital industries in developing markets. At Delta Partners, he advised telecoms operators and digital players in various markets across Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.
Prior to his career in business, Shivdasani was an academic researcher in the field of stem cell genetics. He has a PhD in genetics from the UK Medical Research Council and an MA in natural science from the University of Cambridge.
Johannesburg-based tech start-up, Giraffe, aims to address SA's high unemployment rate by linking job seekers with employment opportunities, and to help employers recruit the most suitable staff, quickly and at a low cost. Find out how it did this, what it has accomplished to date, and where to from here.
It made the news in 2015 first for the major uptake of nearly 10 000 job-seeker registrations for its recruitment services in just two months, followed by winning top South African start-up by Seedstars World 2015 – a global seed-stage start-up competition for emerging markets. Shiddasani has over 10 years' experience in strategy consulting and start-ups – working with teams across the UK, Africa and Asia.
ComUnity revolutionises the way organisations succeed in a digital world. Our low-code platform reduces the cost and complexity of digital transformation by connecting data, choreographing digital operations, and creating contextualised customer experiences that run everywhere.
The CIO Council of South Africa, of which Microsoft is a founding member, was established in May 2009 as platform for CIOs to discuss common challenges, share knowledge and learn from each other.
It has been formed as an independent Council, governed by a Board of Directors, (lead by Len de Villiers Group CIO at Telkom) who amongst other things determine the themes and topics for discussion during the quarterly meetings. Microsoft, as the sole sponsor, supports the CIO Council with the logistics around the event. Over the years, the CIO Council’s quarterly meetings have gone from strength to strength, and are now attracting between 100 to 120 of South Africa’s leading CIOs.
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The IITPSA has a proudly South African heritage of more than half a century of serving the South African body of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) practitioners and professionals. Established in 1957 by a few like-minded 'computer professionals', registered in 1958 as a limited company (then converted to a Section 21 company, now Not-for-Profit Company (NPC)), the IITPSA has grown into a body that is reinventing itself in the twenty first century.
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