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Voice under threat: Telkom
Digital economy: a perfect storm
Tech ushers in global elite
Social tech disrupts the workplace
SA faces 'profound lack of digital skills'
Get rid of 'meaningless metrics'
Five key trends underpinning digital economy
   

Pieter van der Merwe

Voice under threat: Telkom

Traditional South African voice services are under threat, especially from international over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp.

So said Pieter van der Merwe, executive for business transformation and solutions business at Telkom, during a Q&A session at ITWeb Digital Economy Summit 2015 at The Forum, Bryanston, this morning.

"Telkom's voice services are not under threat from local players, but we are feeling pressure from international operators," Van der Merwe said.

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Neil Jacobsohn

Digital economy: a perfect storm

The digital economy can be described as a perfect storm and the challenge for businesses is to find opportunities in this perfect storm.

So said Neil Jacobsohn, CEO of FutureWorld International, during a keynote address at ITWeb Digital Economy Summit 2015 at The Forum, Bryanston, this morning.

According to Jacobsohn, with digital technologies having a big impact on businesses, it is no longer business as usual.

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Mike Schussler

Tech ushers in global elite

Despite crashes and global recessions, technology has made the average person better off today.

That was the word from economist Mike Schussler, of Economists.co.za, who presented during ITWeb Digital Economy Summit 2015 at The Forum, Bryanston, this morning.

According to Schussler, the average income per person has gone from $1 000 in 1900 to about $8 000 per annum currently, meaning the average person is now eight times richer.

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Gary Swale

Social tech disrupts the workplace

Digital natives think differently to previous generations; they use social technologies and tools in their personal lives and expect to use a similar environment at work.

So said Gary Swale, director business development at Knowledge Dimension, at ITWeb Digital Economy Summit 2015 at The Forum in Bryanston yesterday.

Digital natives are consumers and employees born into a culture of digital technology.

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Jarred Cinman

SA faces 'profound lack of digital skills'

The world is experiencing a lack of digital skills and talent, and SA is in particularly dire straits.

This was the message from Jarred Cinman, MD of digital marketing and advertising agency Native VML, speaking at ITWeb's Digital Economy Summit 2015 at The Forum, Bryanston, yesterday.

Cinman presented research into the workforce habits of "millennials" – people reaching young adulthood around the year 2000 – who are forming a growing percentage of the young workforce, and suggested ways for businesses to turn around the skills deficit.

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Mike Sharman

Get rid of 'meaningless metrics'

Many digital business strategies are based on meaningless metrics and fail to deliver value.

This was the message from Mike Sharman, owner of Retroviral Digital Communications, speaking at ITWeb's Digital Economy Summit 2015 at The Forum in Bryanston yesterday.

"You don't have to be the biggest," Sharman said. "Stop counting meaningless metrics. South Africans are terrible at developing online strategies. There's a disconnect between marketing and business – we're so caught up in LSMs [living standards measurements] and numbers, but it's not making a difference to brands."

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Lee Naik

Five key trends underpinning digital economy

The digital economy, and the evolution of organisations positioned to benefit from it, can be summarised in five key trends.

Lee Naik, MD of Accenture Digital, outlined these trends at ITWeb's Digital Economy Summit 2015 at The Forum, Bryanston, this week.

Naik said successful organisations have adopted a two-fold strategy of both internal optimisation and external digitisation.

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