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Get to Know: Michel Chalouhi, VP Global Sales at Genetec

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? In my career, my most memorable achievement was launching Omnicast 4, our video management system. I was the Product Manager at the time, and helping the team come together to release what would become our company’s flagship product was really impactful. It helped me develop my […]


Insight into the career of The Foschini Group’s CIO, Brent Curry

The job of the CIO has changed dramatically, with leading executives having to adapt to new technology. Brent Curry, the CIO of leading South African clothing retail company, The Foshcini Group, offers an insight into the challenges. Brent Curry is an experienced IT leader who has sat on The Foschini Group Board since 2015. Initially […]


Insight into the career of Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa’s CEO

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? During my career, I have had to turn a number of businesses around. It never gets any easier to do but it is always worth it in the end, and it is something tangible as you can see where you as an individual make a difference. […]


Get to Know: Rufus Andrew, BBD (Africa) at Corning International

Get to Know: Rufus Andrew, Business Development Director, Africa at Corning International. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Seeing the colleagues in the industry that I have mentored from a junior level rise all the way to C-level positions. I find this very rewarding and a meaningful process of adding value on […]


Get to Know Ziaad Suleman, Chief Operating Officer at IBM South Africa

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick… Get to Know: Ziaad Suleman, Chief Operating Officer at IBM South Africa   What would you describe as your most memorable achievement/s? Representing IBM as the managing and lead lawyer for Sub-Saharan Africa looking after 24 countries. I was involved in […]


Get to Know: Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director, Fortinet SA

On the lighter side of things, we ask Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director at Fortinet in South Africa, what makes him tick… What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Starting my own IT security distribution company from scratch. My company represented many of the top security vendors and I eventually sold it to one of […]


Get to Know: Waleed Badr, Regional Director, Nuage Networks from Nokia

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I have been in the industry for 15 years with various technology providers, so while I have seen many achievements, it is difficult to pinpoint one. Personally, the biggest achievement would […]


StarLink Country Manager on striving to be the leading adviser

Yaadhna Singh-Gounden, Country Manager: Sub-Sahara, West and South Africa at StarLink, on her memorable achievements and what drives her on.  Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? Within StarLink, I currently have the privilege of taking on the role of a Country Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, covering Eastern, […]


Get to Know: Grant Bennett, Country Manager, SUSE South Africa

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick… Grant Bennett, Country Manager for SUSE South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I remember this as if it was just yesterday – at a former company, I was the first executive to […]


Get to Know: Gareth Hawkey, Group CEO at redPanda Software

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? It is quite difficult for me to pinpoint my most memorable achievement as there are two key achievements that have led me to where I am today. The first is having the opportunity to travel. It might not sound like an achievement in itself, but long […]


Get to Know: Gys Kappers, Chief Executive Officer, Wyzetalk

Get to Know feature with Gys Kappers, Chief Executive Officer, Wyzetalk. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Landing the AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) account early on, building the product and getting a business like AGA to use it in a life changing way. To have them continue with us all this time, is […]


Get to Know: Steve Mallaby from The Argility Technology Group

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick…. Steve Mallaby, Chief Operating Officer, The Argility Technology Group.  What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? A very significant achievement in my life was in 2013/14 – when I completed my MBA journey through GIBS and while it […]


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