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Deep Dive: Simon Bennett, CTO for EMEA, Rackspace Technology

Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multi-cloud technology solutions company. As CTO for EMEA, Simon Bennett discusses his role at the company and tells us how he likes to relax and unwind outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry? Many years ago in a previous […]


Get To Know: Collin Govender, Managing Director, Altron Karabina

On the lighter side of things we ask Collin Govender, Managing Director, Altron Karabina, what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Although I’ve spent the bulk of my career as a technical professional, my most memorable achievement came during my time as VP of Human Resources at T-Systems South […]


Get to know: Kokila Alagh of KARM Legal Consultants

On the lighter side of things we ask Kokila Alagh, Founder, KARM Legal Consultants, a legal firm focusing on the technology industry, what makes her tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? My most memorable movement was the launch of KARM Legal Consultants to a global audience at the International Court of […]


Get to know: Nader Baghdadi of Secureworks

On the lighter side of things we ask Nader Baghdadi, Middle East Regional Sales Director focusing on the Middle East and Africa markets for Secureworks, what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement?Looking back over the past five years I am proud of the team members that I have worked […]


Get to Know: Robert Speed, Vice President MEA of Blackboard

On the lighter side of things we ask Robert Speed, Vice President of Blackboard Middle East and Africa, about what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement?I was fortunate to be given the opportunity three years ago to lead the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region for Blackboard to bring […]


Get to know: Atisha Raghunanan of Cleeks Cloud

On the lighter side of things, we asked Atisha Raghunanan, Director, Cleeks Cloud, about what makes her tick inside and outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I founded this business; so, my response is that the ability to ease into starting a business while balancing family life with the […]


Get to know: Emma Shakespeare of SAP Concur

On the lighter side of things we ask Emma Shakespeare, SAP Concur Regional Sales Director for MENA, about what makes her tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? On a personal level, being able to buy my parents a house when I moved away from the UK to live in Dubai with […]


Get to Know: Alphawave Group CEO Frans Meyer

On the lighter side of things, we ask Frans Meyer, Co-Founder and CEO of Alphawave Group, about what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Being involved in creating from scratch, three successful niche antenna engineering businesses that all compete and lead on the international stage. This makes me incredibly […]


Go Phish: Joe Brown, CSO at Boomi

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the cybersecurity industry? Looking back on my 20 years in cybersecurity, I’ve met a lot of great people and had some truly memorable moments but if I had to choose one particular achievement, I would say it was building out the web application penetration testing […]


Get to Know: Simbo Ntshinka, Managing Director and Partner at Itec Tiyende

Find out what makes Simbo Ntshinka, Managing Director at Itec Tiyende, tick in this ‘Get to Know’ feature. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Managing the successful joint venture of Itec and Tiyende Telecommunications, positioning the business in the telecommunications space and the broader ICT sector in South Africa. I had some […]


Get to Know: Roy Alves, New Business Sales Director, Mimecast

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Without a doubt, the satisfaction of witnessing the growth and development of people under my leadership. When people in my team go on to manage large teams or projects, both locally and abroad, it gives me an enormous sense of pride and affirmation that I have […]


Get to Know: James Hickman, Chief Customer Officer at Altron Karabina

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Being recognised by a mentor and a man I respect hugely with the MDs award. This followed a year of hard work, rebuilding a team and a region. The business results were in line with expectations but what was recognised was the work that went into […]


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