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Digital Transformation Summit Unveils 50 Tech Leaders to Watch in 2024

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Johannesburg, South Africa, Mar 11, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - The Digital Transformation Summit, a premier gathering of tech innovators and thought leaders, is proud to announce the unveiling of the 2024 cohort of 50 Tech Leaders to Watch.

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  • Johannesburg, South Africa, Mar 11, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - The Digital Transformation Summit, a premier gathering of tech innovators and thought leaders, is proud to announce the unveiling of the 2024 cohort of 50 Tech Leaders to Watch.
  • From revolutionising industries through digital transformation to pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, blockchain, and quantum computing, these individuals are at the forefront of shaping the future.
  • Among the 50 Tech Leaders to Watch in 2024 are:
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  • Steven Jacobs, Vice President Group Information Communication Technology, Sibanye-Stillwater
    Join us at the Digital Transformation Summit to celebrate their achievements and gain insights into the future of technology.

Africarare Unveils $UBUNTU Token, Ushering in a New Era for Africa's Digital Economy

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a groundbreaking move that redefines Africa's digital frontier, Africarare proudly announces the launch of its pioneering $UBUNTU Token on February 29, 2024. This monumental event marks the birth of Africa's first metaverse, symbolising a new era of digital empowerment and community upliftment. The $UBUNTU Token, at the heart of Africarare's vision, is designed as a utility and a catalyst for positive change, unifying African and global brands, web3 enthusiasts, creators, and governmental bodies in a shared mission. This token encapsulates the spirit of 'Ubuntu' – the African philosophy of interconnectedness and mutual growth – by turning every transaction into a step towards a better future.

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  • This monumental event marks the birth of Africa's first metaverse, symbolising a new era of digital empowerment and community upliftment.
  • This token encapsulates the spirit of 'Ubuntu' – the African philosophy of interconnectedness and mutual growth – by turning every transaction into a step towards a better future.
  • After its alpha launch at the SingularityU South Africa Online Summit in 2021, Ubuntuland has experienced continuous growth.
  • Mic Mann, CEO of Africarare, emphasises the unique tokenomics model behind the $UBUNTU Token.

Tom Fitzpatrick Joins R.J. O'Brien as Managing Director, Global Markets Insights

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based R.J. O'Brien & Associates (RJO), the oldest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, today announced that financial markets veteran Tom Fitzpatrick has just joined the firm as Managing Director, Global Markets Insights.

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  • CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based R.J. O'Brien & Associates (RJO), the oldest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, today announced that financial markets veteran Tom Fitzpatrick has just joined the firm as Managing Director, Global Markets Insights.
  • Daniel Staniford, RJO President and Chief Sales Officer, said: "We're absolutely thrilled to have Tom on board as we continue our expansion into new asset classes and geographies.
  • He began to specialize in foreign exchange (FX) when he joined HSBC Global Banking and Markets as a junior FX assistant.
  • From 1999 until June of this year, Fitzpatrick has been Managing Director at Citi, where he also served as Global Head of the CitiFXTechnicals product within the G10 FX business.

Tom Fitzpatrick Joins R.J. O'Brien as Managing Director, Global Markets Insights

Retrieved on: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based R.J. O'Brien & Associates (RJO), the oldest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, today announced that financial markets veteran Tom Fitzpatrick has just joined the firm as Managing Director, Global Markets Insights.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based R.J. O'Brien & Associates (RJO), the oldest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States, today announced that financial markets veteran Tom Fitzpatrick has just joined the firm as Managing Director, Global Markets Insights.
  • Daniel Staniford, RJO President and Chief Sales Officer, said: "We're absolutely thrilled to have Tom on board as we continue our expansion into new asset classes and geographies.
  • He began to specialize in foreign exchange (FX) when he joined HSBC Global Banking and Markets as a junior FX assistant.
  • From 1999 until June of this year, Fitzpatrick has been Managing Director at Citi, where he also served as Global Head of the CitiFXTechnicals product within the G10 FX business.

DIY toilet kit and innovative app for community water maintenance are among a score of new Design for Good solutions aimed at improving millions of lives

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Friday, July 21, 2023

The most recent DfG collaboration focuses on clean water and sanitation (SDG#6) - billions of people live without safely managed drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services, which are critical for protecting human health.

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  • The most recent DfG collaboration focuses on clean water and sanitation (SDG#6) - billions of people live without safely managed drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services, which are critical for protecting human health.
  • DfG will now work with more than 10 development organisations and innovation partners on sustainably implementing and scaling the solutions.
  • The event aims to mobilise action across countries, sectors and stakeholders to meet global water- and sanitation-related goals and targets.
  • DfG aims to directly harness the creative talent of thousands of designers to design, develop and deliver products and services to improve the lives of millions.

IMC Teams With Global CMO Council to Further Marketing Leader Prowess and Performance in Africa

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, established in 2001, is a peer-powered network of more than 16,000 chief marketing executives in 10,000 companies across 120 countries.

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  • The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, established in 2001, is a peer-powered network of more than 16,000 chief marketing executives in 10,000 companies across 120 countries.
  • Membership requires demonstration of marketing expertise, a proven track record of accomplishment, and leadership in marketing innovation and digital transformation.
  • Dale Hefer, CEO of the IMC says that the CMO Council partnership marks the coming of age for the Nedbank IMC.
  • CMO Council founder and CEO, Donovan Neale May, says that the Council is eager to promote the Nedbank IMC given the alignment of both organisations.

South Africa Metaverse Market Databook Report 2023: A $14.3 Billion Market by 2030 - 100+ KPIs Covering X Use Cases, X Technology, Business and Consumer Spend, NFT Spend 2021-2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Monday, May 1, 2023

The "South Africa Metaverse Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics Databook - 100+ KPIs Covering Market Size by Sector X Use cases X Technology, Business and Consumer Spend, NFT Spend - Q1 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "South Africa Metaverse Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics Databook - 100+ KPIs Covering Market Size by Sector X Use cases X Technology, Business and Consumer Spend, NFT Spend - Q1 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Metaverse industry in South Africa is expected to grow by 37.2% on an annual basis to reach US$4,473.0 million in 2023.
  • The Metaverse Spend Value in the country will increase from US$3,260.7 million in 2022 to reach US$14,308.2 million by 2030.
  • This report provides a comprehensive view of the size, and dynamics of the metaverse industry in South Africa along with market trends covering over 100 KPIs.

HeadSpin Accelerates Its Investment in Agile, DevOps, and Synthetic Observability with Atlassian Ventures' Funding

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

This investment is a testament to the success of HeadSpin's mission to enable organizations to swiftly iterate and provide top-notch digital experiences.

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  • This investment is a testament to the success of HeadSpin's mission to enable organizations to swiftly iterate and provide top-notch digital experiences.
  • The funding will also help add DevOps tools to the HeadSpin Platform, giving teams the ability to proactively monitor and enhance app performance.
  • Additionally, with Atlassian Ventures' funding, HeadSpin will further invest in synthetic observability, to enable its customers to simulate user interactions and identify performance problems before they impact end-users.
  • Atlassian Ventures' investment marks a crucial milestone in accelerating the development of our agile, DevOps, and synthetic observability capabilities," said Rajeev Butani, Chief Executive Officer at HeadSpin.

HeadSpin Accelerates Its Investment in Agile, DevOps, and Synthetic Observability with Atlassian Ventures' Funding

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

This investment is a testament to the success of HeadSpin's mission to enable organizations to swiftly iterate and provide top-notch digital experiences.

Key Points: 
  • This investment is a testament to the success of HeadSpin's mission to enable organizations to swiftly iterate and provide top-notch digital experiences.
  • The funding will also help add DevOps tools to the HeadSpin Platform, giving teams the ability to proactively monitor and enhance app performance.
  • Additionally, with Atlassian Ventures' funding, HeadSpin will further invest in synthetic observability, to enable its customers to simulate user interactions and identify performance problems before they impact end-users.
  • Atlassian Ventures' investment marks a crucial milestone in accelerating the development of our agile, DevOps, and synthetic observability capabilities," said Rajeev Butani, Chief Executive Officer at HeadSpin.

Refinancing of South Africa Debt Facilities to 2028

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

LUXEMBOURG, Feb. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardagh Group S.A. announces that its subsidiary, Ardagh Glass Packaging - Africa (formerly Consol Glass) has successfully completed the refinancing of the South African debt facilities assumed at the time of the Consol Glass acquisition in April 2022.

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  • LUXEMBOURG, Feb. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardagh Group S.A. announces that its subsidiary, Ardagh Glass Packaging - Africa (formerly Consol Glass) has successfully completed the refinancing of the South African debt facilities assumed at the time of the Consol Glass acquisition in April 2022.
  • Under the terms of the refinancing, maturities have been extended to 2028, from 2023, and the total facilities were increased by approximately ZAR 3 billion.
  • This refinancing was undertaken with the existing syndicate of South African banks (FirstRand Bank, Standard Bank of South Africa, Nedbank and ABSA Bank) which continued to show their support to Ardagh Glass Packaging - Africa.
  • This reflects the longstanding track record of the Ardagh Glass Packaging - Africa team and business, and its commitment to serve growing demand for sustainable glass packaging in the region.