Vincent Matinde

Why the data marketplace model could help businesses in Africa

Africa 2022: Supply Chain and payment revolution

Africa 2022: Supply Chain and payment revolution

The enactment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on January 1st 2021 has sprung a lot of conversations about intercontinental trading. But technology has already overtaken these conversations.

How smart contracts and mobile technology is changing the insurance landscape in Africa

How smart contracts and mobile technology is changing the insurance landscape in Africa

With low penetration rates, innovative insurance companies are turning to tech with tools like smart contracts to bring more to the fold.

Is it time for an African mobile OS?

Is it time for an African mobile OS?

The US-China war with mobile phone companies might affect African users who are caught in between. Is there space for a new smartphone OS for Africa?

Africa 2021: Improved infrastructure needed for post-pandemic recovery

Africa 2021: Improved infrastructure needed for post-pandemic recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot in the world. The forecast of the future cannot be left untainted by it.

New models of financial data sharing in Africa

New models of financial data sharing in Africa

Startups are leading the race to monetise customer financial data in Africa for lucrative business cases.

Africa's IoT network: Are we building it the wrong way?

Africa's IoT network: Are we building it the wrong way?

Africa's IoT industry can learn from mistakes made in telecommunications infrastructure.

Kenyan tech funding gaps: Time to wrap up the lip service

Kenyan tech funding gaps: Time to wrap up the lip service

Kenya has not been too kind in funding its startups. What can be done to grow local funding?

Cryptocurrency without the internet for emerging markets

Cryptocurrency without the internet for emerging markets

Innovators are now seriously courting ideas of having cryptocurrencies without the internet for emerging markets, due to slow connectivity rates.

Tech 2020: Hopes high Africa's first unicorn

Tech 2020: Hopes high Africa's first unicorn

Startups, incubation hubs, digital citizen registry and escalation of business intelligence will be tech factors that will dominate Africa's 2020.

Credit scoring: How the splinter is hurting Africa's financial system

Credit scoring: How the splinter is hurting Africa's financial system

With numerous mobile lenders flooding the market, lack of information sharing such as user credit score hurts more than helps the industry.

Regulating fintechs in Kenya

Regulating fintechs in Kenya

Fintechs are taking over the financial space, but without much legal oversight.

Why SMS hasn't died in the era of messaging apps

SMS is not dead yet even as the ubiquity of OTT services are cementing in Africa. Here's why.

How big data can fight disease in Africa

Diseases and epidemics are still rife in Africa. But can big data beat their patterns?

Blockchain could unlock Africa's undeveloped derivative market

Support for a decentralised derivative platform could open financial opportunities beyond stock exchanges

Data silos hurting digital transformation in Africa

Government departments have been accused of poor handling of citizen data. Could a centralised, standard citizen database be the cure?

Tech trends: Africa expected to charge ahead with mobile banking, blockchain & IoT in 2019

Mobile banking, Blockchain implementation, IT policies and a dawn for IoT systems will mark Africa's 2019 trends

Why Africa needs to rethink education to grasp software development opportunities

The bulging working population in Africa could present an opportunity, only if governments act fast.

The top African countries for cybercrime defence… and the bottom

Which African countries have the strongest cybercrime defenses? And which have the worst...?

The cybercrime risk in Africa's mobile money ecosystem

A danger in mobile transactions is that private information is usually public, exposing users to cybercrime.

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