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29 September 2015


MTN Business and partners discuss digital business at Gartner Symposium

MTN Business and its partners, consulting firm Accenture and financial services group MMI, hosted a panel discussion today at the Gartner Symposium in Cape Town. The panellists drove the conversation forward on the importance and emergence of the digital business.

The panellists consisting of Greg Hatfield, General Manager for Products and Services at MTN Business; Lee Naik, MD at Accenture Digital and Zureida Ebrahim, CEO of Client Engagement Solutions for Multiply and other divisions within the MMI Group provided insights on m-commerce trends, cloud and developments in the e-business space.

The discussion was facilitated by Jeffrey Mann, Research Vice President for Collaboration and Social Software at Gartner Research.

“The Gartner Symposium is one of the continent’s most important gatherings of CIOs and senior IT executives. It presents MTN Business with the perfect platform to showcase its innovation in areas such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing,” says Greg Hatfield, General Manager for Products and Services at MTN Business at MTN Business.

“The panel discussion gave delegates a clearer understanding of the importance of digitally enabling their organisations. Accenture has an incredible track record in digital innovation and MMI has extensive experience in digital implementation. This, in conjunction with our own African digital experience will showcase the benefits of embracing digital workflows, social, and in-house engagement platforms and transactions,” says Hatfield.

In addition to the panel discussion, MTN Business is sponsoring the Aspiring Innovators programme at symposium.

“This sponsorship ties in with several of our other activities supporting innovation such as the prestigious MTN Business App of the Year and MTN Business Mind-2-Machine awards. The digital world of business is an incredibly fast-paced environment and we are committed to leading the charge in the telecommunications environment as we constantly refine our traditional product offering, as well as actively develop new opportunities to ensure the delivery of a bold new digital world to our customers,” says Hatfield.






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