• S2: Episode 2: In Conversation with Kent Beck

    Kent Beck is an American software engineer, writer and thought leader. He has been, and remains, one of the most influential figures in the field of software development over the […]

  • S2: Episode 1: In Conversation with Tshilidzi Marwala

    Professor Tshilidzi Marwala is a South African engineer, AI expert and academic leader. In this conversation with Prof Barry Dwolatzky and Kerryn Gammie he talks about his early days and […]

  • #2.0: Season 2 – Trailer

    Season 2 of the “Optimizing – Leading Africa’s Digital Future” has the subtitle “Passing and Receiving the Baton”. History is a relay race in which we receive a legacy of […]

  • #8: Digital Transformation

    This episode deals with the concept of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, or 4IR. ¬†Prof Barry believes that the problem with the term 4IR is that it lacks a clear definition. […]

  • #7: Skills

    IT Skills are in short supply around the world. For decades the faster growing digital economies of the Northern Hemisphere have sucked IT skills out of the developing world. South […]

  • #6: Entrepreneurship

    South Africa and Africa need to embrace innovation and entrepreneurship if they are to deal successfully with the Triple Challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. Prof Barry speaks to Kerryn […]