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Arthur Goldstuck
Arthur Goldstuck
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Businessman,Digital disruption,Digital disruption in business,Innovation,IT,Journalist,Leadership,Professional Speaker,Technology
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Guest Speaker Arthur Goldstuck helps you and your clients navigate a future that will present every company with a massive technology challenge.

Goldstuck is an award-winning writer, analyst and technology commentator and speaker, providing understanding of technology issues to media and businesses globally. He has presented and been a panel moderator at events around the world, including the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. He has interviewed key figures in some of the world’s largest technology organisations, ranging from Amazon and Microsoft to Netflix and Xero, and builds insights from these discussions into his presentations.
 
He is author of 19 books, editor-in-chief of South Africa’s first online consumer technology magazine, Gadget.co.za, and writes a weekly technology trends column for South Africa’s largest-circulation newspaper, the Sunday Times. He is co-author, with Nikki Bush, of Tech-Savvy Parenting, “A guide to raising safe children in a digital world”. He is regularly called upon by local and international media to provide commentary on technology news, trends and events. He has appeared frequently on CNN, CNBC Africa, SABC TV, eNCA and China Global TV, and is the resident “tech expert” on several major radio stations, including SAFM and Cape Talk. 
 
As an industry analyst, he heads the World Wide Worx research consultancy, leading ground-breaking market research into how change is affecting business and society. His organisation produces the most widely-accepted statistics for Internet use in South Africa and has conducted research across Africa since 2001. Arthur oversees projects ranging from ecommerce, mobile business and digital banking to the factors that make small enterprises more competitive. He has been an international judge in both the Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona and the Cannes International Advertising Festival, and has been a judge of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards since 2011.
 
In 2013, The Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa presented him with the Distinguished Service in ICT Award for his contribution to the industry, and named him an Honorary Fellow of the Institute. In its citation, the Institute stated: “He is both a true stalwart and a justifiably well-known personality of the South African ICT Industry and is fully deserving of the 2013 award for Distinguished Service in ICT, having made a genuine career-length contribution to the community and the world of ICT.”
 
In 2019, in recognition of his voluntary work, he was named IT ambassador by ORT SA, a non-profit organisation that mentors and trains thousands of South Africans in business and skills development.
Guest Speaker Arthur Goldstuck helps you and your clients navigate a future that will present every company with a massive technology challenge.

Goldstuck is an award-winning writer, analyst and technology commentator and speaker, providing understanding of technology issues to media and businesses globally. He has presented and been a panel moderator at events around the world, including the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Arthur Goldstuck 

The State of the Future

Arthur Goldstuck guides your audience through the massive technology changes coming in the next decade – and how to meet the challenge of the future. The technology revolution that is changing the world of business brings with it massive challenges that highlight the lack of readiness of organisations and their strategies. Arthur Goldstuck draws on his company’s cutting edge market research and on his work as a speaker and journalist at events like the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and AfricaCom in Cape Town to provide insights into the most significant of these changes. His interviews with some of the technology world’s leading CEOs provides penetrating strategic insights.
 
His presentations take audiences through new technologies and trends that will reshape the business world and consumer landscape in the coming years, highlight the role of trust across the boundaries of compliance, law, security, privacy and ethics, and provide guidance on strategy and readiness. The talks can be given any topic-specific context, such as Fintech, Media, Health, Education, Travel, Automotive and Manufacture. They are also adapted for specific audiences and client needs. Specific emphasis can be placed on burning issues like Social Media, Mobile technologies and Artificial Intelligence.
 
He leads research by World Wide Worx into the emerging technologies underlying the 4th Industrial Revolution, and is able to share the most detailed picture yet of SA adoption of these technologies. Goldstuck is an award-winning writer, analyst and technology commentator, providing understanding of technology issues to media globally. In 2013, the Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa presented him with the Distinguished Service in ICT Award for his contribution to the industry, and named him an Honorary Fellow of the Institute.
 
He is author of 19 books and editor-in-chief of South Africa’s first online consumer technology magazine, Gadget.co.za, launched in 1998. His weekly columns appear in the Sunday Times and The Citizen in print, and in numerous online locations. He has been an international judge in both the GSMA Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona and the Cannes International Advertising Festival, and has judged the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards since 2011.


Digital disruption in the South African Context

A new report has found that corporate South Africa is not in love with the 4th industrial revolution. World Wide Worx in conjunction with SYSPRO conducted research and found that many of the technologies that make up the so-called fourth industrial revolution have yet to be adopted with any enthusiasm by South African enterprises.
Although robotics is an exception. It focused on the planned update of emerging technology like artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, the internet of Things and blockchain.

Despite pockets of excellence, there is a massive gap among South African businesses between understanding the impact of using technology and actually moving to embrace that technology. Moreover, many have flagged poor connectivity as a barrier to moving ahead.
 
Arthur shares his insights on this topic that affects South African Business.

The New Internet Revolution - 7 lessons (the talk is adapted for specific industries or audiences) 

How the Internet will change your life in the next ten years South Africa 2018 – after the communications revolution Broadcasting digital migration - what it means, what it promises and where it will stall Convergence and what it really means. 
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Mobile Consumer 
The mobile corporation 
The mobile office of tomorrow 
Africa’s mobile past, present and future 
The blueprint for small business success 
How to serve the SME 
The success factors for highly competitive SMEs
PRESENTATIONS by Arthur Goldstuck 

The State of the Future

Arthur Goldstuck guides you
Ryder:
INTRODUCTION TO ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK for clients 
 
Arthur Goldstuck Arthur is an award-winning writer, analyst and commentator on Internet, mobile and business and consumer technologies. He heads the World Wide Worx research organisation, leading groundbreaking research into how change is affecting businesses large and small. Clients of the research include South Africa’s major financial institutions and corporations, Government departments and agencies, and international organisations. He has represented South Africa as a judge of the digital category in the Cannes International Advertising Awards. For his work in uncovering technology trends, Arthur was a finalist in the Men’s Health Man of the Year awards in 2009 and in the Computer Society of South Africa’s IT Personality of the Year awards for 2010. Arthur is author of 18 books, including South Africa’s best-selling IT book yet, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet". Through Penguin Books, he has also published six books on urban legends. 
 
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Laptop situated at the podium. 
Data projector.
Screen suitable for a powerpoint presentation.
Lapel microphone.
Remote point-and-clicker to be supplied by event host.
INTRODUCTION TO ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK for clients 
 
Arthur Goldstuck Arthur is an award-winning
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