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The evolution of the IT operation

Posted by radio On July - 31 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The days where the IT operation was a separate fiefdom with autonomy are gone. In most organisations, there are now components that are relatively closely aligned with the business and they are delivering specific business outcomes. IT operations now tend to be very workload or business unit specific in their support. The downside, however, is that different silos within the organisation have very different experiences, resulting in inconsistency.

 

This has led to a certain level of dissatisfaction within the business, with those who are not getting their requirements met resorting to finding their own solutions. That is really where the chief digital officer (CDO) concept started to emerge, to ensure that there is someone to coordinate all of this and improve the overall performance. Despite that, most organisations in South Africa are experiencing some flavour of that inconsistent outcome and the pressure in terms of evolving is to now really start bringing in that level of consistency.

 

 

 

Businesses do not know what they need to focus on next, or which part of the business will be able to deliver value more quickly. They do know, however, that the support organisations need from the likes of IT needs to be repositioned so that they can deliver on-demand. They, therefore, need IT to move away from being tactical and responsive, and become more agile, with the right technology, skills, and expertise to move quickly to support the business.

 

Move away from typical IT behaviour

IT is typically comprised of people who like to overprepare and then deliver something appropriate. This no longer works as organisations need to be more fluid in their approach. They can no longer take months to build things out as that will strip them of their competitive advantage.

Our advice to end-user organisations is to have the right platform approach so that they are better positioned for future evolution. It has a lot to do with the management for your infrastructure, the type of data that you gather and how you interface with the business. It’s about getting closer alignment with the business, not just in a conceptual way, but a molecular way. It is also about keeping in contact, making sure that IT is part of projects and that boundary functions such as security are understood from the outset rather than being focused on later.

 

Tackling the issue of skills

Ensuring they have the right skills in place is particularly challenging for South African organisations. They must have at least a medium-term view of what their architectural requirements are going to be. That is getting very complicated with cloud and even more so with emerging technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. You can’t anticipate everything in technology, but you must ensure that you have the pieces in place to build that out rather than having to start from scratch every time. This requires a flexible and adaptable infrastructure. This can be challenging in organisations where the primary focus is on cost-containment, as they tend to provision the minimum of what they need at the time, which almost implies minimum flexibility for the future.

 

Skills are in short supply and the market is very competitive. They are hard to retain, and ongoing training is difficult, but it must be done creatively and intelligently. I would recommend that organisations avoid point skills unless it is absolutely necessary, and rather ensure that your skills internally are very broad, that they have collective exposure across the business and have as much business context as possible. Where skills are required for specific technologies, use subcontractors or outsourcers, but ensure that, internally, you have the integration, business, and management skills to stitch it all together. The pivot here is to move from focusing on technical skills to ensure you have the right integration skills in place.

 

An evolution driven by business expectation

From the outside, it’s all about customer and partner expectations. People expect you to be able to do business differently and adjust to meet their expectations in terms of service delivery, consistency and the ability to integrate systems. Internally, people have an expectation and some knowledge of what is out there in the market. They see case studies and hear stories of how organisations can function when everything is going right, and they want that. Right now, we are in a place where the business dictates what the outcome is going to be and have an expectation around how that will be serviced, regardless of how unrealistic the outcome may be. What we need now is a closer alignment between business and IT so that the business understands when an expectation is unreasonable or an expectation of a way of doing business is just incompatible with market conditions or the regulatory environment.

 

This evolution is a natural progression in the business and is an ongoing discussion we have with CIOs attending our annual IDC CIO Summit. What caught IT departments and managers by surprise, was that the business evolved in unexpected ways, such as the growth of cloud computing and the CX-oriented transformation within lines of business. The business likewise had an expectation that IT operations would be able to evolve at the same pace. That led to a big disconnect, and although many businesses are over that phase, now it is about making sure business and IT go through the next evolution together.

 

By: Jon Tullett, Research Manager for IT Services at International Data Corporation (IDC) South Africa

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Best International TV Series Of 2019 So Far

Posted by radio On July - 29 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Believe it or not, we’re already more than halfway through 2019, which means that Best Of The Year So Far retrospectives are popping up everywhere.

Critic aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes recently released their list of the best reviewed TV series of the year so far, and Showmax has more shows in the Top 20 than any other streaming service in Africa.

 

To celebrate, Showmax has put together a handy guide to the best TV series of 2019 so far. Yes, it’s obviously biased, but it’s also undeniably accurate…

 

Best Drama: Chernobyl
What’s it about?
Chernobyl dramatises the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and of the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Who’s in it? Directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), the five-part miniseries stars Emmy nominee Jared Harris (The Crown, Mad Men), People’s Choice nominee Stellan Skarsgård (Mamma Mia, Good Will Hunting) and Oscar nominee Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie, Breaking the Waves), among others.

Claim to fame: The top rated series of all time on IMDB.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/_tAhiwb1NYk

Binge: Showmax



Best Comedy:
Barry S2

What’s it about? A depressed war-vet-turned-hitman finds passion and romance in a local acting class while on a job in LA. As Season 2 opens, Barry tries to extricate himself from a violent criminal triangle involving the Chechen, Bolivian and Burmese underworld – not to mention some deeply suspicious LA detectives and Monroe Fuches, Barry’s former boss, who has found it exceedingly difficult to hire a replacement as capable as his onetime ace assassin.
Who’s in it?
Bill Hader as Barry and Henry Winkler as his acting coach – both Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated roles.

Claim to fame: #2 on Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the best TV of 2019, with a 100% critics rating.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/zCqrMVmERCg

Binge: Showmax

 


Best Romance:
A Discovery of Witches S1
What’s it about? Adapted from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy, A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight.
Who’s in it?
Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four, Warm Bodies) stars as Oxford historian Diana Bishop, a witch who falls in love with the vampire Matthew Clairmont (Emmy nominee Matthew Goode from Downton Abbey and The Crown) – to the consternation of both witches and vampires…

Claim to fame: #5 on Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the best TV of 2019, with a 100% critics rating
Trailer: https://youtu.be/zPmghxbjExg
Binge: Showmax


Best Horror:
Los Espookys S1
What’s it about: Set in a fictional dreamy Latin American country, Los Espookys follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business: providing on-demand horror to those who need it. Okay, so it’s more of a comedy for horror lovers than a straight-up scare fest, but it’s the best thing horror fans have been offered so far this year.
Who’s in it?
Rising comics Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega, alongside Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live fame.
Claim to fame: #10 on Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the best TV of 2019, with a 100% critics rating

Trailer: https://youtu.be/cAbaVE8BDxk
Binge: First on Showmax on 2 September 2019

 

Best Documentary Series: Leaving Neverland
What’s it about: The separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James Safechuck, at age 10, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson. Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck, now 40, and Robson, now 36, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, the film crafts a portrait of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had young sons of their own.

Who’s in it? Michael Jackson. Aka The King Of Pop. Aka Wacko Jacko.
Claim to fame: #11 on Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the best TV of 2019, with a 98% critics rating
Trailer: https://youtu.be/U1lFFQbG5YI
Binge: Showmax

 

Check out the full Rotten Tomatoes round-up of Best TV Shows Of 2019 here, which includes other Showmax favourites like Billions S4, Big Little Lies S2, and Veep S7 (due September 2019) in the Top 20.

 

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  •  QLED delivers a breath-taking choice of entertainment
  •  Gamers now have a TV that does what few TV’s ever could
  •  QLED is connecting South Africans to the world like never before

When Samsung announced its 2019 QLED range, Forbes Magazine described it has having “Pictures that are as breath-taking as they are ground-breaking”. All around the world new QLED customers agree. Besides the revolutionary picture quality and audio experience, it’s a smart TV that takes innovation and artificial intelligence into a new era. This is reflected in the content, streaming options and gaming technology.

Game on – QLED is made for winners

 

With QLED, Real Game Enhancer optimises the gaming experience through a unique set of gaming features. It features AMD Radeon Freesync™ variable refresh rate technology, which helps prevent tearing and stuttering, as well as Game Motion Plus, which removes motion blur and judder. Real Game Enhancer combines these technical innovations with Auto Game Mode, which minimises input lag on compatible devices. It also includes AI-based audio and video enhancements that optimise the settings to deliver cinematic sound and smooth, lifelike visuals that can remain clear even during bright and dark scenes. QLED is clearly a level up all gamers will love.

 

A New World of Entertainment Has Arrived

 

Samsung QLED takes the viewing experience to the next level by offering iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support. In an industry first, it includes a new Apple iTunes Movies and TV Shows app which offers endless movies and series from around the world. Using the new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app you can access your existing iTunes library and browse the iTunes Store to buy or rent from a selection of hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes — including the largest selection of 4K HDR movies. With AirPlay 2 support, Samsung customers will be able to effortlessly play videos, photos, music, podcasts and more from Apple devices directly to Samsung Smart TVs, including QLED 4K and 8K TVs as well as other Samsung UHD and HD models. Overall, streaming the content you want has never been more effortless.

 

TV has never been smarter

 

QLED 2019 even offers more ways for you to discover and watch content. It features an improved Artificial Intelligence algorithm that uses your subscription services, favourite content and TV viewing habits to offer customised recommendations about what to watch. You can also even use the new Voice Command and Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to easily control your TV and access content. And with Samsung’s OneRemote you can quickly and easily navigate your content. Then with the addition of Far Field Voice Capability on the OneRemote, you can control your TV by voice, even if you are across the room from the remote.

 

Mega entertainment, awe-inspiring gaming, endless content and cutting-edge convenience – those are just some of the ways Samsung QLED has changed TV forever.

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A USD 2,500 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to a prestigious International Women’s Forum, and online courses from one of the most respected international universities

 

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, presents the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award set to recognise, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa.

The Award will be bestowed to the winner at the 5th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum’s (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) Conference, Exhibition and Awards hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 29-30 October 2019, with the theme ‘Enhancing impact: digitalisation, investment and intra-African trade’.

AWIEF’s prestigious annual event is a platform that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organisations and investors gather to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.

 

 

Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group said, “We are extremely excited for the opportunity to highlight the work of female journalists sharing the stories of women entrepreneurs in Africa. The APO Group African Women in Media Award is part of our commitment to supporting the development of journalism on the continent. We are delighted to present this award with AWIEF in Cape Town as we celebrate women in journalism and entrepreneurship.”

 

 

Entries for APO Group African Women in Media Award must offer valuable insights into African female entrepreneurs while appealing to a global audience.

The award is open to African woman journalists and bloggers, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story that has been broadcast or published in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a television feature, a radio story, a website or a blog whose primary audience is based in Africa.

Stories must have been broadcast or published between 1st January and 15th September 2019.

Stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact.

All stories must be submitted in electronic format:
– Print: upload the scan(s) of the published article;
– Radio: upload the SoundCloud link;
– Website: upload the URL; and/or
– TV: upload the YouTube link.

TV material must first be uploaded to YouTube (www.YouTube.com) and radio material to SoundCloud (SoundCloud.com). If one is not a member of these sites, one will need to sign up in order to upload the video or radio material. Once one has obtained the link, one must enter it in this online entry form when inputting one’s story details.

The online entry form is available here: http://bit.ly/APOaward

The deadline for entries is 15th September 2019. The finalists will be announced on 1st October 2019 while the winner will be announced on Wednesday, 30 October 2019.

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It’s lighter than a cup of coffee and equally refreshing. Built for connectivity and entertainment, the Galaxy Tab S5epacks smart features that deliver all the essentials of a tablet and much more. With its big, immersive screen and impressive sound, this innovative device offers an amazing entertainment experience. Its slim, lightweight design offers unmatched comfort, while its intelligent features let you discover a world of convenience in your daily life.

“The Tab S5e is a top-tier tablet with a sleek design and powerful features,” said Justin Hume, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa. “For users who want intelligence that keeps them connected so they can get more done—as well as a big, beautiful screen for a rich, premium entertainment experience—the Tab S5e delivers.”

 

Refined Design

 

With its gorgeous, refreshed design, the Tab S5e embodies practicality and style. It has an incredibly thin 5.5mm sleek metal body and weighs only 400g. It’s also ultra-portable, durable and designed to integrate seamlessly into your everyday lifestyle. Available in a range of fresh and modern monochromatic colours including Silver, Black, and Gold, you can choose a style that reflects your look.

Optimised Entertainment

 

The Galaxy Tab S5e’s superior sAMOLED display and minimised bezel allows you to have an immersive viewing experience without any distractions. With its four auto-rotating stereo speakers, you can enjoy rich, wide sound, no matter how you hold it. On top of that, Dolby Atmos’s 3D surround sound and AKG’s cutting-edge technology are combined to provide you with a clear and vivid, true-to-life audio experience. So whatever you’re watching will look and sound better than you’d ever expect.

 

Longer Lasting Performance

 

With the Galaxy Tab S5e’s ample 7,040 mAh battery, you can watch up to 14.5 hours of video and enjoy the content you love as much as you want. Additionally, the Call & Message Continuity feature lets your Galaxy Tab S5e stay connected with your phone just by using the same Samsung account, so you don’t have to miss any incoming calls or messages on your phone while watching content on your new favourite device.

 

Clearly, the Galaxy Tab S5e ticks the boxes in many ways and even offers greater value, as it comes with a
versatile and smart keyboard cover, valued at R1999. For South Africans looking for their next tablet, this is undeniably one made to be enjoyed, in every way.

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Samsung, an official sponsor of the 18th FINA World Championships Gwangju 2019, has launched the “Make the Wave” campaign to encourage athletes and also inspire their fans by connecting them through inspiring music, based on its brand philosophy, “Do What You Can’t”.

Samsung appointed Simone Manuel as the ambassador for this year’s campaign, to encourage sports fans from all over the world to share music through social media. Simone Manuel won a gold medal and set an Olympic record in the women’s 100-meter freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. As Samsung’s ambassador for the event, she will share a message of encouragement and discuss pushing boundaries without losing hope amid difficult circumstances, as well as talk about the songs and the music that inspire her and help boost her performance.

 

As part of the campaign, special events are planned for aspiring swimmers in Gwangju city. Students will be provided with a chance to be escorts for the water polo finals. They will also meet Kim Se-jin, an accomplished swimmer better known as the “robotic leg swimmer,” who was a member of South Korea’s national disabled swimming team.

 

“This campaign is designed to spread the heat of the competition with a variety of marketing activities, to share the stories of swimmers who are challenging themselves in working toward their dreams and to cheer on one another through music, powered by our brand philosophy of ‘Do What You Can’t,’” said Cambridge Mokanyane, Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung South Africa. “I hope that everyone will enjoy the events throughout our ‘Make the Wave’ campaign.”

 

“I am glad to be able to share my stories and songs by participating in the ‘Make the Wave’ campaign, which corresponds with my can-do spirit. I hope all swimmers will leave the competition without any regrets and that sports fans will cheer on the athletes loudly,” said Simone Manuel.

 

Samsung Electronics has set up a 255 square meter experience zone in the athlete village, where athletes will be able to interact with other swimmers through uniform exchange, birthday parties and a Korean name calligraphy event. Additionally, there will be opportunities to test out Samsung’s latest products such as the Galaxy S10 series, AKG N700 headphones, ‘The Frame’ 4K TV and Samsung Notebook 7.

 

Samsung, which has sponsored FINA since 2015, has been supporting the events with various products. For this year’s events in Gwangju, in addition to the official sponsorship, Samsung is providing and 1,996 refrigerators for the athlete village and the stadiums where the competitions will take place.

 

The 18th FINA World Championships Gwangju 2019, which kicked- off on July 12, is one of the world’s top-five mega sports events, with competitions in six events – swimming, diving, high diving, water polo, artistic swimming and open water swimming. About 7,266 aquatic sports athletes, officials, media and International Swimming Federation officials from 193 countries have registered an all-time high. More than 12,000 participants are expected to gather in Gwangju for the events, including the World Masters Swimming Competition starting on August 5.

 

Any sports fan can participate in the digital event on the official website of Samsung to share their songs and cheer for the athletes. Those interested in the event can visit the official page (www.samsung.com/fina2019), select the music they have been inspired by when facing new challenges and share it on their personal social media with their own album cover. This event will be held from July 9 to August 18 during which 20 AKG N700 headphones and 41 Galaxy Buds will be given away through a lucky draw.

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Channel VAS (http://www.ChannelVAS.com/), the global premium fintech and data analytics company, is happy to support the Mobile 360 Africa event, holding the position of Fintech Sponsor in this prestigious event that is taking place July 16-18 in Kigali, Rwanda.

 

With most of the Channel VAS’ 30-plus countries of operation being in the African region, events like Mobile 360 Africa, which is part of the GSMA Series of global events are a prime opportunity for the company to network with key players in the mobile industry and showcase its innovative ideas, aiming to improve people’s financial inclusion in underserved and underbanked areas of the continent.

 

 

Mr. Bassim Haidar, Channel VAS’ founder and CEO, stated of this partnership: “As a global leader in the Fintech field, Channel VAS is always keen on supporting major events like the M360 Africa, which promotes inspirational and disruptive ideas, like the services we offer, to shape the continent’s mobile and digital future. With the Channel VAS vision being the financial inclusion of unbanked populations in Africa, coming closer to other major players in the mobile ecosystem to work together towards that goal is facilitated through events like M360 Africa.

 

 

Mobile 360 Series – Africa aims to showcase how mobile connectivity is providing a foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship across the region, delivering a range of essential services across finance, healthcare and digital identity,” said Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, GSMA. “We are looking forward to welcoming our speakers, guests and sponsors in Rwanda next week and discussing the positive and transformational impact mobile is having throughout this incredible region.”

A delegation of Channel VAS executives will be attending the event and will have important meetings with some of the region’s major businesses, aiming to expand the delivery of the company’s services towards financial inclusion to more countries and people in the region.

 

 

Channel VAS is offering Airtime Credit and Data Credit Services, as well as other innovative Mobile Finance and fintech services in over 30 countries worldwide, covering most of West Africa, South and East Africa as well as several Middle Eastern and Asian countries. The company’s expansion is supported by a strong portfolio of proprietary intellectual properties on the products and tools offered to MNOs and businesses across the globe.

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SPARK 3, a smartphone model by TECNO, a global premier mobile phone brand, has been awarded as the smartphone brand of the year at the 2019 edition of the Africa Information Technology & Telecoms Awards (AITTA).

 

AITTA recognises customer service, innovation and excellence in Africa Telecom and Information Technology industry. The reputable awards now in its third year and has been acclaimed as one of the most prestigious and biggest platform recognising excellence and innovation in the African telecoms and technology industry.

 

 

TECNO SPARK 3 was awarded as the phone of the year as a result of its cutting edge features as well as its outing market outing positive reception of the TECNO brand loyals and customers. This is the only smartphone recognized by AITTA this year. As one of the most remarkable devices to “light up” the photos, SPARK 3 have been upgraded by AI technology to furthermore advanced the camera features to be available in Africa, middle-east and Southeast Asia market.

 

 

Starting their business from the Africa market in 2006, TECNO has been Africa’s leading smartphone brand and was the first dual-SIM handset supplier to the African continent, which boosted an astonishing 53% of all Smartphone sales in Africa in the year 2011. Focusing on providing high performance and cutting edge smartphone that use the latest technology and at sweet price point, TECNO smartphones have become incredibly popular throughout Africa due to the exceptional value-for-money they offer.

 

 

TRANSSION, TECNO Mobile ’s parent company, its brand portfolio comprises leading mobile phone brands in emerging markets. In 2018, TRANSSION sold 124 million mobile phones globally. IDC figures for 2018 show that TRANSSION ranks 4th in global mobile phone brands and holds the largest market share in Africa. Their global sales network covers more than 70 countries in emerging markets including Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh to name a few.

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How to Keep Spam Away From Your Smartphone

Posted by radio On July - 14 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

There are few things more annoying than spam calls and texts. At best, they are a distraction and a nuisance. At worst, they can be dangerous scams. Just last year alone, over 26 billion robocalls were made in the U.S. It’s no wonder that some people are choosing to ignore phone calls altogether.

 

There’s no reason to give up some of your smartphone’s features just to avoid unwanted ads. With just a few simple steps, you can have better control over spam calls and ads on your Galaxy device.

Ad Blocker

 

Potentially dangerous adverts don’t just come in the form of spam calls but they can also appear on websites. Malware can spread through malicious adverts, also known as malvertisements, placed on legitimate and popular websites and compromise the security of mobile devices.

Ad blockers or content blockers remove malvertisements from your browser, giving you peace of mind as you surf the net. Samsung Internet allows users to activate up to five ad blockers simultaneously for a more secure web browsing experience.

 

How to Activate Ad Blocker

1. Open the Samsung Internet menu
2. Tap on the ‘Ad blockers’ icon
3. Download and install your preferred ad blockers
4. Enable ad blockers

 

 

Smart Anti-Tracking

 

Have you ever wondered how some websites seem to know your tastes and preferences? As soon as you load the page, you are instantly shown adverts of products that are tailored to your interests. These targeted adverts are made possible by trackers, which follow your clicks and browsing habits.

Samsung Internet uses on-device machine learning to identify trackers in a website. By removing tracking cookies, Samsung Internet’s Smart Anti-tracking feature stops websites from seeing your online activities.

How to Activate Smart Anti-tracking

 

1. Open the Samsung Internet menu
2. Enter ‘Settings’
3. Select ‘Privacy and Security’
4. Tap ‘Smart anti-tracking’ and select ‘On’

 

 

Smart Call1

 

Knowing who is calling you is the first step to banishing spam calls and Samsung’s Smart Call function does just that. The feature automatically identifies and detects robocalls and lets you simply block or report spam numbers. Go to ‘Caller ID and spam protection’ in Call Settings to activate the function.

 

Switch on ‘Caller ID and spam protection’ under Call Settings to activate Smart Call.

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Netflix today announced that Jackie Lee-Joe has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer. Jackie has served as CMO of BBC Studios, part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, since 2015.

 

“Jackie is a truly original thinker with a wealth of global experience – making her the perfect fit as our next Chief Marketing Officer. I’m excited to work with her in promoting our brand and original programming in new and creative ways to members all around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer.

 

“Netflix is a much loved and respected brand, entertaining audiences everywhere with its rich and thought provoking original programming. I’m thrilled to be joining one of the world’s most creative, dynamic and fearlessly innovative companies,” said Jackie Lee-Joe.

 

A graduate of the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, Jackie joined the BBC in November 2015 from Skype, where she was Global Director for Audience, Entertainment Marketing & Broadcast Media. She has over 20 years of marketing experience with leading media, technology and telecoms companies including Virgin Mobile, Carphone Warehouse and Orange. She will start at Netflix in September, based in Los Angeles. Jackie succeeds Kelly Bennett, who announced his retirement from the company earlier this year.

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