Vincent Matinde

Contributing writer

Articles by Vincent Matinde

Regulatory tech, aiming to streamline compliance, makes inroads in Africa
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Regulatory tech, aiming to streamline compliance, makes inroads in Africa

Regulatory technology, also known as regtech, is starting to make inroads among African businesses and government entities looking to streamline the process of compliance, but an explosion of data and a changing regulatory landscape pose challenges.
May 17, 2022
6 African tech companies transforming the KYC  landscape
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6 African tech companies transforming the KYC landscape

KYC (Know Your Customer) protocols are difficult to follow in Africa, where much of the population does not have official forms of ID. These KYC tech companies are working to change that.
May 4, 2022
5 underutilized technologies for the African CIO’s watch list
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5 underutilized technologies for the African CIO’s watch list

Here's a look at the strengths and weaknesses of five key technologies — NB-IoT, serverless computing, VoIP, NFC (near field communication), and PWAs (progressive web apps) — that are currently underutilized in Africa, but which may yet catch on.
November 24, 2021
6  top African digital freight management companies
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6 top African digital freight management companies

These African technology-enabled shipping companies are using big data, AI, tracking technology, digital analysis to enable enterprises to import and export goods with ease.
October 27, 2021
AFRINIC’s spat with Cloud Innovation rings alarm for African internet
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AFRINIC’s spat with Cloud Innovation rings alarm for African internet

The legal feud between the African regional internet registry and the network provider, in the wake of accusations of under-the-table deals for IP addresses, threatens development of Africa's internet infrastructure, tech leaders say.
September 22, 2021
5 things for African CIOs to do in the vacuum of data privacy laws
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5 things for African CIOs to do in the vacuum of data privacy laws

The legal regime for data protection in Africa is fragmented, with only about half of nations in the region enforcing data privacy laws. Here are 5 step CIOs and other tech execs can take to deal with a complicated legal situation.
September 19, 2021