6 episodes

This limited series podcast sponsored by SA’s national connectivity leader, Openserve, and hosted by Technology Journalist and guru, Darryl Linington, explores how a smarter high-speed, broadband connection keeps South African homes and businesses talking, entertained, educated and connected.

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This limited series podcast sponsored by SA’s national connectivity leader, Openserve, and hosted by Technology Journalist and guru, Darryl Linington, explores how a smarter high-speed, broadband connection keeps South African homes and businesses talking, entertained, educated and connected.

    EP6: Summary of the Openserve Podcast series

    EP6: Summary of the Openserve Podcast series

    In today’s podcast episode, we are doing a wrap-up of the previous 5 episodes.

    Please join us for the highlights from the discussions between our phenomenal host Darryl Linington and our amazing and insightful guests who were part of this podcast series.

    • Ryan Noik the managing editor for TechSmart Media communications. What is the impact of the Internet on Ryan’s business and how it can apply to the listener?
    • Marco Cocomello the managing editor of Glitched Africa. All about troubleshooting and the importance of connectivity for the gaming industry
    • Arthur Goldstuck who is the founder of Worl Wide Worx. Faster internet for smart homes as well as IOT
    • Warren Steenkamp the director of Navateh. The impact of connectivity on technicians, schools, and entertainment systems
    • Pushkar Gokhale the chief digital and strategy officer of Openserve. The power of the internet for homeowners and Small to Medium businesses and all about the Openserve App.

    Visit our website at openserve.co.za, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook to see how we are connecting South Africa and beyond to our high-speed broadband infrastructure. Download the Openserve Connect App from your app store

    • 49 min
    EP5: Insights from the Chief Digital and Strategy Officer of Openserve - Pushkar Gokhale

    EP5: Insights from the Chief Digital and Strategy Officer of Openserve - Pushkar Gokhale

    In today's podcast, Darryl Linington is having an interesting discussion with Pushkar Gokhale, the Chief digital and strategy officer of Openserve.

    In this episode they will discuss
    • How the power of the internet can assist homeowners as well as Small to Medium Businesses
    • How the Openserve App can be used to monitor fibre connections, manage your orders, and so much more.

    Pushkar is an experienced leader and senior executive with global experience across the Technology, Digital and Telecommunications sectors. Pushkar has been in leadership roles in USA, Australia, India and across Africa. He focuses on driving sustainable transformation in large organisations, leveraging his unique combination of business strategy, commercial and IT skill sets.

    Pushkar holds a diverse portfolio as Chief Digital and Strategy Officer at Openserve. His responsibilities include strategy development for commercial, network and IT portfolios and execution of strategic initiatives and capital investment projects. Pushkar is currently driving the Openserve ambition to deliver high quality broadband and IP based services across South Africa, leveraging over 150 000kms of fibre in its network. In the Telkom Group IT Strategy portfolio, Pushkar is tasked with the modernisation of a vast IT landscape that serves multiple operating companies through platform-based solutions. He has also recently been appointed as a Director on the Board of Innovative Research and Events.

    As a leader, he prioritises the success of the team over individual accomplishments. He is known for bringing simplicity and clear direction to complex situations by incorporating diverse perspectives and out of the box thinking.

    Visit our website at openserve.co.za, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook to see how we are connecting South Africa and beyond to our high-speed broadband infrastructure. Download the Openserve Connect App from your app store.

    • 38 min
    EP4: The role of connectivity for technicians, schools, and for entertainment - Warren Steenkamp

    EP4: The role of connectivity for technicians, schools, and for entertainment - Warren Steenkamp

    In this podcast episode Darryl Linington is having a discussion with Warren Steenkamp.

    Darryl is a Technology Journalist, Editor, and Photographer who began his journalistic journey in 2009. In 2009, Darryl ventured into the world of technology and video game Journalism. He has written for several popular publications including Mweb Game Zone, The Boksburg Advertiser, ITF Gaming. He was the former online editor for IT News Africa (itnewsafrica.com) and a former Co-host on .cliffcentral.com.

    Darryl is currently the editor for Tech IT Out. www.techitout.co.za is a South African-based technology publication that reports on Business Tech, Consumer Tech, Startups, Telecoms, Cloud, Gadgets, Gaming and just about any other tech you can think of.

    Warren Steenkamp has 21 years of technical experience. He has been working for Bang & Olufsen for 15 years. Bang & Olufsen designs and manufactures an exclusive range of luxury products, including televisions, music systems, loudspeakers and multimedia products that combine technological excellence with emotional appeal. For the last 2 years Warren acts as the Director of Navatech. The company offers customised audio and visual installations and also home networking

    In this episode they will discuss:
    • How entertainment hardware has evolved with the help of fiber connection
    • How the internet is assisting technicians with troubleshooting
    • How the schooling system has evolved with special reference to online schooling

    Visit our website at openserve.co.za, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook to see how we are connecting South Africa and beyond to our high-speed broadband infrastructure. Download the Openserve Connect App from your app store.

    Hit the subscribe button on your preferred platform and make sure you don’t miss out!

    • 31 min
    EP3: What does faster internet mean for smart homes - Arthur Goldstuck

    EP3: What does faster internet mean for smart homes - Arthur Goldstuck

    In this podcast episode Darryl Linington is having a discussion with Arthur Goldstuck about what does faster internet mean for smart homes.

    Darryl is the host for the Openserve podcast series. He is currently the editor for Tech IT Out. www.techitout.co.za is a South African-based technology publication that reports on Business Tech, Consumer Tech, Startups, Telecoms, Cloud, Gadgets, Gaming and just about any other tech you can think of.

    Arthur Goldstuck is one of 22 people inducted into the Southern African Speakers Hall of Fame.

    He is founder of World Wide Worx, South Africa’s leading independent technology market research Organisation. He has collaborated on this research with some of the world’s leading IT companies, including Google, Microsoft, Dell, and Intel. He pioneered Internet research in South Africa, measuring Internet access and online retail in the country in regular reports from 1997 onward.

    He is an award-winning writer, analyst and technology commentator, and has been presented with South Africa’s Distinguished Service in ICT Award by the Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa.

    Arthur has delivered presentations on technology trends at the world’s premier technology events, including the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and has been a judge in the Cyber category of the Cannes International Advertising Festival.

    He is author of 19 books, editor-in-chief of South Africa’s longest-running online consumer technology magazine, and writes a weekly technology trends column for Business Times in the Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest-circulation newspaper. http://www.worldwideworx.com/

    • 56 min
    EP2: Managing editor of the renowned South African gaming and entertainment site, Glitched - Marco Cocomello

    EP2: Managing editor of the renowned South African gaming and entertainment site, Glitched - Marco Cocomello

    In today's episode Darryl Linington has an interesting discussion with Marco Cocomello. They talk about why the internet and our routers are not working at times, how to troubleshoot and the benefits of fibre.

    Darryl is a Technology Journalist, Editor, and Photographer who began his journalistic journey in 2009.

    Darryl is currently the editor for Tech IT Out. www.techitout.co.za is a South African-based technology publication that reports on Business Tech, Consumer Tech, Startups, Telecoms, Cloud, Gadgets, Gaming and just about any other tech you can think of.

    Marco is the managing editor of the renowned South African gaming and entertainment site, Glitched Africa. He is an all round geek, gaming obsessed and always looking for new tech to play with. He likes long walks through Skyrim and pineapple on pizza. Marco can be found on marco@glitched.online

    Visit our website at openserve.co.za, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook to see how we are connecting South Africa and beyond to our high-speed broadband infrastructure. Download the Openserve Connect App from your app store.

    Hit the subscribe button on your preferred platform and make sure you don’t miss out!

    • 30 min
    EP1: How connectivity is allowing you to be economically active - Ryan Noik

    EP1: How connectivity is allowing you to be economically active - Ryan Noik

    In today’s episode, Darryl will be talking to Ryan Noik about how connectivity is allowing one to be economically active.

    Darryl is a Technology Journalist, Editor, and Photographer who began his journalistic journey in 2009

    Darryl is currently the editor for Tech IT Out. www.techitout.co.za is a South African-based technology publication that reports on Business Tech, Consumer Tech, Startups, Telecoms, Cloud, Gadgets, Gaming and just about any other tech you can think of.

    Ryan Noik is the Managing Editor for TechSmart Media Communications (TechSmart.co.za), covering all aspects of technology related topics, news, and reviews, and run FutureFocus, a social media channel that looks at major innovations in the tech space and beyond. He is also a senior IT journalist, photographer, copywriter, and content creator with nineteen years’ worth of experience working on newspapers, magazines and online publications.

    Visit our website at openserve.co.za, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook to see how we are connecting South Africa and beyond to our high-speed broadband infrastructure. Download the Openserve Connect App from your app store.

    Hit the subscribe button on your preferred platform and make sure you don’t miss out!

    • 25 min

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