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DISRUPT with Mpumi Nhlapo - powered by T-Systems

DISRUPT with Mpumi Nhlapo – powered by T-Systems – is an hour-long talk show focusing on immersive disruption within different industries. It’s a conversation between Mpumi and the guest – engaging on their journeys as pioneers, game changers and avid disruptors within their industries. Get an in-depth discussion with industry leaders on disruptive business and emerging technology trends they have within their business.
Weekly English South Africa Technology · Business
39 Episodes
1 – 20

Is Digital Money Disrupting Banking?

The world is caught up in the craze of crypto and digital currency and the recent Bitcoin slump does not seem to have put a damper on this mania. But what impact is the adoption of digital currency having or going to have on conventional banking in the future? Christine…
27 Mar 2018 47 min

Gauteng on the Move

Gauteng on the Move is a new online transit trip planning app to you plan optimum travel routes in Greater Gauteng. Find out how young startup techs helped in coming up with this disruptive app. Mpumi speaks to Senior Executive at the Gautrain, Tshepo Kgobe and Director at Intellergy Shaun…
20 Mar 2018 48 min

Automation with Robots

Mpumi chats to Reveal Group CEO, Mr Ian Crouch, about automation of process through software-based robots, and how we can apply human capacity once they perform repetitive linear tasks. Powered by T-Systems South Africa.
13 Mar 2018 58 min

Black Women in Science

Tumi is back in studio this week to give us the Top Disruptive Tech Trends. Joining her and Mpumi is a successful young woman who is also the founder and member of Black Women in Science. She is passionate about providing knowledge and awareness of science and research for rural…
27 Feb 2018 57 min

Disrupting the ICT Industry

Mpumi chats to a woman who has 14 years experience in IT Service Management (ITSM) - 9 years of which have been in senior managerial positions - spanning a myriad of industry verticals ranging from Government, Multinational IT Outsourcing, Telecommunication and Banking. Mbulelo Sochifa talks passionately about the 'ICT on…
20 Feb 2018 43 min

Disrupting Digital Transformation

Mpumi chats to the mastermind behind the repositioning of the Tiger Tail Digital brand, Mr Pieter Grobbelaar (Managing Executive), about disruptively building digital strategies using a wide range of research tools to support the clients’ digital transformation needs. Powered by T-Systems South Africa.
13 Feb 2018 42 min

Doing Business Ethically

Are we doing business the right way and ethically? Tumi is back in studio discussing trending headlines. Joining the team in studio is a passionate young social entrepreneur and philanthropist - Vanessa Masilo, founder and CEO of Krystal Klear Visions. Powered by T-Systems South Africa.
6 Feb 2018 54 min

2018 Disruptive Trend Predictions

What will 2018's most disruptive trends be? DISRUPT with Mpumi tackles the disruptive trends expected in 2018 with NetApp, South African Country Manager Morne Bekker. Brought to you by T-Systems South Africa.
30 Jan 2018 42 min

Disrupting Healthcare with Dr Sivuyile Madikana

He is the Gauteng regional representative of the Junior Doctors’ Association, Brothers for Life campaign ambassador, and one of Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans. Medical doctor and health advocate Dr Sivuyile Madikana, is currently based in New York completing his master’s degree in Public Health. This week,…
23 Jan 2018 54 min

Exponential Business Growth

How can you achieve exponential business growth in 2018 and are you ready to disrupt your industry? Mpumi chats to an extraordinary man whose mantra is “disrupt before being disrupted”. Dean Furman is an actuary by profession, but most of his learning comes from helping companies of all sizes innovate…
16 Jan 2018 58 min

Incubation as a Disruptive tool

Mpumi chats to the Chief Executive Officer of mLab – Southern Africa, Mr Derrick Kotze about using incubation as a disruptive tool for empowerment and platform for innovation, consequently creating a sustainable and growing technology... as well as entrepreneurship Ecosystem. Powered by T-Systems.
5 Dec 2017 51 min

The Disruptive Nature of Design Thinking

Despite its name, “design thinking” is not a principle exclusively used by designers. Although rooted in creativity, it's a technique that businesses use to solve particular problems. But, is design thinking really a disruptive way to to bring about change, or now just a business fad? Mpumi Nhlapo talks to…
28 Nov 2017 50 min

Disrupting Artificial Intelligence

In a world where sci-fi movies are painting Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a bad state where machines have taken over the world and rule over mankind. How open and far are we with moving towards a world that is dependent on Artificial Intelligence? Mpumi talks to HUAWEI South Africa’s Akhram…
21 Nov 2017 48 min

Digital Transformation in the Workplace

Mpumi speaks to Dynamic Workplace Solution Expert Thuthuka Mhlongo about the disruptive nature of digital transformation in the workplace. Powered by T-Systems.
14 Nov 2017 54 min

Disrupting Media, Advertising & PR

The changing business of media, advertising and public relations in a digitally evolving world - should brands be more inclusive or disruptive? DISRUPT With Mpumi tackles this topic with KLM Publicity MD - Kelebogile Mabunda, BWD Advertising MD - Bongani Rosa, and Headliners Media MD - Luyanda Nene. Listen and…
31 Oct 2017 1 hour

Disrupting the Shopping Experience

Imagine a situation where you walk into a mall and your phone starts giving you suggestions of which shops to visit. Mpumi chats to the CEO/GM Telecoms Atterbury of FATTi, Mr Adrian Maguire, about ways to disrupt the customer shopping space - using hyper-personalisation to create a shopping experience of…
24 Oct 2017 42 min


How can #CustomerCentricity drive disruption? Mpumi chats to Vice President Sales and Service management at T-Systems South Africa, Mike Buttner. Don’t miss their inspiring chat on The 6 Habits of #CustomerCentricity. Powered by T-Systems.
10 Oct 2017 1 hr 04 min

3 Future Disruptors

Mphumi chats to three future disruptors about their different innovative and disruptive businesses. Reabetswe Ngwane – owner of KF designs, specialising in bags manufactured with recycled tires and other materials; Percy Maimela – a fine artist who creates portraits using salt; Siyabonga Ndwalane – Founder & creator of wireless bluetooth…
3 Oct 2017 1 hr 05 min

Smart Manufacturing

Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution accelerate Smart Manufacturing in Africa? Find out on DISRUPT With Mpumi as he chats to Mr Reshaad Sha, Chief Executive Officer of SqwidNet.
12 Sep 2017 1 hr 05 min

The Academics of Disruption & Innovation

Looking at Disruption and Innovation from the academic angle – what is the relationship between the two, can they be taught in class, can they be learned in school? What is the role of the corporate C.I.O. (Chief Innovation/Intelligence Officer) in driving disruption? Mpumi chats to Dr Jeff Yu-Jen Chen…
5 Sep 2017 48 min
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