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Lee Naik
Lee Naik is Managing Director of Accenture Digital in South Africa. Over the course of his career, he has worked across all spheres of government and private sector industries. Lee’s experience ranges from developing first-in-country strategies and solutions to transforming service delivery, to hands-on delivery managing complex end-to-end programmes. Lee has a deep understanding and appreciation of the transformative role that technology can play. His current focus is on helping organisations navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by digital technologies, transforming their businesses to remain competitive in an ever-changing and increasingly digital world. Lee is recognised as one of South Africa’s leading digital and technology transformation experts, and is a frequent speaker and commentator on all media platforms. He qualified from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a bachelor of science degree in computer science.
  • Platform economy: do SMEs need their own platforms? [Sponsored]

    As weak growth dogs the world economy, there's a tendency to turn to multinational companies to drive a recovery of trade and investment. But the roles of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are often overlooked. New digital technologies now make it easier for small businesses to expand and export. And the emergence of digitally-enabled platforms, in particular, offers one of the fastest routes to export-led growth. It may seem counter-intuitive that SMEs can compete alongside the leading platform brands we know so well today: Uber, Airbnb, Tencent, Alibaba and others. These powerhouses have reshaped entire industry sectors. Indeed, some fear...