Young Talent Interview

Welcome to the second episode of the Young Talent Interview podcast on In the previous episode, Andile and his guests discussed the impact of the Internet, big data and entrepreneurship. In this video, Andile, Carla and Philani discuss the Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund and the digital economy in the Eastern Cape. Innovation, entrepreneurship and youth development remain an important theme throughout the series.

The aim of this series is to spark a conversation on the various developments in the ICT sector; creating a platform where young professionals are able to learn from leaders such as Andile and exchange ideas they may have.

Feel free to continue the conversation in the comment box below!


Philani Mkhize:
I’m a computer science graduate who is often mistaken for an accounting major – not entirely sure that’s a good thing! I believe the system is always greater than the sum of its parts, often seeking a systems thinking approach in assessing the world.

Technology has always played a pivotal role in improving our lives. The Internet is, arguably, the greatest technological change agent in human history. Being a part of the tech industry, particularly the telecoms sector, means I have an opportunity to solve real-world problems doing something I enjoy.

What I enjoyed the most without a doubt was the off-camera chat we had. The Chairman spoke to Carla and I about entrepreneurship and what is necessary for one to become one – the key ingredient being hard work. I was start-struck.

Feel free to get in touch with me on:
Twitter: @PhilaniMkhize

Carla Eskinazi:
I am Business Science Organisational Psychology graduate with a passion for people and organisational development. I am a proud South African determined to contribute to the social and economic development of my country. I am energised by meeting new people and experiencing new places and have a love for baking and spending time outdoors in my free time.

In joining Dimension Data, I was enticed by the dynamic and exciting IT industry. It is wonderful to be a part of an industry that is tremendously relevant to every aspect of life today, and has the potential to fuel significant socio-economic growth in a country such as ours.

What I loved about this experience is that after spending just short time with Andile, I left feeling extremely inspired to go out shape a career for myself that is not only personally rewarding and energising, but also allows me to contribute actively to the development of my country. Meeting someone like Andile and hearing about the work he does renewed my confidence in my future as a young South African.

Feel free to get in touch with me on:
Twitter: @carla_eskinazi





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