IoT.nxt® celebrates Women’s Month with outreach drive

Centurion, South Africa. 27 August 2020

Innovative IoT technology company IoT.nxt is on track to reach its goal of raising R1 million for charitable causes by the end of the year and is now stepping up the company’s ‘A Time to Give’ project with a special initiative for Women’s Month.

“Within weeks of the introduction of strict lockdown measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on many communities was evident. We are fortunate to be growing during the current challenging time and, realising the plight of others, immediately launched an internal campaign not only to raise funds but to involve our team in volunteering. The enthusiasm is such that we have had to limit numbers,” says IoT.nxt Co-founder and CEO, Nico Steyn.

The Women’s Month initiative will focus on a baby drive in support of mothers who cannot afford the necessary care products for infants in an around IoT.nxt’s head office in Centurion. This will be managed in association with a partner, The Christian Revival Church (CRC), through its Pretoria chapter.

“Forming partnerships is a cornerstone of our business strategy and considering the scale of our ‘A Time to Give’ project, working with a partner was the obvious choice,” Steyn says.
For the baby drive CRC will purchase and collect the required items and IoT.nxt’s volunteers will help with the packing of the care packages to be ready for distribution to mothers in hospitals, children’s homes, baby houses, and single and new mothers in need all across Pretoria during the last week of August. Due to COVID-19 regulations, the donations will only be dropped off at the identified facilities.

Since the launch of ‘A Time to Give’ a total of just more than R500 000 has been pledged. All pledges and donations made by the team are matched by the IoT.nxt executive team and the company. Volunteering projects already completed include a food parcel distribution drive, donation of blankets and warm clothing and a reach out day at Precious Blessings Baby House.

ISO certification and GDPR compliance achieved for IoT.nxt

ITWeb August 2020

As its global expansion gains pace, Internet of things (IOT) technology provider IoT.nxt has received triple ISO certification and finalised compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements this month.

“International expansion is a key strategic focus of IoT.nxt. ISO certification and GDPR compliance are important elements when we engage with international customers as it indicates our standards of technical skill and operational capability,” says Francois Volschenk, Chief Digital Innovator, IoT.nxt.

The company is now ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certified to improve operational excellence for its edge technology and tech-agnostic platform, which assists with solving the integration limitation challenges of legacy systems.

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Women in Big Data South Africa to exhibit at 2020 AI Expo Africa

Women in Big Data South Africa to exhibit at 2020

Media Update August 2020

The Women in Big Data South Africa chapter, a forum that seeks to strengthen diversity in analytics and big data, will exhibit at the AI Expo Africa 2020. The forum will join chairperson and strategic sourcing and research specialist Naomi Molefe, who will give a talk on talent sourcing in AI and data science at the show.

The 2020 expo will be held as an online event on Thursday, 3 September and Friday, 4 September. The event is the continent’s largest trade-focused AI, robotic process automation and data science business conference.

Nick Bradshaw, co-founder of AI Media Group, says, “We’ve invited Women in Big Data South Africa to exhibit at the 2020 show as part of our drive to make the AI and Data Science community more inclusive and diverse.”

“AI will have direct social, economic and political impacts on our societies as we move into the Fourth Industrial Revolution; as such, it is imperative that women be included in this field to avoid gender bias and to come to come up with technologies that progress digital equality,” adds Bradshaw.

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