The BigFive Digital Story

BigFive Digital was founded in 2018 by three highly experienced and respected digital media experts: Charles Laughlin, former Snr Analyst & Managing Editor, The Kelsey Group; Paul Plant, a digital media veteran and transformation consultant, previously an executive of Yell plc; and Thabo Seopa, CEO of Awande Capital Partners, and former CEO of Trudon Pty.

BigFive Digital champions and promotes digital enablement for local businesses throughout Africa & The Middle East, by supporting the diverse network of media, financial, technology and software companies engaged in the supply of digital solutions to SMEs. The term “Big Five” has a long and historical association with the continent of Africa, and the focus of BigFive Digital is on the five key sectors that are driving the mass adoption and growth of digital commerce across the region, namely SEARCH, SOCIAL, MOBILE, LOCATION, and PAYMENTS.

BigFive Digital provides thought-leadership, industry news, insight-based research, decision-support information, consulting, and first class networking opportunities, through a combination of bespoke engagements, newsletters, blogs, podcasts, a YouTube channel, and regional events, the highlight of which is BigFive Summit, which takes place annually in the beautiful city of Cape Town.

Registered Office:
Block A, 2nd Floor
7 West Quay Road
V&A Waterfront
Western Cape 8001
Republic of South Africa

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