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Gert Botha

CEO at Hiving Technology

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Self-motivated and adaptive IT & business professional with demonstrated success in designing and leading high-growth strategies.
Highly accomplished organisational leader and management consultant, adept at facilitating digital transformation for enterprises of varying size and function. An expert communicator skilled at translating vision to actionable plans that enhance productivity, improve service, and drive efficiency. Excels in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with a proven ability to manage large teams, executing multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Dubai

Gert BothaPoints
Academic0
Author5
Influencer43
Speaker29
Entrepreneur50
Total127

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Technology Innovation and Thought Leadership
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 15 years
Last Media Training: 03/15/2016
Last Media Interview: 06/27/2018

Areas of Expertise

AI
Analytics 30.53
Blockchain
Customer Experience 55.23
Cybersecurity 32.83
Design Thinking 35.25
Digital Disruption 48.81
Digital Transformation 39.16
Emerging Technology 35.41
ERP
Fintech 33.11
Govtech 38.03
Healthtech 35.25
Innovation 33.28
IoT 54.98
Leadership
Management
Marketing 44.27
Mobility
Open Innovation
Social 31.17
Startups 61.11
Supply Chain 31.30

Industry Experience

Agriculture & Mining
Automotive
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Insurance
Manufacturing
Primary Metal & Steel
Professional Services
Retail

Publications

5 Article/Blogs
Identity Centric Digital Trust - The Technology Solution for a Future Connected World Today
WORLDEI
November 20, 2017
Technology is developing at a rapid rate towards a fully connected world, a world where electronic devices become an extension of people, collecting all kinds of information about us and our loved ones. Control of this electronic extension of our self, becomes easier and more automated but the big question is, can we trust the data that is generated, know that it is secure and private? The answer is NO.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption

The UAE is a world Technology Leader in the making. Gaining rapid interest globally with the world’s first unified identity solution - Hive One ID
Economic Intelligence United Arab Emirates - Knowledge Economy
April 06, 2017
The UAE is a world Technology Leader in the making. Gaining rapid interest globally with the world’s first unified identity solution - Hive One ID

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Innovation, IoT

Single Identification Technology
G20 Research Group - Uneversity of Toronto - Munk School of Global Affairs
September 01, 2016
Advocacy on the use of a single digital and physical identity connected to a trusted set of data for every person on the planet.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, IoT

Integrating Smart Solutions with Single Identification Technology
G7 - Climate Change - The New Economy Ltd.
May 16, 2016
Advocacy - Focus on using Single Identification Technology in Smart Cities.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Govtech

Seamless user experience with ‘wireless intelligent sensing technology’
Electricity + Control SpotOn
November 01, 2012
Governments and policy makers globally are realising the potential benefits of encouraging the growth in sensor technology. The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s ‘Technology Foresight’ is conducted regularly to examine potential opportunities to promote wealth creation and enhance quality. This forum identified sensor technology as an integral element in the overall development of products
and services. In fact it emerged as the key technology supporting a wide variety of research and industrial applications.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

1 Entrepreneur in Residence
Product Launch - Wireless Sensing Technology
Engineering News
April 12, 2012
Wireless Intelligent Sensing Technology (or WiST) has introduced a range of sensor technologies to its product range, offering its clients enhanced security and tracking capabilities. Dimakatso Motau has the story. WiST CEO Gert Botha explains how the sensor technologies operate, from tracking animals to ensuring goods are accounted for through the supply chain to personal security in homes and vehicles.

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Tags: IoT, Marketing, Startups

1 Industry Award
Gartner - Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2017
Gartner (Analyst Earl Perkins)
May 05, 2017
Hiving is an IoT security company that provides hardware and software to deliver unique and secure identities to devices, device clusters and their users in IoT networks. It can be considered as part of an "identity of things" system for IoT deployments.
What makes Hiving cool is its use of beaconing technology to deliver out-of-band unique and encrypted identities to traditional IT networks for consumption in IoT applications, cloud-based or otherwise. A trusted data store is tracked with the software and matched to Internet Protocol (IP) destinations in the traditional IT network. The identity data is uniquely encrypted with a generated key based on One Id technology, and One Id transmits that data using beaconing technologies.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

1 Influencer Award
Hive Technology a pioneer in secure one Identification technology
The Silicon Review
May 16, 2016
Hive Technology's "One identification" is the first technology that can provide every person on the planet one unique identity across anything you may think of - from banking and loyalty to national identification and local identification, such as home automation, vehicles, keys, medical, access control and more.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, IoT

11 Media Interviews
Identity Management coping with growing market Expectation
A&S India page 62-68
July 01, 2016
Identity Management is becoming more complex as a result of infrastructure changes required with increased mobility and the shift to cloud computing, business transformation that happens as a result of big data, an extended workforce, and value networks with increased security threats. This while the number of identities grow substantially due to billions of users, trillions of devices and millions of applications.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, IoT

Unique Identity System- The Hive One ID's (Single Identification Technology) entry into India Ushers The Nest Technological Revolution
Techstuff
April 25, 2016
Hive is a wireless wonder that is aimed at retail entities, corporations, hospitals, smart cities and government initiatives. It can manage a host of activities in our world, suitable to identify and monitor objects, people and animals, with a single identification across multiple applications. The One ID is totally secure as it broadcasts its data with instructions on what to do with the data at regular intervals. A HIVE reader that is within range can read the data and transfer it as per the instructions encrypted in the One ID databank.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

IoT will transition from Apps to Algorithms: Gert Botha
Computerworld
April 04, 2016
Dubai head-quartered Hive Technology believes in accelerating the delivery of custom connected applications for end customers to realize the potential of Internet of Things / Internet of Everything

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Single Identification Technology
Logistics News ME
December 01, 2015
This article explores the use of single identity technology in logistics and supply chain applications.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Supply Chain

Hive Technology unveils 'Hive One ID' the world's first single identification technology at Dubai's Arab Future Cities Summit
Thompson Reuters Zawya
November 02, 2015
"Hive One ID" is a highly secured single identification technology that enables a SMART world, and revolutionizes the way people interact with a rapidly changing technology landscape

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Marketing

Why should you be open to change
Khaleej Times Exclusive
November 01, 2015
People will always be less reluctant to use new technology once they are educated enough to understand the benefits or compelling reason to use the technology. This hold true for Hive One ID, a wireless identification product suitable to identify people and objects across functional and organisational boundaries.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Interview with Dubai TV
Dubai TV
October 29, 2015
Gert Botha CEO Hive Technology was interviewed by Dubai TV on Thursday 29 October 2015.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

New tracking device offers continuous visibility
Engineering News
March 30, 2012
Technology services provider Wireless Intelligent Sensing Technology (WiST) has launched sensory tracking devices for various applications to assist in tracking clients’ products throughout the supply chain process to ensure business continuity.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, IoT, Marketing

WiST hands data control to users
ITweb
March 20, 2012
Users of WiST tags can have their photos taken and automatically updated to their social media profiles when visiting participating venues.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Social

WiST unveils sensory tracking devices
ITweb
March 16, 2012
WiST has unveiled sensory tracking devices that could simplify banking, improve asset management, health services and security, and even help prevent rhino poaching.

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Tags: Fintech, Healthtech, Marketing

Wireless, intelligent, sensing technology (WIST) to be launched in SA
Bizcommunity
March 09, 2012
"Knowledge is power and the customised applications which WIST is capable of delivering will bring a step change to the world of intelligence and control," says Gert Botha, CEO of WIST South Africa. Short for wireless, intelligent, sensing technology, WIST gathers data, information and intelligence, allowing for tracking, protection, security and streamlining of both a business, as well as a residential environment, changing every part of the working world.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

2 Panels
Innovation, Digitalisation and the Future of Kuwaiti Business, Finance and Governance
Euromoney
September 27, 2016
- Kuwait’s existing digital ecosystem
- The next generation of financial services – a networked, collaborative ecosystem
- Why digitalise finance – financial inclusion, disruption and competitive advantage
- E-government, regulation and security – the role of the state
- Incentives, funding and the role of SMEs in localised innovation

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Fintech

Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai 2015 – Dubai, UAE
Arab Future Cities Summit
November 02, 2015
the world's first single wireless identification product, Hive One ID, the only identification technology "suitable to identify people and objects across functional and organisational boundaries.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

9 Speaking Engagements
Digital Trust in a Digitally Connected World
24th GCC Smart Government & Smart Cities Conference
April 23, 2018
Technology develops rapidly but the core IT framework is still based on conventional silo-based thinking, resulting in various digital and physical identities per person providing access to diverse duplicate sets of data per person. These silo organisation specific systems, extended into a myriad of mobile applications allowing people access to information and services. Organisations and bad actors use the vulnerabilities of this framework to collect as much data as possible about people to exploit the data for their own benefit. The same trend extends to new technologies for example blockchain crypto-currency applications, where users have a private key as identification per wallet.
In analyzing the technology trends, it is obvious that everything is developing towards a fully connected digital world, a world where electronic devices become an extension of people, automating more and more while collecting all kinds of information about us. Control of this electronic extension of our self, might be user-friendly and automated but the big question is, can we trust the data that is generated, and do we know what it used for and is it kept secure and private? The answer is NO!

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

The roles and goals of identity management in future Smart Cities
IoT Security Foundation Conference 2016
December 06, 2016
An innovative discussion regarding the roles and goals of identity management in future Smart Cities.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Cybersecurity, Design Thinking

6th GCC Municipalities and Smart Cities Confernece
6th GCC Municipalities and Smart Cities Conference
November 27, 2016
Municipalities Mega Challenges in Today’s and Tomorrow’s Cities. Safe and Secured City Governance in the Era of Globalization and Smart Cities. Citizen Engagement, Partnership for Safe and Secured Knowledge Based Cities. Citizen Engagement Portals and Contents Quality Standard. Mobile and Modernizing application: Driving change in services delivery. How to Strengthen the Citizen’s Power of Trust and Reliability on Municipalities and Police Services.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Govtech, Innovation

22nd  GCC Smart Government and Smart Cities Conference – Dubai UAE
GCC Smart Government and Smart Cities
October 09, 2016
The event provides an effective platform for sharing global best practices pertaining to organizational transformation and strategic planning in governments during which Gert Botha CEO of Hive Technology will be addressing issues such as:

Why smart initiatives are not so smart?

How do real smart governments and city initiatives integrate people and technology seamlessly?
How do we not only create efficiency but also generate an awesome user experience to our cities?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Innovation

7th Kingdom Smart Government Meeting – Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
7th Kingdom Smart Government Meeting – Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 09, 2016
7th Kingdom Smart Government Meeting exists to help governments and enterprises accelerate digital transformation, remove complexity and unlock the power of information and we intend sharing information management best practices and demonstrating our market-leading technologies and solutions to event attendees

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Govtech

IOTX 2016 – Dubai, UAE
22nd  GCC Smart Government and Smart Cities Conference – Dubai UAE
March 29, 2016
One of the world's largest smart Government events, which brings together leaders and experts from around the globe to discuss Government strategies. The event provides an effective platform for sharing global best practices pertaining to organizational transformation and strategic planning in governments during which Gert Botha CEO of Hive Technology will be addressing issues such as: Why smart initiatives are not so smart?  How do real smart governments and city initiatives integrate people and technology seamlessly? How do we not only create efficiency but also generate an awesome user experience to our cities?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Innovation

IO India Conclave 2015 – Goa, India
IO India
March 20, 2016
March 7 2016: The 5th Annual CIO India Conclave will be held in Goa  on March 20 – 21, 2016. Over 20 senior level speakers and 60  senior executives from different industries are expected to participate in this event. The Conclave, is a unique opportunity for leading IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, while discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries. Confirmed speakers include: Subramanian CS, Head – IT , Metro Cash & Carry; Anjani Kumar , Chief Information Officer, Safexpress; Vikas Prabhu,Chief Information Officer – Oil, Gas & Retail, Essar Group; Viral Raval, Vice President & Global Head of IT, Suzlon Energy; Prakash Dharmani , Global Chief Information Officer;EsselPropack; Vipul Anand, Group Chief Information Officer; Jindal Steel & Power; Gert Botha, Chief Executive Officer, Hive Technologies and Suresh A. Shanmugam, Head – BITS (Business Information Technology Solutions),Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, IoT

The Euromoney Qatar Conference 2015 – Doha, Qatar
Tribune News Network DOHA
December 09, 2015
The conference will also analyse whether Qatar is deploying the new wave of technology effectively or not and look at the opportunities for the nation as it develops its knowledge-based economy.  There will be a panel discussion focused on technology and finance, featuring contributions from Gert Botha, CEO of Hive Technology, and Hadi Raad, Head of Emerging Products and Innovation for Visa.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Qatar's E-Commerce Forum 2015
Qatar Ministry of Information and Communications Technology
October 19, 2015
The role of Single Identity in E-commerce

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

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Opportunities

1 Business
Consulting and Contract Assignments

Location: UAE, Travel Globally    Date Available: December 01st, 2018    Fees: Negotiable

Submission Date: November 14th, 2018    Service Type: Service Offered

* Digital transformation and emerging technology consultancy working at the strategy-level with global commercial (financial services, healthcare, high-tech & software, manufacturing, retail, telecom and utilities), public sector and non-profit clients.
* Digital Trust Strategies and Implementation Frameworks

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