Thursday, 15 August 2013
Deloitte Digital aims to be the continent’s digital powerhouse
With a business strategy built on recruiting only the best and most talented digital professionals in the country, Deloitte Digital is expressing its intention of establishing the brand as the most formidable digital consultancy in Africa.
The firm’s aggressive growth continues with the recruitment of three of South Africa’s leading digital mobility specialists to complement the existing team of Digital, technology and business professionals. Jacques Millard, Justin Hartman and Neil Aves have joined Deloitte Digital South Africa in the Stellenbosch based Mobility practice headed up by maverick Chief Technical Officer and ‘Mobilising the Masses’ expert Tim Bishop.
“We are proud to announce that Jacques, Justin and Neil have joined the already formidable Deloitte Digital team. The experience and creativity they bring to the mobility practice is unrivalled and will allow us to continue developing real, cutting edge business solutions for our clients,” said Bishop.
Jacques Millard has over a decade of software development experience. Jacques discovered a passion for mobile development and has an immense passion for technology, problem solving and software. Jacques previously headed up development at RealmDigital.
Justin Hartman co-founded and was the CEO of pioneering digital agency Social Code. He is a well-respected industry leader who has worked in both the media and digital space since 1997 with companies that include Media24, CareerJunction, True Love and FinWeek. Justin also co-founded Afrigator and served as Digital Innovation Manager of Avusa Limited's online and mobile excellence unit (iLab).
Neil Aves has the rare ability to both design and develop to an exceptionally high standard and is considered an industry leader in both areas. Neil started his career at Mweb Business where he designed and developed rich user experiences using Adobe Flash before joining Prezence Digital where he continued to design and develop exceptional online experiences for some of SAs most sought after brands. Neil has successfully led the development and deployment of apps across all platforms for a number of big brands. And his work has won numerous local and international awards.
Deloitte Digital Director Andre Hugo said, “High calibre appointments like these show the commitment and investment Deloitte Digital is making in our clients. Deloitte Digital has done great work over the years and, in sheer size, is already one of the biggest digital, technology and business consultancies in South Africa. We are now aiming to be the best in Africa. Deloitte Digital has a formidable team of IT focused professionals working globally and that’s not counting the more than 200 000 business professionals across the global Deloitte network. With experience and expertise like this behind us, our South African business is poised to shake up the industry and challenge the way digital agencies and consultancies do business.”
Until recently, Deloitte Digital has conducted its business under the banner of its parent brand which is already a recognised leading global professional services firm. As the industry has grown and South African business embraces technological, media and social developments, Deloitte Digital has emerged as an innovative leader in digital and mobile strategy, design and development.
“We live and work at the intersection of business, creative, and technology— and have a great time doing it. Despite technology developing at the pace it is, we’re building tomorrow’s digital business, today. From strategy to delivery, Deloitte Digital combines creative thinking with trusted business acumen and cutting-edge technology to define and deliver progressive and advanced digital business. We can help you balance the allure of emerging technologies with the realities of your business”, said Hugo.