Alpha Media Holding (AMH), publishers of NewsDay, the Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard on Friday successfully launched AMH Conversations, a platform that will bring to Zimbabwe international experts to lead discussions on global, social, economic and political developments.
AMH Chairman Trevor Ncube emphasised the importance of conversation as a tool for networking at the official launch hosted in partnership with iWayAfrica at La Serenata in Harare on Friday.
“At Alpha Media Holdings we are passionate about ideas. AMH conversations are about beginning a conversation amongst ourselves, with ourselves . . . to create a space where we can network with people” Ncube said.
Guest speaker Technology futurist Stafford Masie called upon businesses to migrate from the mindset of ownership to benefits of access to information and products, as technology is changing consumer behaviour and preferences.
“I think the world is moving away from ownership to a world of access.
People want things and technology is enabling this. People no longer want to own things but access them,” said Masie in his presentation.
Masie, who established and launched Google South Africa, said that the future of technology was already here but was unevenly distributed.
“Technology is changing your customer and your customer is changing your business,” emphasised Masie.