Two former Dimension Data Middle East and Africa executives, Baxolile Mabinya and Lubabalo Dyantyi, have launched their new startup to close the information technology deficit in South Africa. Deviare will be focussing on investing in smart and scalable technology platforms in South Africa and beyond.
The official launch of Deviare was held on 14 November 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
L-R: Baxolile Mabinya and Lubabalo Dyantyi, co-founders and Executive Directors at Deviare.
“The world of business is changing. The fourth industrial revolution has thrown us into the digital age where the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres are blurring. Industry is being disrupted and has to adopt, adapt and improve to survive. It’s not enough to hope that what has worked for the past 10 years will work for the next 10,” said ” says Baxolile Mabinya, Co-founder and Executive Director at Deviare.
Deviare will invest in and operate digital firms in order to scale them up to meet the digital transformation gap in South Africa. The company will also invest heavily in capacity building in order to develop the necessary skills to deploy the technologies.
“We believe that in order for technology solutions to be effective, their design and implementation should be rooted in the context into which they will be applied – and this includes the people that will be applying and using that technology” said Lubabalo, co-Founder and Executive Director at Deviare.
With a combined experience of almost three decades, Mabinya and Dyantyi indicated that they are confident they have the requisite skills and knowledge to leverage ICT opportunities in South Africa and the continent at large. The company will also offer digital advisory services to business and government to ensure that they thrive in an increasingly complex, digital world.
With both enterprise and government sectors being targeted, it was also revealed at the Deviare launch that financial services institutions and state-owned enterprises such as Transnet and Eskom have huge IT budgets, indicating significant demand from government for services and platforms that will deliver increased value for their investment.