Episode 207

Digital Expertise for Greater Good with Stephen A. Newton


January 30th, 2024

1 hr 5 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week’s episode comes to us courtesy of a dinner hosted by EP 22/23 guest, Kwame Acheampong. Kwame and my guest, Stephen Newton are longtime colleagues that recently rejoined forces at Aleph Group, Inc., a global digital advertising platform that connects brands with every digitally connected user in Africa where Stephen currently serves as the Managing Director Sub-Sahara Africa. With Jamaican lineage, born and raised in the US Mainland and Virgin Islands, Stephen departed the US in 1998 and currently calls Cape Town, South Africa home. With over 25 years of C-suite experience, Stephen is a seasoned leader and connector in the digital innovation space, especially on the African continent. His expertise spans various sub-sectors of the digital ecosystem, such as connectable devices, affordable data, local and relevant content, promoted content, ubiquitous payment mechanisms, and trusted delivery mechanisms. He has led the launch and commercialization of some of Africa's biggest digital players, such as Google, InMobi, Positivo BGH, and Datafree. He also serves as the Chairman and Co-Founder of The Illuminate Africa Group Ltd, a consultancy that facilitates Africa expansion goals for businesses. He is passionate about empowering African youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills and opportunities.

Where to find Stephen?
Aleph’s Digital Ad Expert Portal
On LinkedIn
On Facebook
On X

What’s Stephen reading?
Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life by Jim Kwik
The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer

Other topics of interest:
About Kenya’s Joseph Mucheru
About Nikesh Arora
Positivo BGH
America Online - AOL
On SDG goal 4.1
What is an Ad Exchange
On DoubleClick