Future-Proofing Africa.

Specialising in Digital Solutions with a focus on Edge.

 

Edge AI Solutions.

We provide Africa’s 1st Edge AI, Video Analytics Solutions.

 
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Who are we?

Re-imagine a better future through our edge solutions.

Our Edge expertise and global best practice provide innovative, customised and business-relevant digital services on the edge to guide our clients on their digital transformation journey.

Our Products

We are a Pan African edge solutions provider.

Since 2013 our mission has been to be the number one innovative edge solutions provider on the African continent, focusing on Edge Computing. We lead in providing innovative, business-relevant services in Edge AI and IoT, Fabric, SDN/NFV for Edge Cloud, Edge Baremetal, Secure Access Services Edge and Elastic Edge.

Edge Connectivity

An API driven end to end multi-country Edge Connectivity Software defined network.

Edge AI & IoT

Artificial Intelligence services on the edge focusing on Video, Big Data and IoT.

Edge uCPE

An Edge System deployed close to client premise to provide multiple services powered by NFV.

SDN / NFV for Cloud Edge

NFV and Software defined networking services to provide Cloud Gateway.

Edge Baremetal

Baremetal as a Service platform to deploy any kind of Edge infrastructure.

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

SD-WAN and Secure Edge framework, which can extend to edge, Cloud and endpoints.

Elastic Edge

Elastic Service as a service to provide end to end observability in all layers of applications and network.

Our Partners

Coming soon!

inq. Edge Conference is a showcase of the latest Edge Computing technologies that help our clients address their complex business challenges.

Our Leadership Team

Executive Chairman

Andile Ngcaba

Andile Ngcaba is the Executive Chairman for inq. with a focus on providing top-level leadership to the inq. group executives. He is also the controlling shareholder and non-executive Chairman of Convergence Partners.

He has participated on ICT decision-making forums and has influenced the formation of various African forums and organisations responsible for shaping the ICT sector at National, Continental and Global levels through his activities on various bodies including the ITU, ICANN and the African Union.

In his international organisational activities, Andile served on the Board and High-level Panel (serving as the business sector chair) responsible for the outcomes of the Netmundial multi-stakeholder conference on Internet governance, hosted by the Brazilian government in April 2014. He also serves on the council of The National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI). The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University appointed him as an Adjunct Professor of the University, affiliated to the faculty of science.

Group Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Christian Wirtz

As the Group Chief Executive Officer of inq., Christian is responsible for accelerating the transformation and growth of the inq. business throughout Africa.

Christian brings a wealth of experience stemming from over 20 years in Telecoms and Enterprise Business in both Europe and Africa. These companies include MTN, Vodacom South Africa, Vodafone Germany, and the Vodafone Group organisation. Christian also spent 7 years with McKinsey & Company in Germany.

During his time in the Enterprise Business Unit at MTN, Christian played an instrumental role in turning around a “revenue decline” business into a double digit growth business.

Christian holds a PhD in Economics.

Group Chief Financial Officer

Nick Reed

As the Group Chief Financial Officer of inq. Nick is responsible for group financial strategy and reporting, financial compliance, and oversight of the financial functions of the inq. regions and at the centre. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and Group Exco, Nick also contributes to the overall strategy formulation and running of the Group business.

Nick has 38 years experience as a Chartered Accountant. Having spent 5 years in the auditing profession and 23 years in Mergers & Acquisitions at local and international banks.

Nick headed up strategy for Barclays in Africa. He spent 6 years as the Managing Director for the Developing Markets division of Internet Solutions which comprised 4 enterprise ISP businesses in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique. The business trebled in revenue terms over the period and comprised almost 600 people.

Group Chief Technology Officer

Pramod Venkatesh

As the Group Chief Technology Officer of inq. Pramod is responsible for outlining inq.’s technological vision, implementing technology strategies, and ensuring that the technological resources are aligned with our business needs in all our regions.

Pramod has over 10 years experience in the field of Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, DevOps and Software Defined Networks. His experience spans pre-sales, product management, architecture, marketing and operations in the field of DevOps, Cloud and Software Defined Networking Technologies. He previously worked as a CTO for Criterion Networks, a SDN startup based out of Silicon Valley and prior to that was working as Lead for SDN in Reliance Jio .

Pramod specializes in building innovative, disruptive solutions and products and taking them to market.

Pramod has a Masters degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute.

Group Chief Operations Officer

Duncan Pie

As the Group Chief Operating Officer of inq. Duncan is responsible for the operational oversight of the group's digital transformation strategy, end-end business process optimization to enable data-driven business operations and to define the Go-To-Market, sales and marketing strategy that will be implemented in all the inq. Businesses.

Duncan Pie is an experienced professional with over 24 years in Financial Services, IT and Telecoms covering Strategy, Product Development, Sales, People Management and Executive Management. Companies he has worked for include Microsoft, Botswana Telecoms and Dimension Data.

Duncan has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Botswana, a MDP from the University of Stellenbosch business school and attended an Executive Development Program from GIBS

Duncan is married and has two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys running, camping and photography.

Group Chief People Officer

Nanda Scott

As the Group Chief People Officer of inq. Nanda is responsible for all group strategic and operational human capital functions including group human capital strategy, oversight of the human capital functions in the corporate office and in each region.

Nanda has over 20 years of experience as a human capital and business executive in Africa and globally. In this time she has developed experience managing multi-country teams across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Nanda has held multiple leadership positions in firms spanning multiple industries from Tech, Investment Holdco’s, Media, Telcos, Construction and Property & Legal.

Nanda has a Masters in HR and Development specialising in Culture / Change Management and Diversity / Equality from the University of Westminster.

Regions

Malawi

Blantyre
Lilongwe
Mzuzu
Website

Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan
Website

Nigeria

Lagos
Abuja
Port Harcourt
Kano
Ibadan
Website

South Africa

Johannesburg
Website

Zambia

Lusaka
Kitwe
Website

Botswana

Gaborone
Website

Cameroon

Douala
Yaounde
Website

Additional Regions

Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Congo, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Central African Republic, Chad, Togo Equatorial Guinea, Benin, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini

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