Today I sat down with trend analyst Dion Chang from Flux Trends.
I asked him 5 questions.
How far away are we from Free WiFi across Africa?
It's become such a commodity. Profit is quite narrow in this medium. When we see the benefit of it in countries GDP then maybe we can see it happening.
What social media trends do you see for 2015 and into the future?
Social Media Commerce. We are at a tipping point. It's the next step of shopping. It's going to integrate into our lifestyles.
How do you see wearables and Google Glass?
I am disappointed in Google Glass.
Wearables are in a fitness phase at the moment. I think wearables are going to disrupt the healthcare industry.
What does Flux Trends do?
We are a trends analysis company. We look at the consumer mindset and we look at trends as a business strategy. We are very much interested in disruptive technology.
Which South African Brands are doing well on Social Media?
Mr Price does it really well. They speak to their target market well.
Spree is killing it. They are also doing very well.
You can find Dion Chang on Twitter @dionchang
Interview by Fred Felton
Fred Felton was a guest of MWEB WiFi at their #TheFutureOfWiFi Luncheon.
Find out about their WiFi here: http://www.mweb.co.za/MwebWiFi/AboutMwebWiFi.aspx