Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 43 | Page 43

COUNTRY COUNTRY FOCUS: NAMIBIA FOCUS: Johann Joubert, CEO at Converge Solutions worldwide, including Johannesburg. The SAP Co-Innovation Lab creates a platform for local SAP partners and customers to minimise the risk associated with largescale innovation projects built on SAP technologies and solutions. According to Rudi de Louw, Head of the SAP Co-Innovation Lab at SAP Africa, the healthcare solution developed by Converge fills a very clear gap in the local healthcare industry’s Digital Transformation efforts. “Working with Johann and his team, we identified a clear opportunity to offer a fit-for-purpose solution for the African healthcare market, with an initial focus on South African organisations. “Thanks to the scalability of the solution through SAP’s infrastructure, and the Converge team’s expert knowledge of the African healthcare industry, it comes as no surprise to see Converge’s enhanced versions of the solution already being adopted by healthcare organisations in other African markets.” Joubert says healthcare is an inherently complex industry. “During the course of their stay, one patient may interact with multiple external healthcare professionals and/or entities, who deliver independent yet interrelated services to the patient,” he said. INTELLIGENTCIO 43