Arthur Goldstuck

Arthur Goldstuck is an award-winning writer, author, analyst, speaker and technology commentator. He has given talks on the technology future to audiences globally, including the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and is current deputy president of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa.

He is author of 20 books, including South Africa’s all-time best-selling IT book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet published in 1995. The end of 2023 saw the release of his 20th book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AI. He is technology columnist and specialist tech writer for the Sunday Times, the largest newspaper in Africa, and editor-in-chief of South Africa’s oldest online consumer technology magazine, His weekly columns are the most widely syndicated technology columns in South Africa. He was named South Africa’s ICT Journalist of the year in the Electronic category in 2003, and has been a judge of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year awards since 2011.

Arthur provides an understanding of technology issues to media and businesses globally. He is regularly called upon by local and international media to provide commentary on technology news, trends and events and has appeared frequently on global TV channels like CNN, CGTV, and TRT, and local outlets like CNBC Africa, SABC TV, Newzroom Afrika, and eNCA.

He has received lifetime achievement awards in multiple sectors, including:

  • being elected to the Southern African Educators Hall of Fame in 2023, for his work in training and mentorship
  • being named by the global insights community Esomar to the Insights 250 honour roll of the world’s top innovators in market research, enterprise intelligence and data-driven marketing, in 2022
  • being elected to the Southern African Speakers Hall of Fame in 2021
  • the Distinguished Service in ICT Award from the Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa in 2013, for contributions to the industry spanning three decades

He is founder of Africa’s leading independent technology research organisation, with clients including many of the world’s major ICT and financial services brands. Among others, its ‘Cloud in Africa’ project won the Business-to-Business Marketing category in the 2019 Sabre Awards Africa.