SmartWage appoints Thamsanqa Moyo as its new CTO


Thamsanqa Moyo has been named CTO of SmartWage, a WhatsApp-based HR and communications platform for deskless employees.

Thamsanqa Moyo has been appointed CTO at SmartWage. He was previously the CTO of WPP Scangroup, a Pan-African creative transformation agency. Thamsanqa graduated from Rhodes University with a BSc in information systems, a BSc (Hons) in computer science, and a master’s degree in computer science.

“I’m excited by the massive opportunity SmartWage has in the South African market, and the fact that I get to continuously work with an exceptional team to deliver value to millions of people,” says Thamsanqa.

“Throughout my years of experience in building products, my main lesson has been that empathetic listening is the key to understanding customers. If you don’t listen first, you’ll end up building a fancy product that no one will use. That’s what we did for our payslips feature – we started by listening to our current and potential clients. What we found was that printing and delivering payslips was an overarching pain point for employers in South Africa. So, we built our WhatsApp-based password-protected payslip feature, and we wouldn’t have done this had we not listened first.”

“As we move forward on our rapid growth trajectory, we are incredibly excited to welcome Thams to the CTO role. He has an impressive track record of success and is, without a doubt, the exceptional leader and technologist we need to advance our exciting and ambitious growth plans moving forward,” says Simon Ellis, CEO and co-founder of SmartWage.

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