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Speakers Announced for Tech Demo Africa 2014

Speakers Announced for Tech Demo Africa 2014

David Visser, Chief Information Officer of Coca-Cola Southern Africa; Chose Choeu, Managing Director of Corporate Affairs for Eskom; and Frank Rizzo, Technology Sector Lead for KPMG in Africa are just some of the speakers who will all be captivating delegates with informative presentations. Among those who will be attending, Professor Ray Kekwaletswe from Wits University; Pieter […]

One of the key features of the African digital renaissance is that it is increasingly home grown. In other sectors of the African economy, such as mining or agribusiness, much of the know-how is imported and the wealth extracted. But Africa’s 700 million or so mobile subscribers use services that are provided locally, and they […]

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Technology Entrepreneurship as Panacea to Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

By Kenneth Omeruo I am of the opinion that perhaps the ugly, unfortunate and regrettable incident where many young Nigerians lost their lives in a stampede during the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise could have been avoided if the government had taken youth unemployment a bit more seriously and as a top priority over the years. […]

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Last week, senior executives and stakeholders from the mobile industry and development community joined us at the debut thought leadership event, Mobile for Development Summit, in Cape Town. Over the two days, attendees participated in morning plenary sessions focused on our four key themes, and afternoon breakout sessions focused on a variety of topics, such as African mobile […]

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On the 17th of July 2013 iHub Consulting in partnership with the African Management Initiative (AMI) held its first business management training targeting entrepreneurs. AMI is a pan-African organisation that offers high-quality, affordable, practical and locally relevant management education to managers and entrepreneurs across Africa – both online and offline. AMI courses cover issues that […]

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  Invitation to GSMA M4D Summit   We’re delighted to invite you to the GSMA Mobile for Development Summit, the debut of an annual thought leadership event, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, 11 – 12 November 2013. The two-day event will feature an engaging series of keynotes, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities to […]

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DEMO Africa is the flagship initiative of the Liberating Innovation in Opportunity Nations or LIONS@FRICA partnership, an innovative new partnership aimed at enhancing and deepening startup and innovation ecosystems of fast-growing African economies.LIONS@FRICA brings together the U.S. State Department, Microsoft, Nokia, InfoDEV, the African Development Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, DEMO, Startup Weekend, […]

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VENTURES AFRICA –Sub-Saharan Africa has witnessed dramatic growth in ICT access the past few years – and whilst being the fastest growing region for e-infrastructure development, lack of accurate knowledge on past and current development projects creates uncertainties that hamper the effectiveness of investments. Speaking to Ventures Africa, Louis Papaemmanuel, Director of the iMENTORS project, […]

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Taking up less than 15% of the industry, Women in Computing are a very rare species globally. In Africa, their numbers are dismal, and can sometimes be even dismissed to be irrelevant. But with projects such as M-Farm and initiatives such asAkira Chix and Girls on Map by Google showing tremendous input of women in computing to Africa’s […]

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Opportunities are opening to young people with high tech skills such as software engineering, design, and development. Many of these skills are being nurtured by Information Communication (ICT) hubs, where technology-oriented individuals gather and collaborate. An ICT hub is a space where technologists congregate to bounce ideas around, network, work, program and design. This is […]

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