Tech4Africa is the premier mobile, web & emerging tech event in Africa.

October 9th & 10th 2013, Johannesburg

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Speaker Line-up & Sponsors for 2012

- MTN, IBM, ThoughtWorks sponsor main agenda
- InMobi, DMMA, AngelHub on board to run subject matter workshops
- Google partners with pan-African Hub Hangout

This year's theme is "Unlocking the next billion consumers", with sessions on mobile & content, the enterprise opportunity, entrepreneurship & financing, social business & innovation.

We’re delighted to have our headline sponsors on board: MTN, IBM and Thoughtworks, but you'll be hearing from additional experts and thought leaders over the two days!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Tech4Africa 2012 at the Indaba Hotel! More information on the schedule.

Wednesday Oct 31 opens with a Developer Day & Hackathon and over 15 tech sessions:

ThoughtWorks has partnered with Tech4Africa to run a full day on Agile Development, with expert Neal Ford from the US leading the workshop.

AngelHub will again be bringing Ignite to Tech4Africa with a start-up workshop and pitching competition.

Social media practitioners and marketers should come along to hear from InMobi and experts from the Digital Mobile Marketing Association

We’ll also have a room full of desirable devs, focussing on: EC2 / Scala / Hadoop, Virtualisation for Haxors, PHP/Python/LAMP, Ruby On Rails, Opscode Chef, and of course Android.

More information on the schedule.

Thursday Nov 1 offers over 20 punchy talks and open discussions:

Tom Rosamilia, Vice-President of Corporate Strategy and General Manager of Enterprise Initiatives at IBM
Ralph Simon, Founder & CEO of Mobilium
Amolo Ng'weno, MD of Digital Divie Data Kenya
Verone Mankou, CEO of VMK in Congo
Mbwana Alliy, Founder & Managing Partner, Savannah Fund
Brett Loubser, Mobile Strategy Director of BlazingChilli
Emma Kaye, CEO of Bozza
Josh Adler

And don’t forget, Google’s Brett St. Clair, Head of New Products for Google SSA, will introduce a pan-African panel in the first Tech4Africa G+ Hangout, while Claudia Fan Munce, Managing Director at IBM Venture Capital Group, will introduce the Global Entrepreneurship Programme and award winners.

Tech4Africa is just six weeks away, registrations are open and the Early Bird tickets are Sold Out, so please don't miss the tech event of the year!

Get your tickets

Tickets are selling fast, and still 8 days to go! Tickets are priced as follows:~

Developer Hackathon only: R1,000 ex VAT
Standard Registration: R1,800 ex VAT

Don't miss out on the coolest tech event of the year, for the price of two rounds of golf, or a hairdo and pair of shoes! Grab your tickets now!

Planning travel / Pitch @ Ignite / Have your say

Travel Startups Vote
Flying to Johannesburg? We've created an accomodation guide, including details on rooms available. Startups from around Africa can register for startup pitching competition. All details are on our Ignite page. For the first time you can have your say for Tech4Africa using our feedback platform. To find out more, visit our voting page.

Who goes to Tech4Africa?

Account Manager, Africa correspondent, BDFM Online Editor, Blogger, Campaign Manager, CEO, Chairman, Chief Sales and Marketing Office, Co-founder, Communications Officer, COO, CTO, Corporate Communication Specialist, Customer Experience Lead, Developer, Digital Brand Manager, Digital Platforms Manager, Editor-in-chief, Enterprise Architect, Executive Editor, Founder, Group CEO, Group Communications Manager, Hacker, Head of Analytics, Optimisation and Usability, Head of Digital Communications, Head of Digital Media and Marketing, Head of Engage, Head of Optimise, Head of PR and Communications, Head of Social Media, Head of Technical Operations, Head of Technology, Head: Digital Marketing Campaigns, Head: Digital Presence, Head: Product Development & Portals, Managing Director, Managing Editor, Managing Partner, Marketing & Commercial Manager, Marketing & Sales Manager, Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, MD, Online Manager, Operations Manager, Owner, Partner, Product Development Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Researcher, Sales Director, Senior Business Analyst, Senior Manager: Strategic Contract R&D, Social media evangelist, Software Engineer, Technology Solutions Manager, Surveys Editor, Systems & Devices Manager, Talent Development, Technical Director, Technical Evangelist, Technology Editor, Technology Strategy, Usability expert, User Interface developer, Writer

Find out more about Tech4Africa.

Quotes from previous attendees:

@rudshep: Really an awesome day at Tech4Africa conference. This level of energy and optimism I have not seen anywhere else. SA Tech Rocks!

@ShawnGraaff: @Tech4Africa has reached out to over 150 cities, mostly main cities in Africa, this is how you empower and innovate a continent #T4A

@liambeeton: We have come to the end of @Tech4Africa #T4A. I really enjoyed myself, met some great people and am taking so much info away.

@imel: @Tech4Africa great being here, fantastic optimism in the air #t4a

@glenbvuma: Made the right choice by attending @Tech4Africa instead of marching with Malema. Really learning a lot from the guys. #T4A

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Partner opportunities: We've worked with incredible companies in previous years. Will you join us this year? Find out more, or download the prospectus.

History of Tech4Africa: Did you know that Tech4Africa was first conceived in 2006, launched in 2010 and is now in it's 4th year? Read more about our history.

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