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

October 9th & 10th 2013, Johannesburg

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Howzit, MTN backs Tech4Africa and a stellar lineup of content

We are delighted to announce that MTN is supporting Tech4Africa as a Platinum Sponsor for 2012. This year's event takes place from October 31 – November 1 at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre with the theme: "Unlocking the next billion consumers".

With 176 million subscribers across 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East, MTN is the leading telecommunications provider in emerging markets. Tech4Africa is the premier event for mobile, web and emerging technology, putting Africa in a global context and incorporating international lessons into African opportunity.

The conference will open on the morning of Thursday November 1st, an exciting day when speakers from across Africa bring their experience and expertise to bear in mobile and content, the enterprise opportunity, entrepreneurship and financing, social business and innovation.

MTN stands for innovation and customer experience, and we see a strong alignment with Tech4Africa, which is bringing new ideas to the technology ecosystem.” said Rich Mkhondo, Executive for MTN Group Corporate Affairs.

Introducing our awesome lineup of speakers

Wednesday, October 31:
Agile workshop – demonstrations, pair programming, continuous integration, test-driven development, problem-solving, illustration of real projects, facilitation
Ignite start-up pitching competition. Apply here
Social media marketing workshops – monetization, social, building on Mxit
Hackathon – Windows 8, Js/JQuery/Node,js, Hacking Android, PHP/Python/LAMP, Virtualisation/EC2/Scala/Hadoop

Thursday, November 1:
Opening with MTN
Tom Rosamilia, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and General Manager of Enterprise Initiatives at IBM
Ralph Simon, Founder & CEO, Mobilium Mobile device and content development
Alan Knott Craig Jnr, CEO, MXit
Emma Kaye, Founder & CEO, Bozza
Verone Mankou, CEO, VMK, Congo Around Africa
G+ Hangout with Tech Hubs around Africa
Desigan Chinniah, Firestarter at Mozilla
Neal Ford, Director & Meme Wrangler, Thoughtworks Enterprise Opportunity Across Africa
Amolo Ng’wena, Managing Director, Digital Divide Data, Kenya
Sim Shagaya, CEO, DealDey Nigeria
Jon Hoehler, Deloitte Digital Entrepreneurship and financing
Mbwana Alliy, Savannah Fund, CEO I/O Ventures
Nadav Ossendryver - founder of Latest Sightings
Ignite - Brett Commaille, CEO of AngelHub
Josh Adler
Kim Pilaelo, CEO, DiepTweets
Brett Loubser, Mobile Strategy Director, Blazingchilli
Claudia Fan Munce, Managing Director at IBM Venture Capital Group

After Party!

We look forward to seeing you at Tech4Africa 2012 at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Gauteng. Purchase a delegate ticket, register for a free media pass, or contact Zinnia Peens for group bookings.

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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Register to attend Tech4Africa.

Media should apply for a media pass by contacting us.

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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