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

October 9th & 10th 2013, Johannesburg

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Tech expertise – from Digital Divide to Diepsloot

Here are four of the top speakers that will be presenting at Tech4Africa on Thursday, November 1st. Check out the rest of the speakers and buy your ticket now!

Amolo Ng’weno – Kenya @digdivdata

Having caught the computer bug at Harvard more than twenty years ago, Amolo has gone full circle, from co-founding Africa Online, East Africa’s first Internet provider, via the Trust for Rock Art, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and then back to tech as managing director of Digital Divide Data Kenya.

Digital Divide Data provides high-quality BPO services, employing young or disadvantaged people from Nairobi’s slums, giving them work, training and support in tertiary education. With offices in Asia (Cambodia and Laos), DDD Kenya opened its doors as a for-profit subsidiary of the US NGO in March 2011, now operating with more than 200 staff. It is also the first company in the region to be certified by Google to offer advisory and technical services for AdWords.

DDD Kenya is proof that business and social impact can go hand in hand. Shake hands with Amolo at Tech4Africa, one of Africa’s leading tech ladies.

Tom Rosemalia - USA

Having joined IBM in 1983, Tom is currently the vice president of Corporate Strategy and general manager of Enterprise Initiatives, responsible for the strategic direction of IBM’s future. His experience at IBM spans Power and zSystems, WebSphere, Industry Solutions, data management and the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory.

In his time at IBM the world of tech has gone through some substantial shifts – mainframe and legacy systems, digital music, mobile phones, the World Wide Web, Y2K, digital TV, open source, cloud computing…

If you want to understand how to lead constant innovation on a global scale, and direct that towards the opportunities in Africa – grab a coffee and don’t miss Tom’s keynote first thing at Tech4Africa on Thursday morning.

And be the first to see two local entrepreneurs you may have not heard of – yet!…

Kim Pilaelo @KP_SA

Kim founded DiepTweets to train young people from Diepsloot how to tweet. Companies get a service while the team gets employment, access to events they normally wouldn’t be able to attend, and a chance to learn about new things. DiepTweets will be doing its thing at Tech4Africa, a year on from its inception. So come wish our “Chief Twit” a happy anniversary and join the Diepsloot social media revolution!

Nadav Ossendryver @LatestKruger

Nadav was just 15 when he created, a website with 22,000 members reporting live sightings from Kruger via social media. Currently a Grade 10 student at King David Linksfield High School, Nadav is an Eco Ambassador for the EWT (Endangered Wildlife Trust), an "Online Honorary Ranger" by SANParks and is already a YouTube partner. As you can imagine, Nadav hopes to pursue a career in IT (or law), but also wants to own his own game reserve! Come and snap up some young talent – or get some tips on where to catch the best elephant sightings.

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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

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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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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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