Africa mobile telecommunication giant, MTN, is supporting Tech4Africa as its platinum sponsor for this year’s Tech4Africa conference.
The Tech4Africa conference which will take place from October 31 – November 1 at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre with the theme: “Unlocking the next billion consumers”; is a premier event for mobile, web and emerging technology that puts Africa in a global context while incorporating international lessons into African opportunities.
According to Executive for MTN Group Corporate Affairs, Rich Mkhondo, “MTN stands for innovation and customer experience, and we see a strong alignment with Tech4Africa, which is bringing new ideas to the technology ecosystem.”
“MTN identifies with Tech4Africa’s vision that ‘technology can be a catalyst to economic and social change in Africa’. Through its various products and service offerings, MTN has been a catalyst for social and economic development on the continent,” he said.
The Tech4Africa conference which is now in its third year will attract over 600 delegates from across Africa, including developers, project managers, company executives, digital marketers and the media including speakers from across Africa who will share their experience and expertise in mobile and content, the enterprise opportunities, entrepreneurship and financing, social business and innovation.
Some of the experts to be expected at the event include: Tom Rosamilia, vice-president of corporate strategy and GM of enterprise initiatives of IBM; Ralph Simon, founder and CEO of Mobilium; Alan Knott Craig Jnr, CEO of MXit; Emma Kaye, founder and CEO of Bozza; Verone Mankou, CEO of VMK (Congo); Desigan Chinniah, firestarter of Mozilla; Sim Shagaya, CEO of DealDey (Nigeria) and Claudia Fan Munce, MD of IBM Venture Capital Group.
Last year’s event featured Josh Spear, one of the youngest and most respected digital marketing strategists in the world, and Ghanaian technology entrepreneur, Herman Chinery-Hesse, aka ‘The Bill Gates of Africa’, who co-founded the million-dollar software company SOFTtribe.
Source: Ventures Africa