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Girl Geek Kampala aims to encourage more young women to enter the technology sector.
The MPAYER product enables businesses to manage their financial and transaction systems more efficiently.
“It’s not about the platform but about how you use the platform that matters.”
“In the western world the rules have already been defined. Here it is a new territory and that is where the opportunity is.”
Mobile is a big opportunity for the advertising industry and it will transform how brands engage with consumers.
“When you are selling to consumers they don’t care what technology you use, they only care about what they can do with it.”
“Five months after the launch we got 14m people who had been invited by their friends to use the service.”
Cameroonian Olivier Madiba sees many growth opportunities for Africa’s gaming industry.
Tech giant Ericsson is seeing “phenomenal potential” in sub-Saharan Africa.
While technology can benefit business procedures, techie Lorenzo Boncompagni says companies need some convincing.
“The best startups tend to be foreigners who come in because they have toiled,” says tech fund boss.
What worked in Brazil, India or China will not necessarily work in Africa, says IBM East Africa head.
“We should really get to believe that we deserve better and then act upon it,” says IBM regional boss.
“Learn something and go with a big, open heart into it,” advises telecom boss.
US firm IBM grows business in East Africa as more companies and governments start using technology.