• Africa 2.0 panel at SXSW Interactive 2008

    Posted January 11, 2008 By in Business, Charity, Fashion, General, Music, Politics, Technology With | 6 Comments

    Africa 2.0 SXSWA few months ago I asked for votes for a panel idea I had proposed for the upcoming South by SouthWest (SXSW) Interactive Festival. Well I’m happy to announce that with the support of many bloggers and readers, the Africa 2.0 panel has been chosen as part of the schedule for the upcoming SXSW Festival. Taking place on March 9, 2008, the Africa 2.0 panel will bring together a group of African professionals who are all using technology in innovative ways. The panelists for what might be the only Africa-focused panel during the festival will be:
    • Erik Hersman (,
    • Uduak Oduok (
    • Nii Simmonds (Nubian Cheetah)
    • Chosan (Silverstreetz Entertainment)

    As the moderator, I will be leading a discussion on how technology is being used to affect change in Africa. The panelists will be discussing how technology factors into efforts in different industries including fashion, entertainment, finance, and marketing. For a perfect example of how technology can affect change in Africa, visit Ushahidi, a collaborative effort by African bloggers to report on the election-provoked crisis currently taking place in Kenya.

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  • Clyde Smith


    It’s looking like I won’t be able to make it at all. Have a great time!

  • Kofi

    Thanks Clyde.

  • David Reich

    Wish I could be there, but I’m sure you’ll do a great job.

  • bankelele

    great opportunity and hope the stage is set for more Africa collabo’s

  • Beve

    That’s it, I’m going! I’ve been meaing to go to SXSW for years. Now I actually have a great reason. And the panel looks good too. Hopefully I’ll be in the front row with my pen and pad.

    ~teacher’s pet

  • Ladybrille

    Kofi I am looking forward to this. Will also get this published on the Ladybrille blogazine and other social media soon!