March, 2014

  • Flying drones or more roads? What will connect more Africans?

    Posted Mar 17th, 2014 By in General With | Comments Off on Flying drones or more roads? What will connect more Africans?

    There’s an ongoing debate going on right now spawned by recent news that Facebook’s bid to buy a drone manufacturer has implications for the company’s goal of “connecting Africa”. Whether Facebook actually intends to pursue that goal or it’s just a ploy to keep the company’s investors happy, the idea that Africa’s future could be …

  • IBM Chief Research Scientist on Tech as enabler for Africanized solutions

    Posted Mar 5th, 2014 By in General With | Comments Off on IBM Chief Research Scientist on Tech as enabler for Africanized solutions

    Last year I met IBM research scientist Uyi Stewart at a Africa business and innovation conference at the NYU. After hearing him talk on a panel and a few short conversations I could tell that he was a man on a mission. At the time we connected Uyi was finalizing plans to leave his position …

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