Digital Africa, the Impact of Mobile, and Regulatory Issues: An AfricaCom Panel Debate
A top class panel of industry specialists discusses the impact of mobile connectivity and digital services on the the personal and business lives of Africans. Talking at the 20th anniversary launch of AfricaCom in July were: Toby Shapshak, Editor-in-Chief, Stuff Magazine; Gustav Praekelt, Founder & Chairman, Praekelt.org;
Manny Teixeira, Group Head of Digital Media and Services, MTN; Luke Mckend, Country Director, Google South Africa; Elizabeth Migwalla, Senior Director, Government Affairs Africa, Qualcomm; and Rapelang Rabana, Founder and CEO, Rekindle Learning. For more expert opinion, visit AfricaCom 2017:
Africa's digerati are set to converge on the annual AfricaCom event in Cape Town once again to figure out the continent's connected future, analyse the potential of 5G, identify how IoT and smart cities could play a role in Africa's digital development… and much more.
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