Tech4Africa 2011 Conference to be held in Johannesburg

Tech4Africa 2011 Conference to be held in Johannesburg

Tech4Africa, a mobile, web and emerging technology conference that debuted last year is set to hold its second conference from 27 to 28 October 2011 at The Forum in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The conference aims to bring international experience and perspective to the African continent, while at the same time showcasing what Africans are doing with mobile, web, digital media and other emerging technologies.

“2010 saw the launch of Tech4Africa and we were met with overwhelming support from both the tech and business communities and our foundation partners, First National Bank and Internet Solutions,” said Gareth Knight, MD of Tech4Africa. “This year we’re delivering the same high standard of content and looking forward to bringing technologists together to look at what’s current now, with an emphasis on social media and how it’s relevant to digital marketing, mobile convergence, the growing cloud and the applications of BigData. We’re also focusing on great African technologists that really are leading the way.”

This year’s key note speakers include Josh Spear, a young, globally respected digital marketing strategist and Herman Chinery-Hesse, C.E.O. of SOFTtribe. A line-up of African and international thought leaders from  Amazon, HP, Johns Hopkins, Mozilla, SwiftRiver among others are also expected to feature at the conference.

“With Tech4Africa our simple aim is to congregate the best practitioners in Africa and the world to provide inspiration, guidance, case studies, success stories and ultimately experience, so that Africans don’t need to travel the world to gain this understanding and exposure,” Knight said.

Registration for the event is open and early bird tickets are available until 10th of June. For further information or to register, visit

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