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Tuesday, March 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lessons From Africa: Relationships Over Privacy?

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Africa is in the midst of a mobile revolution that is resulting in the unprecedented expansion of something Africans value most: relationships. This serves as a key innovation driver on a continent where mobile subscribers are predicted to hit one billion next year. The people of Africa embrace mobile technology to connect to communities, regions, countries and the world. This rapid ICT expansion has resulted in a “leapfrog” effect, resulting mobile technology innovation in critical sectors of the economy including banking, education, healthcare, agriculture, and community development. Local technology hubs spawn mobile applications and sharing of solutions as quickly as the technology allows. Join us to find out how, while the world debates technology, privacy and identity management issues, Africans are seizing opportunities to share, connect and enable communities through technology. Part of the IEEE Future Identity Series.

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Jessica Colaço

Director of Partnerships, Ushahidi iHub Nairobi AfriGadget
Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
ACC Room 6AB