Sunday 5PM Discovery Hall
Andrea Bohnstedt and Linet Kwamboka
Silicon Savannah: Celebration or Stereotype?
Kenya is being touted as the Silicon Savannah, with its technological innovations flaunted around the world. But is this technology relevant to Kenya’s problems, and why are we still talking about Mpesa and Ushahidi when we talk of innovation? Where are the fresh, exciting new innovations that are putting Kenya on the tech map… and what do we need to do to make the Silicon Savannah a reality? Andrea Bohnstedt is the Publisher of Africa Assets, a website on private equity and venture capital in Africa. Linet Kwamboka is a Software Engineer at Carnegie Mellon University.