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Monday, March 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Africa or Bust! Content, Monetization, Opportunity

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A huge opportunity exists for content creators, service providers, brands, and media companies on the continent. In Africa, more people than ever have access to the internet, to the tune of 140 million, but this only represents 13% of the population. By 2020, internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to reach 24.7%, outpacing internet penetration rates across the globe and representing a virtually untapped market with unlimited potential. Africans are using their newly acquired connectivity to engage each other, launch tech starts, develop apps, create content and organize grassroots movements. From mobile money to “smart’ water pumps that send SMS messages when they need repair, Africans are using the web to solve local problems and diversify their economies. This panel will look at the growth, size and characteristics of Africa’s internet market, analyze country specific trends, discuss the content being produced, and outline opportunities for collaboration &investment.
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Speakers
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Matthew Dawes

Founder & MDAll Amber
NJ

Nadeem Juma

ChairmanAIM Group
MK

Mark Kaigwa

PartnerAfrinnovator.com / Africandigitalart.com
FM

Fadzai Makanda

Biz Dev MgriROKO Partners
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Ngozi Odita

Founder / Creative DirectorSociety HAENgozi Odita is founder of Society HAE (SHAE) an online media site and production company that promotes emerging art and culture from a global perspective. Odita serves as SHAE’s Creative Director and Executive Producer. In the role of Creative... Read More →



Monday March 11, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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