African techie to represent continent in AllThingsD conference

Africa will be represented by Ugandan Asia Kamukama at the AllThingsD Conference in New York at the end of this month.

Dubbed ‘Dive Into Mobile’, the conference to be held on October 29 and 30 and will include a session to listen to what the world is doing in regards to innovation.

Economist Kamukama is the co-founder and country director for Maendeleo Foundation Uganda. She assisted in putting up solar powered computer classrooms to bring economic and educational benefits the community.

She is expected to contribute her knowledge and experience on how technology is positively affecting the society in Africa.

The organisers say: “Global Edition will focus on the ubiquity of mobile technologies and delve into how this mobile first revolution is reshaping the media, technology, communication and entertainment industries across the globe.”

They added that the “conference will also take a closer look at the latest developments in devices, networks and operating systems as well as what’s next on the horizon.”

Other voices across the globe wil include KK Mathai, a retired electronic engineer from India who has used Nokia Life software to get real-time crop prices and data for the weather to improve his farming, as well as Amin Manna and Yoval Yogev, both 17 years old, will represent the Middle East.

The Dive Into Mobile conference was last held in 2010 and attracted top executives of tech companies in the United States, including Andy Rubin, SVP, Mobile and Digital content at Google and Foursquare founderDennis Crowley. There were no representatives from Africa.

This year the conference will also attract prominent tech players such as Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.

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