2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Lessons From Africa: Relationships Over Privacy?

Tuesday, March 17
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 6AB
Austin Convention Center


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

Dir 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 the Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is...

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