Soweto Innovation Week coming soon

Soweto Innovation WeekJohannesburg’s south western township, Soweto, will host its first ever technology and digital conference this April.

Soweto Innovation Week 2015 will take place at the Soweto Theatre April 8th to 10th. The inaugural conference is expected to attract over 400 technology and digital professionals, leaders, startups and corporates.

The 3 day conference is a collaboration between the Internet Society Gauteng Chapter and  iAfrikan in partnership with local non-profit organisation Soweto Wireless User Group.

Each day of the event will have a different theme with various speakers and events:

Day 1 – Internet Governance

Day 2 – Technology for Economic Development

Day 3 – Digital Broadcasting

Soweto Innovation Week 2015 will serve as a platform for an exciting new generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers and leaders at the cross section of technology and innovation.

“The innovation economy in the South Africa has emerged as one of the leading drivers for job creation, wealth creation and overall economic productivity. In order for South Africa to remain a leader in the global economy it is critical that all of its citizens are effectively positioned to compete and profit, Gabriel Ramokotjo, President of Internet Society Gauteng Chapter tells

Historically disadvantaged communities, the youth and women are not participating in the technology industry at anywhere near the levels of other South African communities” he added.

Registration to attend the event will open in the first week of March. To find out more click here

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