Technology leaders across Africa gather on the 14th and 15th of February at the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali. With companies globally facing the challenge of a technical talent shortage, leaders will be tackling best practices in acquiring, managing and retaining software engineers.
In today’s fast-paced technological landscape, having the right technical talent is a necessity for companies to enable them to thrive in the current digital economy. However, as companies and their technological needs grow, many are facing the challenge of knowing how to hire and retain developers and engineers. Juxtaposed against the growing investment in African startups and the African ecosystem, the demand for developers and engineers positions Africa at the helm of innovation. The opportunities for investors, corporations, and technology enthusiasts are set to increase going into 2018.
The Africa Tech Summit “where African tech connects”, now in its 3rd year, seeks to bring together innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, software developers, policy makers and technology leaders to drive investment and businesses in Africa forward.
On Day 2, Wambui Kinya, Chief Strategy Officer from Andela, a company that helps companies build high performing engineering teams by pairing them talented software developers from Africa, will be participating in a panel discussion – ‘Tech Needs Talent’.
Wambui will be speaking alongside Stacey Ondimu, the Director of Operations at Moringa; Amy Robinson the Software Product Manager at Fenix International, a next-generation energy company based in Uganda; and Crystal Rugege, the Founding Director of Strategy & Operations at Carnegie Mellon University Africa based in Rwanda.
Moderated by Arielle Sandor, the CEO at Duma Works – a technology first recruiting service – this panel of technology business leaders will speak on their vision of tech talent in Africa as well as unpack the hallmarks of great engineering teams.
The Tech Needs Talent panel is all female and features high profile women who have made notable strides in their careers managing teams and currently in technology companies causing ripples across Africa.