Interviews

Interviews

Up-close and personal with the people that are making things happen in the Tech world. We've talked to Executives from all sizes of companies; from SMEs all the way to large corporations like MTN and Microsoft.

Interview With AFRIGAL Tech Winners Of The 2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup Visual Studio Online...

AfriGal Tech from Uganda recently took part in the Microsoft Imagine Cup world finals in Seattle, Washington, USA held in August 2014 together with other young techies from across the world...

Interview: Lyndsay Handler, MTN Innovation Awards’ Outstanding Woman in Innovation

Lyndsay Handler, the Managing Director at Fenix International was recognized at the inaugural MTN Innovation Awards as the “Outstanding Woman in Innovation”.  Lyndsay has won other awards and been recognized for her...
Hon. Maj. (Rtd) Dr Jessica Alupo Rose Epel (MP) Minister of Education, Science, Technology & Sports at the Innovation Africa Summit last year. Photo Credit: The Brain Network

Ministry of Education Comments on Innovation Africa Summit & ICT Education

Uganda’s Assistant Commissioner of the Communications and Information Management Unit from the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports, Mr. Patrick Muinda, answered a few questions about the upcoming Innovation Africa...

Uganda is Ready for New Mobile Innovations – Kaymu Country Manager

With the MTN App Challenge now completed and winners preparing to launch their solutions into the market, PC Tech's Nicholas Kamanzi, whose app Yoza was the overall winner had a chat...

Interview: Tech incubation spaces are just one piece of the ecosystem – Richard Zulu

Richard Zulu the founder of Outbox Hub is a tech specialist with 6 years of experience building and managing the developer and startup ecosystem, and counts a Google student Ambassadorship among...

Uganda’s tech industry needs less of the same, says expert

Uganda’s technology environment has improved with the establishment of innovation spaces like Appfrica Labs and Hive Colab, both situated in the capital Kampala, coupled with startup events and corporate sponsored training...
pay

Q&A: How to build Africa’s online media empire?

payQuirk, Africa’s digital marketing agency yesterday released its 4th edition eMarketing textbook.

ITNewsAfrica interviewed Rob Stokes, Quirk Group CEO to find out why the book is an essential guide for building Africa’s online media empire.

A Close Chat With Enyo Kumahor: ThoughtWorks’ Regional MD

Thoughtworks will be holding it's Second Annual Agile Africa Conference this Month on 11th and 12th in South Africa and like some of you, I will not be able to attend...
Mr. Paul Bwiso, CEO of Uganda Securities Exhange at the official launch of the Automated Trading System

Interview with Uganda Securities Exchange CEO, Paul Bwiso

On 1st September, 2015, the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) officially launched the Automated Trading System that had been in place since July 22nd 2015, putting an end to the old-fashioned open...
Dr. Longe Olumide

Cybercrime in Sub-Saharan Africa: Interview with Dr. Longe Olumide

Dr. Longe spoke to the African Journal of Development Informatics & Policy about the forms, casuality, and mitigation of Cybercrime in sub-saharan Africa. Below are the excerpts by PC Tech's International Editor, Dr. Richard Boateng. This interview was first published in the February 2011 Issue of PC Tech Magazine.

Dr. Longe OlumideQ. Tell us little about yourself and some of the interesting projects you are currently working on.

A. I am one scholar who is committed to the advancement of knowledge and research frontiers in Africa. I believe we don’t have the luxury to sit down and fold our hands while waiting for national development to come. I also believe we have the human and material resources in Africa to get us to our desired destination in terms for growth and development. I am interested in any form of activities that will make the African dream come true. Presently, my focus is on cyber security and other allied research.

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