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 ThoughtWorks CTO Rebecca Parsons

It's December already and we kicking it off with an interview with the Chief Technology Officer of Thoughtworks Dr Rebecca Parsons who was kind enough to have a chat with me...

Interview: Africa 118 CEO Shares Lessons For Running A Successful Startup

Last Month, Africa 118 launched  InfoMoby a business Directory for local business in Uganda. I had a chat with the CEO Mr. Ezana Raswork about why and how he started Africa 118...

Q&A: Outbox Hub’s Richard Zulu

Richard Zulu describes himself as a "start-up enthusiast, Tech rockstar, Developer Outreach, Internet and social media addict." He has a passion for "enabling individuals within the tech community turn their ideas and...

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...
Charles at a press conference launching BrainShare in Tanzania.

Interview: Charles Muhindo on bridging the digital divide in education with BrainShare

BrainShare, the educational service with over 80,000 active users in more than three countries was the winner of the “Best Education Application” category at the MTN Innovation Awards last month. BrainShare...
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Interview: Makerere’s Michael Niyitegeka

MichaelMichael is Head Corporate Relations Office at the College of Computing and Information Sciences of Makerere Univeristy. He holds an MBA from MsM and ESAMI Business School. He is an Adjunct Lecturer with the ESAMI Business School. As Head Corporate Relations Office, Michael is a consultant trainer in a wide-range of areas in the both business and IT but specifically he is passionate about digital/cyberspace branding and visibility, IT Strategy and Management and IT optimization. Michael has a passion for inspiring the youth to unleash their potential and currently runs life skills seminars for university students as part of his social responsibility. He spoke to PC Tech Magazine’s Albert  Mucunguzi, and below are the excerpts.

Q. Makerere University, especially the College of Computing and Information Sciences, over the past few years has been trying to integrate ICTs in its education system. What’s your take on the progress of the institution in that direction? What are the key challenges you have encountered in the process?

 

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Will Africa dominate in the global mobile market?

mineMobile price wars are a common feature in a highly competitive market. In such an environment, service innovation becomes the key enabler for differentiation and growth.

Africa’s service providers are taking advantage of advanced technology, new infrastructure and increased bandwidth to develop and offer customers differentiated and profitable new services.

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.

Interview: Yo-Uganda’s Gerald Begumisa On A Digital-Finance Revolution

Gerald Begumisa is the Managing Director of Yo-Uganda Limited. Whereas you may not have heard of them, you most certainly have used their products without knowing that you were. Yo! Payments gateway...

Interview: MTN’s Susan Kayemba on empowering youth with skills & opportunities

In the recent past there has been a lot of talk about innovation in Uganda, with several people asking tough questions, poking holes in strategies that many have come to believe...
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