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.

Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi (@amamambabazi on Twitter) is one of the few government officials in Uganda utilizing Twitter to engage with the people, and has close to 6000 followers, making him the most followed official in the current government. This interview was first published in PC Tech's print edition on September 2012,...

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.

PC Tech Magazine's Facebook Group celebrated 200 members with an interview with Martin Gicheru, who was the 200th member of the group. Albert Mucunguzi conducted an email interview, and below are Gicheru's answers.


Martin GicheruWho is Martin Gicheru?

Martin Gicheru is a web developer with Infoken Solutions, and a blogger at Techweez.com. I have grown a passion for developing using CMSes like Wordpress, Joomla, Magento and Drupal. At Techweez, which I started, I cover mobile reviews, tech events and sometimes take time to research the tech industry and write opinion analysis. A few months ago I was employed as IT admin in a Real Estate firm in Nairobi, decided to get dynamic, now I have full hands.

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.

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?

 

Maurice KiryaInfluenced by the beauty and unique spirit of his home, Uganda, Maurice Kirya’s music is an uncommon blend of soul, Afro, and R&B which he prefers to call ‘Mwooyo’ which means ‘soul.’ At an early age, Maurice’s mother would gather all of her children around the fire and teach them how to sing. Maurice started singing professionally at age 15, recording with popular Ugandan gospel, rap, and jazz artists Maurice has performed throughout Africa, and was the 2007 best R&B artist winner of the Pearl of African Music Awards in Uganda. Interview by Evelyn Namara

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.