Africa Tech Week: a fine mix of collaboration and celebration
Africa Tech Week aims to drive economic growth in Africa through digital transformation strategies and to create awareness around the Future of IT and the trends that are defining the new normal in 2021.
As we approach the coveted tech event of the year (5 & 6 May), excitement grows around this year’s list of phenomenal tech thought leaders and guest speakers. Africa Tech Week is the opportune time to foster fruitful connections, plan ahead for digital transformation efforts and inspire exponential growth in your business. This year’s line up includes a plethora of tech experts ready to share valuable industry insight, winning tips and nifty tech hacks.
Pioneering contributions to IT and Tech industries
Joining the summit as a celebrated keynote speaker, Dr Marian Croak – Vice President of Engineering for Google – will be tackling gender issues and inclusivity in tech as she leads a keynote address on Innovation and Women Empowerment.
Dr Marian Croak has made remarkable contributions to the field of unified voice and data communications. As a notable technovator and woman leader in the global digital landscape, Dr Croak is celebrated for her pioneering invention, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, which has made a significant impact on remote working strategies worldwide. Her research and communication breakthroughs have led to major enhancements for voice calling and text messaging.
Dr. Marian Croak’s contributions to VoIP technology has launched a billion dollar industry which leading companies, such as Google, Microsoft and Slack, have found to be most beneficial in the long run. Her inventions have also enabled many organisations to implement effective team communication strategies which empower employees worldwide.
Empowering Women in Tech
As she gears up to participate in this year’s Africa Tech Week Summit, Dr Croak will be zooming in on womens’ positioning in the IT and Tech environment, focusing on inclusivity and how we can work towards achieving diversity.
Key-points she’ll be addressing at this year’s event:
- A Google perspective on diversity and inclusion
- Closing the gender gap: adopting a mindset for future success
- Google’s ultimate goal for women in tech and innovation
Her keynote address is but one of the many eye-opening discussions that will be taking centre stage at Africa Tech Week 2021. This event will bring together the brightest, most innovative tech leaders and entrepreneurs for an EPIC 2-day virtual conference, providing insight into the different ways Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cryptocurrency, and IoT will affect the future of African Development.
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