The premier African technology event for everyone interested in technology in Africa
First day is for deep dive technical sessions, hands-on workshops and subject matter sessions. The second day is for higher level talks, demo’s and inspiration, followed by post-event party & drinks.
Don’t miss out on the technology event of the year!
- Developer sessions
- wordpress sessions
- Cloud sessions
- Agile sessions
- In-depth Workshops
- #Hackathon room
- Panel & solo Sessions room
- Students maker room
- Women in Tech room
- Entrepreneur Bootcamp
- Ignite preparation & finalists selection
- How I #Failed sessions
- IBM SmartCamp preparation & finalists selection
- Software product demos
- International & African speakers & keynotes
- Pan-African hangouts
- IBM SmartCamp pitches
- Ignite pitches
- FREE 30 minute subject matter expert information sessions & networking
- Bits & Bytes networking session
- Tech in Education sessions
- Tech in Government sessions
- Tech for Good sessions
- Enterprise software product demos
- Afterparty with FREE beer
Bring your own laptop. Wifi provided.
Tech4Africa is the premier mobile, web and emerging technology event in Africa
If you need to convince your boss why you should get a ticket to Tech4Africa, we’re here to help! Better still, bring your boss along.
Whether you’re a technologist, a project manager, a business person wanting to understand how the web and mobile is relevant to the enterprise, an entrepreneur interested in learning more about venture funding or a developer simply wanting to geek out and learn more from the best technical people around, here is how you can benefit from attending Tech4Africa:
Top-value tickets you can’t get anywhere else
We’ve worked really hard over the years to bring the ticket price down to a level affordable for everyone, to ensure that everyone who wants to be at Tech4Africa can be there. For two days of excellent content, our ticket price represents great value for money.
2 Full days, with 5 tracks, plenty exhibitors and all the latest emerging technology
With 2 full days containing over 60 sessions, Tech4Africa is the place to be if you’re working in technology today. It offers in depth technical and business content, networking on steroids, inspiration, and an approach you won’t find anywhere else.
We don’t like suits and ties, there are no plenaries, committees and chairpeople. We focus on great content and value for all who attend, free wifi, coffee all day, fun at night, and an electric atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else.
New networks and old friends
Meet international speakers from leading technology companies which you won’t find anywhere else in Africa.
Network and find potential new partners or clients, people or collaborators.
Typically you’d meet a range of people you’d expect to find in technology today, including:
Account Manager, Africa correspondent, BDFM Online Editor, Blogger, Campaign Manager, CEO, Chairman, Chief Sales and Marketing Office, Co-founder, Communications Officer, COO, CTO, Corporate Communication Specialist, Customer Experience Lead, Developer, Digital Brand Manager, Digital Platforms Manager, Editor-in-chief, Enterprise Architect, Executive Editor, Founder, Group CEO, Group Communications Manager, Hacker, Head of Analytics, Optimisation and Usability, Head of Digital Communications, Head of Digital Media and Marketing, Head of Engage, Head of Optimise, Head of PR and Communications, Head of Social Media, Head of Technical Operations, Head of Technology, Head: Digital Marketing Campaigns, Head: Digital Presence, Head: Product Development & Portals, Managing Director, Managing Editor, Managing Partner, Marketing & Commercial Manager, Marketing & Sales Manager, Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, MD, Online Manager, Operations Manager, Owner, Partner, Product Development Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Researcher, Sales Director, Senior Business Analyst, Senior Manager: Strategic Contract R&D, Social media evangelist, Software Engineer, Technology Solutions Manager, Surveys Editor, Systems & Devices Manager, Talent Development, Technical Director, Technical Evangelist, Technology Editor, Technology Strategy, Usability expert, User Interface developer, Writer.
Delegates come from all over Africa, and indeed we have hosted delegates from around the world and from a range of companies, including:
Apple, AquaOnline, Avusa Media LIVE, Bid Or Buy, Bizcommunity, Brandsh, British Council, CanonEC, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Carte Blanche, Cerebra, Damelin, Derivco Pty, Destiny Airways, DSTV Online, eTV, Eurocom, Financial Mail, Finweek, FNB, Google, Gordon Institute of Business Science, Hasso Plattner Ventures, Hewlett-Packard, HTC, Hi-Fi Corporation, Hollard, IBM, IDC, Internet Solutions, Investec, ITWeb Brainstorm, Mail & Guardian, Media24.com, Microsoft South Africa, MIH Internet Africa eCommerce, Mozilla Corporation, MTN Business, Multichoice DSTV, New York University Tisch School, Old Mutual, Quirk emarketing, Realmdigital, Remgro, RSA Web, Saatchi & Saatchi AtPlay, Samsung, Shuttleworth Foundation, South African Theological Seminary, Standard Bank, Stuff Magazine, SuperSport International, Talk Radio 702, The Guardian, TBWA, VeriSign, VMWARE, Vodacom Group, Vodacom, Woolworths.
Tech4Africa aims to create an informal environment for learning, networking and interaction, so that delegates are inspired to innovate and build the next set of technology products that will unlock the next billion consumers.
Expand your African horizons
You can be the one your company turns to when they want to find out what is happening in the tech landscape beyond the Limpopo and the desktop. Hear from speakers around Africa speaking about what is relevant to them, listen to people from the key tech hubs from around the continent, including Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria, Accra, Malawi, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia, Liberia, Tanzania and Egypt.
Spot the next Bill Gates
Ignite returns with a pitch-coaching workshop and open discussion forum for qualifying start-ups with top mentors, including AngelHub and mentors from the IBM SmartCamp Team. Enter now! The top start-up pitches will present to the whole audience in a live pitch competition on Thursday! Pick your winner and maybe you can be the first to spot Africa’s next top entrepreneur and tech rockstar.
Skill up And hack On
Put on your comfiest clothes, get a good night’s sleep, pack your laptop and come see what we have on offer at the dedicated Developer Day, which is for developers by developers, covering as much of the current popular tech stacks as we can find speakers and fit into one day.
Learn about new technology, hack away at the Jozi Hub table, find out more about 3-D printing, watch and learn from live tech demonstrations and workshops, and most importantly spend time with your peers. Find out more at the schedule.
Get global perspective for the African context
Tech4Africa is the first mobile, web and emerging technology conference of it’s kind in Africa. We bring together internationally respected speakers and practitioners who are building technology as we know it, with leading Africans who are themselves paving the way forward.
Placing greatest emphasis on learning, interaction, engagement and discussion, we want the conference to be a place for new ideas and to encourage people to make and change things.
An un-official entry into the top reasons to come to Tech4Africa… Stick around after Thursday’s conference for some drinks and nibbles at the official Tech4Africa after-party. Time to digest all the ideas and share a beer with the people you’ve met. You know you want to!