Jack Ngare appointed CTO at Google Cloud

As CTO, the Kenyan Jack Ngare joins the office of the chief technology officer (CTO) of Google cloud. Google recently announced the upcoming opening in Nairobi of its first product development center in Africa. Since August 2019, Jack Ngare was the general manager of Microsoft Africa Development Centre (ADC), Microsoft’s first technology innovation center in […]

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Larbi Alaoui Belrhiti is the new CEO Of Jumia Express Logistics in Africa

Larbi Alaoui Belrhiti has been promoted CEO Of Jumia Express Logistics and will now oversee Jumia’s operations in Africa. Jumia, it is explained, has built over 10 years a unique logistics platform in Africa, offering efficient delivery services thanks to its “in-house” technology, its 700 partners and its strong physical presence (nearly 3,000 points of […]

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Forbes 2021 Next 1000: Janice Omadeke among young entrepreneurs who are “redefining the American dream”

The Forbes 2021 Next 1000 list, presented by Square, highlights 1,000 entrepreneurs announced each quarter in 250-person increments. Janice Omadeke,34, is featured on the Forbes 250 list of entrepreneurs released in December 2021.These inspiring small business leaders, many from diverse and underrepresented communities, says Forbes magazine, are redefining the American dream and what it means […]

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Digital Women’s Day: 8 African women innovators in the final of the “Margaret’s Award

Launched in 2013 by JFD (Digital Women’s Day), the “Margaret’s Award”, it is explained, rewards each year women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in Europe and Africa, whose projects and innovations respond to the major challenges of our society. The prize is named after Margaret Hamilton, director of the software engineering division that developed the embedded software […]

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James Manyika joins Google as Senior Vice President of Technology and Society

The position of Senior Vice President of Technology and Society at Google is a newly-created position. American citizen and native of Zimbabwe, James Manyika will report directly to the CEO of Alphabet, Sundar Pichai. James Manyika’s role works on “shaping and sharing” the company’s view on the way tech affects society, the economy and the […]

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Wangui Mbugua appointed General Manager of Uber Eats Kenya

The appointment of Wangui Mbugua, it is explained, is expected to take Uber Eats to an even higher growth trajectory. Wangui Mbugua’s responsibilities include continuing the growth of Uber’s delivery services in Kenya, where the new CEO says the increasing demand for a variety of delivery services indicates a trend that she expects to continue […]

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Marwa Abbas,the first woman to be appointed General Manager of IBM Egypt

Marwa Abbas, whose appointment was announced on Monday 17 January, succeeds Wael Abdoush, who has been appointed IBM’s general manager for the Gulf region, the Arab Mashreq and Pakistan. As general manager of IBM Egypt, Marwa Abbas will manage all business operations of the company, in addition to her technical role of driving business growth […]

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Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh appointed Microsoft’s Strategic Partnership Lead for Africa

Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, a native of Ghana, has been appointed head of strategic partnerships for Africa in Microsoft’s newly created Africa Transformation Office (ATO). Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh will be responsible for strategic partnerships with governments, financial institutions, telecom operators, multinationals and international organisations on the African continent. This is to fuel Africa’s transformation, increase growth and accelerate […]

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80 African Women Advancing Artificial Intelligence in Africa and around the World

Only 22% of artificial intelligence (AI) professionals worldwide are women, according to a recent World Economic Forum report on the global gender gap. Nevertheless, around the world, several African women are distinguishing themselves by using AI in different fields: medicine, agriculture, banking, education, telecommunications, etc. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the implementation of a number of […]

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USA: John O. Dabiri Named to Presidential Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Advisors

A native of Nigeria and an American citizen, John O. Dabiri is one of 30 prominent scientists in the field of science and technology appointed on September 22 by U.S. President Joe Biden as members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). A direct descendant of the Science Advisory Board created […]

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Amrote Abdella, new General Manager for Amazon Web Service in Sub-Saharan Africa

Amrote Abdella, an Ethiopian national, will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after serving as Africa Director for Microsoft’s “4Afrika” initiative, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the cloud computing platform for Amazon’s cloud services. AWS brings together more than 100 services in various categories such as cloud […]

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Wikimedia Foundation Appoints Maryana Iskander as Chief Executive Officer

the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation announced, on tuesday 14 september, the appointment of Maryana Iskander as the organization’s new CEO. She is a globally recognized social entrepreneur and an expert in building cross-sector partnerships that combine innovative technology with community-led solutions to close opportunity gaps. As CEO of Wikimedia Foundation, the global […]

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