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Be part of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Africa Technology Entrepreneur Panel Discussion in Durban, South Africa.

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 ICANN  as part of its upcoming ICANN-47 meeting in Durban, South Africa from 14-18 July 2013 plans to adopt a new approach to its International Meetings commencing in Durban, by having themes and adding sessions designed to engage local and international participants in new ways.

The theme chosen for the Durban meeting is Africa Untethered – The Era of Digital Africa.

There will be two sessions on Wednesday July 16th related to this theme.

These will be:

1. The rise of the African Internet Entrepreneur

This session will showcase the role that African Internet entrepreneurs have played in transforming economies across the continent, from mobile payment and currency solutions to agricultural market information and healthcare and education solutions. It will also explore key trends, challenges and successes associated with Internet entrepreneurship in Africa.

The session will end with facilitated audience participation and open Q&A.

2. New behaviors (Africa’s lessons for the world)

This panel discussion will build on the first session and focus specifically on the new behaviors that are emerging across Africa from

internet innovation and internet enabled devices with positive impact on cultures, societies and economies.  It will consider the learning from those new behaviors, and the possible future implications, for the continent, other developing markets, and indeed the world at large.

During this discussion, we’d like to highlight examples of changed behaviour brought through Internet Innovation that have had significant social and economic impacts in Africa. Focus would be given particularly to the impact of the mobile Internet.

Candidates are particularly being sought after for the 2nd theme: New behaviors (Africa’s lessons for the world)

 If you are an entrepreneur or know someone who is and is from Africa then kindly ask them to fill out this form:  by close of day (17:00 UTC) today 3rd July 2013 to be given the opportunity to participate in the event and share their innovations with the world.

Note:Accommodation, visa costs, travel costs and living expenses for the period in Durban will be taken care of by ICANN.

Goodluck!

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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