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October 10th 2013:Poverty Eradication? There is an App for that!

When it comes to mobile phone usage in Africa, the numbers don’t lie. From the cities to the remote villages, Africans are wired in millions. Can this trend translate to economic growth? Can mobile technology solve more pressing problems beyond talking and browsing the web? Join me as my powerful guests and I explore the amazing things happening in the mobile technology realm as far as Africa is concerned. You will be inspired to Impact Africa.

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Claude Grunitzky

Claude Grunitzky (Chairman, TRUE) An MIT Sloan Fellow raised in Lomé, Togo, Washington, DC, Paris and London, Claude speaks 6 languages and carries 3 passports. Claude has created groundbreaking international exhibitions in such major museums as MUSA in Vienna, written for such leading newspapers as The Guardian and co-produced a documentary for the BBC. Claude is the author of the book: “Transculturalism: How the world is coming together.”
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David Ly

David Ly (Mobile Director, TRUE) David performed research, consulting and entrepreneurial work in the field of telecommunications in Africa for Intel, Kenya’s leading mobile applications company VirtualCity, and for Moov, Togo’s largest privately-owned telecom operator. David holds an engineering degree from Telecom ParisTech, and an MBA from MIT. David has received fellowships and grants from MIT, the Legatum Center, Intel and the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, of which he is now a board member. David is fluent in French and English and carries both French and Senegalese passports.
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Jon Gosier

Jon Gosier (CEO of D8A) Jon is a globally the co-founder of AfriLabs, HiveColab and Abayima. He has held executive leadership roles at other tech for development organization's Ushahidi and QuestionBox. In 2008 he founded Appfrica, one of Africa’s leading consultancies to help technology and media companies enter African consumer markets. In 2009 Jon spoke at TED in Oxford, UK about his work connecting rural African villages to the internet through a call center and light infrastructure.
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