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iHub By Jessica Colaço / August 16, 2011

iHub Fireside Chat with Mary McDowell


Mary McDowell, Nokia’s Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones Division will be giving a talk on mobile innovation and the importance of Africa in Nokia’s strategy at the iHub Nairobi on the 23rd of August, 2011 from 5:30pm. She will be sharing her insights on Nokia’s vision of connecting the next billion consumers, which is a key pillar within Nokia’s renewed strategy and extends beyond mobile phones to building a vibrant ecosystem to bring relevant content and services to all consumers.

The talk will highlight Nokia’s ongoing commitment to Africa and to playing a key role in driving the continent’s development agenda by partnering and igniting the local ecosystem, including government, operators, content owners and developers to create locally relevant mobile solutions for all African consumers.

To attend this fireside chat, register here

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

  • Kagai Macharia at 08:03:06AM Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Looking forward to it.

  • Khalila at 12:58:43PM Monday, August 22, 2011

    Sounds like an exciting talk and possibilities to collaborate with companies that really work on creative mobile content

  • Carol Kariuki at 10:32:10AM Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    Can’t wait!!!!


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