It is funny that I have never heard about any of these "Great" Africans.]]>
To me a lot of Startups or personalities in the tech space now exist to be on lists or to simply to make enough noise so that they get an award then disappear into oblivion. I had this exact conversation with an incubator in Kenya who were concerned that because of the awards one of their porfolio companies won, they are no longer focussing on solving problems but basking in the limelight.
I think Erik Hersman is more African than anyone who ever doubts his "Africanness". He is one person I truly admire and for the first time I think CNN or any other have a list I somewhat believe in]]>
CNN said "African Voices has highlighted 10 leading tech voices from different African countries."
My question is: Which African country does Erik and Jon come from?]]>
He has contributed immensely to the technology scene in Africa. Some of us need a lot of growing up to do. It is not the color of our skin nor the place we were born that makes us part of an ecosystem. It is the impact we make in other peoples lives in that particular society that shapes our identity.]]>