Event dates: 13-16 Nov
Exhibition Opening Dates: 14 - 16 Nov,
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
Female Innovator of the Year
It's time to celebrate female achievement and contribution to technology, media & telecoms this year. This award will recognise the outstanding achievements of women who are playing a crucial role in African technology and telecommunications.
DISCOVER THE FINALISTS
Voting is now closed, best of luck to our finalists!
The winners will be unveiled at the exclusive drinks reception, taking place on Wednesday 9 November from 6-8pm at the CTICC.
Rutendo Mugadza-Mugwagwa, Zimbabwe Innovation & Legal-Tech Association
Rutendo Mugadza-Mugwagwa is the Founder/CEO of Zimbabwe Innovation & Legal-Tech Association, an Association established to inform and educate lawyers about the unique legal issues arising from the evolution, production, marketing, acquisition, data usage and communications technology whilst enhancing collaboration between law firms, technology companies and communities.
Rutendo Mugadza-Mugwagwa is a registered legal Practitioner and Intellectual Property and Technology Law expert. She focuses on Trademark, patent and copyright registration, drafting of Intellectual Property Policies and extensively focuses on training and education SME'S, government parastatals and corporate companies on Intellectual Property.
Oladiwura Oladepo, Tech4Dev
Oladiwura Oladepo is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Tech4Dev, a Nigerian-based nonprofit social enterprise that she and her husband, Joel Ogunsola, co-founded to empower African communities with digital skills. The organisation creates access to decent work and entrepreneurship opportunities and platforms for Africans through digital skills empowerment and advocacy.
She is also an Official Member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, and a Jacobs Social Entrepreneur Fellow at Jabobs Foundation.
Chineme Onuoha Areola, Broadbased Communications Ltd
Chineme Oladapo-Areola is a Senior business executive with more than 16 years of experience in Account Management, solution selling, business development, client engagement, churn management and retention and currently works with Broadbased Communications Limited Nigeria as General Manager- Business Development.
She is vastly experienced in the Telecommunications Sales space managing multiple high-value accounts, increasing sales and revenue, developing client on-boarding processes, and organizing various professional events and meetups both Local and international.
One with keen interest in innovative ways of doing business, she currently champions her company’s “open access model” - a non-compete infrastructure collocation and collaboration model that allows Telecom service providers to mutually leverage on existing infrastructure to provide cheaper and more effective services to customers.
She has a track record of developing win-win telecom solution/business models leveraging on her experience and expertise in the industry and also now mentors budding and aspiring sales executives willing and ready to take up the challenge