Toby Shapshak’s speech on African innovation enlightens listeners on the impact that Africa is having on global technological development.
Shapshak was born in Johannesburg and was a former newspaper reporter and now works as a publisher and editor at Stuff Magazine; his work focuses on innovation and creating change, essentially the role that it plays in Africa.
In 2002, he won the top ICT journalist award, and in 2009 he was named M&G influential young South African. Along with working at Stuff, he is also a weekly technology columnist for The Times, focusing on technology trends and their impact.
Shapshak has been writing and speaking about innovation in Africa and technology for the past 15 years; he is now working on a book on how it has become innovation out of necessity in Africa.
After listening to Toby Shapshak give a speech about African innovation, you orientation about taking notice of the possibilities and opportunities Africa has to offer will for sure change. From paperless money to innovations inspired by toys, Africa’s innovation is fueled by the need to solve real problems by focusing on home grown solutions.
Toby wants you to start taking Africa seriously.