What is Opportunity Tracker?

When this was first mentioned to me I was like this must be something that measures the available opportunities on the market over the available seekers for them and gives a ratio for it. For who is nowadays journeying on conversions and their impact mainly in my digital marketing work, this was the best-fit answer…

Curated Online Stories about the Africa Block-Chain Conference held in Uganda

Last week on 23rd and 24th May, the Blockchain Association of Uganda with support from the Government of Uganda hosted the Africa Blockchain Conference at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The conference was held under the theme “The role of Blockchain Technology in Africa’s transformation”. The Africa Blockchain Conference aimed at spurring engagement from both the public and…

#PkTechWeekly: Startup Culture Healthy, Digitize Water Infrastructure, Tackling Counterfeit Drugs With MFeyti, #DigiHackAfrica2018,

Tackling Counterfeit Drugs With MFeyti According to Solomon Opio, Capacity Development Lead, Outbox Hub, Mfeyti is a web and mobile-based platform for users to verify the authenticity of drugs/medications given to them. The developers boast of having an artificial intelligence chatbot that guides on how to stay away from counterfeit like the hepatitis B vaccines now causing a storm in…

#PKTechWeekly Huawei Seed for the Future Program, Rate African Startups to Facebook and Google, ZTE and MTN partner to manage 5G in Africa,

Huawei Seed for the Future Program Huawei Seeds for the Future program is a global program that was launched in 2008 with the  purpose of seeking out collaborations with local governments, higher education institutes, and other organizations that can select top university students and young government officials working in ICT-related departments; to be offered a…

#PKTechWeekly: Insurance and Tech, #Swarm17 starts Tomorrow, Fundi Bots Week, Bitcoin Now At $12000, Innovation Exhibition on “Ending Violence against Women and Girls”

Africa insurers must leverage on new technologies to remain relevant MANAGING Director of Africa Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re), Mr Corneille Karekezi has advised the continent’s insurance industry to leverage on the current technology revolution in order to remain relevant. Speaking at the 25th annual conference of the Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers in Bahrain…

#PKTechWeekly; Tech for Manufacturing, Taxman and Tech, *252# The Lifestyle, Konnect Africa Wi-fi,

Technology to Compensate for Africa’s Lack of Manufacturing In many parts of the world advanced robotics and 3D printers are seen as a threat to manufacturing jobs. Yet in most of Africa manufacturing has never taken off, contributing just 5% of the continent’s jobs, compared with 15-18% in other developing regions, so robots will not…

#PKTechWeekly Africa’s Election Technology, Tecno Phantom 8 Specs, Uber Free Rides, Africa ain’t Silicon Valley, Culture and Technology

  Tecno Phantom 8 Catchy Features The Tecno brand has become a household name in Uganda today after the likes of Nokia and Samsung over the years since it started selling phones well back in 2006. The company was among the very first players that introduced dual-SIM devices to cater for people who want to use…

#PkTechWeekly; Ways Tech Is Improving Your Health, SnapChat’s rival Musical.ly, Legal Aspects Behind Artificial Intelligence, Netflix at 50million subscribers,

Netflix hit 50.85 million subscribers in the USA Its now bigger than cable TV in US. Leichtman Research found that the video-streaming service now has 50.85 million subscribers, while there are just 48.61 million customers reported by the top cable providers in the country. This doesn’t make it bigger than TV as a whole (the…

#PKTechWeekly; $5 For Online Addresses, PitchDrive, Nokia’s Brick, Tech to Fight Hunger,

PitchDrive is a three week, five-city European tech hub tour across London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and Paris This partnership will bring 15 elite African tech companies together to pitch to investors, explore international opportunities and learn about frontier technology markets. It’s organised by Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a technology innovation center in Nigeria and Google for Entrepreneurs.…

#PKTechWeekly: Democratize Disruption, Online Banking Safety, WWC, QwiCart

Should Democracy come to Disruption? Today’s disruptive businesses is win because they constantly look for ways to work smarter and improve their customers’ lives, and because they are flexible enough to do so. Because they’re born in the cloud, these companies can quickly respond to changing customer needs, whether that means rolling out a new service…

#PKTechWeekly: Factories Should Float in Space, Facebook’s GoFundMe Feature, SnapChat Identity Crisis …

We Need To Say Goodbye To Third-World Communication When networks fail, manufacturers can’t access the inventory data they need to respond to RFPs. Healthcare organisations can’t deliver patient information or test results to the point of care, or empower practitioners with the clinical systems they rely on. Financial services companies can’t process transactions. VoIP and…

#PKTechWeekly: Open Innovation, TweetDeck Subscription, Google Vs Symantec, Personal Branding

The future of innovation is about access not ownership Most organisations need to wake up to the idea that innovation is about access and collaboration, not ownership. There is a clear business case for recycling the abundance of technologies and outcomes of user and market experiments from adjacent industries. In the hyped start-up scene, everybody…

#PkTechWeekly: Uganda Gene Drive to End Malaria, ChapChap, Airtel Internship Program, African Tech to Preserve Food

Website Technology has been and continues to play me. This time round I lost all my site widgets and plugins which are supported by Jetpack under WordPress. I opened my site and it was not there, error something.  Just like the thief Jesus talked about it was gone. On resolution from the server the site…

#PkTechWeekly: Fourth Industrial Revolution, SureBuddy Uganda, Cyber Crime Growth, Tech Women Disrupt Norms, Google Ads Blocked

Fourth Industrial revolution will leave Africa behind Like most technological revolutions, Africa plays catch cup and its about to be do exactly that with the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is integrating the digital, physical, and biological worlds. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is described by Klaus Swaub, the founder of the World Economic Forum, as building…

#PKTechWeekly: Airtel MTN Interoperability, Uber Drivers Strike, WhatsApp SnapChat Status, Africa Aspiring not Rising

I promised myself to be loyal to my blogging commitments this month and that commitment includes this part of my blog called #PKTechWeekly. Procrastination on it has been real, but I am walking in power with it this month. So here we go…. Has Airtel Money and MTN Mobile Money gotten married? Below is an…

#PkTechWeekly: Uganda Uses Tech for Security, Uber and AirBnB, 2017 Tech Prediction

It might have looked like a neglected section on my blog for sometime, but I think the whole blog has been so. I have not dished out blogs as I always do during this time ( end and beginning of the years), but here is the first #PkTechWeekly entry for this year. Do you know…

#PKTechWeekly: Uganda Space Technology, ICTAug LAN, Ma3Route, StartUp Culture Killing Us

A whole generation is being trained to sell their companies as quickly as possible – rather than doing any actual work to nurture them – Telegraph The sight of a farmer weeding his fields by hand deep in the villages is a timeless scene, far removed from the high-tech, interconnected world of today. Yet the…

#PKTechWeekly: ICTAUg Dissolves Board,Telecom to Pay for False Marketing,Uber Partners with a Bank,

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity -Albert Einstein ICTAUg Dissolved its 2016 -2017 Board and Elected an Interim Board On 27th January 2016 the ICT Association of Uganda elected board members to run the association for two years, during the Annual General meeting. The Association which is a multi-stakeholder initiative…