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Digital Transformation Congress
20 February 2019


Abe Wakama

CEO, IT News Africa

Abe Wakama

CEO, IT News Africa


Abe Wakama (LLB) is the CEO of African Innovator Group, publishers of IT News Africa ( and African Innovator Magazine ( ). With the help of a talented team of media professionals, he has grown his organisation into one of Africa’s leading technology business news publishers and conference organisers.
He has a solid understanding of African ICT business drivers and is well travelled across the continent.

Mr Wakama has built an invaluable network of leaders within the ICT business community and his opinions
are highly regarded, evidenced by the numerous TV and radio interviews (BBC Radio, CNBC, AIT,
SABC etc.), and industry conferences he has been asked to participate in.

Conference participation:

Mr. Wakama has been invited to participate in a number of Africa focused technology events including:

• Panelist at the Commonwealth Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum (South Africa)
• Adjudicator at the Accenture Innovation Index Awards 2017 (South Africa)
• Moderator at the CIO Mining Africa Summit (South Africa)
• Moderator at London Business School’s Africa Business Summit 2016 (UK)
• Abe was a judge at the AfricaCom awards 2013 (South Africa).
• Invited to be a judge on the Cloud Computing Africa awards panel (South Africa).
• Chaired the Cloud Computing Africa conference (South Africa).
• Chaired Mobile Web West Africa (Nigeria).
• He was a judge at the HP Social Innovation Relay event (South Africa).
• Chaired the Innovation Africa Digital Summit (Uganda)

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