Innovations

How Technology & Emerging Trends are Impacting Lives…

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Herbert talks about his love for technology and emerging mobile money tools and the rapid adoption of such innovations across East Africa to drive social change and impact the lives of millions for the better.

Herbert is motivated by the love for technology and emerging mobile money tools and the rapid adoption of such innovations across East Africa to drive social change and impact the lives of millions for the better.

Herbert is from Nairobi, Kenya and is the Chief Marketing Officer of Virtual City, which utilizes simple mobile tools to improve traceability and reduce fraud along agricultural value chains across East Africa through their product Agrimanagr. Agrimanagr is an affordable mobile data management service marketed to agricultural cooperatives and processors that tracks agricultural output from farmer to processor and has so far done this for over 300000 small holder farmers across East Africa. Agrimanagr is poised to have significant social impact on over 3 million regional smallholder farmers and over 15 million lives over the next 5 years.

Herbert is currently pursuing an MBA at the United Stated International University.

Ubuntu for Android…

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

Now multi-core Android phones can be PCs too. Ubuntu for Android enables high-end Android handsets to run Ubuntu, the world’s favourite free PC desktop operating system. So users get the Android they know on the move, but when they connect their phone to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, it becomes a PC.