Quartz Innovator’s Summit15/09/2015
Focusing on the lens of innovation to tell the story of an evolving and modern Africa, the Quartz Innovator’s Summit was held at Sankara Hotel on 14th September. The summit invited speakers from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia to tell their story and discuss the challenges they have faced. From Kunle Adeyemi’s talk on challenges around urban planning in Africa to Sara Menker discussing the importance of big data, subjects were broad and fascinating in content. Bright Simons shed light on the enormity of counterfeit business throughout the world, and how an African solution could be applied globally to ensure safety in drug choices, whilst Boniface Mwangi turned the spotlight on activism and how to utilize modern online tools to create real changes. The event promised an intellectual feast of ideas and discussions, and delivered on those promises. demonstrating that Africa is a hotbed of talent and innovation, but more than creating solutions for African problems – Africa is proving itself to be a creator of global solutions.