5 Sep 2013

Speaker Interview with Andrew McHenry

For the second year AfricaCom partners with Mobile Monday, the networking group for digital professionals. The South African team has been putting together great events and networking forums for the digital community in the region. Here we catch up with one of its founders, Andrew McHenry, who tells us more about MoMo’s activities in South Africa and at AfricaCom.

Andrew McHenry is a co-founder of Mobile Monday
Andrew McHenry is a founder of Mobile Monday
Tell us a bit about Mobile Monday in South Africa: what are your activities, who can participate, what are you trying to achieve?
MoMo SA, www.mobilemonday.org.za now in its 5th year has been growing from strength to strength with our events experiencing very encouraging growth in attendance, this coupled with a diverse cross section of industries ranging from start-ups to large corporates, brands, device vendors, mobile operators and mobile developers.
- Why are Mobile Monday and AfricaCom a good match?
MoMo’s partnership with AfricaCom is a perfect alignment across the mobile sectors at all levels within the Mobile ecosystem. With MoMo’s participation we believe we serve both AfricaCom’s and MoMo communities at large
- What can we expect from the Mobile Monday evening event in AfricaCom week (11th November)?
The culmination of MoMo’s yearend function ties in perfectly on Monday 11th November the eve prior to AfricaCom’s kick-off on Tuesday the 12th. To be hosted at a spectacular venue, Shimmy Beach Club www.shimmybeachclub.co.za encapsulating Cape Town’s atmosphere. With amazing live bands lined up to entertain our patrons, creating a perfect setting to celebrate another great year for MoMo SA. Oh and a few words from one of SA’s top leader and world innovator!
- You will be running a session at AfricApps. What is it about?
MoMo’s 2nd year participating in and chairing the AfricaApp session building on last years, with great topics on the agenda we anticipate stimulating and valuable contributions to be delivered and trust all who participate to walk away having gain insights.
- What makes Africa’s digital market exciting? What major trends should we expect to discuss at AfricaCom and which companies should we look out for?
I see MVNO’s + airtime price wars + MOBILE TV + Data growth + OTT + Mobile payments!
- Do you have any tips on how to make the most of AfricaCom?
To extract the most from your time at AfricaCom review the agenda’s and have a strategy to attend the sessions you have on your lists. Do allot time to walk through the exhibition area, there’s always a few pearls tucked away somewhere in the halls’ mingle, socialize, bring loads of business cards and if you haven’t been at a few parties you haven’t done AfricaCome or Cape Town!

For your chance to meet Andrew McHenry at AfricaCom register for your conference pass today, or get a free exhibition pass here