In Africa, necessity is the mother of innovation

Shapshak looks at innovation and how technology can improve our lives and businesses.

He has spoken at numerous conferences about innovation in Africa, including TED Global in Edinburgh (2013). Toby has spoken four times at the South by South West (SxSW) conference in Austin, Texas, on South Africa’s tech landscape (2011); on how mobile is being used in Africa (2013): and how music is being consumed (2014); and how innovation is better in Africa (2017).

He has also spoken at The Guardian‘s Activate: Johannesburg on innovation out of necessity, Intel’s IDF conference in San Francisco, Germany’s Zukunftskongress (Future Congress), Sweden’s The Conference, AfricaCom in Cape Town, TEDxGateway in Mumbai, Pivot East in Nairobi, and Tech4Africa in Joburg.

He is writing a book on innovation in Africa, and writes on this subject for Forbes and the Financial Mail.

In this TED Global talk, Shapshak discusses how in Africa, necessity is the mother of innovation.

Shapshak is available for speaking events.

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