Episode 004 : Bob Collymore: How Safaricom is using tech to solve problems for the man on the street
This is Episode 4 of Building the Future with Dotun. Here, Dotun Olowoporoku discusses with Bob Collymore of Safaricom. In case you never knew, Safaricom deploys M-pesa, the fastest growing mobile phone-based money transfer globally, launched in 2007 in Kenya. LISTEN…
Bob Collymore is the CEO of Safaricom one of the leading telco in Africa and pioneer of Mpesa, the world’s most developed mobile payment system. If there is any poster child of how innovative mobile technology is changing Africa, Mpesa will be a top contender.
Bob was originally born in Guyana, but his work experience spans across diverse countries such as Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom where he has held various senior roles in marketing, purchasing, retail and corporate affairs.
It was such an honour speaking with Bob and I’m excited to share this deeply insightful episode with you. He was more than glad to share his rather impressive reading list most of which I had to check out right after the podcast.
We also talked about the future of technology and machine learning,industrialization creating jobs and using tech to solve real problems that people face in Africa
For more details about this podcast, go to: http://www.thestarta.com/articles/podcast/episode-004-bob-collymore-how-safaricom-is-using-technology-to-solve-problems-for-the-man-on-the-street/
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