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Ory Okolloh

The female force driving technology

On Friday 12 July 2013 the name Malala Yousafzai was etched into the annals of United Nations (UN) history. The Pakistani teenager, who made worldwide headlines after surviving a gun-shot wound to the head, inflicted by the Taliban, addressed...

Kenya’s Ory Okolloh joins Omidyar Network

A CIO East Africa report states that policy manager for sub-Saharan Africa with Google and co-founder & executive director of the mobile open source platform Ushahidi, Ory Okolloh, has joined philanthropic investment company Omidyar Network. Ory Okolloh is a summa...

Kenya: online community galvanised to cover elections

Online focused news agency Storyful and Google are coming together to discuss the role YouTube plays as a tool for monitoring elections around the world, as they prepare to launch a Kenyan elections channel on YouTube. Ory Okolloh, Google policy...

Google Kenya launches elections info portal

Google Kenya has launched an information portal dedicated to publishing information about the country’s General Elections in March. According to a report published on The Star, the portal http://www.google.co.ke/elections features aggregated content, sourced from local and international media, about presidential...

Africa’s most influential women in Science and Tech

In the spirit of celebrating African excellence, ITNewsAfrica has decided to profile 10 African women who have been pivotal in the development of Technology on the continent. The technology sector in Africa is dominated by men, but the women on...

Kenyan activist to shape Google’s African policy

Ory Okolloh, co-Founder of the popular open-source platform Ushahidi, has joined Google as their Policy Manager for Africa. Ushahidi is a famed crowd sourcing site dedicated to information collection, visualisation and interactive mapping. Ms Okolloh created Ushahidi in 2007...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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