Future of Tech


Nairobi Edition

Part of a global event series hosted by Rest of World

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Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 4:00pm-7:00pm EAT

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Radisson Blu Nairobi

This event has already taken place -- thank you to those who joined us.

The future of tech is way bigger than Silicon Valley, which is why Rest of World is holding live events in four different cities to highlight the tech leaders, investors, policy makers and activists shaping the way their countries and continents are evolving thanks to the internet.

We kicked off in Nairobi, where our Executive Editor, Anup Kaphle, hosted a Fireside Chat with Kui Mbugua, the General Manager for Uber Eats Kenya, where she leads Uber Eats’ strategy development across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Yinka Adegoke, our former Strategic Initiatives Editor, moderated a panel entitled, “What comes first, the talent or the investment? How to navigate being big on ideas and enthusiasm and short on talent and resources as the investment horizon begins to shift.” Tech leaders and investors from East Africa and beyond discussed the impact of a difficult global economic outlook on future talent pipelines in the regions Rest of World covers.

Finally, we concluded the evening with a networking session and cocktail reception, celebrating Rest of World’s first in-person event with new and existing members of our global community.

Stay tuned as we pick up the conversation in Mexico City, Jakarta, and Delhi later this year.


Yinka Adegoke

Panel Moderator

Strategic Initiatives Editor, Rest of World

@yinkawrites | LinkedIn

Anup Kaphle


Executive Editor, Rest of World

@anupkaphle | LinkedIn

Ali Hussein Kassim


Founder, AHK & Associates

@alihkassim | LinkedIn

Grace Galaty


Head of Talent Acquisition (Africa & Asia), Wasoko


Selam Kebede


Director, Antler

@selam_a_kebede | LinkedIn

Kui Mbugua

Fireside Chat

General Manager, Uber Eats Kenya


Adelle Onyango

Event Emcee

@adelleo | Instagram

Nanjira Sambuli

Tech Fellow, Carnegie Endowment

@NiNanjira | LinkedIn


4:00 - 4:10pm

Welcome from Rest of World

Eli Berger, Head of Operations, Rest of World

4:10 - 4:30pm

Fireside Chat

Kui Mbugua, Uber Eats Kenya

Anup Kaphle, Rest of World — Interviewer

4:30 - 5:30pm

Panel: “What comes first, the talent or the investment?”

Grace Galaty, Wasoko

Ali Hussein Kassim, AHK & Associates

Selam Kebede, Antler

Nanjira Sambuli, Carnegie Endowment

Yinka Adegoke, Rest of World — Moderator

5:30 - 7:00pm

Cocktail Reception

Hosted by Rest of World

Stay tuned for more live events from Rest of World.