Reporting Global Tech Stories

“Is anything local anymore?”

To celebrate RoW100: Global Tech’s Changemakers, our inaugural list of people to watch in global tech, we hosted three panels on May 12, all tackling the question “Is anything local anymore? How regional tech’s solutions to local problems are resonating around the world.

The panels brought together prominent founders, investors, analysts, and our own editors from all the regions we cover.

Global Panel


  • Claire Díaz Ortiz, LatAm VC Investor, Scout at Kleiner Perkins
  • Rishi Jaitly, Founding CEO, Times Bridge, formerly Google/Twitter VP APAC
  • Rui Ma, Co-Host, Analyst & Head Writer, Tech Buzz China
  • Santiago Muro, Head of Global Partnerships, Endeavor Global

Hosted by Rest of World Executive Editor Anup Kaphle with an introduction by Rest of World Founder & CEO Sophie Schmidt.

Africa/MENA Panel


Hosted by Rest of World Editor for Strategic Initiatives Yinka Adegoke.

Asia Panel


Hosted by Rest of World South Asia Editor Itika Sharma.