Saturday, May 15, 2010

#NetProphet 2010

For anyone that is into or has a growing interest in online media and making "Business $ense" of the internet you would have either been, or would have liked to have been at Net Prophet 2010. It was a conference about the rising of tech entrepreneurs, web services and web-enabled commerce, where some of the best innovations and perspectives were talked about.

Speakers ranged from the very serious Arthur Goldstuck to to the laugh yourself stupid Richard Mulholland, to be completely honest there was not a single name that I actually recognized on the agenda, but that is probably still due to the fact that at the end of the day I am relatively new to the online community.

It was a fantastic event and if any organizer by chance stumbles across this I would like to thank them for it. There were many insights into the holy grail of the online community, Silicon Valley, and some very interesting perspectives about entrepreneurial start ups, but the one speaker that I was most impressed by was Stuart Ntathi, the CEO of SNSET, who at 13 realized that technology was leaving them behind and wanted to so something about it. At 23 he has built up an institute that works to enable people, who otherwise would not have the opportunity, to learn about science, engineering and tech. He is certainly someone who is making differences in the way South Africa is getting geared towards the future.

I could go on for hours about all that went on but I know you would give up reading (I probably would)t so I will leave you with some entertainment from Richard Mulholland. This is not from his talk at Net Prophet unfortunately, but you will get a great idea of what a great speaker this guy is, why he does not do full blown stand-up is beyond me, very entertaining guy. Enjoy!

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