Cory Doctorow, the science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger will be speaking at iWeek 2013 in September.
“It is a real win for iWeek to have someone of Cory’s stature speaking this year. The fantastic thing is he is so multifaceted that he is sure to appeal to the widest possible audience,”” said Jaap Scholten, ISPA co-Chair. Cory is also former European Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founder of the UK Open Rights Group. In addition, ISPA has also secured Roy Kruger, Technical Advisor to the Minister of Communications, for this year’s iWeek conference. iWeek is co-hosted by the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) and has been an annual feature on the South African Internet industry calendar for the past 12 years. Other local and global industry leaders featured at this year’s event are Chris Althaus, CEO of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association: Juanita Clark of the Fibre to the Home Council: Malcolm Kirby, CEO of Metro Fibre Networks: as well as social media guru and change speaker, Ryan Hogarth. This year’s instalment of the event will be held from 09 to 12 September at Thaba Ya Batswana, Impala Road, Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Johannesburg. Additional valued partners include the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), the Internet Society – South African Chapter (ISOC-ZA), the Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) and the Fibre to the Home Council (FTTH-C).