Oct. 25, 2009
-- Sophia told Capital of her International work after her sojourn from Entreprenship in her home country, Ethiopia. "My entrepreneurship start-up, after this trip, for me was both an opportunity to continue my work in promoting technology for development and also a lifestyle choice of travel and freedom of doing what I want. It was neither to assert myself in business nor a drive to make more money". She talked about her appointment as a policy advisor to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers and responded to questions on relevant technologies in Africa, and warned on incompatability "It is a 'Colossal Failure of Common Sense as Lawrence McDonald, titled his latest book on the inside Story of the Collapse of the brilliant finance house, Lehman Brothers. A rush to adapt to Ipv6 without doing due diligence on the enterprise environment, especially in developing economies where the investment cost of adaption is exponential and where network security is vulnerable is equivalent to Lehman's scenario". She discussed the initiatives she is involved in such as "dotafrica" http://www.dotconnectafrica.org
and other African Internet initiatives, as well as her view of the current Internet development in Ethiopia. She also responded to Capital on the similarity of the issues she sees between the Global Financial Crises and the the setting up of a stockmarket in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. "The same issue I mentioned as with the Banking Crisis and issues of conflict of interest earlier. The gatekeeper should not be the poacher".http://www.capitalethiopia.com/archive/2009/august/week4/...
Capital Ethiopia 24 August 2009:
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