Mark Kaigwa is, at heart, a storyteller passionate about using media, mobiles and technology to write Africa's next chapter in world history: the innovation chapter. A professional speaker and consultant based in Nairobi, Kenya, he is Partner at Afrinnovator.com where he "puts Africa on the map" publishing exploits across African innovation, technology and startups. He is also Partner at AfricanDigitalArt.com - the web's leading resource for creative inspiration in animation, illustration, photography and design from Africa. Mark is the creator of an award-winning Warner Bros. videogame in Africa, Mark has written animated short films, directed live-action short films. He is also an ambassador of one of Africa's leading innovation hubs, the *iHub_ and Africa Ambassador for the Sandbox Network - the world's foremost community of extraordinary achievers under 30 years of age.
Jepchumba is an African digital artist and digital enthusiast who works hard to combine her two loves: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. Jepchumba is also the founder and creative director of African Digital Art Network, a collective and creative space where digital artists, enthusiasts and professionals can seek inspiration, showcase their artistry and connect with emerging artists. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.
The interview was released in Milan (2012 October 12) to Afronline.org during the International Participants Meeting (IPM), one of the most important events that Italy, as the Host Country of the Universal Exposition, organises in cooperation with the BIE (Bureau International des Expositions) in the years preceding the Universal Exhibition that will take place in Milan from May to October 2015. Mark and Jepchumba took part to a conference organised by Afronline.org on the universal theme chosen by EXPO 2015: "Feeding the planet, energy for life" based on the fundamental necessity that everyone on the planet should have access to healthy, safe and sufficient food and water.