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Start-up founder Mary Mwangi on creating an automated system for collecting cash from Kenyas matatus

Mary Mwangi, CEO, Data Integrated talks about: the Kenyan Government's cashless initiative for Saccos running matatus (buses); the problems with the approach; how she became involved; the system she has developed for collecting cash; the impact on cash collection; and whether there will ever be cashless systems on the buses. ... read more
January 23, 2017

Jeremy Gordon and Caine Kamau on Flashcast, a location aware ad tool for Nairobi's matatus

Jeremy Gordon and Caine Kamau talk about their start-up Flashcast, a location aware advertising tool used on Nairobi's matatus, that can also be used to track them; The interview covers: how the location aware advertising platform works on the matatus; who uses matatus in Nairobi and therefore who is being targeted; the advertisers attracted so far; how many buses are involved and the total number of buses; and its capability for tracking bus movement and how it might be used, ... read more
January 14, 2014

Kamal Bhattacharya, IBM Research Africa on using traffic flow data in Nairobi to improve the city

Kamal Bhattacharya, Director, IBM Research Africa talks about: the setting up of IBM's research facility in Nairobi; what technology they are using to track traffic data; what the data allows you to do in terms of helping plan existing journeys and explore future scenarios; the impact of end of month salary payments on traffic; and the other African problem areas that the research centre will tackle. ... read more
August 4, 2013
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