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About Speaker - Ms. Nomso Faith Kana - Digital Summit

Ms. Nomso Kana

Entrepreneur, Commissioner for the Fourth Industrial revolution in South
Africa, Pioneer, Non-Executive Director

Ms. Nomso Kana

Entrepreneur, Commissioner for the Fourth Industrial revolution in South Africa, Pioneer, Non-Executive Director, SA delegation leader, Mentor. Founder of www.sunnshield.com ; www.simsciex.co.za za.linkedin.com/pub/nomso-kana/16/231/183/ Johannesburg, Gauteng

Miss Nomso Kana is a Nuclear scientist by trade and working as an
entrepreneur in the broadband infrastructure sector, she founded Sun n Shield 84 Tech, a broadband infrastructure solutions company that is
designing connectivity networks and distributing passive fibre optic products.

In the near future it will erupting a passive fibre optic plant that will produce fibre optic cables and equipment required for Fibre-to-the-home/business. In 2014 she was appointed as a South African Delegation leader for the World sustainability energy forum based in Vienna Austria, contributing towards
sustainable solutions in mobility, energy, environment, waste management
and community for cities around the globe. In 2017 She was been recently
named as one of the top inspiring women in ICT by the kingdom of
Netherlands through the SA embassy and CoCreateSA. Apart from her
professional work, she was elected as one of the top 80 emerging leaders in
science and technology in Africa and the Middle East and participated in TechWomen in 2013, an exchange program for women in STEM fields initiated by the former secretary of State Ms Hillary Clinton. Recently, Ms Kana was selected as the Power of 40 women to look out for in South Africa by Destiny magazine and has received numerous awards including Standford University (USA) for the work in girl child empowerment using ICT in Africa. In October 2018 Nomso received the Young Entrepreneur award by the African Women Innovation, Entrepreneurship forum (AWIEF). She has been recently appointed to serve as a Commissioner for the fourth industrial revolution, an initiative by incumbent South African President.

She is serving as a Programme director for Taungana Africa, a non-profit movement that provides high school girls from rural and extremely underexposed sub-Saharan communities with world-class access platform and exposure to education and career options in STEM (science, technology, engineering/entrepreneurship and mathematics). Founded in 2013, the movement contributes to equal representation in STEM fields by developing programs that address socio-economic and gender barriers to engagement in these fields. In addition, Nomso has been a Regional director for the Technovation challenge programme in South Africa for 3 years, where she works with approximately 50 girls annually where she teaches programming and mobile application development skills.

Technovation challenge tasks girls to employ technology to solve societal challenges through technology applications and offers skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs. She drives UN Women Southern Africa endorsed programs that empower women and the girl child in the SADC, retaining them in STEM and giving future skills training and exposure to STEM industries. She serves as a board member at various organisations in waste management, mining and minerals and startup development.