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Chief Executive Officer

Cyberplex Africa

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Cyberplex Africa

2901 Marmora Road Glassgow

Seattle, Washington 98122

United States

Company Description

Cyberplex Africa is one of the leading web-based solutions and products providers in Southern Africa. Our core proposition is development of custom web applications and solutions to meet a wide range of specific customer needs. Lately we have widened our ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Operations Lead, Emerging Markets

Google Inc

Director of International Engineering

iBasis Inc

Managing Director

AoB AcademE

Affiliations

Board Member
Afric Xpress

Co-founder and Vice President Operations
Africa Online Limited

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Karanja Gakio | Afric Xpress

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Karanja Gakio, Board of Directors

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Karanja Gakio
Karanja Gakio is one of the most respected Internet specialists in Africa. He has led teams that developed Internet technology, services and applications for over 10 years. As the original founder of Africa Online and its technical director, he was instrumental in establishing Internet infrastructure in six African countries.
Most recently, Mr. Gakio was the director of international engineering for iBasis in Boston, the largest Internet telephone company in the world. In this position, he led engineering and deployment of the network, growing coverage from 2 to over 60 countries and was instrumental in successful project management throughout the organization.
Karanja is currently CEO of Cyberplex Africa
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Karanja Gakio
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Afric Xpress---Home

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Karanja Gakio

Karanja Gakio is one of the most respected Internet specialists in Africa. He has developed, and led teams developing Internet technology, services and applications for over 10 years. As the original founder of Africa Online and its technical director, he was instrumental in establishing Internet infrastructure in six African countries. Most recently, he was director of international engineering for iBasis in Boston, the largest Internet telephony company in the world. In this position, he led engineering and deployment of the network, growing coverage from 2 to over 60 countries and was instrumental in successful project management throughout the organization. Karanja is currently CEO of Cyberplex Africa


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Karanja Gakio

Karanja Gakio is one of the most respected Internet specialists in Africa. He has developed, and led teams developing Internet technology, services and applications for over 10 years. As the original founder of Africa Online and its technical director, he was instrumental in establishing Internet infrastructure in six African countries. Most recently, he was director of international engineering for iBasis in Boston, the largest Internet telephony company in the world. In this position, he led engineering and deployment of the network, growing coverage from 2 to over 60 countries and was instrumental in successful project management throughout the organization. Karanja is currently CEO of Cyberplex Africa


Balancing Act News Update - African internet developments

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* Karanja Gakio is Cyberplex Africa's Chief Operating Officer and Dudzai Saburi its Technical Director.


ONE COUNTRY 15.3 October-December 2003

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GENEVA -- Karanja Gakio saw early on that information and communications technologies held huge promise for development and advancement on his native continent of Africa.

In 1995, Mr. Gakio co-founded Africa Online, the first commercial Internet service provider in Kenya and a continuing Internet presence in eight African countries today."We realized that this was a revolution that was going to happen whether or not we got involved, so we decided to jump in right at the beginning," he said.
Curiously, he said, some African governments initially tried to block their service."They were scared of the Internet and email and what it might do," said Mr. Gakio."They worried about competition with government-owned telephone companies, or about the transmission of information without their ability to monitor it."
"But that has all changed now," added Mr. Gakio."Now Africans are worried they are going to be left out."
Mr. Gakio was among the thousands of Africans and other representatives from the developing world at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), a major United Nations conference on information and communications technologies held here 10-12 December 2003.
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Mr. Gakio, co-founder of Africa Online, likewise said ICT has a tremendous capacity for stimulating social change."There is something different about it from other development tools," said Mr. Gakio, who is now director of Cyberplex Holdings, Ltd., in Gaborone, Botswana, an Internet consulting company."It has a multiplier effect.And it can bring people together to create their own knowledge and do their own research."
Mr. Gakio was present at the WSIS as part of the Bahá'í International Community's delegation to the Summit.

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