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Cape Town-- designing a better city. how technology and the silicon cape adds to one of the most beautiful cities in the world


  • 1. capetowndesigning a better city Matthew Buckland Managing Director Creative Spark Interactive IMG SRC: Flickr
  • 2. making cape town a continentaltechnology hub like silicon valley
  • 3. attract talent. encourage, support & inspire entrepreneurial ventures
  • 4. why cape town? infrastructure, compact, existing internet companies
  • 5. beautiful.
  • 6. how the internet ischanging the world
  • 7. age of entrepreneurentrepreneurial activity like we havenever seen before as a result of lowbarriers to entry on the internet
  • 8. we are mobileincreased mobility: always connected,can work anywhere. thats why geekschoose Silicon Valley, thats why theychoose the Silicon Cape
  • 9. a design revolutiontechnology & design are critical partners. we are seeing adesign revolution in technology. an entire industry createdcalled usability. and its no co-incidence that the worldsbiggest company has the most functional, beautifulproducts.
  • 10. evolving webBrowser: Web in your browserVirtual: Web in virtual worldsAugmented: Web in the city
  • 11. the web aspart of Cape Towns streets
  • 12. Cape Towns designis as much virtual as it is real.
  • 13. thank you!