Prophets preach at NetProphet ’09

NetProphet 2009OK, not real prophets… and not really preaching either. Either way, before I start, let me some up my experience of NetProphet ’09 in a single word: awesome!

NetProphet 2009, for those who don’t know (or those South Africans who’ve been living under a digital rock for the past few weeks) is a conference that was held today for the first time, hosting online media professionals, discussing the possible future of the internet, how users will embrace and interact with technology and various niche topics within these realms. Speakers on the bill included Arthur Goldstuck (Intelligence Magazine), Herman Heunis (CEO at MXit), Hannes van Rensburg (CEO Fundamo), Mike Stopforth (Cerebra, Afrigator, 27Dinner), Dave Duarte, (Huddlemind, Muti, 27Dinner), Peter Flynn (SaaS), Henk Kleynhans (Founder of Skyrove), Andrew Smith (Live Alchemy, Yuppiechef) and Charl Norman (Blueworld Communities)… a full line-up, if ever there was one.

Not only was the conference organised and co-ordinated with the utmost professionalism, not only was the speaker list incredible, and not only was the venue amazing… the entire conference was free to the delegates. All costs were covered by various sponsors (Innovation Fund, White Wall Web and RSAWEB being the silver sponsors).

I had a thoroughly enjoyable day at NetProphet 2009. I enjoyed all the speakers, in particular Dave Duarte, Mike Stopforth, Henk Kleynhans and Andrew Smith. Thanks to everyone involved, all the speakers and to anyone and everyone who in any way played a role in NetProphet. Here’s to many more NetProphet conferences in the future.

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