Digital native Mich Atagana is head of communications and public affairs at Google SA. Previously the Editor of Burn Media, a multimedia digital publishing house where she ran Memeburn and Ventureburn, Mich has travelled extensively through Africa learning about tech, women and startups on the continent. She has a Masters in New Media and Journalism and is completing a PHD on social media usage to aid extremist movements.
She has spoken at Netprophet, the UN Social Good Summit (2014 and 2015), MEF San Francisco 2013 (and was a Meffy’s judge that year) and has been a GSMA Global Mobile Awards judge for the past 4 years. She wrote a column for CNN for a couple years and has interviewed a range of senior tech people from around the world, Mich is currently completing her PhD in social media and hate speech. She tweets with alarming regularity and instagrams her way through the world.