speaker bio

John Kamara

Founder and CEO - AdanianLabs

Pan African Tech Entrepreneur – AI, Blockchain Specialist
John Kamara is a Pan-Africa smart technology thought leader, investor, and technology entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in business growth and market expertise. As the CEO and co-founder of Adanian Labs, he has a mission to actuate the tech revolution in Africa by investing in and building tech ventures, building smart technology capacity, launching tech tools to impact multiple sectors, and helping tech companies scale across the continent.
John's expertise spans AI, blockchain, IoT, and smart technologies, and he has successfully delivered multimillion dollar global initiatives and projects both online and offline in corporate and government sectors in
Europe, Asia, and Africa. He began his career in the tech and telecoms space in the mid-1990s, working for international brands such as Digicel in Jamaica, O2 Ireland, BMC Software, and Google.
John is a celebrated smart technology speaker who has graced multiple African and global stages, championing for AI and Blockchain support and adoption for critical sectors like health, education, agriculture, climate change, and financial services. He is an angel investor who spends a lot of time and resources mentoring and supporting youth in tech in Africa, while building firm foundations to help them build sustainable businesses.
As a passionate advocate for the adoption of AI and Blockchain technologies in Africa, John's work has had a profound impact on the African tech ecosystem, empowering young entrepreneurs and helping to build sustainable businesses across the continent. As a leader in the Pan-African smart technology industry, his knowledge and expertise make him an invaluable asset to any organization or project in the field.