Gareth Knight is a digital maven and open source evangelist. Educated as a zoologist, he is a veteran of two dot com crashes in London, one web 2.0 acquisition, and runs Technovated. Previously, Gareth served in London as Director of Product Management for MyHeritage.com, a global family genealogy company based in Tel Aviv. Before joining MyHeritage, Gareth landed seed funding from London’s top early stage investors to co-found Kindo.com, a global family social network with an international team spread around the world. He then led the Product team in London to roll out a localised version of Kindo in 17 languages within six months, as well as an aggressive search engine campaign, both of which resulted in users from circa 220 countries and an enviable growth rate. Kindo was voted one of the top three most promising internet companies in the UK for 2008, and was later acquired by MyHeritage in August that year. Gareth is also organising a web and emerging tech conference, which will bring global experience and perspective to the African context. He also mentors people in Johannesburg who are looking to find their way in the digital industry. Gareth splits his time between Technovated offices in London and Johannesburg.
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