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Mich Atagana

Head of communications and public affairs at Google SA

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 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).

She was a GSMA Global Mobile Awards judge for 4 years in a row to 2017. She wrote a column for CNN for a couple of years and has interviewed a range of senior tech people from around the world.