Ryno Rijnsburger is CTO Microsoft 4 Afrika and as a passionate technologist and mentor, Ryno leads the technology division of Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative. In his role he helps to guide investment and seek growth in companies and individuals across Africa. Their aim is to promote the creation of high tech organizations that leverage Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud and the power of modern IT related technologies in the region, and to establish the next generation of skills to run them.
Experienced in consulting and delivering on IT systems across the Middle East and Africa for over 20 years, Ryno has had exposure to hundreds of organizations spanning from startups to international blue chip corporates. He has a keen understanding of the opportunities and challenges that the African financial market presents, having spent a considerable part of his career working with banks, governments, startups and Microsoft partners on the continent.