Speaker Spotlight: Marlon Parker

Marlon Parker is a Social Entrepreneur and an active activist of using Social Media and Mobile Technology for Social Good. He obtained his Masters degree in Information Technology (Cum Laude) and is currently busy with his PhD.

marlonHe is often invited by many organisations and institutions (UCT Graduate School of Business, University of Rhodes, schools, NGOs, corporate) across the country and the world as a guest speaker on ICT for Community Empowerment. Marlon also produced several research academic papers, supervises post-grad students and co-authored in a published book called “The social and economical impacts of e-commerce“.

Marlon was nominated in 2009 and 2010 as one of the Top Young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian. His passion for community development has influenced his work and led to being the founder of the Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) a global movement currently in 19 countries worldwide. He is also the founder and CEO of JamiiX a cloud and mobile customer support platform being used to provide counselling and support services to more than 4,000,000 people across Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and North America. Since 2012 he is a trustee at Mxit Reach.