Johnny Miller is a photographer, journalist, and drone pilot specializing in urban, cultural, and social justice projects. He is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and has extensive networks and knowledge of contemporary African and world issues. He has received worldwide acclaim for his project “Unequal Scenes”, an aerial exploration of inequality, including numerous awards, publications, and fellowships. He is also the founder of AfricanDrone, a pan-African community of African drone pilots.
Christian Onyando is the founder and CEO of MicroDrone Africa, a leading Kenyan-based company that specializes in the use of drone technology for solutions in the Creative, Geo-Tech, Industrial and Public Safety sectors. He is also a founding member of AfricanDrone, a federation of drone pilots, journalists, activists, civic organizations, entrepreneurs, and relevant interested parties in developing a drone community within Africa. He is currently professionally focused in in using the technology of unmanned systems to offer solutions in existing and emerging industries.
Freddie Mbuya currently works as a technical consultant to the World Bank in support of its projects in Tanzania. He spearheaded the implementation of award-winning project Rumani Huria, supports the Tanzania Open Data Initiative (TODI), supports work with the National Archives to design and implement a flagship activity on data microwork digitization, advises and supports local Dar es Salaam councils and other stake holders to work together to pilot the use of citizen data and unmanned aerial vehicle data, and designs demonstrations of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) data collection tools and datasets, including high resolution urban mapping, critical infrastructure monitoring and land change mapping.