Matthew Buckland

Founder, 20FourLabs

No stranger to the world of technology, Matthew Buckland starting programming at the tender age of seven. He also got involved in online media pretty much since its inception in South Africa. Buckland has spoken and guest-lectured on online media issues around the world. Eight months ago, Buckland founded and now heads 20FourLabs, an innovation division at, the country's largest online operation. He was the head of Mail & Guardian Online, is a former chair of the local Online Publishers Association and a director of Creative Commons, South Africa. He also co-founded 2008 Webby Honoree Thought Leader and blog aggregator � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: Beluga, Cape Town Website : www.20fourlabs. com