The stage is set for the opening of AITEC’s East Africa ICT SUMMIT scheduled to start in Nairobi on Wednesday November 2 to 3.
The Kenya ICT Board, the host country partner, through its chief executive Paul Kukubo, lauded one of the Summit’s topics, cloud computing, as being “timely for the country’s take off to cloud computing.”
“With an impressive line-up of speakers drawn from 17 countries spread across the world, the AITEC East Africa ICT SUMMIT will be an important event that will help the development of the local ICT sector. As an annual gathering point, ICT professionals will share knowledge, best practice and new technologies,” said Kukubo.
Kukubo expressed delight at the participation of South Asia’s emerging Tech hub, Sri Lanka- which will be setting up a national pavilion at the Summit to showcase its latest advances in ICT and Germany which has sent over a delegation of over 100 investors and state officials.
“The Kenya ICT Board is delighted to be the Host Country Partner of this key educational event for East Africa’s ICT community because AITEC’s East Africa ICT Summit has a valuable role to play in the continuing development of the ICT sector as an annual gathering point to share knowledge, best practice and new technologies,” he said.
He added: “In particular, we are excited about the Sri Lankan and German delegations that are participating in the event. Germany has leading-edge ICT systems and management expertise to offer our region.”
Sean Moroney, Chairman of AITEC Africa said the ICT SUMMIT will bring together ICT professionals from about 6 fortune 500 companies and over 70 technology organizations from across the world at the event scheduled for Wednesday, November 2 at the Oshwal Centre, in Nairobi’s Westlands area.
Present at the press conference was Murray Gardiner, a senior officer at the Swiss Banking giant software
which is sponsoring the Cloud Computing conference at the summit and Tony Githuku, the newly appointed Country Manager for Business Connexion, one of the only two companies providing hosted cloud computing data centers services in Africa.
The Summit will be opened on Wednesday with keynote speech from Mr Kukubo and Stefan Kefer, Germany’s secretary of state in the Ministry of Technology and Economic Affairs.
The event will also have a Mobile Applications developers’ caucus and exhibition which has been put together jointly by iHub, mLab and AITEC Africa with sponsorship from Nokia. The pavilion will be a stage where mobile applications developers will get to showcase their inventions – to potential investors and clients.
Germany will be represented during the event by over 100 delegates, composed mostly of investors and senior ICT leaders – and will also have a data security and investment workshop co-located in a nearby hotel.
The Sri Lanka ICT Agency will put up a national pavilion at the ICT SUMMIT to exhibit latest technologies from South Asia. “Sri Lanka, as a recent entrant on the international IT services outsourcing market, has highly relevant experience to share with our emerging outsourcing industry as it seeks international markets,” noted Kukubo.