AITEC gets new partners for the ICT Summit on Smart City technologies


WELCOME ABOARD: Sean Moroney,(left) AITEC Africa chair, briefs Vincent Kaabunga, chairman of the Kenya chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on the upcoming ICT Summit scheduled for October 24-24.

The forthcoming African IT Exhibitions and Confrences (AITEC) ICT Summit has received new partners for the October 24-25 event set for Oshwal Centre in Nairobi. The new partners include  the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) which has signed  a co-operation agreement with AITEC Africa ahead of the summit to allow its extensive membership of electrical and electronics professianals to showcase their latest technology innovations in line with the  Summit’s  “Smart Cities”  theme .

Vincent Kaabunga, head of IEEE’s Kenya Chapter, said the body has “new, relevant and market-ready technology innovations and inventions to showcase that could potentially further advance the region’s innovation and inventions credentials.”

“We want the innovations community in the region and the world in general to see what electrical and electronics engineers in the region have been up to,” said Kaabunga.

IEEE (Kenya) signed a memorandum with AITEC Africa for long-term cooperation and announced it would showcase its members’ latest market-ready technology inventions at the 2012 Summit.

Four other multinational organizations developing  and providing consulting for smart city technologies – including  IBM, KPMG and  Deloitte – will also showcase  smart cities technologies and systems at the AITEC ICT Summit. Other showcases expected at the AITEC ICT Summit include presentations on the Ghana Cyber City  and Konza Techno City.

The event has attracted immense regional interest for its thematic focus on “Smart Cities> Smart Societies > Smart enterprises.”