Nairobi, Kenya to host Africa Internet Summit from May 21

The Africa Internet Summit (AIS) has announced that the African Networks Group’s (AfNOG) program will be held as a side event at the Africa Internet Summit due to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from May 21 to June 2, 2017.

AIS is the pinnacle multi-stakeholder event combining, workshops, conferences and networking for the internet Industry. The annual summit attracts internationally renowned Instructors, Experts and Speakers to share the latest innovations and Best practices in the Internet industry. This is the place where the African Technical Institutions and Af* such as AfNOG, AFRINIC, AfREN, AfricaCERT, AfTLD – AROC, ISOC Africa, AfrICANN, AfGWG etc meet.

AIS aims at meeting the needs of the ICT Industry and includes the core IP Engineering as well as integrating the real world use and impact of IP Technologies. Sessions include technical and business aspects of the Internet : ie Capacity Building, Infrastructure, Security, Policy, Content & Names, Internet Numbers and Research.

The event will include the following:

  • AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in a week-long hands-on workshop)
  • Several one /two full-day Advanced AfNOG Tutorials
  • AfricaCERT Workshop & Forums
  • AFRINIC Trainings
  • AfREN Forum
  • AfTLD – AROC Workshop & Meeting
  • ISOC Africa Sessions
  • ICANN Africa Day
  • A one-day AfNOG Plenary Session
  • A three-day AFRINIC Plenary Session.

The AIS, which seeks to address the current and future needs of operators in the ICT Industry, is focused on popular and emerging ICT Industries such as Cyber Security, Mobile Networking among other. It features discussions on a wide range of issues of the Internet including the current and newest trends in ICT. At the event, industry experts will participate in conference sessions from thought-provoking and visionary keynote presentations to interactive panel sessions, all addressing the most pressing topics

More details about the event can be obtained from their website.

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