Liquid Telecom has announced its sponsorship of the Africa Tech Summit and will join innovators from Africa at this week event set to take place at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, from February 14 – 15, 2018.
The Africa Tech Summit hopes to bring together leaders from the African ecosystem, international players and investors who want to drive growth in Africa. The Summit will provide insight, networking and business opportunities – and explore the latest trends with 90 expert speakers from across the continent delivering keynotes, panels and breakout sessions.
On day one of the event, Ben Roberts, CTIO of Liquid Telecom Group, will be participate in a panel discussion under the theme: Connectivity – Unlocking A World Of New Opportunities alongside Kojo Boakye from Facebook and Erik Hersman from BRCK. Roberts will be discussing why ‘Africa’s Cloud is Liquid’ and how Africa will see many ‘cloud first’ ICT systems developed for businesses just as many Africans have experienced ‘mobile first’ in connectivity.
Day two sees Oswald Jumira, Group Head of Innovation Partnerships of Liquid Telecom, take part in a panel discussing The State of Innovation alongside Hannah Clifford from Nairobi Garage, Abdihakim Ainte from iRise Hub, Elton Mutize from Venture Labs and Barbara Birungi from Hive Colab.
Jumira leads Liquid Telecom’s African Innovation initiative which is helping African innovation hubs, startups and academic institutions to develop emerging technologies, such as cloud, data science and internet of things leveraging Liquid Telecom’s infrastructure and pan-African presence.
To mark and celebrate its participation in the prestigious event, Liquid Telecom is offering free tickets priced at US $400 to the Africa Tech Summit to start-ups based in Rwanda. To apply for consideration for the free tickets, send an email to: kajuja.mussabwa@liquidtelecom.