George Njuguna, the Safaricom CIO, to speak at Connected Africa summit in South Africa

George Njuguna, the Safaricom CIO, is among six key telecom leaders scheduled to speak at Connected Africa summit set for Johannesburg, South Africa in late July this year.

The summit is a follow-up to the grand success of the previous edition, with the organisers promising attendees to prepare for bigger stronger, and larger event. Under the theme: “Transforming to Telco’s of the Future”, the third edition of Connected Africa, Africa’s premier Telecom Summit, is expected to deliver holistic insight into digital infrastructure developments and trends. Organised by the International Center for Strategic Alliances (ICSA) is scheduled for July 25, 2023, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

(TOP: George Njuguna, the Safaricom CIO).

Connected Africa Summit is set to unite top executives from telecom carriers, technology vendors, infrastructure providers, and regulatory and government officials for a discussion on the future of the industry. The delegates and speakers will explore innovative strategies for creating next-generation networks and addressing potential pain points in a conducive environment.

The summit comes at a time when Wireless infrastructure, VoLTE & 4G LTE, Network management, Big data, BI, Cloud, Security, Analytics, Next Gen opportunities VAS, OTT, OSS/BSS, as well as IoT and M2M are becoming ever more important, across the telecom sector.

Connected Africa Summit is a not to be missed opportunity for experts, business people, and practitioners to discuss practical and cost-effective solutions to developing the ICT business.

Event Focus:

  • Strategies to unlock the power of 5G
  • Telecom – Compounding Capabilities
  • Futuristic Telco’s powering the economy
  • ICT Supporting IoT Deployments
  • Data, Digitalization, and Connectivity
  • Empowering Digital Transformation
  • Digital Inculsion
  • Driving the Future of Work with enhanced Connectivity
  • EDGE, Data, & Cloud
  • Cyber Resilience Strategy – Mitigating Fraud

The Summit will witness insights and inputs from key industry leaders including:

  • Charles Molapisi, CEO, MTN
  • Patricia Obo-Nai, CEO, Vodafone
  • Celia Mantshiyane, CISO, MTN South Africa
  • George Njuguna, Chief Information Officer, Safaricom
  • Jorge Mendes, Chief Officer, Consumer Business, Vodacom
  • Johan van Graan, Chief Risk Officer, Vodacom

ICSA is a group of leading industry professionals and innovators. The alliance’s core actions comprise of innovations and use case scenarios of industry leaders, by its research and from leading information sources for businesses and professionals all over the world.


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