The AITEC East Africa ICT Summit, to be held over 20-21 November,will focus on ICT industry partnerships to drive growth in the sector. The summit, organised by AITEC Africa, will be a culmination of an eventful year in the ICT sector and organisers are projecting the event as a platform to assess progress so far and lay foundations for accelerated growth in 2014.
Announcing the outline programme for this year's Summit, AITEC Chairman Sean Moroney said there are already wide-ranging partnerships underpinning what he says will be "the most spectacular computing event ever held in East Africa".
"The unique nature of the Summit is that it engages partners and sponsors that represent a huge diversity of IT applications across all vertical markets," he said. "We are delighted with the level of support we are receiving from stakeholders that have great value to add in terms of the IP they are contributing to the Summit."
Themed 'Harnessing ICT to improve the quality of life in East Africa', the conference will have different fora on, among others, the impact and value of ICT in eGovernment, health, education and data security through a series of specialised forums and conference streams. The conference will also discuss the effects of eWaste to health and the environment.
Abdirahman Sheikh, Founder and CEO of Soliton Telmec, said the Summit is a benchmark industry event. "We are delighted to once again be supporting an AITEC conference. It is a great opportunity to share knowledge, promote best practice and steer our booming industry in the right direction. We still have so much more infrastructure to roll out and services to develop to achieve new levels of market growth and I'm confident the Summit will help us speed up both processes across the region," said Abdirahman.
AITEC's impressive list of partners for the different elements of the Summit include IEEE, StrathmoreUniversity's @iLab, mLab, Esoko, the International Society for Telemedine and eHealth, TESPOK, LIWA Trust among others