The adoption of technology, and more specifically Internet technology, across the African continent is evident from the growing list of new and established companies looking to expand their markets across the continent.
At the AITEC Africa Summit 2016 held in Nairobi, Kenya on the 24th & 25th February 2016, the energy of some of these companies was evident.
Themed ‘Inspire and Innovate,’ the summit brought together over 500 ICT professionals from across the region (East Africa) with notable names among the delegates.
In attendance were ICT visionaries that discussed how East Africa’s ICT professionals can be empowered to turn visions into corporate excellence.
Among the panelists were Dr. Katherine Getao, EBS, ICT Secretary, Ministry of ICT Kenya, Joshua Oigara, Group CEO, Kenya Commercial Bank, COO, TechnoBrain, Anand Mohan, and Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital, Ghana.
The Innovator Accelerator Forum included a panel of experienced leaders in East Africa’s accelerator and incubation centers such as Nairobi Garage, Nailab, Growth Africa, and iLabAfrica.
Themed ‘Inspire and Innovate,’ the summit brought together over 500 ICT professionals from across the region (East Africa) with notable names among the delegates. Tweet
A panel on digital content and distribution also saw speakers from digital marketers and content creators talk emerging trends related to effective digital marketing and live-streaming and on-demand video services.
There was also an interesting cyber security workshop by the Africa Hackon led by Bright Gameli.
The team showcased some of their cyber security methods and revealed risky behavior that expose a lot of us to hacks including on our mobile phones.
"It was quite interesting to learn that clicking on a seemingly innocent-looking link can open a door to a hacker’s access to your phone including your SMS and WhatsApp messages."
The 2-day event offered a good opportunity for ICT professionals and decision-makers to get informed on the tech trends of the day in order to make more informed decisions at their organizations.