Kenya ICT Board, KITOS support AITEC East Africa ICT Summit


Image: By BiztechAfrica
Kenya ICT Board, KITOS support AITEC East Africa ICT Summit

Kenya ICT Board and Kenya IT and Outsourcing Services (KITOS), the country’s new IT industry body, have jointly sealed a partnership with event organizer AITEC Africa to take up roles as country host partners for the East Africa ICT Summit, the largest annual ICT conference and exhibition in the region scheduled for Nairobi on 24-25 October.

With the theme “Smart Cities, Smart Communities, Smart Enterprises,” the 2012 edition of the East Africa ICT Summit will include a major focus on smart city management. IBM, which has taken a lead in technology and systems in this area across the world, is “Smart Solutions Partner” for the Summit, and is among a range of solution providers in this space that are expected to stage tech solutions and demos.

The Summit will attract an audience of government officials, scholars, and technology and business leaders from across East Africa.

“Conferences of a global nature such as the annual AITEC East Africa ICT Summit continue to play an important role in passing on knowledge relating to inventions and innovations from other parts of the world.  The Summit is a particularly important source of updates from other markets for ICT professionals in the region as far as technology is concerned,” said Paul Kukubo, CEO of the Kenya ICT Board while announcing the partnership.  

He said the Kenya ICT Board took pride in its role as  Host Country Partner, which for the first time this year it will share with KITOS. 

KITOS chairman Tej Bedi said the East Africa ICT Summit theme for this year resonated well with the needs of governments and private sectors in the region. “From Rwanda to Kenya, the private sector is becoming more technology savvy and it is saying, ‘We want smarter government services’. There is a raging demand for systems to manage public transport, energy, security, water and other government services which are necessary to deliver higher quality of life in cities,” says Bedi.

AITEC Africa celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and organized its first conference and expo in Nairobi in 1990.  The company is credited with facilitating debates, exhibitions, discussions and demos of new technologies by their developers to East African ICT professionals and communities over the years. “Such concepts and technologies such as GSM, CDMA, cloud computing and outsourcing among others were fronted at AITEC conference by speakers before they were realities,” says Simon Muchoki, an ICT manager who has attended AITEC Africa events since 1997.

The World Bank and the Kenya ICT Board will co-host an Open Data conference stream during the AITEC East Africa ICT Summit. 

Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus


Beachhead Solutions introduces channel programme for emerging markets

Beachhead's high-ROI reseller programme is now available in MEA and India. Read More

Barclays Africa launches Rise

A new global start-up community has been launched to pioneer financial services and unlock Africa’s potential. Read More

JUA Energy enters Nigeria after success in Kenya

After successfully entering the Kenyan market in April 2014, solar-powered systems and technological electronic accessories manufacturer brand J​UA​ energy has launched in Nigeria to sell through e-tailer Jumia. Read More

Fundamo founder joins Nomanini’s advisory board

Fundamo founder Hannes Van Rensburg, generally considered the father of mobile payments, has joined the advisory board of Nomanini, a South African-based, enterprise technology transactions platform provider. Read More

Airtel sponsors Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2015

Airtel is sponsoring the Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2015 being held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) now underway in Nairobi. Read More

MTN acquires Smart Village to enhance its foothold in the fibre network space

MTN has concluded a deal with MultiChoice to acquire Smart Village, which will accelerate the mobile operator’s fibre to the home (FTTH) strategy to be the provider of choice for high speed fibre network across South Africa. Read More

Agilitude opens East African office on the back of mobility and cloud growth

Tejpal Bedi Salesforce reseller and Consulting Partner Agilitude has announced that is has opened an office in Kenya, making East Africa its next target for growth.  Read More

MTN gets ethics management committee

MTN Nigeria has set up an ethics management committee with the sole responsibility of managing ethics risks. Read More

200 entrepreneurs to launch innovative businesses

Over 200 entrepreneurs from across Africa are set to receive resources, networking opportunities and mentorship from Microsoft 4Afrika and AMPION. Read More

Airtel Ghana MD named Marketing Woman of the Year

The Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, Lucy Quist, has been crowned Marketing Woman of the year at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Marketing Performance Awards. Read More


Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika


Connectivity critical for Nigeria's ICT sector, says SES chiefConnectivity critical for Nigeria's ICT sector, says SES chief

Connectivity is vital for any country to fully optimise the huge potential of cyberspace, SES Sales Manager for West Africa Joy Nma Emenike tells Kokumo Goodie.


High tech homes: Just press playHigh tech homes: Just press play

High tech, digital homes where everything is automated and connected aren’t the stuff of science fiction any longer, says BNC Technology.


Luba Freeport streamlines its sea of paper with Sage X3

Luba Freeport has implemented the Finance and Distribution modules of the Sage X3 business management solution to automate its business processes across finance and operations.