Mozambique gears up for AITEC 2011
BUSINESS| Aug. 10, 2011, 9:34 a.m.
Vodacom has announced its platinum sponsorship of the 2011 AITEC Mozambique ICT Congress, to be held in Maputo in October.
This year’s event will focus on the theme: “Building on local skills and capacity to develop effective ICT solutions that address local needs.”
The Congress will take place at Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre over 5-6 October.
Announcing Vodacom’s sponsorship of the congress, MD José dos Santos said: “The annual ICT Congress has a vital role to play in developing the country’s ICT community and Vodacom is proud to be associated with it, taking the lead in providing the industry support that the event needs to maximize its positive impact in the market. We particularly applaud this year’s focus on capacity-building, because it is a core part of Vodacom’s mission to develop local skills.”
Other sponsors of the event include Internet Solutions and SkyeVine.
Among the topics to come under discussion at the conference will be banking the unbanked, the state of Africa’s broadband networks, and roadmaps to small business success.
The AITEC Mozambique ICT Congress is now in its fourth year and is established as the leading computing and communications industry event for the country’s rapidly growing sector, attended each year by over 500 managers, professionals and other decision-makers in government and business. For more information, go to www.aitecafrica.com
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Collymore: PPP transparency to fuel Africa’s renaissanceAfrica’s renaissance will be fueled by transparent partnerships between governments and private businesses working to improve the livelihoods of the continent’s population, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has predicted. Read More
Lack of technology bane of Nigeria’s SMEs, says Matt O’Bell chiefAside financial constraints, the non-application of technology has been identified as one of the constraints of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Read More
Telecom M&A and digital convergence to lead deal activity in AfricaTMT Finance is teaming up with IHS Towers, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, to bring an international audience to Africa’s technology hub, Lagos, for the first event of its kind in Nigeria. Read More
Reach for Change Africa calls for strengthened social entrepreneurshipReach for Change Africa is calling on social entrepreneurs, NGOs and government to play their role in strengthening the social entrepreneurship sector in Africa on International Day of Youth 2016. Read More
Stanford Seed Entrepreneurs join top Silicon Valley business leaders at Global SummitAfolabi Abiodun, CEO of Nigeria-based telecommunications company SB Telecoms, couldn’t quite believe his eyes as he stood on Stanford University’s bustling Silicon Valley campus recently. Read More
Etisalat, YuuZoo launch e-commerce portal for SMEsNigeria’s most SME-friendly telecommunications operator, Etisalat, in partnership with Singapore’s YuuZoo Corp, has unveiled a bespoke e-commerce platform, SME Arena, to facilitate the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Read More
Mstore plans $50m African expansionMidcom Group has announced expansion plans aimed at making its Mstore the largest mobile and electronics retailer in Africa. Read More
*astTECS Expands Operations in Africa*astTECS, a leading provider of Enterprise Telecom Technology Products and Asterisk based Open Source Communication Solution, is expanding its Africa footprint with a presence in Ghana and Botswana. Read More
The Tech Revolution: Sage Sets out the Vision for African BusinessesSage, a market leader in cloud accounting software used its global Sage Summit 2016, held this week in Chicago, to outline its strong commitment to future technologies, with a focus on new and existing initiatives that power business growth. Read More
FEATURED STORYFinancial services sees AI as both opportunity and threat
Banking is already a key area where technology is having an impact throughout Africa, and a new survey assesses the impact artificial intelligence will have on this sector.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAccess and Use of ICT stats released
Statistics Botswana has released the first results of the 2014 Information and Communication Technology Household Survey.