Industry leaders will from 14th -15th February gather in Kigali Rwanda for the Africa Tech Summit. They will include international players and investors who want to drive growth in Africa.
Liquid Telecom will join the innovators and influencers from across the African ecosystem at the event that will provide unrivalled insight, networking and business opportunities – and explore the latest trends with 90 expert speakers from across the continent delivering keynotes, panels and breakout sessions
On day one Ben Roberts, chief technical and innovation officer for Liquid Telecom, will be participating in a panel discussion: Connectivity – Unlocking A World Of New Opportunities alongside Kojo Boakye from Facebook and Erik Hersman from BRCK.
Ben will be discussing why ‘Africa’s Cloud is Liquid’ and how Africa will see many ‘cloud first’ ICT systems developed for businesses just as many Africans have experienced ‘mobile first’ in connectivity.
Day two sees Oswald Jumira, Group Head of Innovation Partnerships for Liquid Telecom, take part in a panel discussing The State of Innovation alongside Hannah Clifford from Nairobi Garage, Abdihakim Ainte from iRise Hub, Elton Mutize from Venture Labs and Barbara Birungi from Hive Colab.
Oswald leads Liquid Telecom’s African Innovation initiative which is helping African innovation hubs, startups and academic institutions to develop emerging technologies, such as cloud, data science and internet of things leveraging Liquid Telecom’s infrastructure and pan-African presence.
To celebrate its participation in this prestigious event, Liquid Telecom is offering free tickets priced at US$400 to the summit to startups based in Rwanda. The company is calling on for the startups to register their interest providing information about their including funding to date.
Africa Tech Summit Kigali is supported by the Rwandan Ministry for ICT and sponsored by, amongst others, Liquid Telecom.