Last week together with a number of tech enthusiasts and industry leaders we gathered at Nailab for the launch of Tech Tamasha. Tech Tamasha is an annual technology conference that will be hosted by technology blog Techweez, in partnership with leading industry stakeholders.
The conference aims to celebrate Kenya’s technology space by highlighting the best of what is happening in the republic and bringing together the region’s business and governmental titans fuelling innovation across different industries.
According to Tech Tamasha’s Executive Producer, Victor Mutua, the conference is meant to provoke conversations on how technology adoption impacts people and their livelihoods in the African Economy. “Tech Tamasha will shine a national spotlight on high growth companies and individuals, which will help establish credibility to raise capital and acquire talent”, he said.
At the event held at Nailab, the conference kicked off with a preliminary panel discussion featuring Anand Moha – COO at TechnoBrain, Khadija Abdul Project Manager at Google Digital Skills For Africa and Mike Nyaga – MD Digital Lending at Finserve, where the trio discussed on the new age Digital Consumer.
The conference will have two regional roundups in Mombasa and Kisumu on July 14th at the SwahiliBox and July 28th at the LakeHub respectively. The regional roundups purpose is to involve regional stakeholders in shaping the national innovation agenda. The roundups will then be preceded by the national summit that is set to take place in Nairobi on August 13th, with a focus on four pillars, namely; Blockchain, Security, Privacy and Policy, Digital Consumer and Entrepreneurship. The four pillars will be tackled through keynote deliveries and fireside chats. There will also be an opportunity for stakeholders to do product demos and possible product launches.
To culminate the conference, there will be Tech Tamasha awards. This is to recognize transformational organizations and individuals trailblazing change in the ecosystem. Most outstanding will be awarded under the following categories; finance, agriculture, healthcare, energy, education and social impact. There will also be special categories for founder of the year and startup of the year.
Techweez says the process of selecting winners will be done internally by a select panel of judges and the Tech Tamasha team, however, the public is welcome to submit nominations for the awards on www.tamasha.tech.