ICT Authority (ICTA) will be hosting the 11th edition of the Connected Kenya Summit from 11th-14th April 2022 in Diani, Kwale County.
The thought leadership forum which was first held in 2009 will bring together over 1000 ICT local and international industry leaders and experts under one roof. Participants will engage on conversations on how ICT will support the different sectors of the economy and society through digital skills, digital infrastructure as well as ICT innovations.
There will also be conversations around emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Internet of Things, big data, and Artificial Intelligence, among others.
The theme for the summit is “Accelerating Digital Transformation”.
ICT Authority says a great deal of earnest discussion that will go on under Connected Kenya Summit, 2022, will shape how the industry will provide viable ICT solutions to challenges facing the country, especially after the Covid pandemic negatively impacted the different sectors of the economy.
The objectives of Connected Kenya, 2022 Summit according to ICTA are clearly to review progress and achievements in the sector in the last decade; share knowledge, case studies, best practice and lessons learnt based on experiences; develop and recommend policy, regulatory and operational interventions where necessary; Charter a future Kenya of economic prosperity using ICTs based on review of achievements and lessons learnt in both public and private sector, and provide a platform for meaningful networking that will result in fruitful relationships that contribute to economic development.
Past Connected Summits have seen the birth of key public service innovations namely: the Huduma Initiative, the e- citizen portal, Digital Literacy Program as well as the National ICT Master Plan. It is anticipated that this year’s forum will add to this bucket of innovations. The Authority is supporting Innovation through the Whitebox Programme and during this Connected, women who have come up with exemplary innovations will be awarded.
The sponsors for this year’s summit are Safaricom, Telcom – Dimension Data, Dell/Intel/Redditon, Oracle, Huawei, AWS, Konvergence and Extreme.