ICT Authority (ICTA) will be hosting the 12th edition of the Connected Kenya Summit from the 2nd to 5th of April 2023.
The theme for the regional summit this year will be The Digital Economy: Endless opportunities shaping the future and will be hosted in collaboration with key players in the ICT sector.
The Summit seeks to review progress and achievements in the sector, share knowledge, case studies, best practice, and lessons learned based on experiences by ICT practitioners, and develop and recommend policy, regulatory, and operational interventions. It also seeks to provide a platform for meaningful networking that will result in fruitful relationships that contribute to economic development.
Some of the outcomes of previous Connected Summits are Huduma Secretariat and Presidential Digital Talent Programme (Digitalent) through which the government in collaboration with the private sector, is building the country’s digital skills and a digital workforce.
Huduma Centre Initiative and the e-citizen platform that is being used to deliver e-government services were also born from the summit.
Connected Kenya Summit was first held in 2009. Since then, it has continued to bring together industry players from the Private, Public Sector, and Academia bringing ICT thought leaders and experts under one roof.
The Summit offers a platform where the industry players, government, innovators and other stakeholders mingle freely and share, and exchange ideas on how ICT can be leveraged to address challenges facing Kenyans both at the national and personal level.
The journey and essence of the Connected Kenya Summit has been one of collaboration and partnerships to provide ICT solutions, to national issues and enhance this sector’s role in the delivery of the country’s economic agenda.
This year’s forum will take place in Kwale County with over 1000 delegates, local and international, expected to attend.