Connected Kenya Summit 2023 Kicks off in Diani

The 2023 Connected Kenya Summit has kicked off in Diani, in Kwale Couty. The Summit, now in its 12th edition is being hosted by the ICT Authority (ICTA) and seeks to review progress and achievements in the ICT sector and share knowledge, case studies, best practice, and lessons learned based on experiences by ICT practitioners.

The Summit also seeks to develop and recommend policy, regulatory, and operational interventions and provide a platform for meaningful networking that will result in fruitful relationships that contribute to economic development.

Connected Kenya Summit was first held in 2009. Since then, it has continued to bring together industry players from the Private, Public sectors, Academia, ICT thought leaders and experts under one roof.

This year’s summit will be hosted under the theme The Digital Economy:  Endless opportunities shaping the future.  

“This annual event weaves together stakeholders from the ICT industry, government, academia, and beyond in a vibrant tapestry of collaboration, capacity-building, and knowledge exchange. As we navigate the ever-changing digital terrain, the Connected Summit 2023 stands as a steadfast beacon, guiding us towards a brighter, more prosperous future, fueled by the boundless possibilities of digital empowerment.” 

Stanley Kamanguya, CEO, of ICT Authority, says “The Connected Summit has a proven track record of catalyzing transformative projects that profoundly enhance public service delivery and enrich the lives of our citizens. By bringing together an exceptional lineup of speakers, decision-makers, and leading ICT experts, we consistently address Kenya’s most pressing challenges through collective knowledge, insights, and solutions—all seamlessly integrated within the overarching goal of shaping a brighter, more connected future for all.” Kamanguya adds.

Throughout the Connected Summit 2023, attendees will be presented with a comprehensive agenda that includes panel discussions, workshops, and interactive sessions centered on cutting-edge technological developments, emerging trends, and crucial challenges within Kenya’s digital landscape. By participating in these events, delegates will have the chance to exchange ideas, gain insights from industry experts, establish new partnerships that will contribute to the expansion and advancement of Kenya’s digital economy.

Participants will be able to take advantage of numerous networking opportunities, such as roundtable discussions, specialized workshops, and social gatherings. These engaging activities will provide attendees with the means to build new relationships, form strategic alliances, and collaborate on inventive projects, propelling Kenya’s digital transformation to new heights.

“The Connected Summit 2023 not only serves as a platform for dialogue and collaboration but also as an incubator for groundbreaking ideas and initiatives that have the potential to revolutionize Kenya’s digital landscape,” says Kamanguya. “By fostering an environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing, we are confident that the Connected Summit will continue to play a vital role in shaping Kenya’s digital economy, ensuring our nation remains at the forefront of this global digital revolution.”

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