East Africa Com, the premier technology, telecommunication, media, and broadcasting event in East Africa, is set to return to Nairobi on April 25-26, after a three-year digital hiatus. The event will celebrate its 20th anniversary and will reunite the region’s tech leaders, telecom c-suite executives, promising start-up founders, senior regulators, and government officials. Over 50 industry heavyweights from Safaricom, Telkom Kenya, Kenya’s Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Djibouti Telecom, Google, Microsoft, Airtel, and more will impart their wisdom on the event’s stage.
East Africa Com will delve into a great variety of highly time-sensitive topics, from exploring topics around the 4IR and how East Africa can lead in an era of economic disruption to combatting cyber-attacks threats, the next phase in the region’s fintech revolution, and the war for talent.
The two-day program will explore the role of technology in driving socio-economic growth by tackling some of the most pressing challenges faced by the region today. It will also be an opportunity to welcome key policymakers to the event to hear their insights on how best to regulate the tech sector to spur innovation and combat some of the key barriers to growth. Moreover, to mirror East Africa’s vibrant start-up scene, the event will host a dedicated one-day platform, AHUB East, to bring the region’s most inspiring startup founders under one roof on April 26.
Beyond knowledge-sharing, AHUB East will also help unlock new business opportunities by fostering connections between founders and investors. The East Africa Com Awards will recognize and celebrate the best and brightest in the region who are driving digital transformation on the evening of April 25. The seven award categories will put the spotlight on individuals, organizations, and companies for their commitment and achievements in the digital space.
Last-mile connectivity will be key to unlocking the next stage of East Africa’s Digital transformation. In the Opening Keynote, George Njuguna, Director, Information Technology (CIO) at Safaricom, will share his insights on Vision 2030 and the role of Technology Talent and Digital Skills in Building East Africa’s Digital Economies. Experts from Djibouti Telecom, Telkom Kenya, and TESPOK will analyze the evolution of telcos in the region and the importance of putting digital at the heart of East Africa’s telecommunication strategies.
The event is committed to building a program that will help educate the industry on some of the exciting projects and play a key role in facilitating strong partnerships across the region. The two-day event will be an excellent opportunity for the region’s tech sector to showcase and celebrate the incredible pace of innovation as well as the resilience of the region’s tech sector.