Connected Kenya Summit 2012: 2-5 April, Diani.

I’ll be leaving for Diani, South Coast, this afternoon to take part in the 4th edition of the Connected Kenya conference. The main sponsors are Safaricom and the Kenya ICT Board. This is the biggest local ICT conference, bringing together many stakeholders in the industry, from government to telecommunication companies to IT businessmen and women.

The theme of this year’s conference is Knowledge and Beyond.

The theme for Connected Kenyan 2012

The Summit kicks off with the Waziri Golf Challenge on Monday April 2.

Hon Samuel Pogishio, Minister Information and Communications will open the Summit on the morning of April 3 followed by keynote speakers Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom. Also speaking in the opening session are Dr Bitange Ndemo, PS Ministry of Information and Communications, Catherine Ngahu, Chairman of the Kenya ICT Board.

Confirmed Speakers

Some of the confirmed keynote speakers for this yearโ€™s Summit include:

Michael Ghossein | CEO, Orange

Gary Cohen | General Manager, Communications and Chairman, IBM Africa

Mike Macharia | CEO, Seven Seas Technology

Louis Otieno | CEO, Microsoft

Joshua Chepkwony | CEO, Jamii Telcom

and many others.

I look forward to enjoying the interaction at the conference as well as my stay at Leisure Lodge Resort. This Oasis Pool below shall know me! I do love swimming and the coastal weather is perfect for a morning swim before the conference starts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • dianilifeguru

    Karibu Diani.

    • savvykenya

      Asante kaka!

  • Have a wonderful, productive time — not all of it in that lovely pool ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • savvykenya

      The pool is morning and evening.. thank you, I will enjoy myself!

  • Kentheone

    Ati “knowledge and beyond” its like saying knowledge etc etc.

    Iyo theme ni too general and shallow.

    • savvykenya

      You are taking the theme LITERALLY. Take a moment to think about it. A knowledge based economy is what Kenya needs to be if it is to achieve vision 2030. So knowledge and beyond now.. we need to think of the future. We have data->information->KNOWLEDGE->wisdom. Does it still sound shallow? Then if it does, the sessions here are equally deep.

  • After several attempts, my slow @safaricomltd internet has allowed me to post here. I just want to say, next time you are at such an event, tell the organizers that building a superhighway and limiting its use to one lane is akin to stupidity. I cannot test software for a living because internet companies are capping their unlimited speeds. I am pointing this out to further the discussion on the topic.

    • savvykenya

      But you know there is the issue of cost. You want superhighway speeds with little pay, companies have to make a profit. The superhighway needs maintenance!