CIO East Africa


CIO East Africa


Radisson Blu
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Sep 13 2017 - Sep 14 2017


All of the day



Africa IoT Summit

There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that IoT will be a seismic shift in how we interact with technology. Massive change will sweep through all industries, again, and just as mobile communications and the Internet did before, business models will evolve rapidly, with new services and offerings already rapidly becoming available.

Though there has been a slow uptake and we haven’t seen major deployments of IoT in the region, the internet of things is the ultimate change agent, enabling business and industry to connect, measure, and manage products, information, operations, and the enterprise like never before. Analysts believe the IoT revolution is more significant than the Internet itself. Billions of “Things” connected, insight to new opportunity that is changing the world.

With a focus on exploring and monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem wide attendees, stakeholders and investors, Internet of Things Africa is a unique opportunity to promote for both IoT users and buyers to network and create synergetic alliances and partnerships.

For IT and Business Executives

This compelling, world-class conference is the premier industry showcase in Africa and features the brightest, most well-respected thought leaders and practitioners in the IoT space.

LEARN exactly why IoT is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.

HEAR first-hand from industry experts what issues and questions you should consider when evaluating IoT systems.

SEE what the potential benefits – and pitfalls – are of IoT.

DISCOVER what to look for in an IoT provider to ensure the security of your data and applications.

MASTER how to improve and transform your business while lowering operating and capital costs within the enterprise.

LEARN what works, what doesn’t, and what’s next.


Hourly Schedule

08:00 - 08:30
All Delegates & Speaker Registration
08:35 - 08:45
CEO Keynote
Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa
8:45 - 9:05
Keynote 1: Transform Today, Thrive Tommorrow
Peter Muendo, Technical Solutions Consultant, HDS
9:05 - 9:25
Keynote 2: Leveraging IoT for Digital Transformation
Fares Zekri, Principal Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
9:25 - 10:00
Official Opening
Joseph Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary, ICT
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:50
Delivering Digital Transformation in Energy
Andreas Fruhen, CTO, Mkopa Solar
10:50 - 11:10
Liquid IOT Africa Report
Ben Roberts, CTO, Liquid Telecom
11:10 - 11:30
Case Study
Desmond Rao, Head of IT, Davis & Shirtliff
11:30 - 11:50
Panel Discussion
Andreas Fruhen, Prof. Krishna Seeburn, Desmond Rao, Peter Muendo
11:50 - 12:10
The Interplay of Big Data and IoT
Reha Yurdakul, CTA leader, IBM East Africa
12:10 - 12:30
UBI shaking up the Insurance Industry
Marika Gecaga, Country Manager, Vodacom
12:30 - 12:50
The Emerging IoT Business Landscape
Leaonard Mabele, Lead Engineer M2M, Strathmore University
12:50 - 13:10
Panel Discussion
Reha Yurdakul, Marika Gecaga, Leaonard Mabele, Fares Zekri
13:10 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00
Workshop 1: Hitachi's IoT Strategy & Vision
14:00 - 16:00
Workshop 2: Transform your business witht the Internet of Things
16:00 - 17:00
Networking Break
End of Day 1
Day 2 - Thursday 14, Septmember
8:30 - 8:50
Fireside Chat
Ahmed Yehia, CIO, Safaricom
8:50 - 9:10
Moving Cities
Mbugua Njihia, CEO, Sure Inc
9:10 - 9:30
Transforming customer experience through IOT
Jimmy Wahome, Special Projects Manager, Telkom
9:30 - 9:50
IoT in Transport and Safety
Fernando Wangila, IT Director, NTSA
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:50
Bad Internet
Peter Otieno, TESPOK
10:50 - 11:10
Securing the Smartest Infrastructure
Moses Maundu, Business Dev. Manager Africa, Paramount
11:10 - 11:30
IoT Security
Karien Bornheim, CEO, FABS
11:30 - 11:50
Panel Discussion
Peter Otieno, Moses Maundu, Karien Bornheim, Marika Gecaga
11:50 - 12:10
Case Study
Philip Walton, Co-Founder, BRCK
12:10 - 12:30
Re-imagining Service Delivery through IOT
Lenin Oyuga, Director-Government, Thomson Reuters
12:30 - 13:00
Panel Discussion
Kasaine Ole Pertet, Lenin Oyuga, Philip Walton
13:10 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
One-on-One Meetings
If yu are a registered delegate please book your meetings early through the provided app.
16:00 - 17:00
- 17:00
Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa