Industry gathers for IoT and AI Summit in Nairobi

Geoff Brown, Managing Director, Sub-Sahara Africa, Amazon Web Services

More than 150 senior IT and business executives from East Africa have gathered in Nairobi for the second edition of the IoT and AI summit organised by CIO East Africa. The event will cover both business and technical discussions around IoT and AI providing insights and knowledge for executives who are expected to design and develop their adoption roadmaps.

“We are excited to host all these wonderful people for the Summit, we have designed the agenda in a way that it is useful to every attendee with practical things that they can take back to their organisations and design their own road maps for these technologies,” said Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa.

The summit will help participants explore how they can leverage IoT and AI to drive digital transformation in their businesses and key considerations from both legal and risk perspectives on adopting these technologies, using IoT Data to drive customer engagement and more.

More than 30 speakers have been lined up including keynotes from Ben Roberts, CTIO, Liquid Telecom and Geoff Brown, Managing Director, Amazon Web Services, Sub-Sahara Africa. Other speakers include Karien Bornheim, CEO, FABS; Eric Odipo, CEO, Multichoice; Peter Mungai, Ag Director IT, Kenya Airways; Kenneth Ogwang, CIO, East Africa Breweries Limited; George Njuguna, CIO, HF Group and John Wachira, CIO, Mabati Rolling Mills.

The event is supported by among others Liquid Telecom Kenya, Amazon Web Services, Hitachi, Huawei, Microsoft, Redington, Safaricom, Software AG, Konza Technopolis, Fabs, GiZ and Little. The event ends tomorrow 17th August.

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