Rwanda ICT minister set to speak at the Cloud and Security Summit

Minister Rurangirwa is set to speak at the Cloud and Security summit.

Jean De Dieu Rurangirwa ICT minister, Rwanda is set to speak at this year’s Cloud and Security summit; which is set for Kigali from the 28th to the 29th of March.

Rurangirwa, is currently Rwandan Minister for ICT overseeing development and coordination of national policies related to information technology and communications. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Project Management from Maastricht School of Management (MsM) – Netherlands; and Bachelor’s Degree in Information System Management from Adventist University of Central Africa – Rwanda.

“The Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) is happy to welcome you all to Kigali. We are particularly proud to be part of the premier Cloud and Security Summit 2018 organized by CIO East Africa; in conjunction with the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA),” said Rurangirwa.

“We have taken note of the quality of this timely summit. It brings together visionary thought leaders, influential peers in the IT sector; as well as solution providers from whom we shall learn from and walk away with actionable insights. The diversity of the agenda reflects the complexity of the topic at hand.  Cyber Security is a multi-disciplinary topic – a complex topic – that demands nuanced responses. That’s why today’s this summit is so important, bringing together key stakeholders from around the country and around the world,” he added.

CIO East Africa’s Africa Summit Series

The Cloud and Security Summit is part of the CIO East Africa’s Africa Summit Series.  The summit will offer an immersive platform where the sector IT leaders from both the supply and demand side can meet and interact. CIO East Africa has partnered with the Government of Rwanda; through the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) to host the East African regional based Cloud and Security Summit.

“This rare summit comes at a time that the Government of Rwanda has stepped up its efforts to promote the construction of information infrastructure, expand broadband network cov erage, and build seamless platforms purposed to continuously make breakthroughs in deploying key technologies related to cybersecurity. It was therefore strategic to organize and position the summit as the climax of the Rwanda National Cyber Security Summit,” Rurangirwa continued

“Together, as we peer into the future, we will always remain grateful to the Government of Rwanda for endorsing the inception of the Cloud and Security Summit and seizing the opportunity to host it in Kigali, Rwanda. The ripple effect of RISA and CIO East Africa partnership goes a long way in creating awareness. Going forward, we see more of these collaborations happening across East Africa,” said Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa.

“We owe our gratitude to Team RISA, the Summit Sponsors and Speakers, the Summit Partners the Summit Event Organizer and various media Networks for taking the deliberate step to rally us around the 2018 Cloud and Security Agenda in Rwanda – the great land of a thousand hills!” concluded Chite.

Click here to learn more about the Cloud and Security Summit.

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