VMWare pens sponsorship for 2019 East Africa Fintech Summit

Evelyn Wangu, Channel Lead for VMware in East Africa (left) signs a sponsorship contract in the presence of Laura Chite, CEO CIO East Africa (Photo by Arthur Kuwashima)

VMWare, a virtualization and cloud computing software provider headquartered in Palo Alto, California and a subsidiary of the Dell Technologies, has joined other collaborators partnering with CIO East Africa to host the forthcoming Fintech Summit.

Slated on the 22nd and 23rd May 2019 at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi, the Summit is themed; COLLABORATION & INNOVATION IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY.

“We express our gratitude to partners making this invaluable engagement happen at a time when the fastest and most attractive services are inclined towards innovation solutions and applications that will spur the economic growth,” said Laura Chite, CEO CIO East Africa in appreciation for the deal.

The partnership is purposed to catalyze and foster growth, innovation and collaboration that reflects the journey of financial technology (Fintech), as it continues to transcend borders, shake-up business models, drive the pace of innovation and create new applications for financial services.

Lined up for discussion at the two-day summit include; Digitization and the Impact of FSIs on Kenya’s Big 4 Agenda, Interoperability and Data Protection in the Mobile Money Industry and Transformation of Digital Financial Services among others.

“This is the second time CIO East Africa is hosting the Fintech Summit following its demand by the financial services industry. The Summit is purposed to reshape the industry as it gears towards financial inclusivity, innovation and collaboration in this era of digital economy,” averred Laura.

The global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology (VMWare) accelerates digital transformation by enabling unprecedented freedom and flexibility by evolving IT environments. Their solutions offer improved business agility by modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds.

They also drive innovation with modern apps that create exceptional experiences through empowering the digital workspace and safeguarding customer trust.

CIO East Africa has organized the Fintech Summit 2019, to gather disruptors, tech and finance professionals, regulators, and investors from across East Africa to discuss the technologies revolutionizing finance, as Fintech is no longer about digitizing existing financial products but integrating financial services into applications and services for each day use.

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