The 3-day event which is billed to hold in Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel is expected to feature key speakers from various organisations including IBM, Safaricom, Jumia Kenya, iHub, Virtual City, FrontlineSMS, Praekelt, SAP and Airtel.
MEA2014 conference organizer, Matthew Dawes disclosed that world-renowned mobile expert Tomi Ahonen will deliver a special address during the main conference and also have a dedicated full-day workshop on Friday, February 14, 2014.
“When I got the opportunity to bring Tomi to Kenya for the event I knew that I had to get it sorted. I have heard him speak before and he is sensational. He’s flown around the world to advise the leading companies in the world on their mobile strategy. Anyone who has an interest in mobile needs to come to hear him speak – he’ll have a fundamental effect, I guarantee it,” Dawes said.
He stated that the event will kick off with a ‘Leaders of Mobile’ keynote session featuring executives from IBM, SAP, Airtel and Safaricom, while adding that the Former Permanent Secretary of Information and Communication, Bitange Ndemo will also be joining the panel, which will analyse the future progress of the mobile ecosystem in East Africa.
Other speakers will be drawn from Jumia Kenya, iHub, Virtual City, Bongo Live, Ghafla!, Smile Tanzania, Bozza, Every1Mobile, FrontlineSMS, Praekelt, Sponge,KINU Innovation Hub and Zilojo. Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Omidyar Network, MTech and Google, Dawes revealed.