Mucheru said the summit is a chance for Kenyans to give the ministry ideas to make Kenya work in regards to ICT. A time for people to debate on issues such as VAT on devices, 4G an 5G licences, dominance, regulation of over the top services like Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram and much more.
Th 9th edition of the annual Connected Summit is set to be held on 9th to 13th April, 2017 at Leisure Lodge Beach and Golf Resort, Diani, Kwale County.
The objectives of the summit include review progress and achievements in the sector since the last summit as well as allow participants to share knowledge, best practices and lessons learnt.
This year’s summit also aims to recommend policy, regulatory and operational interventions and chart a future for Kenya’s economic prosperity via ICT. It will also provide a platform for meaningful networking between the public and private sector and participants will evaluate key milestones in the National ICT Master Plan and Vision 2030 Blueprint.
Last year, the Summit was themed ‘Bridging the Service Gap’, aimed at helping to identify gaps in public sector service delivery and use ICT to solve them.Giving opening remarks, Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of ICT said the summit was “an opportunity to work together to bring about changes. ”