The 11th edition Connected Kenya Summit, set to take place from 11th-14th April 2022 in Diani, Kwale will look into how ICT will support the different sectors of the economy and society through digital skills, digital infrastructure as well as ICT innovations as well as conversations around emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Internet of Things, big data and Artificial Intelligence, among others.
Themed “Accelerating Digital Transformation” Connected Kenya Summit, 2022, will shape how industry will provide viable ICT solutions to challenges facing the country especially after the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the different sectors of the economy.
Started in 2009 by the ICT Authority, the Connected Kenya Summit attracts renowned ICT thought leaders and experts from overseas and the region and brings together ICT industry players, government, innovators and other stakeholders to network, share and exchange ideas on how ICT can continue to be a catalyst of service delivery to citizens and attain a knowledge economy.
This year’s Connected Kenya Summit will review growth in the ICT sector in the last decade; share knowledge and case studies to develop and recommend policy, regulatory and operational interventions to charter a future Kenya of economic prosperity using ICTs. Some of the great innovations birthed at Connected Kenya Summit include the Huduma Initiative, the e- citizen portal, Digital Literacy Program as well as the National ICT Master Plan.
Other notable achievements of the Connected Summit include the increased number of locally assembled devices at the JKUAT & Moi university assembly plants, which have both assembled the over one million digital learning devices that have been distributed to learners in all corners of the country under the Digital Literacy Program; digital infrastructure among health institutions countrywide and use of ICTs to enable farmers get value for their produce.