ICT Innovation awards recognize top startups in Kenya

The 2018 Connected Summit came to a stop after three days of mingling and sharing invaluable insights on the ICT sector by government officials, legislators the corporate sector as well as academia.

The three-day annual conference, convened by the Ministry of ICT and hosted by the ICT Authority, was held at Bomas of Kenya from 22nd-24th October 2018. During the opening ceremony, ICT Cabinet Secretary, Hon Joe Mucheru launched the WhiteBox, an initiative that provides a platform through which entrepreneurs can present their ideas and receive government support on incubation and other aspects.

The objective of Connected Kenya forum is to encourage conversations around the creation of ICT innovations, the diffusion of ICT and innovations as well enabling the legislative and policy framework need for ICT to enable the country’s economic growth. It is the biggest platform that brings together great minds- innovators, policy makers and users, both local and international, in the ICT sector.

The outcomes of the Connected Kenya 2018 will hugely contribute to the successful attainment of The Big Four agenda namely: Manufacturing, food security, Universal healthcare and affordable housing.  

Other key areas explored during this year’s event include: emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Internet of Things, big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Sector also agreed on the need to fasttrack ICT Bills such as the cybercrime act to help safeguard the children online.There is also need to co share ICT infrastructure for efficiency and cost saving and

The final day of the summit also hosted the ICT innovation awards where the following were announced as winners in the respective categories:

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Category

Company

Product

NAME

Agriculture

Engoho Kuku farmer

Engoho

Gervase Wakoli

Business Process Outsourcing

Galena Media

M-Foleni

Bernard Oduor

Education & Training

PDTP Portal

Internship Management Portal

Patrick Mutuku

Environment

JIJI SAFI ENTERPRISES

REAL TIME GARBAGE MONITORING SERVICES

Masha Felkin

Financial Services

Data Integrated Limited

MobiTillEpesi Smart Public Transport

Mary Mwangi

Gender, Youth & Vulnerable Groups

ANISAN

NDOVU CARE

Sandra Maryanne

Health care Delivery

Pearl Medicare and Equipment Ltd

M-Tibu Digital Healthcare Platform

Gerald Makori

Housing & Urbanization

one touch interactive

M-Rent

Steve  Ngethe

Manufacturing

Paytree Group Ltd

Paytree

DayveeNgugi

Social Equity

ICTA

Good Conduct Generation

Oscar Raha

Tourism

Cloud Nine Experiences Limited

Cloud9xp

MutethiaMbaabu

Water & Sanitation

SHOFCO

Community Development

Wangu J Mwangi

Wholesale & Retail Trade

Movetech Solutions Ltd

Cloudbased POS

Evans Mwiti

 

 

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