Programme

TICON AFRICA conference

The Technology Information Confederation Africa (TICON AFRICA) will be holding its Inaugural Conference from the 6th to 9th September 2023 at the Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda. 

Hosted this year by the ICT Association of Uganda, this is a key event in the TICON AFRICA calendar where we can bring together individuals from our TICON AFRICA member associations across the African continent as well as provide a platform for networking with all other
like-minded ICT professionals.

Arrival of guests

TUESDAY | 5 SEPTEMBER 2023

10h00 to 13h00 – Arrival & Check-in

14h00 to 17h00 – Registration

18h00 till late – Networking evening & dinner

CONFERENCE DAY 1

WEDNESDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2023

07h00 – Breakfast & Collection of conference packages

09h00OPENING PLENARY | Official Welcome to Both Confederations and Member Bodies

09h20KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Strategy and Technology. Expanding the Success of Pan-African Brands.
Prof Robert Ebo Hinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Ghana Communication Technology University,
Ghana”

10h00 – GOVERNMENT ADDRESS

10h30TEA BREAK, BREAK INTO CONFEDERATIONS

11h00 – WELCOME ADDRESS

11h30 – KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Setting the Scene: Unveiling the State of ICT and Comparative Analysis Across the Continent

11h50 – COUNTRY PANEL DISCUSSION | Bridging the Digital Divide in Africa
            • Country representation on bridging the digital divide with impactful case studies
            • Analyzing the barriers and challenges faced in bridging the digital divide in Africa
            • Comparative analysis of successful strategies implemented by African countries to enhance digital inclusion and reduce the digital divide

12h00 – COUNTRY PANEL DISCUSSION | Bridging the Digital Divide in Africa

13h00 – Luncheon and Networking

14h00 – KEYNOTE ADDRESS | The State of ICT in Education

14h30 – INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION | The Future of ICT Education
            • Challenges and Strategies we can leverage to bridge the digital literacy and inclusion gap in rural and underserved area.
            • How can we address the digital divide and ensure equitable access to technology and internet connectivity?
            • What strategies and initiatives can be implemented to enhance digital literacy and inclusion?
            • Discussing the importance of digital literacy and skills development to ensure equitable access and participation in the digital economy.
            • Addressing the gender gap in digital access and opportunities, and discussing strategies to promote gender equality in ICT.

15h30 – Optional activities

18h30 – Official opening dinner – Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel Poolside

CONFERENCE DAY 2

THURSDAY | 7 SEPTEMBER 2023

07h00 – BREAKFAST

09h00KEYNOTE ADDRESS | One Africa, One Vision: Collaboration for Inclusive ICT Development Government Policies, ICT Development & Digital Inclusion in Africa: Examining the role of government policies and regulations in fostering ICT development and bridging the digital divide. Identifying the potential of public-private partnerships for accelerating digital inclusion initiatives in Africa.

09h30 – PRESENTATION| Unveiling the Uganda’s Digital transfromation roadmap

10h00PRESENTATION | Unleashing Public-Private Partnerships & Policy Frameworks Identifying farmework and tools for collaboration between governments, private sector entities, international organizations, academia, and civil society to promote inclusive ICT development in Africa.

10h30 – TEA BREAK

 

11h00PRESENTATION | Unlocking the Future: Exploring Emerging Technologies A look at AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain and more.

11h30 – MODERATOR : Ms Rowena Turinawe, Head, Innovations and Digital Solutions, Centenary Technology Services

12h15PRESENTATION | Unlocking Business Potential: Harnessing Digital Twinst: Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Mr Emmanuel Gbeve

13h00 – LUNCH

14h00 PANEL DISCUSSION | Cybersecurity: Balancing Innovation and Risk Examining the potential risks and challenges associated with the rapid
pace of technological innovation, including the need to address security gaps, user privacy concerns, and the implications of adopting untested technologies.anel discussion will provide a platform for experts and stakeholders to share insights, experiences, and best practices, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the cybersecurity risk challenges.

15h30 – Lake Victoria Cruise

17h00 – Barbeque at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel Poolside

CONFERENCE DAY 3

FRIDAY| 8 SEPTEMBER 2023

07h00 – BREAKFAST

09h00CLOSING PLENARY KEYNOTE | Marketing and ICT – working together to attain Africa’s $3.4 trillion opportunities

10h00 – TEA BREAK

10h30 – Presentation & Q&A

11h30 – PANEL DISCUSSION | The pace of Business transformation in the face of rapidly evolving technological innovation.

12h00CONFERENCE SUMMARY | Summary of Challenges and Opportunities – Call to Action – Bridging the Digital Divide in Africa

13h00 – LUNCH

14h30 – Mapping TICON AFRICA Vision 2030 and Collaboration -Committee feedback

16h00 – Trip to Ndere Centre

17h30 – Awards Dinner (AMC and TICONA Marketer and ICT Professional AWARDS) Ndere Center (official closing ceremony)

CONFERENCE End

FRIDAY| 8 SEPTEMBER 2023

07h00 – Breakfast and check out

 

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