Telkom is this year’s title sponsor at the Connected Kenya Summit, a platform that brings together industry players from the Private and Public Sector to exchange ideas on the enabling role of ICT in service delivery, scheduled to take place at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, from 22nd to 24th October 2018.
In the recent past, Telkom Kenya has reiterated commitment to innovation in product and service offering, deploying pioneer technologies that impact customers. A good example is a partnership with Loon Inc., a sister company to Google, which seeks to deploy high altitude Internet balloons that will provide extended 4G coverage to rural and suburban areas in Kenya in 2019.
This is in addition to the current aggressive network expansion and upgrades across the country as well as its resolve to be the best telcos industry in Kenya and has positioned it as the best pick for the naming sponsor in the 10th Connected Kenya Summit.
According to Joe Mucheru, the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, the focus for the 2018 Connected Summit is the Big 4 Agenda. Technology has a significant role to play in the delivery of the Big 4 and efforts are in place to see how it can be innovated across manufacturing, healthcare, housing, and food security.
This year’s forum, themed Preserving Heritage, Pioneering Technology, will be a celebration of the summit’s 10 years of existence, in addition to profiling the gains made in the industry after a decade, including the results of deliberations at past installments of the Summit, that have and will continue to shape the country’s ICT policies.
“As champions in ICT, we fully acknowledge that we must cut through radical transformation or slowly descend into oblivion and that is why we’re aggressively laying the foundation to facilitate interconnection of key sectors,” says Kris Senanu, MD – Enterprise Division, Telkom.
In partnership with the government, Telkom now boasts of infrastructure across all 47 counties, enabling the deployment of public sector services such as the roll-out of IFMIS in counties, The County Connectivity Project, Constituency Innovation Hubs (CIH) and powering Huduma Centres.
Mr. Senanu concluded that as preparations on the deliberation of how to further derive value from ICT investments are underway, people shouldn’t forget that ICT is no longer about infrastructure, but the relationships between the infrastructure, the people and economic value.
“Our greatest task at this year’s forum is to identify how human habits are modifying to match technology,” he said.