March 1, 2021
Our Regional Manager in East Africa for SecurAI, attended the digital summit organised by the Nation Media Group (NMG) at Sarova White sands Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya on Thursday February 25th, 2021.
The conference titled “Digital Competitiveness in a Flat World” brought together experts from Kenya and around the African continent.
The forum presented an unparalleled opportunity to gain insights from some of Africa’s most prominent technocrats and leaders in the digital space.
The Kenyan Minister of ICT Cabinet Secretary - Joe Mucheru - and Mombasa County Governor - Hassan Joho - were among the key speakers, as well as the Rwandan Minister of ICT and Innovation - Paula Ingabire - and the Council of Governors’ ICT Committee chairman - Paul Chepkwony - who is also the Kericho County Governor.
Nation Media Group CEO - Stephen Gitagama - and the Group’s Editorial Director - Mutuma Mathiu - were also attending the summit.
Addressing participants, Mr Gitagama said digital technology has given Africa the tools to be competitive in the world.
Prof Chepkwony encouraged Kenyan innovators to understand international copyright practices.
H.E Governor Joho spoke about the excitement and enthusiasm the deployment of digital tools in public services has created, including robotic nursery school teachers.
Dr Wale Akinyemi, one of the key presenters, warned Africa of the dangers of delayed Digital transformation.
Stakeholders and renowned experts have come together to share their experiences and give ideas on implementing a digital ready road across industries.
“The conference will examine digital trends on the continent and look into how organizations can change their business approach, processes and collaboration to enable them deliver value to their stakeholders,” the programme read.
Participants were among others techpreneurs, investors, corporate decision makers, government administrators, media directors and practitioners, managing directors and academics.
The conference tackled the following topics, within an African context: digital world, digital economy and hacking digital innovation for sustainability, navigating current business challenges, demystifying digital transformation, data, opportunities and risks as well as navigating the contested “truths” - to quo around digital.
The summit was informed by the realisation that digitisation has flattened the world into one common environment, only varied by the diversity of culture.
“Innovation remains a key yardstick for organisations to survive and thrive in an environment that is continuously changing,” stated the programme.
The summit comes on the backdrop of NMG’s concerted efforts in transforming into a full digital brand. The process started in 2020 with the launch of the NMG flagship website www.nation.africa where the media company promises to play a bigger role in transforming the continent through empowering audiences by informing, educating and engaging them.
Our Regional Manager was interviewed by Nation. Find the full article from Nation here.