12 February 2018 –Liquid Telecom will join innovators and influencers from across the African ecosystem at the Africa Tech Summit taking place at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali.
The summit which is scheduled for14-15 February brings together leaders from the African ecosystem, international players and investors who want to drive growth in Africa.
According to a statement from the telecom, Africa Tech Summit Kigali will provide unrivalled insight, networking and business opportunities – and explore the latest trends with 90 expert speakers from across the continent delivering keynotes, panels and breakout sessions.
“On day one Ben Roberts, chief technical and innovation officer for Liquid Telecom, will be participating in a panel discussion: Connectivity – Unlocking A World Of New Opportunities alongside Kojo Boakye from Facebook and Erik Hersman from BRCK.” Reads the statement.
Ben will be discussing why ‘Africa’s Cloud is Liquid’ and how Africa will see many ‘cloud first’ ICT systems developed for businesses just as many Africans have experienced ‘mobile first’ in connectivity.
Day two sees Oswald Jumira, Group Head of Innovation Partnerships for Liquid Telecom, take part in a panel discussing The State of Innovation alongside
Hannah Clifford from Nairobi Garage, Abdihakim Ainte from iRise Hub, Elton Mutize from Venture Labs and Barbara Birungi from Hive Colab.
Oswald leads Liquid Telecom’s African Innovation initiative which is helping African innovation hubs, startups and academic institutions to develop emerging technologies, such as cloud, data science and internet of things leveraging Liquid Telecom’s infrastructure and pan-African presence.
To celebrate its participation in this prestigious event, Liquid Telecom is offering free tickets priced at US$400 to the summit to start-ups based in Rwanda.
Liquid Telecom has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, spanning over 50,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined 6,800 square meters of rack space. This is in addition to leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure, and innovative digital content provision, including Netflix, NBA, TED and Kwese Play.