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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / February 22, 2012

The 7th Annual East Africa Com in Nairobi


East Africa Com is now in its 7th year and is only event representing the Telecommunications market within this region.  This region remains a hub of intense competition and innovation.  As Africa begins along the path of a new digital era, many of the apps and services innovation is taking place in Kenya. Broadband access and network quality have been vastly improved thanks to international connectivity and capacity projects.

However, the region’s unique position as a breeding ground for new services in telecoms, media and ICT is mostly due to the leadership of some of Africa’s most dynamic operators, investors, and start-ups. Therefore the regional positioning and the high level CxO’s attracted make East AfricaCom unique and potentially lucrative for service providers and vendors looking to expand their business within this region.

Top speakers from 2011 East AfricaCom:

  • Michel Barré, VP East Africa & Islands Region, Orange France-Telecom Group
  • Mickael Ghossein, CEO, Orange Telkom Kenya
  • Richard Bell, Group CEO, Wananchi Group Holdings Ltd
  • Peter Reinartz, CEO, Zuku Kenya
  • Norman Moyo, CEO, Zantel, Tanzania
  • Cyrus Sang, Executive Director – Strategy & Technology, Jamii Telecom Kenya
  • Khalil Nassar, CTIO, Vivacell, Southern Sudan
  • Bayan Monadjem, Director, Network & Capex Planning, Airtel Africa

NEW to East AfricaCom 2012:

  • Keynote session on VAS innovation
  • Representation from alternative stakeholders:, alternative service providers, content & apps specialists, social media
  • Focus on Cloud and enterprise network management
  • Facilitated Speed Networking session
  • Country focus sessions: Uganda and Tanzania

What’s new for 2012

For 2012, we are bringing you a brand new conference programme giving you the keys to profitability in a changing digital ecosystem. Plus the exclusive Mobile Marketing Summit (In Partnership with the Mobile Marketing Association – MMA) which will explore the growth and potential of the mobile channel as a means of connecting and engaging with consumers.

The Agenda

The 2 day, strategic conference is designed to deliver you market insight, practical solutions and best practice benchmarks that are transferable back in the office so you can grow your business. The agenda is a mixture of presentations, case studies, interactive panel sessions and Q&A slots to ensure you can gain as much as possible from the 2 days.

Alongside the conference sits a 30 stand market style exhibition showcasing the leading international vendors and their newest solutions and technologies. Watch product demonstrations, find out more about possible cost and time saving solutions for your business and make new contacts all under 1 roof.

At the core of each event is networking. We schedule longer lunch and coffee breaks, speed networking sessions, after hours networking drinks and online networking to ensure you meet the people most important to your business success.

Date: 17th – 18th April 2012

Venue: Safari Park Hotel

For more details, Visit here

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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