South Africa prepares for leading Africa ICTs summit

July 20, 2015 8:05 am1 comment
Sunil Geness,  President of the Information Technology Association of South Africa (ITA

Sunil Geness, President of the Information Technology Association of South Africa (ITA)

JOHANNESBURG – PREPARATIONS for the Africa Information and Communication Technologies Alliance (AfICTA), scheduled for South Africa, have begun.

The third edition of the event is slated for Johannesburg from September 1 to 3 under the theme ICT: Lighting the way to development and prosperity across Africa.

Sunil Geness, the President of the Information Technology Association of South Africa (ITA), confirmed preparations were underway.

The AfICTA Summit will brings together business, government and ICT professionals across Africa with the focus of fostering ICTs adoption in all segments of African life, according to organizers.

Such segments include arts, entertainment, tourism, business, governance, health care, exploration, education, research, elections, sports, agriculture and mining.

AfICTA is a private sector led alliance of ICT associations, multi-national corporations, companies, organisations and individuals in the ICT sector in Africa.

Headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria, the organisation’s vision is to fulfill the promise of the digital age for the continent.

Meanwhile, the Africa and Middle East Conference on Software Engineering (AMECSE) will precede AfICTA Summit 2015.

AMECSE aims to discuss the latest innovations in software engineering practices and technologies and how they can create sustainable results and significant momentum for research in Africa and the Middle East.

By gathering professionals from industry, government and academia from different countries all over the world, AMECSE is viewed as the perfect venue to gain visibility of the latest trends for innovative software development and explore the required ecosystem to stimulate entrepreneurship.

– CAJ News

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