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10 - 11 May 2022
Nairobi, Kenya

The Community for the Architects of East Africa's Digital Future

Tech & telecoms updates and resources from across East Africa

Brought to you in partnership with Connecting Africa.

Connecting The Continent: The Network Service Provider Outlook for 5 African Countries

This free interactive report provides an outlook of Africa's mobile and fixed service providers. It also identifies the key trends that Omdia expects will shape the development of the telecoms and technology market in Africa by 2025.

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2021 Top Trends Report

The tech world of 2021 will be marked by the acceleration of key shifts in business models and investment in the aftermath of COVID-19. Read this free interactive report from Omdia, our Official Research Partners, to understand the global key priorities driving the coming year.

  • Enterprise top trends
  • Enterprise and Service Provider AI investments
  • Data exchange platforms and IoT
  • 5G market readiness
  • Telco responses to COVID-19
  • Software defined automation
  • Plus much more

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6 TECH TALKS TO WATCH AT EAST AFRICA COM: DAY 1

Whether your focus is connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services or ICT strategy, this is the place to network, learn and get deals done.

Here are some of the free talks coming up on day 1.

HOW TO POSITION YOURSELF TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Evelyn Ngatia, Founder and CEO at Techawatt, shares how to take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What does the 4IR really mean for East Africans?

Investment tips for tech platform startups, with Jussi Hinkkanen, Founder of Fuzu

Building a platform company is a combination of design, psychology and social sciences. We caught up with Jussi Hinkkanen, Founder of Fuzu, to hear his tips for launching and scaling a platform app in East Africa.

How Poa Internet is unlocking meaningful connectivity in East Africa

Read an exclusive interview with Poa Internet's CEO, Andy Halsall, to hear about their mission and what it takes to develop last-mile connectivity. How do we develop connectivity across rural areas in East Africa? What are the biggest challenges with bringing people online?

GOING DIGITAL: COVID-19 AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN AFRICAN BUSINESS

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is having business implications across sectors, industries and geographies, many of which are yet to be fully felt, or even understood. But what we do know is those who embrace digital transformation and adapt to what is now well-known as a new normal are already seeing the benefits.

International Trade Centre SheTrades partners with East Africa Com to support women in tech

International Trade Centre's SheTrades Commonwealth project supported ten women technopreneurs from Bangladesh and Kenya, whom showcased at #EastAfricaCom 2020.

Why East Africa's digital economy needs progressive policy

The Communications Authority of Kenya's Acting Director General, Mercy Wanjau, told East Africa Com that for countries to transform into successful digital economies they need to have progressive policy and regulation on things like spectrum, data protection and digital taxation.

Atlantic Council Announced the Forthcoming U.S. Africa Tech Challenge at East Africa Com


The Global Engagement Center division of the United States Department of State announces the inaugural U.S. Africa Tech Challenge, at East Africa Com, September 2020. Hear from David Bray, Inaugural Director of the GeoTech Center at The Atlantic Council.