The Connected Kenya Summit has been taking place yearly since its inception but skipped the 2019 staging for reasons unknown to us. In 2020, however, the show will resume its mandate and will be conducted in Coastal Kenya during the long weekends of Eid and Madaraka Day, 24-28 May 2020.
The summit, which is ‘the only platform that brings over 500 ICT thought leaders and experts’, will now run its 11th program after it was launched sometime in 2008. Often, Connected Kenya is performed at the Coast save for its 10th installment that took place in Nairobi’s Bomas of Kenya.
Connected Kenya 2020 is also inviting interested partners to apply for an invitation. The same partners will also participate in a roundtable. Applications should be sent to [email protected]/2211960 on Friday, 1th March 2020.
The 2018 conference was mainly sponsored by Telkom Kenya and was officially announced by the ICT CS Joe Mucheru. This time around, no information has been given about key partners and sponsors, although we are certain that detail will be revealed soon.
2018 show did mark the reveal of Huduma Namba that was echoed by the top execs at the ICT Ministry. In fact, that was the primary piece of information that was shared at Bomas and has since been marred by controversy with implementation delays and blatant abuse of personal data. Furthermore, Connected Kenya 2018 was supposed to reveal the Blockchain Taskforce Report. That did not happen, and the report was released months down the line.
Lastly, the theme of the 2020 show has not been shared, yet. These tidbits will fall on us as ICT Authority and other partners involved in the organization of the show release additional information in the coming days.