Telecom Namibia applauds the government for once again hosting a successful 2-day national information communication technology (ICT) summit in Windhoek last week.
The event brought together more than 400 industry stakeholders, including Government, business, professional, consumer and academia, to reflect on ICT trends and challenges facing the industry globally and Namibia in particular.
Minister of ICT Tjekero Tweya and his deputy Stanley Simataa were also present. They were joined by Namibia’s first lady, Monica Geingos and the president's advisor on youth, Daisry Mathias, who were all keynote speakers.
This was the second annual summit organised by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) under the theme “Bridging the Digital Gap” from 6-7 October 2015, with a special focus on the youth.
Telecom Namibia’s head of corporate communications and public relations, Oiva Angula, said the second national ICT summit was well organised with a jam-packed programme featuring local and international speakers who provided thought provoking content and great learnings.
“The Ministry of ICT has excelled once again with a stimulating and motivating summit. Highly qualified national and international speakers gave thought-provoking presentations on a wide range of topics very relevant to the challenges in today’s superannuation industry. Together with the stimulating networking opportunities, this knowledge will undoubtedly energise discussion around the roadmap for the development and effective integration of technology in our daily lives, as well as the agenda for an improved ICT sector competiveness,” Angula said.
“The terrific location and efficient management added to an excellent two days,” he added. Angula said all speakers and presenters have articulated one key message in that ICT has become an inevitable way of life, not only for a select and privileged few, but for all Namibians.
“The message was loud and clear that nobody in Namibia must be left out from enjoying the benefits of ICT,” he said. Telecom Namibia was proud for initiating and implementing the concept nine years ago, he said.
“The summit was an expensive and worthy investment in ICT knowledge sharing and development. Our company has spent in access of N$8 million over seven years to build the summit as a premiere national ICT event,” Angula said.
To give the event a plausible semblance of neutrality for all stakeholders to take part, Telecom Namibia ceded the hosting and ownership rights of the summit to the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in 2014.