Liquid Telecom sponsors Africa Tech Summit in Kigali

Liquid Telecom will join innovators and influencers from across Africa at the Africa Tech Summit taking place at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali on 14 and 15 February.

Africa Tech Summit Kigali brings together leaders from the African tech industry, international players and investors who want to drive growth in Africa.

The summit will provide unrivalled insight, networking and business opportunities – and explore the latest trends with 90 expert speakers from across the continent delivering keynotes, panels and breakout sessions

On day one Ben Roberts, chief technical and innovation officer for Liquid Telecom, will be participating in a panel discussion ‘Connectivity – Unlocking A World Of New Opportunities’ alongside Kojo Boakye from Facebook
and Erik Hersman from BRCK.

Roberts will be discussing why ‘Africa’s Cloud is Liquid’ and how Africa will see many ‘cloud first’ ICT systems developed for businesses just as many Africans have experienced ‘mobile first’ in connectivity. 

Day two sees Oswald Jumira, Group Head of Innovation Partnerships for Liquid Telecom, take part in a panel discussing The State of Innovation alongside Hannah Clifford from Nairobi Garage, Abdihakim Ainte from iRise Hub, Elton Mutize from Venture Labs and Barbara Birungi from Hive Colab.

Jumira leads Liquid Telecom’s African Innovation Partnerships initiative which is helping African innovation hubs, startups and academic institutions to develop emerging technologies, such as cloud, data science and internet of things leveraging Liquid Telecom’s infrastructure and pan-African presence. 

To celebrate its participation in this prestigious event, Liquid Telecom is sponsoring three start-ups based in Rwanda with free tickets priced at $400 each.

For more details about the Africa Tech Summit please visit

Africa Tech Summit Kigali is supported by the Rwandan Ministry for ICT and sponsored by, amongst others, Liquid Telecom.

About Liquid Telecom

Liquid Telecom is a leading communications services and solutions provider across 13 countries in Eastern, central and Southern Africa that serves carrier, enterprise and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity and digital services.

It has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, spanning over 50,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined 6,800 square meters of rack space. 

This is in addition to leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure, and innovative digital content provision, including Netflix, NBA, TED and Kwese Play.

Through this combined offering, Liquid Telecom is enhancing customers’ experience on their digital journey.

  • By Hope Magazine
  • Posted 12th February 2018


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