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NexTech Africa : Microsoft’s new flagship technology event tailored for Africa happening in Kenya come February, 2017

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NexTech Africa
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  • Posted: January 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm

NexTech Africa is Microsoft’s new flagship technology event tailored for Africa. It was created by Africans currently working at Microsoft. Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is back again into the limelight. It will play host to this tech event. The NexTech Africa event seeks to connect technology leaders from Microsoft and across the continent, in an effort to explore local innovations that are making a global impact.

“NexTech Africa 2017 is running under the theme: Building for Africa. African entrepreneurs seek to solve many business and market related challenges, and developers play a critical role in developing locally relevant solutions across various sectors from healthcare to fintech. We believe in the power of the emerging technologies to connect people to key services and boost productivity, while utilizing unique and differentiated business models.

Our goal with this event is to bring various players together and collaborate, so that we can equip our innovators with the right technology-based tools and infrastructure, helping them create and scale more of these solutions.”

-Kunle Awosika, Country Manager of Microsoft Kenya

Event: NexTech Africa

Theme: Building for Africa

When: February 2 – 3, 2017

Where: Radisson Blu, Nairobi, Kenya

How to Register: Target your web browser to microsoft.com/africa/nextech/ and click on the register button.

Range of Topics to be covered

  • Digital Africa: Transforming the way we do
  • Cloud Infrastructure in Africa
  • Getting the Most out of your Data
  • Developing Intelligent applications
  • Digital Transformation: the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Creating Business Value with Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning and Azure Services
  • Intelligent Productivity
  • Cross Platform Development and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Technology and Education: New foundations for the Next Generation
  • Enterprise Mobility and Security
  • Cognitive Services and Bots

Some Notable Speakers

  • Joseph Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary, Kenyan ICT Ministry
  • Ranjith Cherickel, Founder and CEO, icolo.co
  • Regina Honu, CEO, Soronko Solutions
  • Celestine Omin, Senior Technical consultant, Andela
  • Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate VP, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft
  • K Rengarajan, Corporate VP, AI & Research, Microsoft
  • Hoop Somuah, Technical Advisor, Office of the CEO, Microsoft
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Mr. Felix

A Math Nerd and a Computer Geek. Currently a Windows 10 Insider. Interested in AI, big data and AR/VR. Takes a keen interest in developments in the tech, business and social media spheres.


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