TOMI AHONEN: Set to deliver a special address at MEA2014.
The 3-day event is expected to feature key speakers from various organisations including IBM, Safaricom, Jumia Kenya, iHub, Virtual City, FrontlineSMS, Praekelt, SAP and Airtel.World-renowned mobile expert Tomi Ahonen will deliver a special address during the main conference and also have a dedicated full-day workshop on Friday, February 14.
MEA2014 conference organiser Matthew Dawes commented: “When I got the opportunity to bring Tomi to Kenya for the event I knew that I had to get it sorted. I have heard him speak before and he is sensational. He’s flown around the world to advise the leading companies in the world on their mobile strategy. Anyone who has an interest in mobile needs to come to hear him speak – he’ll have a fundamental effect, I guarantee it.”
Last Updated (Monday, 10 February 2014 12:02)
IBM has announced the launch of the Master the Mainframe competition in Nairobi, where students will take charge of world-class enterprise computing platforms and showcase their talents, while learning enterprise computing skills.The three-part contest, which is taking place in a number of countries, serves as an introduction to programming and application development, with students requiring no initial mainframe experience to participate.
The company says the contest is open to students from all Kenyan universities, and has already attracted entries from students. "Mainframes have always been at the centre of the global econonmy as well as the backbone of the most cities infrastrutures." said Felix Orondo, team leader for the Master the Mainframe initiative in Kenya.
Last Updated (Monday, 10 February 2014 12:03)
Who can enter the competition?
The competition is global and open to both students and small and medium sized enterprises (less than 100 employees). There are two categories: one for students and one for companies.There will also be a special recognition for innovation supporting Technology for Good.
Last Updated (Monday, 10 February 2014 12:04)