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Connected Summit 2023 to Shape Kenya's Digital Economy

The biggest ICT event of the year is just around the corner, and it's time to dust off your digital thinking caps and gear up for an unforgettable experience at the Connected Summit 2023.
As the 13th edition of the Connected Summit draws near, anticipation is building for what promises to be an unforgettable event. Set against the stunning backdrop of Diani's pristine beaches and azure waters, this year's summit is poised to be an awe-inspiring showcase of innovation, ideas, and inspiration.

Delegates from across the counties, country, region, and beyond will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a world of cutting-edge technology, visionary thinking, and unparalleled networking opportunities
The delegates can expect to celebrate the remarkable progress that has been made over the past decade, while also taking a critical look at the challenges that lie ahead. With bold new ideas that will shape the future of the industry, this summit will be a catalyst for change and an unforgettable journey into the world of ICT.

It is worth remembering that this event is not just about ideas - it's about action. As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of Kenya's digital economy, it's a time for celebration, reflection, and bold thinking. This year's summit promises to be a game-changer, empowering attendees to take concrete steps to drive the digital transformation of the region.
Attendees will be inspired to embrace innovation, think outside the box, and use the power of technology to solve some of the most pressing challenges across the region. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a catalyst for change, igniting a spark of creativity and passion that will fuel the digital revolution for years to come.

Interestingly, the digital revolution is no longer a distant dream - it's happening right here, right now in East Africa, and the Connected Summit is the place to be to stay ahead of the curve. From the AI revolution to cybersecurity, from digital leadership to smart cities, the summit's packed agenda is designed to spark your imagination, ignite your passion, and unlock the full potential of the digital economy. So, get ready to immerse yourself in a world of cutting-edge ideas, groundbreaking solutions, and visionary thinking.
At the Connected Summit, the ICT industry stakeholders will have the chance to rub shoulders with some of the brightest minds in the region, learn from their insights, and be inspired to take action. You'll discover the transformative power of data in driving economic and social development, and how digitization can be harnessed as a service to achieve this.

Looking back at the past themed Connected Summits, it's thrilling to see how some of the government's pioneering initiatives that are now revolutionizing the country's digital landscape were exhaustively deliberated upon. These summits have played a crucial role in shaping Kenya's digital economy by bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, and innovators to exchange ideas and drive change.
The Connected Summits have been a driving force behind some of Kenya's most successful digital initiatives, inspiring innovation and sparking collaboration among industry leaders. From the Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI) to the Huduma Centers, these groundbreaking projects were born out of discussions and ideas shared at past summits. The Digital Learning Programme (DLP), eCitizen Portal, National Fibre Optic Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI), County ICT Roadmaps, and Huduma Whitebox are just a few examples of the transformative power of the Connected Summit.
This year's theme, "Digital Economy: Endless Opportunities Shaping Our Future,” is especially timely as the world moves rapidly towards a more digital and interconnected future. As we embrace this digital future, it is essential that we understand the opportunities and challenges that come with it.

The digital economy presents a wealth of opportunities for Kenya, including increased productivity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. However, it also poses challenges such as the digital divide, cybersecurity threats, and the impact on jobs and skills. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the digital economy, with many sectors shifting online to survive.
As stakeholders who have invested in Kenya's ICT sector, I cannot wait for you to join us in participating in this eager annual event. The event promises to be a thrilling platform that will allow us to review progress and achievements in our industry, while simultaneously offering an unparalleled networking experience for collaborative partnerships.

But it doesn't stop there. Through case studies, best practices, and lessons learned, we will engage in thought leadership, sharing knowledge and trends to help us develop a futuristic ICT agenda that will position Kenya as Africa's Digital Economy Leader. It will be a platform for consultative and progressive discussions that will promise to deliver a singular C-Level ICT thought leadership conference experience. As stakeholders, we have a unique opportunity to shape the future of our industry, and I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible journey with you.

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