Stakeholders share IT experiences at Malawi ICT conference

Different stakeholders this week participated in various presentations at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe in the on-going Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) conference.

One of the presenters Ahmed Osman, Solutions Consultant for Bits and Bytes Limited, said the presentations were appealing to participants, saying his presentation on “Optimization on internet” received overwhelming response from other ICT companies.

“I presented how internet users can optimize it, but the response from my fellow stakeholders was very overwhelming. This entails that our presentations had relevant information that wasn’t available to some individuals,” Osman said.

Osman thanked government through Department of E-Government for organizing the conference, saying it is during such fora where stakeholders in the ICT industry bang their heads and look at best ways of delivering better services to general public.

Osman (R) explains his presentation to one of the participants (c) while Paul Nsikula looks on

“I thank government for organizing such a conference that has seen many ICT companies to come together and brainstorm relevant areas regarding our industry. The conference was important because of presentations individual companies presented for the betterment of the industry,” he added.

Apart from Bits and Bytes Limited, International Business Machines (IBM) also made their presentation on how best ICT could be utilized among individuals and governments globally, saying ICT remains an integral mechanism for development of nations.

Principal Secretary for E-Government, Olive Chikankheni re-affirmed government’s commitment to improving ICT in the country in order to enhance socio-economic development of the country.

“Government is committed to improve the ICT sector through Department of E-Government to enhance socio-economic development of the country,” Chikankheni said.

This year’s ICT week is being held under the theme “e Services: Improving the lives of people” and is expected to end on November 18, 2012.


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