The Open Innovation Africa Summit 2012 will convene regional innovators, policymakers, and other stakeholders to share their knowledge, network, and coordinate on initiatives to deploy information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development in Nairobi, Kenya from May 28-30, 2012.
Among the speakers are Ghana’s Dr. Patrick Awuah – Founder and President of Ashesi University College) and Fred Swaniker – Founder & CEO of African Leadership Academy
OIASÂ² will have four deep-dive streams, where participants will have an opportunity to learn about the latest ideas and innovations and to contribute to a lively discussion about the future direction.
The agenda will be built around the following four areas of interest (streams):
1. The Mobile Information Society,
2. Technology and Innovation Financing,
3. eTransformation and
4. The Ecosystem for Innovation.
The pace of Africa’s mobile growth and penetration is alarming. While the mobile market penetration in Africa will reach 60% among Africaâ€™s one billion people in 2012, it is already at 100% in some African countries. The Open Innovation Africa Summit will seek to continue stimulating the innovation debate on how to harness, leverage and nurture the great opportunities that lie ahead for Africa.
Follow the OIAS this week via @nokiaeastafrica on Twitter. You can also follow the LIVE discussion via the hash-tag: #OIAS
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