Friday, February 26, 2016

AITEC East Africa ICT Summit Feb 2016

It was a great pleasure to have attended this year's East Africa summit under the slogan Inspire and innovate at Oshwal centre in Nairobi.

To my surprise it was amazing to see multidisciplinary organizations using ICT hosted in one space to spark that awareness through their branded exhibition booths to a well integrated presentation at different intervals at the theater, workshop and the auditorium space.

I would like to share some of my experiences during the ICT summit, when I attend this kind of conventions I always go for the usual and the unusual in terms of flow, theme,  planning, timing, content, context etc. So the question is did the summit inspire me to continue or start innovating? Were my expectations met? How was the planning?  What about the delivery during the session?;

sing the principle 80/20 the event was a great success with 80% of my expectations met and 20% key takeaways to reflect upon and think about how it could have been made better, especially on inviting many people in the related sector especially schools that trains in ICT and different stakeholders from the private and government.

Key takeaways for further reading;
  1.  How to work on virtual space ( Virtual Office)
  2. Track intelligence in the e-commerce sphere
  3. Social re-engineering
  4. Cyber security
  5. Content Marketing and Story Making Vs. Story Telling
My top three best presentations during the event;
  1.  Presentation skills - Derek Bbanga;
  2. Digital content and distribution forum
  3. Digital Content on demand by What’s Good Studio Ltd 
  4. Cyber Security by Africa Hackon
Presentation skills key takeaways from Derek Bbanga;

A great presentation should be;
  1. Simple
  2. Credible
  3. Unexpected
  4. Emotional
  5. Sticky / Viral
Overall, it was a wonderful event, I learned a lot on brand visibility, especially from the booths and on the contrary, some of the presenters "killed it" with some boring PowerPoint presentation full of text to the point the presenters were reading all the words, this isn't to say there no great one which I won’t mention.
I look forward to attending more of the events because such event like AITEC ICT summit brings the great wealth of networking with different people in the eco-system that I operate as a visual Communication Designer ( Web, Motion, Print and Photography).

One thing for sure, no matter what gadget I have, I can't miss to take some photos. I'm not that a selfie ‘guru’ but I hope these photos will bring the great memories of the event which might also trigger something in you.

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